Post Title: Higher
Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) term time
Bridge Community Primary School
Contract Type: Permanent
hours (Tuesday – Thursday 8.30am-3.30pm 6.5 hours per day)
Grade: KR5-6 (depending
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
Interview Date: 4th
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.
Local Government Pension Scheme
days Annual Leave (rising to 29 after 5 years’ service) plus bank holiday
entitlement (pro-rata for part-time)
working with other schools
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
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.
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
For further information about the Trust,
please visit www.cygnus.org.uk
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.
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.
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.
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