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  • Start date details

    1st September 2024

  • Closing date

    7 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£27,310.00 - £29,295.00 Annually (FTE) Salary: Bucks pay range 3 scale 16-20 £27,310-£29,295 FTE (Actual salary £21,391-£22,946) Please note that the salary range is the full-time equivalent. The actual salary will be dependent on the experience of the candidate and the pro-rata hours worked.

Higher level Teaching Assistant job summary

Would you like to work in a small village friendly and nurturing school that offers a range of opportunities?

Do you have the drive and determination to inspire our children to be the best that they can be?

If so, we need you at Great Horwood Church of England School.

We are looking to appoint a full-time higher-level teaching assistant who wants to promote a love of learning and curiosity with children. You will be part of an amazing team, who are determined that every child will succeed. This is a permanent position , term time, 39 weeks, 34.25hours. Core hours are Monday to Friday 8.30-3.15pm with 3 additional hours per week for planning, resourcing, attending CPD and after school meetings. There is a 30-minute unpaid break at lunchtime. This position also includes 5 additional INSET days.

About Us

We are a small rural primary school with fantastic children spread across 4 mixed age classes including a Nursery. We have a large forest school area to enrich outdoor learning and follow a natural curiosity approach across the school.

This is a wonderful opportunity to work in a forward thinking, village school where our children are inspired to learn and grow together within a Christian Community. We are part of the Oxford Diocese Bucks Schools Trust (ODBST) and as such can offer high quality training, focused support and clear career development opportunities.

Our website is https://www.greathorwood.bucks.sch.uk/

        About the role

          We are looking for a Higher-level teaching assistant to join our team and work closely with other members of our team. This will require excellent communication skills and the ability to be flexible when needed. The role will be varied across the whole school age range from Nursery to Year 6 and includes:

                        • covering for teachers planning, preparation and assessment time
                        • adapting published schemes of work and planning to meet Great Horwood proformas

                          • resourcing lessons where covering for teachers PPA

                            • marking pupils work and giving feedback in line with the feedback policy

                              • assessing pupils learning and recording this on the relevant planning sheets

                                • covering teachers for subject leadership, CPD, meetings and monitoring

                                  • covering teachers if absent from school at short notice

                                    • supporting teaching and learning through groupwork and split teaching,

                                      • supporting pupils with their pastoral needs

                                        • supporting 1:1 SEND pupils with their learning and medical needs

                                          • supporting other SEND pupils with interventions

                                            • other duties according to personal skills ie music, computing, first aid, social media, or nurture

                                              • lunch and break time supervision

                                                We can offer you:

                                                    • The opportunity to be part of our happy, successful and ambitious school.
                                                    • The opportunity to work across all age groups and cover classes
                                                    • Enthusiastic, motivated and well-behaved children who are keen to learn
                                                    • Excellent opportunities for professional growth and career progression
                                                    • The opportunity to complete the higher-level teaching assistant qualification
                                                    • A brilliant staff team and governors who are enthusiastic and supportive
                                                    • A happy, nurturing Christian school community
                                                    • Additional hours within our wrap-around care provision (separate contract)

                                                    About you

                                                      • Are you a practitioner who:
                                                      • Is an excellent role model for children in everything you do?
                                                      • Is able to communicate effectively with others?
                                                      • Is committed to an inclusive education and raising standards?
                                                      • Enjoys working within a team?
                                                      • Is adaptable to changing needs and shows initiative?
                                                      • Has a desire to be involved in school improvement?
                                                      • Has high expectations of the children they teach?

                                                      Other Information

                                                      Applications are via My New Term. A link can be found on the school website.

                                                      Queries to office@ghw.odbst.org

                                                      The position includes a 6-month probationary period

                                                          Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged.

                                                          Please telephone or email the school for more details and to arrange a visit or an informal chat with the Headteacher, Paula Shaw.

                                                          Administrative Assistant: Deborah Frankum

                                                          Closing date: Friday 7th June 2024, however applications will be considered on receipt.

                                                          The school reserves the right to make appointments before the closing date.

                                                          Interviews: At a mutually agreed date with the candidate.

                                                          Great Horwood CE School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check, online check, medical questionnaire and qualifications check will be required for the successful candidate.

                                                          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 Great Horwood Church of England School

                                                          School type
                                                          Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
                                                          Education phase
                                                          View all Primaryjobs
                                                          School size
                                                          79 pupils enrolled
                                                          Age range
                                                          3 to 11

                                                          School location

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