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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

Level 4, Scale Points 12 to 15, £24,496 to £25,878 (pro rata - £13.69 to £14.41 per hour)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are have two vacancies for Higher Level Teaching Assistants to start in September 2024. The successful candidates will have previous experience working in schools, most likely as a teaching assistant or higher level teaching assistant.

The role offers variety across a working day. Some of the time will be spent working with groups of children or individuals to support their learning. Our HLTAs also teach whole classes for periods, working from plans prepared by the class teacher. Most of this is pre-planned and regular, for example covering a teacher when they are on their PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment Time). Our HLTAs also do first day sickness absence cover when a teacher is off sick, so flexibility is important.

What the school offers its staff

One of our schools aims is for St Matthew’s to be “inspiring, challenging and fun”. We want this for our children and for our staff too.

We can offer you:

  • Wonderful children
  • A supportive parent community
  • Dedicated colleagues
  • Modern classrooms
  • A positive, exciting working environment in the centre of Cambridge.

Further details about the role

You can find further details on our website at http://www.stmatthews.cambs.sch.uk/website/higher_level_teaching_assistant_vacancy/206176

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 St Matthew's Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
666 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number

St. Matthew’s is an exciting place to work. Situated in the centre of Cambridge, just off East Road near the Grafton Centre, we are a community primary school (not affiliated to any church, despite our name) serving a very diverse community with over 37 different languages spoken by the children. Our children achieve highly and make excellent progress in St Matthew’s, but we know this is just one aspect of school life. One of our school aims is for St Matthew’s to be “inspiring, challenging and fun”, for the children and for the staff. We are all very proud of our strong, our inclusive ethos, the excellent pastoral care we offer and our sense of innovation and adventure. These characteristics are highly valued by our staff team, our children and our supportive parents.

Arranging a visit to St Matthew's Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email head@stmatthews.cambs.sch.uk.

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