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  • Job start date

    30 August 2024

  • Closing date

    27 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, term time: This is a part time, term-time only position.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 5, £26,425 - £28,288 per annum, pro rata. Approximately £8,696 - £9,309 per annum (0.32909 FTE)

What skills and experience we're looking for

About us and the role

We are looking for a highly motivated, skilled individual to take on the role of HLTA. The successful candidate will have a passion for helping children achieve their full potential in a team which values creativity, innovation and commitment, focusing on enabling children to learn well in engaging ways.

If you are an excellent practitioner with the ability to inspire and motivate students and the dedication to providing the best for each young person we would like to hear from you.

What will you do?

  • To support working relationship with the pupils, acting as role model and setting high expectations.
  • To support pupils with special educational needs through the delivery of specific learning programmes to contribute to setting individual education plan (IEHCP) targets and to reviews.
  • To monitor and evaluate pupils’ responses to learning activities and note their progress towards targets.
  • To advance learning when working with individuals, small groups and whole classes without the presence of the assigned Teacher.
  • Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals in liaison with the teacher to support the achievement and progress of pupils.

For a more comprehensive list of the job responsibilities, please view the full Job Description

What are we looking for?

  • HLTA status or equivalent qualification or experience
  • Experience of working with children with additional learning needs
  • Able to work collaboratively and cooperatively with colleagues
  • An understanding of classroom roles and responsibilities.
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults to build and maintain effective relationships.
  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people

Please view the full Job Description for more information on the essential criteria and skills required for this role.

What the school offers its staff

Avanti Brook is a brand new primary school in Bishops Stortford North. The school will grow to become a 2 form entry primary school with a 26 place preschool. Avanti Brook Primary School will provide parents and pupils with the highest standards of education and pastoral care.

The site for Avanti Brook is a brand new building and the facilities is bespoke, contemporary and first-class, which will make for a unique learning experience.

This is a unique opportunity to work in a school that is driven by three key elements for both students and staff:

  • Educational excellence
  • Character formation
  • Spiritual insight

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, we'd encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

Why should you apply

Avanti exists to help each person become a well-rounded human being through intellectual, moral and spiritual growth, and so make the world a better place.

You will be working in a fantastic environment, with:

  • A strong vision of Educational Excellence, Character Formation and Spiritual Insight
  • Great opportunities for professional development
  • LGPS pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria
  • O2 discounts
  • NUS Card
  • Specsavers corporate eye test vouchers
  • Access to multiple well-being programmes
  • Cycle to work and Electric Vehicle Lease Schemes

Plus many more!

Further details about the role

Pre-employment checks

Avanti Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.

Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Diversity and Inclusion

We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means we will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics.

Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.

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.

Applying for the job

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About Avanti Brook Primary School

School type
Free School, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
Up to 446 pupils
Age range
2 to 11

Arranging a visit to Avanti Brook Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email careers@avanti.org.uk.

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