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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    29 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

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Working pattern

Full time, term time: 30.83 hours per week (8:30am-3:10pm)

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 8 (£29,269-£32,076 pro rata) - approx. £20,449-£22,410 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are a happy, child-centred Infant School looking for a nurturing and dedicated professional to join our hardworking team. The position is full-time and term-time only.

We are looking for an enthusiastic professional, with a positive attitude and high aspirations for children's learning and behaviour, consistently placing children at the heart of everything they do. Endless patience and a ready smile are essential! The successful applicant will be supportive of the values of our church school and, importantly, committed to our vision and ethos, ensuring everyone can become the best they can be.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Meets Higher Level Teaching Assistant standards or equivalent qualification or experience
  • Has excellent numeracy/literacy skills – equivalent to NVQ Level 4 in English and maths
  • Has training in relevant learning strategies e.g. phonics
  • Has specialist skills/training in curriculum or learning area e.g. bi-lingual, sign language, ICT
  • Has experience of working with children of relevant age in classroom or learning environment.
  • Has experience of working/supporting in a classroom environment.
  • HAs experience of taking responsibility for the class e.g. as cover supervisor to cover a teacher’s absence.

What the school offers its staff

The HLTA role is to support with the cover requirements within the school, some of which may be planned cover and some which may be ad-hoc in the event of staff absence. There will be the opportunity to liaise about the work to be undertaken with the pupils whilst covering both short notice and planned cover.

You should be someone with a positive outlook and an ability to work independently and as part of a team. The successful applicant will manage changes well and thrive in situations requiring a flexible and dynamic approach.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our school is dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post involves the type of work with children and young people that requires applicants to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post. All cases are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

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About St Nicholas' Church of England Infants' School and Nursery Class, Wallingford

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
187 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 7
Phone number
01491 836408

Welcome to St Nicholas CE Infants' School. At St Nicholas we aim to provide the highest quality education to ensure the best outcomes for every individual child. We passionately believe that happy children make successful learners. Our Christian ethos underpins our work, helping to nurture your child on their journey through school.

We are a church school here to serve the whole community. With approximately 180 children, St Nicholas has been at the heart of Wallingford life for over fifty years. We pride ourselves on our caring ethos and dedicated staff who ensure that the children in our care receive the very best start to their education, enabling them to become the best they can be.

St Nicholas CE Infants' School joined Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (ODST) as an academy on 1st April 2018. ODST was founded in 2012 from a commitment to excellent education for academies in the Oxford Diocese. The Trust has now grown into a large family serving over 6100 pupils and their families and communities.

The school is situated in grounds of approximately one acre. These are semi-wooded with a large copse, a grassy area and a pond. This diverse area enables the children to enjoy and learn in the outdoors as well as in the classroom.

We admit children into our nursery in the term after their 3rd birthday, and then into one of the two Reception classes in the academic year in which they turn 5 years old. The Early Years classes are large, bright and colourful and are surrounded by a variety of outdoor experiences – a sandpit, a slide and climbing frames. The children can ride bicycles, dig holes and develop their imaginative play alongside learning the basics of reading, writing and mathematics.

Play based and more formal activities continue as the children move into Year One and then into Year Two. Our interesting and creative curriculum is based upon themes which are developed alongside the children’s interests. The children are readily motivated to learn and staff take great care to ensure all children are given every opportunity to thrive.

You can find out a bit more about our school by visiting the school website: www.st-nicholas.oxon.sch.uk

Miss Amy King

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