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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Whitehill Primary School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-3900-198S
  • Posted:19/05/2023
  • Pay:TDET Band 6, point 18
  • Start Date:Term 1, 2023
  • App Close Date:12/06/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:w/c 12th June, 2023


Higher Level Teaching Assistant

36.25 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (Term time only + 1 week)

Salary: TDET Band 6, point 18 £20,145 pa (equivalent to £23,801 pa for an all year round post)

We are looking for a special someone who is passionate about learning and most importantly, shares our view that all children matter - they deserve the very best of starts. 

Whitehill Primary School is in an exciting phase of its improvement journey and we need like -minded professionals to provide cover for teachers in all classes across the school.

As a school, we actively encourage growth and development and as such, provide a full package of CPD and opportunities for people to advance,  learn and thrive. We value and look after our team and as part of our offer, all staff have free access to Benenden Healthcare, annual flu vaccines and extended hours childcare.

Whitehill serves a diverse community.  Our vision is that happy, helpful hardworking children will grow into confident, independent and ambitious adults who will thrive, be successful and truly prepared for the future world.  We are proud that our children enjoy high quality, enriched learning with exciting opportunities. 

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a HLTA who:

  • Is aspirational and inspirational 
  • Is a keen learner who is reflective and is committed to improving their practice
  • Has high expectations of themselves and the children
  • Is passionate, driven and shows initiative but remains grounded
  • Models very high levels of professionalism, commitment and integrity and uses their excellent interpersonal skills to establish positive working relationships with their team, parents and children
  • Contributes to wider school life and understands the importance of being part of a wider school community

If this describes you, we would love to hear from you.

Closing date for applications: Monday 12th June, 2023 - We reserve the right to close the recruitment process for the right candidate
Interviews:  w/c 12th June, 2023
Start date: Term 1, 2023.

Find out more at:

We warmly welcome and encourage visits to our School. To arrange an appointment, please telephone Francesca Lear, PA to the Headteacher on 01474 352973 ext. 2004 or email learf@whitehillprimary.com

Initial applications should be made via downloaded application forms and emailed to Samantha Ireland, HR at irelands@decustrust.com CVs will not be accepted.

Information about the school

Whitehill is an inclusive 3 form entry Primary School and Nursery serving a diverse community. We strive to build confident, ambitious and independent learners. We are proud that our children enjoy high quality, enriched learning with exciting opportunities.

Whitehill Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The school will conduct all necessary safer recruitment checks before employment commences.

This post is subject to pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, reference checks and proof of right to work in the UK.

In line with KCSIE 2022 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and to share any pertinent information found concerning a candidates suitability to work with children with Hiring Managers to be discussed at interview stage.

TDET is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jennifer Lumley
  • Address:Sun Lane, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 5HN
  • Telephone: (01474) 352973
  • Email: lumleyj@decustrust.com
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.