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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 35 hours per week; 39 weeks per year (term time plus one week). Paid 45.942 weeks

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£32,076 - £33,954

Actual salary

£26,807.30 - £28,369.30 from 1st Sept to 31st Aug

Pay scale

SCP 23 - 25

What skills and experience we're looking for

Northern Education Trust (NET) is a charitable education Trust with a good track record for school improvement. The Trust sponsors 26 academies; 14 secondary and 12 primaries across the North of England in twelve Local Authority regions.

Merlin Top is a member of NET and was graded outstanding in March 2019 by Ofsted.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking Level 4 Teaching Assistant to work in our caring academy where we aim to give our children the best life chances. The role will be supporting children in both KS1: KS2 and EYFS also covering PPA.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a caring person who puts children’s welfare at the forefront
  • Understand the importance of safeguarding
  • Have energy and the determination to make a difference
  • Be able to work well within a team

In return, we can offer:

  • Amazing children who care about their learning
  • Excellent trust-wide CPD
  • A friendly and supportive staff team

What the school offers its staff

Northern Education Trust offers:

  • The opportunity to work and progress across the family of schools, should you wish in the future;
  • The chance to apply for leadership roles in the Deeps structure taking on a whole school leadership project;
  • The support and expertise of Director of Subjects.
  • A full and detailed programme of support and development for all;
  • A further comprehensive programme of professional development, including leadership, provided through the NET Staff College.

Employee benefits

  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Free onsite parking
  • Employee discounts such as competitively priced car leasing
  • Access to various discount sites

In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, an online search will be completed on all shortlisted applicants prior to interview. Any relevant information will be discussed further with the applicant during the interview process.

The Trust is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. All posts are subject to enhanced disclosure and barring service checks. We expect all adults to share our commitment to safeguarding and the health and wellbeing of our pupils

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 Merlin Top Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
346 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01535 210028

Northern Education Trust (NET) is a charitable education Trust with a good track record for school improvement. The Trust sponsors 23 academies; 13 secondary and 10 primaries across the North of England in eleven Local Authority regions.

Merlin Top is a member of NET and was graded outstanding in March 2019 by Ofsted

Arranging a visit to Merlin Top Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email g.rhodes@northerneducationtrust.org.

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