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  • Start date details

    29th August 2024

  • Closing date

    24 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    30 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

C2 - points 12 - 25 (£26,421 - £33,945FTE) actual salary £20,050 - £25,760

HLTA job summary

Hours: 32.5 per week, 39 weeks per year

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA). The ideal candidate will have a passion for providing high-quality teaching and support to our students, fostering an engaging and inclusive learning environment. Join our committed team to make a meaningful impact on children's education and development.

We are looking for a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant who:

Puts pupils first.

Be an excellent classroom practitioner who can lead by exemplary practice.

Has high expectations of all pupils and secure exceptional outcomes for all.

Be optimistic, energetic, resilient and creative.

Be active in developing positive relationships with our pupils

Embrace change and innovation positively and with a good sense of humour.

Help drive our school forward to outstanding future successes

Barnsole Primary School is a large 3-form entry school in Gillingham. Our school is spread across two sites and includes a nursery for 3-year olds. Barnsole Primary School is part of the Maritime Academy Trust, an innovative partnership of schools in Greenwich, Kent, Bexley & Medway.

Our recent successful Ofsted Inspection in February 2024 graded Barnsole as ‘Good’ which is a recognition of all the hard work and commitment shown by the children, staff and wider community. Ofsted commented, ‘The school is a calm and orderly environment. Staff have high expectations and pupils behave well. The school aims for pupils to be resilient and have a lifelong curiosity about the world. There are high expectations for all pupils to do well.’

Barnsole Primary School is committed to providing a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment where each one of our pupils can achieve their potential and flourish academically and socially. We have exceptionally high expectations of all our pupils and endeavour to nurture their self-confidence and self-esteem so that they can be the best they can be. Relationships with parents and our wider community is something we put right at the top of our agenda.

What we can offer candidates:

  • A positive, friendly and happy working environment

  • A fantastic school community all working towards achieving the best for our pupils

  • National terms and conditions

  • Local Government Pension scheme

  • Continuing Professional Development

  • Early access salary scheme & financial advice (Wagestream)

  • Wellbeing initiatives

  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme

If this sounds like you we would love to hear from you. Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged, please contact the school office to arrange a time.

Find out more about Barnsole Primary School, Maritime Academy Trust, a full job description and a link to our online application form in the attached candidate information pack

Maritime Academy Trust embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via the My New Term website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Maritime Academy Trust is committed to recruiting with care and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In line with KCSIE 2023 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and to share any pertinent information found concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children with Hiring Managers to be discussed at interview stage.

Commitment to safeguarding

Maritime Academy Trust is committed to recruiting with care and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS and pre-employment checks.

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About Barnsole Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
671 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Barnsole Primary School is part of the Maritime Multi-Academy Trust, an innovative partnership of schools in Greenwich and Kent. Our schools transform through collaboration and an entrepreneurial curriculum which equips children with life skills.

Barnsole Primary School and Nursery is a three-form community school, located in the heart of Medway. Relationships with children, parents, carers and our wider community sit right at the top of our agenda; together we are stronger.

We are a friendly, inclusive school with a caring ethos and are committed to providing a safe and stimulating learning environment where each one of our children can achieve their potential and flourish both academically and socially.

At Barnsole, we believe that school is the start of a life-long learning journey. Our curriculum is carefully designed, delivered and reviewed to encompass our school values, which underpin everything we do inside and outside the classroom:

Children at Barnsole acquire new knowledge and skills through a progression of exciting topics. We embrace diversity, encourage individuality and strive for excellence. By developing a positive mind-set in our children, they are confident to take risks, work as part of a team and apply this to making a difference within their local community and our wider world.

We firmly believe that every child should be taught by only the best teachers and have the highest of expectations for achievement and behaviour. Self-confidence and self-esteem are nurtured so our children can shape their own futures and be the best they can be.

Overall, we want our pupils to leave Barnsole with a passion and curiosity about the world, thriving from the best possible education, empowered to flourish in life beyond their primary years.

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