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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) - Part-time

Thinking Schools Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F40-103-S
  • Posted:23/11/2022
  • Pay:Pro rata £21,389 - £25,091
  • Start Date:3 January 2023
  • App Close Date:02/12/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC

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We require a HLTA to join New Horizons Children’s Academy.  The successful candidate will provide support to pupils, individually or in groups, to enable them to access the curriculum, take part in learning and experience a sense of achievement. They will work alongside class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of pupils, promoting pupils’ independence, self-esteem and social inclusion.   


We are a "Good" school (Ofsted May 22) with a three-form entry that teaches over 600 children from the local community. We have modern classrooms and facilities that will help the successful applicant teach an inspiring and creative curriculum to our students.


This is an exciting opportunity to join our contemporary school and join our Trust. You will work with modern facilities and grasp the opportunity to influence and shape the vision of our Academy.


Watch the below video from our Headteacher to learn more about our school

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What you will need to succeed: 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Committed to supporting pupils
  • Effective communicator both orally and in writing
  • Effective ICT skills 
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Understanding of the educational system and current developments
  • Ability to motivate and to support learning


Additional skills and experience:

  • First Aid experience


We can offer you: 

  • A supportive network of senior leaders within the school and across our trust
  • Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
  • Membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Discounted membership to our state of the art gym and fitness suite on site


What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working at our small and friendly school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process please email recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk


Information about the trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth.

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust has been ranked as the highest performing trust in the South East and in the top 15 academy trusts in England, out of more than 100. – 2020 DfE report

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

• Think about their Thinking • Be their Best self • Shape their Success

In this way we transform life chances

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Simon Arnold
  • Address:The Thinking Schools Academy Trust,
    Park Crescent,
    ME4 6NR
  • Telephone: 03333 602050
  • Email: recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk



Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.