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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Temporary

The Primary First Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F16-128-S
  • Posted:19/05/2022
  • Pay:PFT C4 [FTE: 23,726 PA, pro rata] Actual: £17,768
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:13/06/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:Friday 17th June 2022

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We are seeking to appoint a proactive Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our enthusiastic and motivated team. The successful candidate will be confident, able to issue challenge where necessary and will have a can-do approach. They will be reliable, punctual and be a positive role model for our pupils.

The HLTA will be able to encourage pupils to become independent learners, whilst providing appropriate support for pupils with special educational needs. This role would suit an experienced teaching assistant seeking the next step in their career. ​

Early applications are welcomed and will be short-listed upon receipt.  If sufficient strong applications are received this vacancy will close early.  If you are not contacted, unfortunately you have not been short-listed.

Our interview day is a mutual process aligned to helping you to decide if Westcourt Primary & Nursery School is the right school for you to advance your career.  We aim to make it as supportive as possible. 

The school began its transition to a two-form entry in September 2016 and will reach full expansion by 2022.  The school joined the Primary First Trust in February 2017. There is a 52 place nursery in the school. The school has a diverse intake, made up of 15 ethnic groups. 31% of pupils have English as an additional language (EAL). The school has extensive grounds including playgrounds, a field and Multi Use Game Area.  All of these are used to enhance pupils’ learning experiences. 

The school is situated in the east of Gravesend offering quick links to the A2/M2. The site is extensive giving staff good car parking facilities and a dedicated PPA room as well as a staff room. The building is well-maintained offering a good working environment. The school values staff well-being and support is put in place for new member of staff so that they are quickly integrated into the school community. We have a supportive staff community, with calm well-mannered children. The school is well resourced and there are opportunities for continued professional development.

If you wish to visit the school please contact, Miss Sexton, Headteacher via email at mags.sexton@westcourt.kent.sch.uk or if you have any questions regarding the position.

You can also learn more about us by visiting our website https://www.westcourt.kent.sch.uk/

Alternatively, search for us on Facebook or Twitter:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Westcourt-Primary-and-Nursery-School-112722067255224/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SchoolWestcourt?s=09

To apply for this vacancy please complete the attached application form, available to download from the downloads section below, paying particular attention to Section 4 of the form, to indicate how you satisfy the criteria set out in the Person Specification. You will also be required to complete and return a Self-Disclosure form with your application. CV’s will not be accepted. Applications should be submitted via email to headteacher@westcourt.kent.sch.uk by 10am, Monday 13th June 2022. Alternatively, you can post your completed application form to Miss Sexton, Headteacher at Westcourt Primary School, Silver Road, Gravesend, DA12 4JG.

The Primary First Trust and Westcourt Primary & Nursery School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 








Information about the trust

The Primary First, a Trust that truly celebrates and nurtures the diversity and distinctiveness of its partner schools. We are a growing network of 10 individual primaries across Bexley, Gravesham and Medway. All are at different points in their journey - each with a unique context, considerable strengths and specific opportunities.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).