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  • Start date details

    31st October 2023

  • Closing date

    29 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,693.00 - £25,262.00 Annually (FTE) Actual £10,836 - £11,553

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Term Time job summary

Post Title: Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) term time

School: Dartford Bridge Community Primary School

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours:19.5 hours (Tuesday – Thursday 8.30am-3.30pm 6.5 hours per day)

Weeks: 39

Grade: KR5-6 (depending on experience)

Salary: £23,693-£25,262 FTE (Actual £10,836-£11,553) 

Start Date: 31st October 2023

Advert Closing Date (We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date): 29th September at 12 noon

Interview Date: 4th October 2023

Are you passionate about enabling children to maximise their potential in their academic, social and personal achievements.  If so, join us at Dartford Bridge Community Primary School where the development of the whole child is at its heart – we are looking to appoint a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to work within our inclusive and supportive team.

The HLTA role will be to work alongside our dedicated staff team to lead the learning of children within school.  The role will be mainly based in KS2 but may occasionally involve working with KS1 children. The experience of working in KS2 as a HLTA is an advantage although training will be provided so if you have TA experience and are looking to extend your skills further, please contact the Headteacher to discuss this further.

Dartford Bridge Community Primary School is looking to appoint someone who has the ability to inspire, motivate and challenge pupils through quality teaching and creative learning experiences.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more information.

We offer:

·         Local Government Pension Scheme

·         27 days Annual Leave (rising to 29 after 5 years’ service) plus bank holiday entitlement (pro-rata for part-time)

·         Employee support services.

·         Effective CPD opportunities

·         Collaborative working with other schools

·         Excellent ICT facilities

·         Opportunities for flexible working

At DBCPS we ensure that our children receive the best education, focussing on building independence, determination and self-belief. Our BRIDGE values are at the heart of everything that we do. Encouraging children to Believe in themselves, Respect each other, show Independence, be Determined, Grow together and demonstrate Excellence. 

Our engaging, exciting and creative curriculum, encourages children to become life-long, resilient learners who are well prepared for their future as self-motivated and independent citizens of the world. Please visit our website to see some of the exciting adventures that our staff and children embark on including; residential trips, street dance, art, drama and sports. We are particularly proud of our musical provision allowing all children to have access to high quality music lessons and experiences. These are just some of the exciting extra-curricular opportunities we provide and encourage our children to participate in. 

As a community school, we build strong relationships and partnerships to ensure we know all our families well and how best to support them. We are also very proud to be part of the Cygnus Academies Trust which allows us to work in partnership with a number of local schools.

Our award-winning building houses a two-form entry school from EYFS to Year 6. We also have a Nursery with capacity for 52 children. We are located on The Bridge community campus and more information about the local area can be found here: www.thebridgedartford.co.uk. We see ourselves as part of the local community and we strive to make local and international links to support both learning and citizenship at our school. Join our exciting school that is rapidly improving and be part of the achievement of our pupils and staff.

Furthermore, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children - the successful candidate will be subject to two written references and an enhanced DBS check.

 For further information about the school, please visit https://www.dartfordbridgecps.com/index.asp or telephone the school office 01322 470678.

Cygnus Academies Trust

Dartford Bridge Community Primary School is part of Cygnus Academies Trust who are a group of friendly, like-minded schools, working together in the best interest of all our children. Driven by a desire to collaborate at every level, with an emphasis on staff development and opportunities for all. Cygnus Academies Trust schools really are a fantastic place to work and learn.

Our approach is to allow all schools to retain and celebrate their uniqueness. While ensuring; great teaching and learning, strong leadership and management, effective local governance, curriculum expertise, visionary business and financial management.

For further information about the Trust, please visit www.cygnus.org.uk

 Safer Recruitment

Cygnus Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. In line with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs will not be accepted, and you are required to complete the application in full giving details of all employment, training and gaps in employment. Cygnus Academies Trust reserves the right to reject incomplete application forms and any consistencies or anomalies will be explored at, or prior to, interview.  Any offer of employment is subject to pre-employment checks including a satisfactory ‘Enhanced with Barred List Check’ through the Disclosure and Barring Service.  We will require two satisfactory references; one of which must be your line manager in your present or most recent employment. References will be requested prior to interview so please ensure that your referees are available to provide a reference.

Equal Opportunities

Cygnus Academies Trust is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity and inclusion who welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.  All people who work and study at our Trust have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Additional Information

-          References will be requested for shortlisted applicants prior to interview.

-          Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete and return a Self-Disclosure form prior to interview.

-          Online Searches will be carried out on shortlisted applicants prior to interview. Any concerns will be discussed with candidates at interview.

-          Further vetting checks including an enhanced DBS, incorporating a check of the Children’s Barred List, will be undertaken on provisional offer.

-          The Child Protection Policy can be found on the school website.

-          The Employment of Ex-Offenders Policy can be found on the Trust website

 This post is a customer-facing position and falls within the scope of the Code of Practice on English Language Requirement for Public Sector Workers. The school has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.




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 Dartford Bridge Community Primary School

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

At the heart of everything we do for children, families and our community is our safe, stimulating and inclusive learning environment where every member of our community is valued and respected. Ubuntu is an important word here at DBCPS which stems from an African concept that has at its heart the idea that a person is a person through other people. A phrase synonymous to Ubuntu is that ‘I am happy, if you are happy’ and that it takes a village to raise a child. There is a great deal more information on our Ubuntu page. In our happy and caring school we continually strive to provide an exciting, relevant and challenging curriculum.

DBCPS is a Growth Mindset school where all members of the community are encouraged to continually reflect and develop giving everyone the opportunity to succeed without fearing making a mistake. Children are encouraged to become independent, resilient learners, problem solvers, good communicators and a team player. Encouraging children to ask questions and being given the tools to find out supports the active learning we promote.

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