Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) (Primary), Newham

Closing date:Expiring today

Chobham AcademyNewham

Date posted:
Start date: Immediate Start
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: SCP 7 – 11 (Inner London) : £23,628 - £25,377 (Pro rata Actual Salary £20,297.36 - £21,799.82) + Harris Benefits
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for inspiring and talented Higher-Level Teaching Assistants for all primary age phases. You will be committed to the highest achievement for all. You will work closely with the Class Teachers and the SENCO taking individuals, groups and classes. You will be enthusiastic, have great interpersonal skills, enjoy taking the lead and working as part of a team. This is an exciting opportunity for a committed professional looking to continue their career in a rewarding new role.

Your opportunity

We are a three-form entry primary phase led by Francesca Perry, Head of School. We have a clear leadership structure comprising two vice principals and three assistant principals. In addition, our middle leadership team is made up of seven year leads and an EYFS phase leader. Our senior and middle leadership team are integral to the success of the academy as they ensure all staff feel supported in carrying out their roles and are aware of their strengths and areas for development.

In the primary phase of the academy, the acquisition of knowledge is at the heart of our planning and delivery.  We place great importance on high quality teaching across all subject areas to ensure that our students receive a broad education which develops their cultural capital and fully prepares them to face the academic challenges that life in the secondary phase of the academy will bring. September 2019 sees the start of an exciting new time in the primary phase’s development as we have invested in specialist subject teachers in a range of disciplines including PE, Mandarin, music, art and computing. All children in year 1 and above will be taught by these teachers every week. As a result, class teachers will have a great deal of time within the working week to plan, mark and deliver intervention lessons with students who could benefit from additional support whilst our children benefit from the expertise of highly trained practitioners in an exciting range of subject areas.

Students in the primary phase of the academy display excellent behaviour and a positive attitude towards their learning. We have clear systems and structures in place to ensure consistency across the academy which supports all members of the staff team to uphold our high standards. We value the importance of having fun and ensure every week that children have something special to look forward to. Trips take place on a regular basis – both locally and to places further afield. We also integrate mindfulness activities into our week and have two in-house counsellors. The house system is a key part of the identity of the primary phase – all children and members of staff are part of a house and competition between the houses is tough! The students work hard to earn house points and every half term, exciting charity house events take place including a wacky sports day and international food afternoon.

Ready to start your teaching journey? Join Chobham Academy and flourish in career development, practitioner support and class imersion. Assist experienced teachers in class setting and gain first hand insight into how our talented staff maintain a Outstanding school. 

What we are looking for

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning.

  • High expectations and an unwavering belief in the potential of every child;
  • A desire to make a difference to the lives of local children;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Commitment to working in partnership with teachers, parents and the community;
  • A committed team player who enjoys working collaboratively;
  • Commitment to your own professional development.

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

About Chobham Academy:

Chobham Academy opened in September 2013 as part of the Harris Federation. Our 3-18 academy is a world class educational legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Situated within the East Village complex, the academy serves the community newly established in 2,800 new homes, along with existing communities in Newham and Waltham Forest. Chobham Academy is judged "Outstanding" in every category by Ofsted.

Why work at Chobham Academy?

  • World-class facilities for learning, leisure and sport, creating a dynamic centre of learning and the hub of the local community
  • An all-through Academy, providing unique opportunities for nurturing and developing excellence throughout the local community
  • Inclusive model of learning, with an ethos based upon aspiration, ambition and high achievement for all
  • All the advantages of a successful academy group, including a strong central team of support, teaching and leadership staff
  • Generous Harris rewards and benefits package

Harris Benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

  • Access to a diverse network of phase and subject specialist groups
  • Support and mentoring from some of the best leaders in education
  • An Inner London Harris Allowance, plus a performance and loyalty bonus
  • Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
  • The opportunity to work with our amazing students!

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits. 

The Harris Federation

The Harris Federation is the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education. We have an established reputation in transforming education in London and an unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of the Harris Federation. We have transformed standards in schools that had, in some cases, failed for generations before joining the Harris Federation. Social mobility is the Holy Grail for the pupils we serve. The key to their futures is a high quality education.

We want every child in London to have the best possible education, enabling them to fulfil their potential and decide their own future.

We look for motivated support staff who are committed to helping us transform lives and who will share our belief that every child has the potential to do well.

Please note: academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you will not be able to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement. Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education. Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement. 



More about Chobham Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: 40 Cheering Lane, Newham, London, E20 1BD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 203 747 6060
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Chobham Academy opened in September 2013 as part of the Harris Federation. Our 3-18 academy is a world class educational legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Situated within the East Village complex, the academy serves the communit...