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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    29 September 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 32.5 hours per week, term time plus five

Contract type


Actual salary

Grade 6, £18,775.53 - £20,575.98 per annum (unqualified), Grade 7, £20,958.45 - £23,109.94 per annum (qualified)

Pay scale

Grade 6, Scale Range 12 – 17 (Unqualified) or Grade 7, Scale Range 18 – 23 (Qualified)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking and committed Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join the team. The successful candidate will complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities under an agreed system of supervision, under the direction of a teacher. They will also manage and develop a specialist area within the school.

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic person who:

  • has a friendly manner and can communicate effectively with staff and pupils.
  • will make a difference in changing children’s life chances.
  • has the skills and abilities to support children of all abilities and personal needs.
  • can work effectively as part of a team but can also work independently using their own initiative.
  • has the ability to form effective relationships with pupils and parents/carers.

What the school offers its staff

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi-Academy Trust comprising of eight schools: six primaries and two 11 – 16 secondary schools. Our schools are run for the benefit of children and young people, and we have unwavering focus on achievement which is paramount so that all of our children and young people enjoy greater life chances.

Orchard Head is a popular Good school which in 2022 was ranked in the top 2% nationally for progress pupils made in their expected standards of reading, writing and maths. The children at Orchard Head are at the very centre of school life. We want them to feel welcomed, safe, secure and part of our school family. They need to experience excitement, fun, enjoyment and challenge, so we provide a broad and balanced curriculum to meet these needs.

Further details about the role

To apply for this role and view a job specification please visit the Trust website at www.pontefractacademiestrust.org.uk/vacancies

For further information regarding this role, or to arrange a visit to the school please contact 01977 723495 or email admin@orchardhead.patrust.org.uk.

Completed application forms should be submitted on the system by the closing date of 10:00am on Friday 29th September 2023.

We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks. Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.

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 Orchard Head Junior and Infant and Nursery School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
350 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01977 723495

At Orchard Head J, I & N School, we aspire to be a happy, vibrant and successful school. We believe in laying the foundations on which children can build their futures. Our staff work hard to instill an early love for learning; they aim to capture and nurture it, enabling our children to grow into confident, independent and successful individuals.

Arranging a visit to Orchard Head Junior and Infant and Nursery School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@orchardhead.patrust.org.uk.

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