This job expired on 17 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    17 September 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    2 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Working pattern
Contract type
Kent Range 6 (£20,997 FTE). Pro rata salary for Term time only role approx £18,060pa.

Job summary

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Full time


Higher Level Teaching Assistant or equivalent experience

Are you an exceptional and talented HLTA seeking your next career move?

Do you put pupils at the heart of everything you do?

And strive to inspire learners?

Do you have the ability to change lives and provide an exceptional educational provision?

If you have the skills, knowledge and experience we are looking for, then look no further! We have the perfect opportunity for you!

As our HLTA, you will join a busy department in a very successful school where you will be fully supported with your next challenge.

Orchards Academy's aim is to work with students, parents and the wider community to provide a safe, supportive and stimulating learning environment where high expectations and levels of challenge enable our students to achieve academically, socially and emotionally so they can make a positive contribution to society.

The successful candidate will act as a link between the school, pupils and their families and statutory teams and agencies so that barriers to learning and attendance are identified, supported and removed. Developing positive relationships with parents, guardians and carers to encourage continuous parental engagement. The role will have a large classroom support base to the position. The applicant would need to have good organisational and time management skills and have the ability to be flexible to meet the presenting needs of the children on a daily basis.

If you are interested in applying for the position we welcome visits to look around the school and to meet with the SENCO/Inclusion Manager.

As part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), Orchards Academy has a strong commitment to professional development of staff. The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post, in accordance with the Immigration Act 2016 NO AGENCIES PLEASE we are looking to appoint from direct applications only.

Closing Date for Applications: 17th September 2021.

Please apply as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the advert early should a suitable candidate be found.

Hours: 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.00am to 3.30pm on Fridays term time only plus inset days (37 hours per week)

Salary: Kent Range 6 (£20,997 FTE). Pro rata salary for Term time only role approx £18,060pa.


TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Equal Opportunities:

TKAT is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit. This includes applications from individuals wishing to work full time, part-time or on a flexible basis.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
549 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Orchards Academy

Our Aims, Vision and Ethos

The school's vision is to provide every student with a safe, supportive learning environment, one where all people within the community are valued and make positive contributions to the school community, and where students develop into responsible independent members of society.

In order to realise this vision, we use the four Ofsted strands to guide us:

The achievement of pupils

All students are set targets based on prior attainment and teacher assessment. All students will receive a target grade for the end of each Key Stage. Parents, Students and Staff will be able to use this grade to ensure that each student reaches their full potential. This process is used in every subject to ensure student progress across the entire curriculum.

School location

St Mary's Road, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7TE

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