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Nursery Nurse and Higher Level Teaching Assistant

The Vale Primary AcademyWakefield

The Vale Primary Academy are looking to appoint a Nursery Nurse and HLTA on a temporary basis to cover maternity leave to start in January until April 2022.  This post is two roles combined as one, working as a Nursery Nurse for 27.5 hours per week (Grade E), and a HLTA for 2.5 hours per week (Grade F).

The job description for each part of this post is advertised separately on our website due to the difference in duties and responsibilities.  You need only apply for one of the roles.

Hours and Salary: Nursery Nurse, 27.5 hours per week, term time only (38 weeks per year), Grade E points 9 – 13 (£20,903 to £22,627 full time equivalent), subject to pro rata.  In this role you will provide a stimulating and effective curriculum which will enhance children’s emotional, social, physical and intellectual development. To provide high quality care that meets professional inspection standards.

Hours and Salary: HLTA, 2.5 hours per week, term time only (38 weeks per year), Grade F points 14 – 19 (£23,080 to £25,481 full time equivalent), subject to pro rata.  In this role you will compliment teachers’ delivery of the curriculum and contribute to the development of other support staff, students and academy policies and strategies. To work collaboratively with teaching staff and assist teachers in the whole planning cycle and the management/preparation of resources. To supervise whole classes during the short term absence of teachers. To provide support to students, teachers and the academy in order to raise standards of achievement for all, by utilising advanced levels of knowledge and skills when assisting with planning, monitoring, assessing and managing classes and to encourage students to become independent learners, to provide support for their welfare, and to support the inclusion of students in all aspects of academy life.

We are an outstanding team who strive to constantly improve our practice and ensure that the quality of education; behaviour and attitudes; children’s personal development; and leadership and management; are shining examples of best practice. One of our key drivers is to address educational disadvantage by growing a movement of outstanding teachers and leaders.

Our school is very proud to be part of the Delta Academies Trust. We have a dedicated staff, each one of whom is committed to securing the very best for the children in our care. We feel very fortunate to work with the children at The Vale Primary Academy and we are excited by the journey the school is on. Our vision for our pupils is clear: we believe that every child who attends our school deserves an outstanding education, which will enable them to succeed at primary school and beyond. This is our unwavering aim and one that we will work relentlessly to achieve. 

We know that children learn best when there is a successful partnership between home and school. We place a great deal of importance on the relationship with parents and carers; we are committed to building relationships which are built on trust, mutual respect, effective communication and support. 

Our staff are talented and enthusiastic and have all contributed to the academy’s success story. At The Vale Primary Academy, we value the continuous professional development of all our employees and recognise that our staff are most successful when they feel happy, valued, challenged and supported to achieve their very best. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an outstanding team within a high-performing multi academy trust with exciting career prospects for successful applicants.

Visits to the academy would be warmly welcomed by appointment.  Please contact the academy on 01977 722458 if you would like to arrange a visit.

For more information and to apply for this position please visit our website at 

Closing date:  9th December 2021 at 12 noon

The Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate and checks of the relevant barred list / prohibition lists.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. However, it is important to note that if we receive a high volume of applications, we may limit the numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people.

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