50 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    4 November 2024

  • Closing date

    13 September 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    11 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time, term time: 32.5 hours per week, term time only

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£32,076 - £39,186

Pay scale

Grade 4

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint a Level 4 Teaching Assistant, who is hardworking, ambitious and inspiring and will work in partnership with classroom teachers to develop and educate our children to achieve their targets. We are seeking a member of staff who must have experience of covering classes. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, positive and enthusiastic, love working with children and a team player.

What we are looking for:

The successful candidate should

  • Have good organisation skills and can manage learning sessions
  • Be able to develop positive relationships with young children
  • Be able to stay calm and objective when presented with unusual or challenging behaviour
  • Have experience of supporting children with moderate to severe SEND needs, including autism, ADHD, behavioural, social and emotional learning difficulties, speech and language needs
  • Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team
  • Be a confident and clear communicator with staff and parents
  • Have GCSEs or equivalent level, including at least a Grade 4 (previously Grade C) in English and Maths

You must be willing to:

  • support and uphold our Catholic ethos
  • implement planning for specific areas of the curriculum and evaluate impact
  • plan, deliver and assess when working with groups or leading specified sessions
  • design and prepare resources to support adaptive teaching and provide challenge
  • implement strategies as recommended by professionals, support the writing of IEP targets and lead interventions
  • monitor and assess specific children or groups of pupils
  • work in consultation with class teachers to create an environment which is language rich, in terms of spoken language and the use of complementary communication systems such as visual symbols.
  • Supervise and support the work of other teaching assistants

Essential criteria:

  • NVQ3 or equivalent
  • Externally assessed HLTA status
  • A high standard of spoken English
  • high expectations and a strong commitment to raising standards
  • work with initiative and be self-reliant when appropriate
  • a high standard of general education with good numeracy and literacy skills

Desired criteria:

  • Have experience of teaching small groups and supporting children with SEND on both a 1:1 basis or within the general classroom environment
  • Experience of planning for small groups and specific areas of the curriculum
  • Experience of covering classes
  • Knowledge of the Early Years, KS1, KS2 curriculum
  • Confidence in using ICT and a range of strategies to support children
  • Knowledge of teaching phonics and early mathematics and a range of interventions

What the school offers its staff

What we offer you:

  • A happy and successful school
  • Professional and hard-working staff who go the extra mile for the children
  • Happy and confident children who enjoy learning

A committed and supportive Senior Leadership team and Governing Bod

Further details about the role

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged.

Dates for visits: Thursday 5th September at 2:00pm and Tuesday 10th September at 2:00pm. Please email recruit@stmaryrc.bham.sch.uk to arrange a visit.

The application and other required recruitment forms, job description and person specification can also be downloaded from our school website here https://www.stmaryrc.bham.sch.uk/web/hlta_required_for_autumn_term_2024/691595

The application form is to be used alongside other required recruitment forms, job description and person specification. Please Note: CVs will not be accepted.

Completed application forms and other required documents should be sent by email to:recruit@stmaryrc.bham.sch.uk by the closing date.

In order for your application to be processed please ensure all required forms are completed and returned. Information relating to these forms can be found in the ‘Notes to Applicants’ document.

Rehabilitation of Offenders

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.

Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

Commitment to safeguarding

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment.
The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; online check; identity and right to work.
All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruit@stmaryrc.bham.sch.uk

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About St Mary's Catholic Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
419 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
0121 464 2141

St. Mary’s is a successful and highly respected Catholic Primary School, in Harborne, Birmingham. We are a mixed, over-subscribed, 2-form entry Catholic Primary School for children aged 4-11, with capacity for 420 children. Our Catholic ethos is embedded in all that we do, and we strive to ensure that our pupils’ experience of Catholic Life is rich and meaningful. We are proud to share a unique relationship with our neighbouring parish of St Mary’s, and indeed the wider community of Harborne.

Arranging a visit to St Mary's Catholic Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruit@stmaryrc.bham.sch.uk.

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