This job expired on 5 July 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    12 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, term time: 30 hours per week, 46 weeks per year

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade H (SCP 23 - 25)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and enthusiastic individual who is ambitious and has an excellent work ethic to join our team as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Level 4).

Main purpose of the post

  • To provide teacher PPA cover and to conduct intervention group work with children at other times.
  • To work with and supervise individual and groups of children under the direction of the teacher, inclusive of contribution to teacher lesson plans, delivery and assessment, enabling access to learning for all pupils and support in the classroom management and behaviour techniques.
  • Management of other teaching assistants including deployment and performance management.

You will be the perfect candidate for this role if you can:

Communication and influence

  • Select the appropriate content and delivery style to communicate ideas, plans and decisions.
  • Ensure communication delivers the right sense of urgency and importance.
  • Speak and write in a way that results in effective action.
  • Ask questions to check understanding of the message and understand the importance and benefit of two-way communication.

Team working

  • Build trust and respect with individuals throughout the school, developing collaborative and consultative working relationships across school.
  • Communicate openly and interactively, listen carefully to others and value their opinion.
  • Openly share information and own expertise with others to enable them to achieve their goals.
Organisational awareness
  • Keep up to date with educational developments, analysing and interpreting how this impacts on own area of responsibility.
  • Use this external awareness to see new and different possibilities, thinking laterally to develop creative and innovative ideas and practical solutions to meet the needs of the school.
  • Regularly network inside and outside the school to exchange ideas and information.


  • Contribute personally to the change process.
  • Help others to understand the need and reasons for the change.
  • Effectively implement new ideas and methods to adapt working practices.
  • Help plan, develop, set up and monitor systems and processes to effect change.
  • Challenge existing practices and conventional thinking.

Use of technology

  • Use and understands the purpose of information communication technology (ICT) and can develop the use of technology within the workplace by utilising a variety of standard software available.
  • Manipulate data and extract information, which is then presented in an appropriate format.
  • Share skills and knowledge within the workplace and provide advice and guidance to others
Professional values and practice
  • Demonstrate high expectations for all pupils.
  • Build and maintain successful relationships with pupils, treat them consistently, with respect and consideration and demonstrate concern for them development as learners.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and carry out the role effectively, knowing when to seek help and advice.
  • Improve your own practice through observations, evaluation and discussion with colleagues.

Further to the above personal attributes, we also require the following experience, knowledge, and qualifications:

Experience and knowledge

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience of working with children in an educational setting.
  • Advanced understanding of national curriculum and other learning programmes e.g. knowledge of core subject areas etc.
  • Understanding of principles of child development, learning styles and independent learning.
  • Understanding of inclusion, especially within a school setting.
  • Working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice/legislation.
  • Understanding of statutory framework relating to teaching and learning.
  • Experience of resources preparation to support learning programmes.
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults.

Qualifications and training

  • GCSE Grade C (Grade 4) or above in Maths and English
  • Relevant Level 3 or above qualification or equivalent in Teaching Assistance/Early Years
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant training.
  • Completed DfES Teacher Assistant Induction Programme.
  • Training in the literacy / numeracy strategy.
  • Willingness to undertake appropriate first aid training.
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant training.

What the school offers its staff

With a commitment to recruiting, nurturing, and developing staff, we offer a supportive and welcoming environment where every team member is valued.

We can offer you:

  • Opportunities for Growth: Join a growing school with a proven track record of staff development
  • A Collaborative Environment: Work as part of a supportive team with excellent colleagues
  • An Inclusive Community: Be part of a school that values diversity and inclusion
  • Modern Facilities: Benefit from a new school building programme and ongoing refurbishments
  • Expansive Grounds: Utilise extensive school grounds to enhance the learning experience of our pupils.
  • A Network of Support: Access support and networking opportunities within the Rowan Learning Trust.
  • A Nurturing Restorative Approach: Embrace a restorative, trauma informed behaviour approach in our school culture.
  • Your Professional Development: Develop leadership skills as a subject leader and support the wider school.
  • Strong Governance: Enjoy the backing of a supportive governing body and uphold our Super Values.
  • A Warm Welcoming Atmosphere: Join a friendly and welcoming school community with supportive staff.

Why join us?

  • Make a significant impact in a school that values your growth and development.
  • Collaborate with a supportive team and benefit from excellent colleague support.
  • Contribute to an inclusive school community that prioritises diversity and equality.
  • Work in a modern school environment with ongoing refurbishments and ample resources.
  • Utilise extensive school grounds to enhance the learning journey for our pupils.
  • Access support and networking opportunities within the Rowan Learning Trust.
  • Embrace a restorative behaviour approach and develop leadership skills as a subject leader.
  • Join a warm and welcoming school community with a strong ethos supported by our Super Values.
  • Enjoy the backing of a supportive governing body committed to your success.

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 Plantation Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
480 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

At Plantation Primary School, we foster a vibrant and inclusive community dedicated to nurturing the academic, social, and emotional development of every child. Located in the heart of Halewood, Knowsley, our school embodies a caring ethos where kindness, respect, determination, and honesty are at the core of everything we do – our Super Values.

Over the years, Plantation Primary School has been recognised for our commitment to excellence in education and holistic development. We take pride in our achievements, including prestigious awards such as the School Games Gold award, the Knowsley Schools for Health Gold Award, and the International School Award for Outstanding Development of the International Dimension in the Curriculum. Our dedication to arts, literacy, and sports excellence has been acknowledged through various accolades, including the Arts Mark Award Silver and the Educate Awards for Outstanding Commitment to PE & Sport.

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