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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    8 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Bucks Pay Range 3 16 -20 (£23,152-£25,043)

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) job summary

Do you want to work in a fantastic environment, where children are eager to learn and staff and parents are supportive?

Thomas Harding Junior is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic HLTA to support our children’s learning. The ideal candidate will posses HLTA qualification (or equivalent) or relevant school experience. Ability to work collaboratively within our team, excellent communication skills (written and oral) and most importantly a deep commitment to the welfare and education of our pupils are essential skills required for the role.

Your duties will involve working with class teachers to support pupils’ learning, take additional groups and cover classes -where required. You will be supported by our Inclusion Manager as well as the Senior Leader Team. Full or part-time considered.

Every member of our team shares a commitment to building the aspiration, growth mindset and moral character of our pupils. We innovate and adapt to meet the changing needs of the curriculum, community and most importantly – our pupils. As a result, our children do very well, they have very positive attitudes to learning, high standards of behaviour and excellent attainment across the curriculum.

'Staff have high expectations for what pupils can achieve. This is an energising place to be. Pupils do well because of a carefully constructed curriculum underpinned by the school’s values of aspiration, success, pride, integrity, resilience, and equality. The school’s values are truly lived by everyone day to day.

Pupils are at the heart of everything staff do. Leaders make sure that every child is valued. Consequently, pupils are proud of their school, and they thrive.

We are also committed to staff wellbeing and staff development. Leaders at all levels are highly effective and believe that their staff are the vital resource. A strong team ethos shines through this school.’ (Ofsted November 2021)

Do you believe in our vision, and in the fundamental belief that all children can achieve highly, regardless of their starting point? If so – I warmly urge you to apply. Please see the attached documents for full details.

Visits to the school are very welcome and encouraged - please contact the school office (01494 782211/email office@tha.odbst.org) to arrange an appointment.

If you require any additional information or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Thomas Harding Junior School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS and qualifications/references checks will be carried out upon appointment of the successful candidate. Please note that online searches are undertaken as part of the safer recruitment process.

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 Thomas Harding Junior School

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
222 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11

School location

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