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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

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Working pattern

Full time: 28.3 hours

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£26,421 - £29,777 (actual £17,483.42 - £19,704.17)

Pay scale

Grade F SCP 12 - 19

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint a suitably qualified Higher Level Teaching Assistant.

Main Duties

As a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) at our primary school, you will play a vital role in supporting the learning and development of our students. Your main responsibilities will include covering classes in the absence of teachers, ensuring that the learning continues seamlessly. You will also provide valuable support to teachers in planning and delivering lessons, as well as assisting with the assessment and progress tracking of students. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to work with small groups and individual students, providing targeted intervention and support where needed. As an HLTA, you will be a key member of our team, contributing to the overall success and well-being of our school community.

Support for Pupils

  • Establish good working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model.
  • Be aware of and respond appropriately to individual pupil needs ensuring effective interaction.
  • Provide specific support to pupils dependent upon their individual needs ensuring their safety whilst supporting access to learning activities.
  • Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  • Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • Promote self-esteem and independence.
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance and direction of the teacher.

Support for the Teacher

  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson plans.
  • In liaison with the teacher, utilise strategies such as individual and small group interventions to support pupils in achieving learning targets.
  • Report pupil achievements, progress and issues as appropriate in agreed format.
  • Undertake pupil record keeping as requested.
  • Administer routine primary tests.
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents and encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour in line with established school policy.
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents and carers.

Support for the Curriculum

  • Undertake as required structured and agreed learning activities/learning programmes, taking into consideration pupil learning styles.
  • Undertake literacy/numeracy programmes, recording achievements and progress and providing appropriate reports and feedback for the teacher.
  • Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use.

Support for the School

  • Be aware of and comply with school policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection. Report all concerns to the appropriate person (as named in the policy concerned).
  • Ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • Contribute to the school ethos, aims and development/improvement plan.
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
  • Attend relevant meetings as required.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities as required.
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils out of directed lesson time, including before and after school if appropriate and within working hours.
  • Contribute to the wider life of the school e.g. PTA events such as fairs and discos.
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.
  • To encourage an active partnership between children/parents/school by working creatively and positively with parents to achieve maximum involvement in their child’s education.

  • To encourage parents to understand the importance of their role in their child’s education.
  • To make home visits as and when required.

The post holder may reasonably be expected to undertake other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility that may be allocated from time to time

What the school offers its staff

About St Thomas C of E Primary School

We are a church of England primary school in the heart of Lydiate. Our most recent OFSTED inspection was in July 2013, and all areas of the school were judged “Outstanding”.

Our school is built on a Christian foundation, and we put God at the centre of everything we do, equipping children with Christian values to prepare them for their lives. In fact our mission statement is based on the bible:

“Come, follow me and live your lives the way that god wants you to.”

Our aim is to develop both the character of our children and their academic understanding. We have high expectations of every child, and know that their potential is infinite.

This is supported by our six core values, one of which represents our focus each half term:

  • Compassion
  • Thankfulness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Peace
  • Forgiveness

Every individual plays a vital part in the life of the school, and our staff relish the impact that they can have. By joining us you will be part of a friendly and passionate team, whose opinions matter.

Working together with our amazing team you will deliver a broad an exciting curriculum, whilst sharing a zest for live and learning.

Commitment to safeguarding

Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment to keeping children safe. Any offer of employment will be subject to statutory pre-employment checks including satisfactory references, online checks, Enhanced DBS, and Barred List checks. This post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended in 2013 & 2020) and shortlisted candidates will be required to disclose any relevant criminal history prior to interview.

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About St Thomas Church of England Primary School, Lydiate

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
240 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
0151 531 9955

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Outstanding Christian Primary School.

We are a very successful, happy primary school built on Christian beliefs and values. Our mission statement of, Jesus said, ‘Come, follow me, live your life the way God wants you to’ is at the heart of everything we do and reminds to always strive towards being the very best version of ourselves.

Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust (LDST) is a rapidly growing multi-academy trust at the next crucial stage of its development. It was established in 2017 by the Diocese of Liverpool to provide its schools with a Multi Academy Trust that has the vision and values of the Church of England at its heart. All of our primary schools are rated at least Good by OFSTED.

Arranging a visit to St Thomas Church of England Primary School, Lydiate

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email gill.mccaldon@ldst.org.uk.

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