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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week , 39 weeks per year

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£27,803 - £30,296 FTE

Pay scale

Grade 5 Point 15 to 20

What skills and experience we're looking for

Athelstan Primary School are seeking to appoint a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, 37 hours per week.

If you have high aspirations for children and families, high aspirations for your own career and a genuine love of teaching and supporting learning, we would really like to hear from you!

Athelstan Primary School is a wonderfully vibrant community, where children and adults from many diverse cultures, beliefs and backgrounds blend together to create Team Athelstan. We are an incredible team, who work very hard and who genuinely want to make the difference for all our pupils. We are looking for a HLTA to become part of this team.

Our pupils generally achieve well and make very good progress. Just as importantly, however, we believe that the broader provision we offer our pupils is crucial to developing the whole child and his or her unique interests and talents. Our varied curriculum has enabled us to achieve many awards, recognising the high quality of our subject leadership and delivery; these include the Primary Science Gilt quality mark, the Gold Sports’ mark, the Silver Arts’ mark and the Silver Geography mark. In addition to these awards, we were also granted Green Flag Eco-school status and are the first school in Sheffield to receive the Platinum Modeshift award.

For a number of years, we were the model school for Read, Write, Inc in Sheffield until this system stopped two years ago.

This vacancy is to work across the school to support learning in classrooms or cover for teachers in delivering whole class lessons.

Candidates should be willing to bring ideas, enthusiasm and commitment to our school. The successful candidates will be able to experience high quality training, and receive excellent support in their career.

We are looking for teachers who:

  • Are highly motivated with experience of teaching children of all abilities
  • Are able to communicate, enthuse and inspire
  • Can demonstrate an awareness of and commitment to working in a wonderfully diverse school community
  • Have a strong commitment to teamwork
  • Are committed to an inclusive philosophy of education
  • Have a desire to play an active role in the development of the school and to use their own skills, talents and interests for the benefit of children

In return we will offer you:

  • a happy welcoming school;
  • willing, friendly children;
  • supportive, hard-working staff with shared high expectations;
  • a strong, driven, forward-thinking leadership, with a strong emphasis on the health and well-being of staff, and achieving a good work-life balance.
  • ‘This is a vibrant, happy and welcoming school. Pupils speak very positively about their school with one saying that they would like to come to school every day!’ (Ofsted March 2023)

What the school offers its staff

Athelstan Primary School

Crucible Co-operative Learning Trust

Athelstan Primary School is a wonderfully vibrant community, where children and adults from many diverse cultures, beliefs and backgrounds blend together to create Team Athelstan. We are an incredible team, who work very hard and who genuinely want to make the difference for all our pupils.

Everyone is a valued part of this team, and collaboration and co-operation are fundamental principles of how we can all learn and grow together to be the best that we can be; academically, socially, physically and spiritually. We want our children to aim high and recognise that with hard work, they can and will succeed. This means building on our strengths and reflecting on the areas where we can improve, striving for excellence in all that we do.

We also put great emphasis on respect for and from all, so that we can enable our children to be the best possible citizens in both our community and in wider society. This is encouraged through politeness, courtesy, basic manners, honesty and by taking responsibility for our actions at all times.

All stakeholders are urged to play an active part in our quest to be the best that we can be. Part of this is working with our partner schools (Ballifield Primary and Brunswick Primary) in the Crucible Co-operative Learning Trust, and through our other network schools, so that best practice can be shared and built on.

Our Values and Ethos

We want our school to be:

  • A place where learning is fun and meaningful, and achievement is high.
  • A safe and happy place, where everyone is valued and respected.
  • Where everyone has gifts and abilities with the opportunity to shine.
  • A stimulating, welcoming and attractive learning environment, of which we are proud.

Team Athelstan Guarantee

Team Athelstan Guarantee’ incorporates the following things we offer to our staff;

  • Teaching staff are allowed to take PPA time at home. Teachers receive more than the mandatory 10% PPA time.
  • Staff are given a day in lieu of running a club for a term.
  • TAG (Team Athelstan Guarantee) day, where staff have a day off over the academic year.
  • Termly Health & Safety staff meetings to discuss staff health and wellbeing.
  • Our Wellbeing Group (made up of staff & governors) meet regularly.
  • Staff worry box that allows staff to anonymously leave feedback for leaders.
  • Secret Friend system operates; staff members buy or make little presents for someone at various points over the year. The recipient has no idea who is sending their gifts until the very end of the year.
  • There is always a team-building aspect of the first INSET day of the school year.
  • Every week we have dress down Friday.
  • Staff have access to showering facilities, enabling them to exercise before school, or at lunchtime.
  • The staff meeting before the Christmas holidays, is always a drop-in for staff where the head buys mince pies etc to say thank you
  • Numerous social events take place during the year.
  • Chilled water dispenser in staffroom.
  • Teachers are not required to cover break time duties.
  • Free locked car parking.
  • Release time is given for monitoring and evaluation etc.
  • SLT are very supportive of University studies.
  • Flexibility is offered to all staff, allowing time off to attend their own children’s events.

Please take a look at our website www.athelstanprimaryschool.co.uk or arrange a visit for more information about Team Athelstan.

Interview date 12th June 2024

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Athelstan Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
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School size
615 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
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