Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Drama Specialism, Leeds, West Yorkshire

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Hillcrest AcademyLeeds, West Yorkshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: SO1 SCP 29-31 (£26,470 - £28,221) Actual salary £19,972 - £21,293 (Subject to a 6 month probationary period)
Contract term: Permanent

Hillcrest Academy


Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Drama Specialism

SO1 SCP 29-31 (£26,470 - £28,221)

Term time + 5 days, 32.5 hours per week

Actual salary £19,972 - £21,293 (Subject to a 6 month probationary period)


We are looking to appoint a talented colleague to join our strong and committed team. Hillcrest is a vibrant and dynamic academy that is looking for an inspirational Higher Level Teaching Assistant who will provide PPA and/or sickness cover for class teachers and carry out intervention work with groups of pupils.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold the HLTA status or QTS 
  • Understand how children learn most effectively
  • Demonstrate care, patience and understanding 
  • Be a team player with good interpersonal skills who takes the initiative when necessary
  • Be committed to high standards of behaviour and achievement
  • Have good literacy, numeracy and communication skills 
  • Have confidence to provide class cover on a regular basis

Key tasks:

  • Plan and teach whole class lessons
  • Assist in the preparation of the classroom for the activities planned
  • Contribute, where necessary, to any discussion of pupils’ needs and progress
  • Participate in any relevant Staff Development activities
  • Assist in meeting the children’s needs for encouragement and reassurance
  • Encourage pupils’ independence.

Working as part of The GORSE Academies Trust, we ensure that our children receive an outstanding education that focuses on aspiration, high expectations and personalisation. 

Are you interested? We hope so! 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a DBS check & satisfactory references.

A full application pack can be downloaded from the website www.tgat.org.uk/jobs 

Completed application forms should be returned to the academy via email (Recruitment@hillcrest.leeds.sch.uk) by Friday 21st September 2018 (12 noon).

“Every lesson counts at Hillcrest Academy. Teachers are relentless in supporting every pupil to reach their potential.” Ofsted

If you would like to know more about The Gorse Academies Trust, please visit; https://www.tes.com/jobs/employer/the-gorse-academies-trust-1071685 

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More about Hillcrest Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Cowper Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 4DR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 262 4080
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Hillcrest Academy is a larger-than-average primary school located in Leeds, West Yorkshire. The school provides places for around 400 pupils aged 3-11. Hillcrest Academy is part of the GORSE Academies Trust, which is responsible for the running of ar...