Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    28 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

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Working pattern

Part time: 30 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

TSAT Pay Group 4 Pro rata £19,790 - £22,977 for hours and weeks stated (£27,668 - £32,123 FTE)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking a Higher Level Teacher Assistant (HLTA)to join our dedicated and supportive team at Penbridge School.

You will work with class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of pupils, promoting pupils’ independence, self-esteem and social inclusion. The successful candidate will also provide support to pupils, individually or in groups, so they can access the curriculum and take part in learning. As a HLTA, you will play a crucial role in supporting teaching and learning, both inside and outside the classroom.

What you will need to succeed:

For a full list of responsibilities please see the attached Job Description

  • A HLTA qualification would be desirable or has the attribute to work towards obtaining this
  • Provide support to teachers in increasing achievement of all pupils including, where appropriate, those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team whilst also being able to demonstrate initiative
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills in order to establish strong working relationships with a wide range of people including pupils, staff, parents and external professionals.
  • Effective communication skills both orally and in writing

What the school offers its staff

Formally known as Penhale Infant School and Newbridge Junior School, we officially joined together in September 2022 to form Penbridge Infants and Junior School.The infants site comprises of a nursery with 24 places for funded 2-4 year olds and a 2-form entry infant school with 180 children on the roll including 24 in our Rainbow Fish Inclusion Unit.The juniors site comprises of a 4-form entry school with 440 children on the roll.

“Pupils are happy and enjoy attending this welcoming school” – Ofsted 2022

Find out more about our story at:Ethos & Values, Penbridge School

At Penbridge School, we are a proud member of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust. This enables us to create a unique offer for children: an "all-through" educational journey in which they remain with the same family of schools throughout their education. 

We are one of five primary schools and one secondary school in Portsmouth to benefit from Thinking Schools' award-winning resources, curriculum, and collaboration opportunities. 

What our Trust will offer you:

  • The opportunity to work with and support happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos.
  • Vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and our Trust including excellent CPD opportunities and career pathways
  • An excellent Local Government pension scheme
  • As a Trust we aim to foster a culture of appreciation with our fantastic Colleague recognition scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing benefits including access to Thinking You - A 24/7 employee assistance programme for legal, financial, emergency health or lifestyle support
  • Support staff have access to 'Discount for Teachers' with a huge range of money saving deals and vouchers
  • A 'Refer a Friend' incentive scheme

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process, please

Applying for the job

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About Penbridge Junior School

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
441 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11

At Penbridge School we want children to be successful learners and develop a lifelong love of learning. We teach the skills they need to be effective learners and the language they need to express how they can become successful across all areas of the curriculum.

We know that children are naturally inquisitive and we aim to develop this curiosity by providing a curriculum that engages and excites but also provides challenge at the correct level.

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