8 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    On the successful completion of the required recruitment checks.

  • Closing date

    1 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    17 January 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£20,050.00 - £21,833.00 Annually (Actual) (£26,421 - £28,770 full time equivalent)

Higher Level Teaching Assistant job summary

Grade F - £20,050 - £21,833 per annum, pro rated (£26,421 - £28,770 full time equivalent)

32.5 hours per week (8.30am - 3.30pm, Monday to Friday)

Term-time plus one week


Norwich Road Academy have an exciting opportunity for a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant to join their well-established team. You may be a HLTA ready for a new opportunity or an experienced Teaching Assistant looking to develop their skills in a new role.

The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant and ambitious organisation, led by experienced and supportive professionals. Substantial recent investment into training, buildings and resources has contributed to our vision of providing high-quality learning experiences.

Role Purpose

This role will provide support across the Academy by supervising and leading learning in classes to facilitate the release time of class teachers. This will complement the work of teachers, by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities under an agreed system of supervision. This may involve planning, preparing and delivering learning activities for individuals/ groups or short term for whole classes. Preparation and planning time will be built in to the role.

When not supervising classes as a whole, the post holder may provide in class support for a teacher or lead a group of children on a specific aspect of their learning.

Skills & Experience Requirements:
  • Level 2 qualification in both English and Maths of grade A*- C
  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification or equivalent
  • Level 4 HLTA or equivalent qualification or willing to obtain
  • Experience of working in and supervising classes.
  • A calm and clear communicator.
  • A good knowledge of safeguarding regulations.
  • A positive role model who is able to make positive relationships with children.
  • A dedicated individual, who is hardworking and aspirational for our young people.

We can offer:

  • Friendly and professional colleagues
  • An approachable and skilled leadership team
  • Happy, responsive and polite pupils
  • Supportive parents
  • A highly trained teaching assistant team
  • A commitment to your continuing professional development
  • Wellbeing and mental health support
  • The opportunity to work in a forward thinking and aspirational Trust
  • A strong curriculum, including Talk for Writing and Maths Mastery
  • Well-resourced curriculum support and opportunities, including outdoor classroom, library, inclusion suite and modern technology.

Norwich Road Academy joined the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust in August 2017. The Trust's values and vision are based on the four keywords; Empower, Motivate, Aspire, and Transform. We want to make a real and lasting difference to the communities within which we work – “transforming lives, transforming communities”.

Our aim at Norwich Road Academy is to prepare each of our pupils with the skills, attitudes and abilities for later life and we hope that their time with us will not only enable them to achieve their academic potential but also provide them with a wealth of happy memories and friendships to take with them on their journey. They are at the heart of everything we do. Our dedicated team of staff will support them on their way; ‘Building our Love of Learning Together’.

Ofsted (2022) say; ‘Pupils have learned that their positive choices are important and can make a difference to everyone around them. Pupils behave well in lessons and at playtimes.’ and ‘Pupils enjoy working with the kind and helpful staff in school.’

Our children say; ‘It’s a very kind school and I would recommend it to others.’ It’s a very good school for children and the teachers are caring and fair.’

Our parents say; ‘I admire the care and professionalism of the teachers and assistants.’ ‘I appreciate the efforts of all of the staff of Norwich Road Academy.’

Please look at our website https://www.norwichroadacademy.co.uk/, along with our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages to find out more about what we do.

If you would like to discuss the position, please contact Julia Miles - Principal on 01842 753279.

The successful applicant will be subject to employment checks, including and enhanced DBS check with children's barred list.

If we receive sufficient applicants of a high calibre, we may bring the closing date forward.

Please ensure your application meets the essential criteria of the job description.

Eastern Multi Academy Trust (EMAT) is an equal opportunities employer and employs suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Any appointments will be subject to satisfactory medical checks, references and an enhanced DBS check including the Children's Barred List.

EMAT is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, employee support services to welcome and support staff from different backgrounds. Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment and signal our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity and welcome part time or flexible working applicants.

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About Norwich Road Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
317 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

School location

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