24 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 November 2021

  • Application deadline

    15 October 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    15 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Working pattern
Will consider part-time, term time
Two days a week. Days can be flexible.
Contract type
Fixed term (until end of school year)

Job summary

  • Drake Primary School has an excellent opportunity for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant –level 1 to join our primary school and play a pivotal role in its success and development.

    Our staff at Drake Primary school provide great educational opportunities for all of our pupils, and our appointed candidate will contribute towards this and support our journey.

    We are looking for a practitioner who is creative and imaginative with the ability to deliver highly effective learning opportunities that meet the needs of all the children in our care.

    We are looking for a HLTA who:

    • Will play a full part in the life of Drake Primary School’s community and support the ethos, aims and mission statement of the school and encourage others to follow this example

    • Will deliver a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum for pupils and support a designated curriculum area

    • Demonstrates a clear understanding of what constitutes outstanding practice within a school

    • Has prior experience of working with pupils from Reception to Year 6

    • Can work with comprehensive behaviour strategies to promote learning behaviour and success

    • Shows commitment to ensuring equality of opportunity for all learners

    • Is reflective, open to feedback and driven to be outstanding

    • Is a dedicated team-player

    • Demonstrates optimism about children and expects the highest possible standards and success for all pupils

    Applying for the job

    Please use the Educator Solutions application form.

    Supporting documents

    If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

    School overview

    School type
    Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
    Education phase
    School size
    417 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    4 to 11
    Contact phone number
    01842 762055

    About Drake Primary School

  • We can offer you:

    • A passionate, driven and successful school where you will feel well supported in your role by an experienced Senior Leadership Team and the wider warm & friendly staff team

    • A supportive pastoral team

    • The opportunity to work with the most wonderful students and families

    • A caring ethos with enthusiastic and skilled staff who are highly aspirational and committed to pupil welfare, progress and life-chances

    • Excellent professional development and career enhancement opportunities

    • A laptop and/or I-pad

    • Well-resourced facilities for ICT and Music with artists and musicians in residence

    • On-site childcare (from 12 weeks old to 4 years)

    • Staff carpark

    • School radio station

    • Opportunities to work with the local community and our partner school in North America

    • Working in a brand new purpose built environment which includes;
      o A large all-purpose hall with cinema size screen and surround sound
      o A large outdoor environment that consists of a multi-use games area, large playing field and newly installed play equipment
      o A forest school area for all children
      o Bright and airy classrooms.

    Arranging a visit to Drake Primary School

    Please call the school on 01842 762055 to arrange a school visit.

    School location

    Fairfields, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 1JW

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