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Higher Level Teaching Assistant and PPA Cover - Fixed Term

Otford Primary School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-2138-201S
  • Posted:07/10/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 6 - commensurate with experience
  • Start Date:November 2022 or potentially earlier
  • App Close Date:31/10/2022 at 16:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate and motivated HLTA/PPA cover to work at our school. You will be fully committed to supporting excellent outcomes and further improving standards. The successful applicant will be working alongside our skilled, friendly and supportive team to help our children enjoy, learn and achieve success.

Applicants will be able to demonstrate highly effective KS1 and KS2 practice and will

- meet Higher Level Teaching Assistant standards or equivalent qualification

- have a diverse set of skills which will enable you to be flexible working in the classroom, dinner hall and playground

- be passionate about teaching and learning

- be able to work creatively and strategically

- be an innovative and reflective practitioner who is keen to learn

- be positive, with a ‘can do’ attitude

- committed to improving the life chances of every child


The successful candidate will support the class teacher in:

  • Providing stimulating, engaging activities suitable to the primary age range
  • Keeping records and providing pupils with feedback to inform and support subsequent provision
  • Working in close partnership with parents /carers to improve pupil outcomes
  • Meeting the physical, social and emotional needs of the children
  • Assessing children's learning with reference to relevant National curriculum and school assessment documents. 

In return the successful candidate will be a part of :

  • Friendly supportive staff, governors and a welcoming community.
  • Happy, enthusiastic, well behaved children who are eager to learn.
  • A school committed to professional development.

Candidates will need to have a clear knowledge and understanding of working with children in a classroom, be willing to contribute to a team, have good communication skills and should be fully committed to supporting the vision, aims and values of our good school. 

Information about the school

Otford Primary School is located near Sevenoaks, based in the historic village of Otford. We are a two-form entry school, drawing from the village and immediate surrounding areas with committed staff and parents. We like to maximise links within the village and local community.

The School has undergone buildings and facilities development in the last few years. A large sports field and outdoor spaces are used to maximise physical activity and learning outside the classroom as well as weekly Forest School sessions off site. Please refer to our website for more information!

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and views it with paramount importance. It engages with children and staff in policy and practice developments, and proactively encourages feedback. The school requires employees to obtain a Criminal Records disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), including checks against the barred list.

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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.