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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time, part time: 30 per week 8:30am to 12pm and 1pm to 3:30pm, plus a weekly team meeting

Contract type


Actual salary

£18,229 to £20,148 (£13.28 to £14.68 per hour)

Pay scale

Grade D

What skills and experience we're looking for

If you would like to join our supportive staff team as we strive for excellence for our children, please contact us for an application pack and to arrange a visit. You may also wish to contact our Headteacher Maria Ackland to talk more about this important role in our staff structure.

You can learn more about our school by visiting our website at www.horndeanjuniorschool.co.uk

Applicants must have:

- Minimum of 2 years previous experience of working in a school or supporting children’s learning and development

- NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, or qualified by experience

- English and maths to GCSE level

- Effective IT skills that can support learning

Salary will be based on experience and will start within the D grade FTE salary range of £25,628 to £28,326. This equates to an actual salary of £18,229 to £20,148 (£13.28 to £14.68 per hour). We are keen to recruit a new Senior LSA to start as soon as possible due to the retirement of the current postholder.

Closing date: 12 noon Monday 20th May 2024

Interview date: On receipt of application

Job start date: As soon as possible

Application Pack:

- Letter to HLTA applicants

- HJS Staff Structure

- HCC LSA3 Role Profile

- HJS HLTA Job Description

- HJS HLTA Person Specification

- HCC Support Staff Application Form

- HJS Equalities Monitoring Form

What the school offers its staff

We have an exciting opportunity for someone with strong learning support skills to join our dedicated team of teachers and LSAs in supporting the learning and development of children in our large Church of England junior school.

We would like to recruit a new HLTA to join our successful junior school team as a permanent member of staff. At our school, an LSA supports English and maths learning in each class every day and we have one HLTA in each year group to lead this team. HLTAs are class based in the morning and generally provide intervention support through one-to-one or small group teaching across the year group in the afternoons. However, they also play an important role in providing short-term cover for classes within their year team under the direction of the teacher. HLTA intervention programmes are usually learning based, but at our school we place a high priority on promoting wellbeing, for children and staff, and so our HLTA role also includes pastoral support.

All of our LSAs establish strong working relationships with the teachers and children in classes they support to effectively enable every child to be successful. For our HLTAs, that relationship is broadened to include supporting children across the year group and supporting the teaching team in their planning and preparation. New members of our team will benefit from a comprehensive induction programme and regular professional development opportunities.

The HLTA role is a very rewarding one and involves working at Hampshire’s LSA 3, Higher Level Teaching Assistant, level which is reflected in the ‘D’ pay scale. Our vacancy is within our team of four HLTAs who each work 30 hours per week. The hours of work for this permanent HLTA post will be: 8:30am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 3:30pm daily during term time, plus attendance at weekly after school Year Team meetings and some preparation during the summer holidays, by arrangement, to create a 40 week contract.

As a school we are extremely proud of our successes and the effectiveness of our school improvement work has been recognised by the Local Authority. In April 2022 we secured a very positive outcome from our short Ofsted inspection, not least the judgement that our Christian Values of TLC ‘help to make the school a very special place.’ This echoed the outcome of our church school inspection in November 2019 that our Christian vision ‘successfully drives the school’s development and has an exceptional impact on the lives of pupils and adults.’

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 Horndean Church of England Junior School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
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School size
511 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Phone number
023 9259 2236

Arranging a visit to Horndean Church of England Junior School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@horndean-jun.hants.sch.uk.

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