14 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 May 2024 at 1pm

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,859.00 - £33,951.00 Annually (FTE) See Trust Pay Policy for further details

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) job summary

Hours: 27hrs - 33.75hrs per week. (27hrs per week - hours can be discussed), 33.75hrs - 8.15am-3.30pm - including an unpaid break of 30 minutes),

Actual Salary: 27hrs - £19,291 33.75hrs - £24,114

This is a permanent role.

Who we are seeking

Are you someone who shares our core values, and who wants to create places of learning that are truly remarkable?

If you are flexible, ambitious and committed to enhancing standards of learning and pastoral care in equal measure, then this role has been written just for you!

A unique opportunity has arisen at Blackfield Primary School - a place where we 'Make Learning Irresistible. - high 'expectations, aspirations, mutual trust and respect are all underpinned by a warm, nurturing ethos.

This role will involve working collaboratively with class teachers in supporting all children to raise the learning and attainment of pupils . The attached job description and person specification provides further information.

The successful applicant will be warmly welcomed into our Trust partnership and able to access a myriad of opportunities and experiences that will support personal and professional growth.

What we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work in settings which benefit from being part of a multi-academy trust that is large enough to effectively support schools but small enough to know and care for them individually, and the people who work and learn within them, well. We take staff wellbeing seriously.
  • A competitive salary and longer school holidays than maintained schools, including a two- week October half-term break
  • A variety of career pathways and bespoke professional development, including a thorough and tailored induction, performance development with a linked Line Manager, network groups, face to face and e-learning. We invest in people
  • Supportive colleagues who are committed to the #oneteam ethos.
  • Opportunities to observe and ask questions of colleagues and to ‘give things a try’. We encourage innovation, research, bravery and development
  • Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Recognition of continuous service with Local Authorities and other Academy Trusts
  • CEO Awards to recognise those amazing everyday achievements
  • Cycle to work scheme and ongoing discount offers at Halfords and Tredz
  • The ability to be the change within the community that you will work in

The successful applicant will:

  • Have a HLTA qualification
  • Acceptable Level 2 or 3 qualifications (please see job description)
  • Experience of working with children
  • Experience of planning and leading teaching and learning activities (under direction)
  • Have an understanding of special educational needs
  • Exhibit their commitment to maintaining a robust culture of safeguarding
  • Feel an affinity with our vision and values
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal communication skills
  • Have the ability to build effective working relationships with pupils and adults
  • Have skills and expertise to understand the needs of all pupils
  • Show confidence in supporting children in their learning and wellbeing
  • A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all pupils
  • Actively participate in regular training and development
  • Maintain confidentiality

Has this role got your name on it?

If you have any further questions or would like to arrange a tour of the base setting, please contact the school directly by email on: info.bps@ilpartnership.org

Early application is encouraged as we anticipate significant interest and therefore reserve the right to interview exceptional candidates prior to the closing date.

Our commitment to safeguarding

Inspire Learning Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

An enhanced DBS check is required for all roles in regulated activity. The specific safeguarding responsibilities of this role are outlined within Part One of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023.

Further details concerning our safeguarding policies and procedures, including our statement on the Rehabilitation of Offenders, can be found on the Trust website.

As part of our due diligence and in line with the recommendation made in Keeping Children Safe in Education, the Trust reserves the right to undertake online searches on shortlisted candidates. Further details about our searches can be found within our Recruitment Policy.

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 Blackfield Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
433 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Blackfield Primary School is a member of the multi-academy trust, Inspire Learning Partnership, and benefits from the many opportunities being part of this Trust offers to all its staff and pupils.

It is a large, three form entry Primary School on the Waterside area in the New Forest. The school is very well resourced with technology and we have a large amount of space to enable our teachers to provide the best quality education.

Also, Blackfield Primary School has a strong emphasis on CPD and growing our staff to be future leaders.

Blackfield Primary school also benefits from having an additional week holiday, making the October half term a two week break.

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