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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    19 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£25,119.00 - £32,077.00 Annually (Actual) Current 23/24 payscales: UNQ: SCP Grades 9-14, Pro rata: £19,710 - £21,445. Qualified: SCP Grades 19 - 23, Pro rata: £23,365 - £25,170)

HLTA (qualified or unqualified) job summary

We are looking to appoint a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our friendly team at Beechfield from September 2024.

If you are particularly interested in Art, Music, D&T, Science or Computing this could be a role for you, but equally if you are happy teaching children a variety of subjects in a range of year groups this could also be an opportunity you would like. It is a great professional development opportunity for anyone who is considering a career in teaching.

This role involves working across both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. You will be teaching a class of children while the teacher is released for their planning, preparation and assessment time, if the teacher is required to attend meetings or if there is short term illness.

You would be expected to deliver lessons (based on teacher's planning) and to mark the work at the end of the lessons and feedback to the teacher.

This role also involves working alongside the teachers in class and supporting groups and individual pupils when you are not covering.

The post is for 33.5 hours per week Monday to Friday. The hours are 8:30am to 4:00pm, plus one hour per week to attend a staff meeting. You would also be expected to attend 5 INSET days.

This is a permanent post.

You will need to have a GCSE of equivalent in English and Maths and a high standard of written and spoken English.

We are looking for an individual who:

  • Is kind and wants to make a positive difference to children's lives
  • Has high expectations of themselves and our children
  • Is passionate about teaching and learning and the opportunities and choices it provides
  • Is hardworking, resilient and someone who loves learning.
  • Is flexible and adaptable and can deal with changes to the timetable sometimes at short notice
  • Enjoys working with people and is a team player
  • Can manage and organise their time effectively

We can offer you:

  • A positive school environment where children come first
  • A friendly, dedicated and supportive staff team
  • Opportunities for career development
  • Investment in CPD
  • Healthcare through SAS

We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we would advise you to submit your application as soon as possible.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Record Declaration Form prior to interview.

When recruiting and selecting staff, the Trust is required to comply with all relevant employment legislation to ensure we are recruiting within the law as well as complying with the Trust’s Equality Policy. The Selection Criteria document is critical in the process and sets out the requirements which the person appointed should have in order to perform the duties of the post satisfactorily and against which applicants will be assessed. The selection criteria will be used throughout the recruitment process as an objective test of assessing candidates at shortlisting, test and interview stages. Shortlisting will be completed by assessing against the advertised person specification. Our interviews will always include relevant questions relating to child protection and/or safeguarding, and will usually involve a child centred task.

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 Beechfield School

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

Beechfield School is a friendly and dynamic place to work. We currently have over 400 pupils and 60 enthusiastic, dedicated staff. We are situated near Watford town centre and have excellent transport links to Central London/major airports and the M25 and M1.

As part of the Inclusive Multi Academy Trust, each school maintains their own clear identity while working collaboratively, which means that there is a huge amount of opportunity and support for staff in each school.

Our three core beliefs be kind, work hard and love learning underpin everything we do. We believe in a positive culture of collaboration and support where we value, praise, reward and celebrate.

Through high expectations and positive relationships we enable our pupils from many different backgrounds and cultures to work together to become confident, successful and responsible.

We have a nurturing ethos that instils a sense of personal responsibility. We ensure everyone is kind and respectful towards themselves, others and their environment, developing responsible citizens for the future.

We value effort and working hard. We teach resilience and perseverance when faced with challenges and celebrate excellence and success when we work hard and give our best.

We inspire a love of learning through a rich and purposeful curriculum. We provide opportunities to learn about issues that affect our lives and communities, to enable all to become confident, independent thinkers and develop the skills needed to be successful in an ever changing world.

We can offer you:

• A real sense of community.

• An innovative approach to learning with an emphasis on enjoyment and creativity.

• A strong commitment to CPD with quality mentoring and development support.

• A dedicated NQT programme which offers bespoke support and training, as well as the opportunity to work with other people at the same career stage as you.

• A staff council that is listened to and has impact.

• Outstanding Trust leadership with children at the heart of all we do.

• A healthcare plan which includes private medical care as well as well-being care, physiotherapy, stress counselling and lifestyle health screening days.

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