Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Kent

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Hartley Primary AcademyKent

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Start date: 20th April 2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Actual salary: £7,916 (FTE £19,030) - £8,706 (FTE £20,930)
Contract term: Permanent

About the role:  Hartley Primary Academy has a rare and exciting opportunity to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our highly collaborative and supportive team.  Our teaching support team is pivotal to our success in the classroom and provide a great deal of support for our teachers, and this position for an HLTA will strengthen the team even further with their knowledge, experience and additional support that they can provide our teaching staff with.  Our successful candidate will be able to establish strong working relationships with staff and students alike, be able to work as part of a team and will be reliable and excellent communicators.  A Level 3 qualification in childcare is necessary for this post. The hours are 18.75 per week - a great part-time opportunity within a very successful school! 

The salary offered ranges between £7,916 - £8,706 based on Term Time only (FTE £19,030 - £20,930). We aim to conduct interviews week commencing 24th February 2020 and our successful candidate will start in post in April 2020.

Hartley Primary Academy is a through-primary and therefore flexibility and willingness to work across the full age range, 4 -11, is essential.

Our successful candidate will be;

  • Enthusiastic, energetic and adaptable
  • Capable of working independently and in a team
  • Able to motivate and support pupils
  • Able to work with individual pupils and small groups of pupils
  • Able to demonstrate experience with interventions and learning support
  • Candidates should have a minimum of a Level 3 NVQ or equivalent and have experience of working within a primary school
  • Possess an unending desire to help all children achieve their best
  • Possess a caring nature and a deep regard for children

Working for Hartley Primary Academy: Hartley Primary Academy's history dates back to 1842. Today, it is part of Leigh Academies Trust and provides primary education for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 11. Our school is set in beautiful grounds in the middle of Hartley, the charming Kent village. We believe in – and celebrate – success at all levels and in all fields. The pursuit of excellence within a culture of enjoyment and positive approaches to learning is our key to success. 'Every Child Matters' in Hartley Primary Academy in every way and enabling children to become partners in learning and have a real voice in their school community is essential. We are working towards becoming accredited as a 'Thinking School', encouraging our children to develop the tools and the skills of independent learning in order to be prepared in the best way for a rapidly changing technical and global world.

Our aim is to create a positive, stimulating and happy learning environment with spacious buildings and grounds, enabling children to succeed and realise their full potential.  We promote their academic, spiritual, moral, cultural and physical development to prepare them for future opportunities, responsibilities and experiences.

We are committed to providing all children with the same opportunities, regardless of gender, race, creed or culture.  We are wholly committed to creating a learning environment which is safe and secure, stimulating and exciting, in order that our children come to school with a feeling of anticipation and enthusiasm.

Working with Leigh Academies Trust: As of September 2019, our Trust is comprised of 25 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 13 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open between September 2020-2021.  The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. 

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust. 

Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

All roles within the Trust are subject to an Enhanced DBS check in addition to other pre-employment checks.



More about Hartley Primary Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Round Ash Way, Hartley, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8BT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1474 702742
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Our school is set in beautiful grounds in the middle of Hartley, the charming Kent village. We believe in – and celebrate – success at all levels and in all fields. The pursuit of excellence within a culture of enjoyment and positive approaches to le...