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  • Closing date

    5 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    18 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£21,575 - £29,439

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (with Teaching Assistant hours) job summary

Salary: NJC Grade C (Teaching Assistant) and Grade E (Higher Level Teaching Assistant): £21,575 - £29,439 FTE (This will be paid pro-rata to reflect hours and weeks worked, and according to split of contract)

Working Pattern: This is a part-time, permanent position working 24 hours per week (12 hours HLTA, 12 hours TA), 39 weeks per year

Orchard Vale Community School are seeking to appoint a dedicated and enthusiastic Higher Level Teaching Assistant/Teaching Assistant. The structure of the position will be a split role with 12 hours per week at an uplifted Higher Level Teaching Assistant Grade E and 12 hours per week as a Teaching Assistant at Grade C.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate who:

Will be enthusiastic, flexible, and highly motivated to prepare and deliver lessons to individuals, groups, and whole classes. Has relevant qualifications of NVQ 4 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent HLTA standards or experience. Has an interest to work with SEND (desirable but not essential) Will work collaboratively with teaching staff and assist teachers in the whole curriculum planning cycle and the management/preparation of resources. Will be expected to show a high degree of initiative and be able to react to given solutions with integrity and compassion. Can inspire and motivate children and enable them to be the best that they can be. Has the ability to encourage every child to learn, aspire and achieve. Has enthusiasm, skill, and the desire to make a difference.

We welcome applications from highly motivated individuals who will work effectively as part of our excellent team and contribute to wider school life, building positive relationships with all members of our community. We are looking for applicants who are dedicated to making a difference to children’s lives and to ensure every child has the opportunities they deserve.

We can offer you the opportunity to work in a good school together with a hard working team of professionals committed to helping children realise their full potential, with the challenge of working in a diverse setting. We are a welcoming school with children who are happy and willing to learn.

To apply for this role please submit your application online; your supporting statement should outline your suitability for the post.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 5th October 2023, interviews will be held on the week commencing Monday 9th October 2023.

All shortlisted applicants will be subject to an online search.

Ventrus Multi Academy Trust require all applicants to be eligible to work in the UK with no restrictions, as we are unable to offer sponsorship/work visas. You will be required to provide proof of Right to Work at interview stage.

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 Orchard Vale Community School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
334 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

School location

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