7 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    as soon as possible, (subject to clearance of pre-employment checks)

  • Closing date

    3 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 January 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Higher level teaching assistant

Working pattern

Contract type


Actual salary

Qualified - Grade 7 SCP 18 – 23 FTE £27,344 - £30,151 Actual £20,820 - £22,958 OR Unqualified - Grade 6 SCP 12 – 17 FTE £24,496 - £26,845 Actual £18,652 - £20,440 (Please note a qualified HLTA is classed as a person that holds HLTA status or QTS.)

What skills and experience we're looking for

In choosing a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), we will be looking for someone who:

  • Is committed to inclusion and excellence
  • Can facilitate PPA cover by covering classes across the full age range in school
  • Has the highest expectations of themselves and others
  • Has a willingness and ability to obtain and/or enhance qualifications and training for development within the post
  • Demonstrates good language and numeracy skills
  • Is able to assist the class teacher and other professionals as appropriate in the development and implementation of suitable educational activities
  • Is able to plan, prepare and deliver lessons in conjunction with the class teacher
  • Is able to monitor and assess children’s progress through marking and providing clear feedback to the class teacher
  • Is an excellent communicator and able to work well in a team
  • Is a supportive and welcoming presence in the classroom and develop positive working relationships with parents
  • Understands how children learn and use their initiative to meet individual’s needs
  • Is patient, nurturing, able to stay calm, listen, and value children’s views

What the school offers its staff

Cherry Tree Academy is a larger than average primary school in the market town of Pontefract which joined the successful Waterton Academy Trust, a Trust of 13 primary schools in the Wakefield and Barnsley area, in April 2017. Waterton Academy Trust’s main aim is to ensure all children receive the education that they deserve, and Cherry Tree Academy is very proud to be part of this collaborative group.

The Governors, leaders and children of Cherry Tree Academy are currently seeking a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join the growing team as soon as possible, with dates to be mutually agreed. The successful candidate will work closely with the teaching staff supporting children with their learning and behavioural needs.

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and talented individual to take a key role in our team. We are looking for someone with a genuine passion for education – someone who is driven to make a difference to the lives of the children they work with.

In return, we can offer:

  • The support and expertise of the school's outstanding leadership team and governing body with a clear vision of raising standards of teaching and learning
  • Children who love learning
  • A stimulating and creative learning environment
  • An opportunity to work with a passionate and dedicated team of staff
  • A happy and caring school community
  • A commitment to support your continued professional development through a network of experienced professionals across the primary academies within Waterton Academy Trust
  • The opportunity to contribute to school improvement
  • A health and wellbeing package
  • A cycle to work scheme
  • An excellent pension package

Applying for the job

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About Cherry Tree Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
302 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01977 704 138

Arranging a visit to Cherry Tree Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email cherrytreeoffice@watertonacademytrust.org.

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