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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term

Lenham Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2168-114S
  • Posted:14/03/2023
  • Pay:KR6
  • Start Date:June 2023
  • App Close Date:18/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Week of 24th April


Would you like to be part of a school with a strong family feel? If so please read on!

We have an exciting opportunity for a skilled, highly motivated and enthusiastic HLTA. Due to succesful promotion within our team we are looking for a HLTA to cover a maternity leave for 1 year, starting in June.  The successful candidate will be expected to cover PPA and other lessons according to need, therefore able to deliver the curriculum to classes of children working closely with our friendly team. This role would suit an individual who has the qualities and skills for a practical approach to learning.

The successful candidate will ideally have:

  • Excellent classroom practice
  • Good team approach
  • A passion for a creative curriculum
  • Strong commitment to inclusive principles,
  • Experience of providing a safe and positive environment for all children.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the curriculum

They should also show an ability to respond to different learning styles, which is essential.

Lenham Primary School is a 'Good' school. The staff are passionate about creating great learning experiences for all children and providing a caring environment, demonstrating our PRIDE values in all that we do.

Since 2011, the school has developed curriculum and non-curriculum links to the Olympic and Paralympic movements.  Our PRIDE values are based on the Olympic values to celebrate our achievements: Personal Excellence, Respect and Resilience, Inspiration, Determination and Equality and Friendship.

The school is situated just a short walk away from the village centre of Lenham. We are lucky to have amazing grounds in which we work and play.

The position is offered 5 days a week.

We reserve the right to close the advert early should a suitable candaidate apply.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach online submission by the closing date. Any queries should be sent by email to Andrea McCluskey, Head Teacher, headteacher@lenham.kent.sch.uk.

If shortlisted, we will be asking you to deliver a short lesson as part of the selection process.

Please note that our Safer Recruitment policy dictates, that we will obtain references before interview, if you are selected.

We encourage you to come and look around the school, please call the office to book your tour.

Lenham Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. Appointment to the position will be subject to an enhanced DBS Check and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

We reserve the right to close the advert early should a suitable candidate apply.

Information about the school

Lenham Primary School is a wonderful, single form entry village school. As soon as you enter the building you are met with a strong sense of family. There is a buzz around the school of excited engagement and a love of learning. We are proud to be rated Good by Ofsted.

Our PRIDE values underpin everything that we do:

Personal excellence

Respect & Resilience


Determination & Courage

Equality and Friendship

The curriculum at Lenham Primary is designed to provide a broad and balanced education that meets the needs of all children. It provides opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident and successful learners, with high aspirations, who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society. Our curriculum ensures that academic success, creativity and problem solving, reliability, responsibility and resilience, as well as physical development, well-being and mental health are key elements that support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning. We celebrate the diversity and utilises the skills, knowledge and cultural wealth of the community while supporting the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, ensuring that children are well prepared for life in modern Britain.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Andrea McCluskey
  • Address:Ham Lane, Lenham, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 2LL
  • Telephone: (01622) 858260
  • Email: Office@lenham.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01622) 851652


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 Education.