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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Bethersden Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2278-114S
  • Posted:17/03/2023
  • Pay:KR6
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:27/03/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are looking for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our team.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Good standard of education with strong Literacy and Numeracy skills (GCSE English and Maths essential)
  • Strong ICT skills
  • The ability to take responsibility for small groups, supporting children on a one to one and whole class teaching cover/PPA.
  • Evidence of excellent communication and interpersonal skills

The successful candidate will also be expected to take a part in lunchtime activities and supervision (on a rota basis). 


 What we offer;

  • Good professional development
  • Challenge within a supportive environment
  • A fantastic team of staff and amazing children


Shortlisted candidates may be observed working with children as part of the selection process and will be expected to have visited the school prior to interview.


Candidates must have a HLTA qualification or equivalent, experience of working with children from Foundation Stage to Year 6 and experience of taking a whole class.

HOURS OF WORK - 8.30 to 3.30, 5 days per week (until 4.00pm on a Wednesday)  TERM TIME ONLY PLUS TEACHER TRAINING DAYS

Please state your curriculum strengths and experience on your application.

If you are interested in this position and you have the relevant experience, apply now!

Bethersden is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection and first aid training. An enhanced Disclosure Record check will also be carried out as well as 'Right to Work" in the UK.


Information about the school

We are a small, friendly, village primary school with 129 children taught in 6 classes. Our rural location just off the A28 between Ashford and Tenterden means we serve families from the village and the wider area. We have received a good grading in our most recent Ofsted inspection (January 2018).

Our large site has extensive grounds, which includes a gardening area and large playing field. We also have an 'Outdoor Learning Area' up and running which includes a large pond, fire pit, orchard and many other learning resources.

We have a friendly, dedicated staff who work seamlessly together as a team, ensuring our children excel through a focus on quality first teaching and pastoral support.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Ms Rebecca Heaton
  • Address:Bethersden Primary School, School Road, Bethersden, Ashford, Kent, TN26 3AH
  • Telephone: (01233) 820479
  • Email: office@bethersden.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01233 820646


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.