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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term

Goat Lees Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3920-76S
  • Posted:22/05/2023
  • Pay:KR5 (£22,595-£23,693) initially
  • Start Date:Friday 1 September 2023
  • App Close Date:12/06/2023 at 17:00
  • Interviews:Monday 26 June 2023


We are looking to appoint a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join us for the new academic year and start on 1 September 2023 as we enter our 10th Anniversary year since the school was built in 2013.

We are looking for someone who really understands the diverse nature of primary schools and doesn’t mind ‘getting stuck in’!

We are excited about the next decade of our school life and would welcome applications from committed, passionate and professional candidates to help develop the school’s nurturing ethos and uphold our core values: 

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Pride
  • Honesty

This HLTA role is primarily be based within Early Years/KS1 so a good understand of phonics is essential. We currently use Little Wandle so experience of that programme would be an advantage, but not essential as full training will be given.  Likewise, with a First Aid certificate.

The attached Job Description and Person Specification gives full details so please take the time to study these and, in your application, describe how you meet the criteria we are looking for. 

We are advertising this role at KR5 initially on a one year fixed term contract, but we are willing to increase the salary to KR6 (currently £23,801-£25,262) and make the role permanent for the right candidate with the right experience and commitment.

School visits are encouraged before application; please contact finance@goatlees.kent.sch.uk to arrange a tour of our lovely building and see for yourself!

(Please note we will contact referees prior to interview.)


Information about the school

Goat Lees Primary School is a one form entry Primary School which opened in September 2013. This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a special learning environment that aims to be at the ‘Heart of the Community’. As a member of the CARE Foundation Trust, we work closely with nine other primary schools across the Ashford District to provide support and opportunities for collaboration across our schools.

Our innovative building has been designed by a collaboration of experienced local headteachers and a nationally nominated architectural company which has created a beautiful space in which to stimulate learning. We have further enhanced our facilities by building a performing arts room with a large outdoor stage as part of our commitment to providing a broad and balanced curriculum.

At Goat Lees, we pride ourselves on ensuring that we have done the very best for all our children and work together to bring out the best in everyone. Our staff, governors, children and parents are all incredibly proud of our achievements and our most recent Ofsted report (January 2020) concluded Goat Lees Primary School continues to be a good school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Cathy Renwick
  • Address:Goat Lees Primary School, Hurst Road, Kennington, Ashford, Kent, TN24 9RR
  • Telephone: 01233 630201
  • Email: finance@goatlees.kent.sch.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.