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  • Job start date

    4 September 2024

  • Closing date

    10 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

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Working pattern

Part time: 1 year fixed term contract, 35 hours per week, term time only, plus one week (39 weeks). 08.30am to 4.30pm - Monday to Friday Start date: 4th September 2024

Contract type

Fixed term - 1 year fixed term contract

Full-time equivalent salary

£34, 239 to £35, 862

What skills and experience we're looking for

This job would ideally suit someone who has completed their teacher training, or has some teaching experience and may wish for some extra time to consolidate their experience before becoming a teacher or considering returning to teaching.

Main purpose

The HLTA will:

Work with class teachers across the school to raise the learning and attainment of pupils

To cover PPA in some classes on a regular basis

Promote pupils’ independence, self-esteem and social inclusion

To supervise and give support to pupils, individually or in groups, so they can access the curriculum, take part in learning, and experience a sense of achievement

To provide occasional cover for staff absence

Duties and responsibilities

Teaching and learning

Demonstrate an informed and efficient approach to teaching and learning by adopting relevant strategies to support the work of the teacher and increase achievement of all pupils including, where appropriate, those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Promote, support and facilitate inclusion by encouraging participation of all pupils in learning and extracurricular activities

Support the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum aimed at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning

Use effective behaviour management strategies consistently in line with the school’s policy and procedures

Support class teachers with maintaining good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment

Organise and manage teaching space and resources to help maintain a stimulating and safe learning environment

Observe pupil performance and pass observations on to the class teacher

Supervise a class if the teacher is temporarily unavailable

Use ICT skills to advance pupils’ learning

Undertake any other relevant duties given by the class teacher

To cover and lead class teaching (under supervision) as and when appropriate

Direct the work, where relevant, of other adults in supporting learning

To lead homework club

To be willing to provide cover at Breakfast Club and After School Care provision

To carry out any other reasonable tasks in keeping with the post as specified by the Headteacher

Has a clear knowledge of the schools Safeguarding Policy and carries out all duties in line with this.

To be willing to administer first aid or carry out simple medical procedures in line with guidelines. Where necessary First Aid Training will be provided.


Contribute to effective assessment and planning by supporting the monitoring, recording and reporting of pupil performance and progress as appropriate to the level of the role

Read and understand lesson plans shared prior to lessons, if available

Prepare the classroom for lessons

Use their area(s) of expertise to contribute to the planning and preparation of learning activities, and to plan their role in learning activities

Use allocated time to devise clearly structured activities that interest and motivate learners and advance their learning

Plan how they will support the inclusion of pupils in the learning activities

Working with staff, parents/carers and relevant professionals

Communicate effectively with other staff members and pupils, and with parents and carers under the direction of the class teacher

Communicate their knowledge and understanding of pupils to other school staff and education, health and social care professionals, so that informed decision making can take place on intervention and provision

Contribute to meetings with parents and carers by providing feedback on pupil progress, attainment and barriers to learning, as directed by teachers

With the class teacher, keep other professionals accurately informed of performance and progress, or concerns they may have about the pupils they work with

Understand their role in order to be able to work collaboratively with classroom teachers and other colleagues, including specialist advisory teachers

Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school

Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues

Health and safety

Promote the safety and wellbeing of pupils, and help to safeguard pupils’ wellbeing by following the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) and our school’s child protection policy

Look after children who are upset or have had accidents

Professional development

Help keep their own knowledge and understanding relevant and up-to-date by reflecting on their own practice, liaising with school leaders, and identifying relevant professional development to improve personal effectiveness

Take opportunities to build the appropriate skills, qualifications, and/or experience needed for the role, with support from the school

Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures

Other areas of responsibility


Work in line with statutory safeguarding guidance (e.g. Keeping Children Safe in Education, Prevent) and our safeguarding and child protection policies

Promote the safeguarding of all pupils in the school

The HLTA will be required to follow school policies and the staff code of conduct.

Please note, this is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the TA / HLTA will carry out. The postholder may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the headteacher or line manager.

Person specification



Qualifications and training

GCSE or equivalent level, including at least a Grade 4 (previously Grade C) in English and maths

First-aid training, or willingness to complete it


Experience working in a school environment or other educational setting

Experience working with children / young people

Experience planning and delivering learning activities

Experience of planning and leading teaching and learning activities (under supervision)

Skills and knowledge

Good literacy and numeracy skills

Good organisational skills

Ability to build effective working relationships with pupils and adults

Skills and expertise in understanding the needs of all pupils

Knowledge of how to help adapt and deliver support to meet individual needs

Subject and curriculum knowledge relevant to the role, and ability to apply this effectively in supporting teachers and pupils

Excellent verbal communication skills

Active listening skills

The ability to remain calm in stressful situations

Knowledge of guidance and requirements around safeguarding children

Good ICT skills, particularly using ICT to support learning

Understanding of roles and responsibilities within the classroom and whole school context

Understanding of effective teaching methods

Knowledge of how to successfully lead learning activities for a group or class of children

Knowledge of how statutory and non-statutory frameworks for the school curriculum relate to the age and ability ranges of the learners they support

Knowledge of how to support learners in accessing the curriculum in accordance with the SEND code of practice

Personal qualities

Enjoyment of working with children

Resilient, positive, forward looking and enthusiastic about making a difference

Sensitivity and understanding, to help build good relationships with pupils

A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all pupils, and promoting the ethos and values of the school

Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times

Commitment to safeguarding pupil’s wellbeing and equality

Capacity to inspire, motivate and challenge children and young people

What the school offers its staff

St Paul's C of E Primary School is a consistently ‘Good School with Outstanding features’. We are particularly proud of our children, their behaviour towards each other and to their learning. The School is idyllically situated on the borders of Primrose Hill Park. Our one form entry school has a friendly and committed staff and supportive parents, which creates a lively and rewarding place to work.

Commitment to safeguarding

St Paul’s CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure. In line with KCSIE 2024 and safer recruitment practices, the school will conduct an online search for all shortlisted candidates. The online search is part of our safeguarding checks and will seek publicly available information on candidates’ suitability to work with children. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further guidance and will be asked to clarify their online presence.

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About St Paul's Church of England Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
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School size
194 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number

St Paul's C of E Primary School is a consistently ‘Good School with Outstanding features’. We are particularly proud of our children, their behaviour towards each other and to their learning. The School is idyllically situated on the borders of Primrose Hill Park. Our one form entry school has a friendly and committed staff and supportive parents, which creates a lively and rewarding place to work.

Arranging a visit to St Paul's Church of England Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@stpauls.camden.sch.uk.

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