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  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    14 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    31 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 35 hours per week Monday to Friday 8:30 - 4:00pm (with 1/2 hour for lunch)

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 9 months

Full-time equivalent salary

23,194.00 - 25,409.00

Pay scale

H5 spinal point1 - 6

What skills and experience we're looking for

Highwood Primary are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, dedicated & passionate Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our Early Years Team.

As a school we constantly strive to deliver the highest standards of early education in line with the requirements of the EYFS framework. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the new EYFS Framework & child development.

Our well-resourced, Reception unit offers a stimulating & creative learning environment in a calm, well-maintained, school building set in beautiful open grounds.

At Highwood Primary, we believe in nurturing all our children to develop to the best of their abilities. We are proud to be part of each child's journey, assisting them to become knowledgeable, skilled, confident & responsible members of our local and wider community. We believe that children understand their obligation to make positive contributions to their families, friends & communities as well to general society as British citizens.

We are looking for someone who:

  • A proven record of being an inspirational HLTA in KS1 or EYFS;
  • Is committed to and enthusiastic about inclusion and has strategies to achieve this for all children;
  • Is an effective classroom practitioner;
  • Has excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines;
  • Is a good team player;
  • Is committed to continual professional development;
  • Will be committed to the school and will contribute to all aspects of school life.

Above all we are looking for a practitioner who is adaptable, creative & energetic, with a high level of integrity as well as the ability to build positive relationships at all levels and with a wide range of professionals.


What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer:

  • The opportunity to work in a friendly and diverse school community;
  • An attractive working environment with excellent facilities;
  • Well-resourced classrooms;
  • A supportive, enthusiastic and forward thinking school team;
  • Professional development opportunities;
  • Training in EYFS.

Commitment to safeguarding

Highwood Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks, social media check and satisfactory references.

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About Highwood Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
434 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01923 256210

Whilst Highwood Primary School was first established in 1949, it has since been wholly rebuilt, moving from its original location on Bushey Mill Lane to Mead Way, Bushey. Highwood is a thriving, dynamic, forward thinking school for children aged three to eleven years of age. We admit sixty pupils per year group. Currently there are 433 pupils on roll.

We are highly privileged in that our school community benefits from a purpose-built, state of the art primary school building designed by the architect Ahlam Conti, conceived in consultation with our staff, pupils, parents and Local Authority professionals. Our school building has now won three architectural awards and we are very proud of it. Inspire All Family Centre shares our school facilities and are valued community partners.

At Highwood we actively seek to make a positive difference to every child’s learning journey. We know that teaching is our core purpose and we endeavour to ensure our provision is the very best possible. The talented teaching teams at Highwood are our biggest asset – they consist of teachers, teaching assistants, higher level teaching assistants, and SEND teaching assistants along with a myriad of support staff who work together to provide the guidance, encouragement and challenge every child needs to progress in their learning and fulfil their potential.

Our fabulous school building enables us to think, plan and work differently. Our revolutionary teaching spaces encourage us to be creative in our approaches to teaching. Outdoor classrooms have ample light and space and provide opportunities to enable learning to take place outdoors. Our courtyards and zoned curriculum spaces are at the heart of the school and are designed to enrich children’s learning through enabling first hand discovery and wide scope for play. Our schools grounds are landscaped and designed to stimulate children’s curiosity and their appreciation of the world around them – our pond, allotment and wild areas are all aimed at enriching a child’s spiritual, moral, cultural and social experiences.

Our school community is diverse and reflects the cosmopolitan nature of our local neighbourhood. Our children vary in their abilities and we aspire to instil a love of learning in each and every one of them.

Our Breakfast and Tea Time clubs are a great success and also a huge convenience to working families. We offer a good variety of lunch time and after school clubs, which are run by members of staff, or members of our community. We work with our extended school partners to provide support and guidance to families within our locality. We also regularly lead information sessions for parents who we value as equal partners in their child’s education.

Our governing body is committed and ambitious in its leadership of Highwood – governors offer good challenge and high levels of support to the senior leadership team. The ‘Friends’ of Highwood are proactive and generous in giving time to organise enjoyable events that raise additional and significant funds for our school.

We are proud of the professional learning community that is established at Highwood. It is one in which staff members support and nurture one another, continually striving to ensure the highest quality of educational provision.

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