Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Science, Bicester

Closing date:New this week

The Cooper SchoolBicester

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Grade 6, increasing to Grade 8 on successful completion of HLTA qualification
Contract term: Permanent

Bernwode Schools Trust are looking for a committed HLTA specialising in Science to join our highly successful Science department as soon as possible.  The role will be based at The Cooper School but the post holder will be expected to work flexibly across all academy sites.  

The post is to work 33.75 hours per week for 39 weeks per year (term-time only plus INSET days).  The starting salary will be Grade 6, point 8, £19,945 pro rata (this equates to £15,604.06 for the hours and weeks worked).  On achieving the required HLTA qualification the salary will increase to Grade 8, point 18, currently £24,313 pro rata (this equates to £19,209.04 for the hours and weeks worked).

We offer:

  • competitive salary;
  • an excellent pension scheme;
  • regular training opportunities;
  • friendly and supportive colleagues;
  • an energetic, vibrant and diverse environment where everyone is valued.

The successful candidate will be an engaging person with a good knowledge of science, who is able to interest, encourage and motivate students.  They will need to be able to work as part of team and interact professionally with people both internal and external to the academy.

To find out more about our Academy visit our website www.bernwodeschoolstrust.co.uk or please contact Human Resources by telephone on (01869) 362697 or by email recruitment@bernwodeschoolstrust.co.uk

Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 6th January 2020, 9am

Bernwode Schools Trust have the right to interview and appoint at any time throughout this recruitment process.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.


Applicants from outside the EU will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.

Bernwode Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding children. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly CRB) in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.

Details of the Academy’s policies relating to the Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Handling, Use, Retention and Disposal of Disclosure and Barring Certificates and Disclosure information are included within the recruitment pack.

More about The Cooper School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Churchill Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 4RS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1869 242121
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Bernwode Schools Trust

Bernwode Schools Trust (formerly Bicester Learning Academy) was formed on 1st July 2014 and is a multi-academy trust currently comprising of The Cooper School and Glory Farm Primary School. The academy is run by a board of Trus...