Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Spanish) - Band 6, point 9 to 13

Mayfield School, Portsmouth, Hampshire


Job details

Subject Spanish
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £18,884 to £21,985

Job summary

The acquisition of Spanish is a key part of our vision for an all through education at Mayfield. Consequently, we teach Spanish from Year 1 through to Year 8 as a compulsory subject and offer French from Year 9 for those who wish to pursue two languages. Results in Spanish and French are on an upward trajectory and therefore more pupils are choosing these subjects at KS4. An opportunity has arisen for a highly proficient speaker of Spanish to join us as a HLTA within our school. Whilst this role would mainly involve working within our Primary Section, we would also offer the opportunity to support learning in our Senior School. We are particularly interested in recruiting a person who may wish to train as a teacher at a later stage or have previous experience of teaching languages. This role would suit a graduate from a Spanish speaking country or a person who has relocated to the UK and wishes to pursue a career in education.

Essential educational requirements

Successful completion of HLTA training, or commitment to achieve this status within a mutually agreed period.

Essential qualifications

GCSE 5A* to C including English and Maths

Essential skills and experience

Anticipate problems, develop creative solutions;
Set and achieve ambitious, challenging goals and targets for self;
Listen to and reflect on feedback from others;
High level of oral, written, number and ICT skills
Prioritise, plan and organise self;
Ability to plan and develop systems

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase All Through
School size 1280 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Mayfield School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email Hollis@mayfield.portsmouth.sch.uk

About Mayfield School

Mayfield is a very successful and heavily oversubscribed school in the north of Portsmouth City. We are one of the first state, single-site, ‘all through’ schools in the country. We operate an “Outstanding” Pre-School and Nursery with reduced fees and preferential access for Mayfield staff. We have been successful in our bid to receive ‘Priority School Building’ funding which will result in the construction of a multi-million, ‘state of the art’ new build on the current school site which is due to open in summer 2021. In September 2016, OfSTED conducted a section 5 inspection and found all areas to be ‘good’ and in summer 2018 the school secured it’s best ever results across all key stages. All staff members have the opportunity to work across all sections of the school depending on their interest, skills and experience. During this period of growth, we have a number of vacancies in all sections and truly believe “our only limitation is our ambition”.

Before you apply for a post at Mayfield please ensure you have read and embrace our ways of working and ethos by reading our Staff Handbook.

Mayfield is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to criminal records bureau checks along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

School location

Mayfield Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 0RH