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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Term time: 32.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£29,777 - £33,944

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking a dedicated professional with the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to successfully undertake the role of Higher Level Teaching Assistant and join our committed and friendly team.

If you are ready for a new challenge and enjoy a working environment where no day will be the same, then please apply.

We will appoint an experienced applicant who:

  • is committed and passionate about education and supporting every child’s academic and personal achievement, with at least 2 years’ experience of supporting children’s learning in a school setting
  • demonstrates a positive, empathetic communication style and is successful at building relationships within the school community
  • sets high expectations for children’s behaviour and achievement and has the professional skills to support these expectations
  • has at least GCSE Grade C / 4 in English and Maths and Level 3 NVQ qualification (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. HLTA status is desirable but full training will be given to the right candidate.

What the school offers its staff

  • A supportive work environment with a warm and friendly team
  • Excellent CPD opportunities and training and development programmes for all stages of your career
  • An individual induction programme supported by a mentor
  • Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to the Trust Health and Wellbeing benefits
  • Free confidential telephone and face to face counselling for staff and family members

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 Shirley Junior School

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

Shirley Junior School is a welcoming and inclusive school in Upper Shirley, Southampton, led by our school values of Respect, Integrity and Kindness. We are proud of the understanding way we support and develop children’s behaviour, and the creative, rich curriculum we offer. We aspire for the best learning and progress for every one of our learners. If you join us, you will become part of a team of passionate, dedicated team of professionals who collaborate to solve problems creatively.

HET is a large, fast-paced Trust with 35 academies across the South Coast. Grouped into 6 community-based partnerships, there are 32 primary academies, 2 secondary schools and 1 hospital school.

‘All about the Child’
At HET, we aim to put the child at the centre of everything we do. We believe that by doing this, it drives our ethos and values to do the best we can for our children.

‘What about Sam’
Sam is the name we have given to the notional Hamwic child. By asking ourselves ‘What about Sam?’ we ensure that we put our pupils at the heart of our decision making.

Arranging a visit to Shirley Junior School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email bree.enemark@shirleyschools.co.uk.

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