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  • Closing date

    7 July 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 June 2023

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£22,777.00 to £24,496.00

Higher Level Teaching Assistant job summary

Shepherdswell Academy

Billingwell Place, Springfield, Milton Keynes, MK6 3NP


01908 665418


Executive headteacher: Ruth Ryan

Due to a promotion a great opportunity has arisen for a talented Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our successful team at Shepherdswell Academy, part of East Midlands Academy Trust. We are seeking to recruit a driven, enthusiastic, ambitious and caring HLTA to our fantastic team!

We are looking for someone with recent and relevant experience within a primary setting to provide cover in classes at Shepherdswell Academy, delivering planned lessons each week, as well as providing whole class, group and individual support to the children. Alongside this we are looking for this person to become a reading ambassador across the school, being the voice of our children and working with the English lead to promote reading ensuring all children make excellent progress and develop a real love of reading.

You will need to:

·        Be a good practitioner who has HLTA experience or wants to take that next step in their career

·        Have high standards and expectations

·        Have the ability to work as part of a team or sue your own initiative

·        Be flexible and have the ability to adapt


By working for our Trust, you’ll be able to take advantage of a wealth of professional development and support opportunities, as well as a range of employee benefits.

These include:

Free parking on site

Mobile device issued before you start with access to all resources and email

Continuous professional development and training opportunities

Dedicated support from our school improvement team

Career and leadership opportunities within our growing family of schools

A Trust employee forum with representatives from across the organisation

A confidential 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme

Childcare vouchers scheme

A corporate eye care plan

Flu jabs for all staff

Cycle to work scheme


Shepherdswell is a two-form entry infant school on the Springfield Estate in Milton Keynes with capacity for 180 children across foundation stage and key stage one and a six-pupil place social communication department.

The children here at Shepherdswell, are eager to learn and are proud of their achievements, their school and community. Our staff are committed to their welfare and learning, and work as a team to ensure we all grow and achieve.

We are part of the East Midlands Academy Trust and are one of their family of schools. We work closely together and by working for our Trust, you’ll be able to take advantage of a wealth of professional development and support opportunities, as well as a range of employee benefits.

At Shepherdswell Academy we truly believe that the children are and should be at the centre of all we do. We have a strong inclusive ethos, we have a social communication department and preschool within our provision. Our dedicated staff encourage all our children to grow, making learning fun and challenging, supporting each other to achieve this, creating a real family feel.

Through our developing curriculum and caring ethos we ensure all our children get the learning opportunities and experiences they deserve to enable them to flourish.  We are an integral part of wider community and pride ourselves in developing positive working relationships with our parents and families, as well as the wider community. We offer a range of additional opportunities for all our children and families, including being a forest school.

If you want a role where you can demonstrate your caring teaching assistant skills and make a positive impact on our school and children’s lives?

If you feel that you would like to become part of our and you would like to find out more please contact Ruth Ryan or Ellen Williams on 01908 665418 or email our CEO Josh Coleman at recruitment@emat.uk

A Note for Recruitment Agencies

We have a team of internal recruiters and we advertise our vacancies to attract candidates and not agency suppliers. If we need agency assistance then we will reach out to our trusted partners. Any speculative CVs we receive will not be accepted as an introduction.

EMAT reserve the right to withdraw this advert early if a suitable candidate is found.

EMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). References will be taken up before interviews are offered

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or age.


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About Shepherdswell Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
137 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 7

School location

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