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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    25 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 August 2023

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: The post is 30 hours/5 days per week, term time plus 1 week (5 inset days), although we may be able to accommodate a part time position for the right candidate.

Contract type


Pay scale

FTE SCP 12 – 19 £24,496 - £27,852 / Pro Rata SCP 12 - 19 £17,062 - £19,399

What skills and experience we're looking for

Devonshire Primary Academy wish to appoint a permanent Teaching Assistant Level 4 to contribute to the smooth running of our curriculum provision.

This position is for a candidate who will fully engage children in their learning and make a positive contribution to the delivery of quality learning experiences for our children. Primarily, this role is to provide cover across the school, particularly for the PE curriculum, so a sporting qualification and relevant experience desirable; however, we would also consider other curriculum specialisms and interests.

We are looking for a candidate who will need to:

  • Have an understanding of teaching and learning;
  • Have high personal and professional standards;
  • Have a warm and friendly personality;
  • Have high expectations of themselves and for pupil achievement;
  • Have the ability to motivate and inspire pupils;
  • Be flexible; and
  • Be resilient and embrace school improvement with passion and vigour, knowing that learners are at the heart of everything that we do.

What the school offers its staff

Devonshire Primary Academy is a happy, exciting and productive school with a wealth of opportunities for our children and staff. We can offer you:

  • The chance to be part of a closely connected, dedicated and hardworking staff;
  • A friendly and supportive whole school staff team;
  • Opportunities for professional development;
  • A commitment to reducing staff workload and prioritising staff wellbeing – The Sea View Trust has recently signed up to the DfE Wellbeing Charter;
  • A consistent, supportive and fair approach to dealing with staff absence, which applies to all employees and covers all types of absence;
  • Term time employment, allowing you to spend school holidays with family;
  • Enrolment into a pension scheme – employees do not pay tax or national insurance on their pension contributions and the school add a generous employer contribution;
  • Free onsite parking;
  • The option to purchase a new bicycle and cycling equipment via salary sacrifice making tax and national insurance savings; and
  • The opportunity to work in a school which is at the heart of its community and always looking for innovative ways to provide the best education.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to volunteer to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to successful references and an enhanced DBS. The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful, you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice.

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About Devonshire Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
450 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01253 478271

Devonshire Primary Academy is a coeducational primary school with academy status that is situated at the heart of an area of economic and social deprivation in a densely populated part of Blackpool.

The staff team is made up of approximately 80 teaching and non-teaching members and we educate learners aged 3 to 11.

We place great emphasis on our ability to provide a secure, caring and welcoming environment in which everyone has pride in themselves and strives to achieve the highest possible standard of learning, behaviour and attitudes. Children start our school with attainment well below that typical for their age and we endeavour to ensure that all children leave our care with a love of education and with the building blocks they need to become confident, life-long learners.

Our dedicated staff, parents and governors all work together to make Devonshire Primary Academy the best environment for our children to thrive.

Arranging a visit to Devonshire Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@devonshire.blackpool.sch.uk.

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