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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Saltwood CEP School, Hythe

  • Ref:KCC886-3350-124S
  • Posted:06/06/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 5
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:21/06/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:28th June 2023


Are you an experienced Teaching Assistant looking for a new challenge?

Saltwood Church of England Primary school is a popular, happy school full of lovely children who enjoy coming to school and are eager to learn. We aim to help our children become confident and creative learners by building on the excellent support we receive from parents and our wider community.

We are seeking to create an important new position in our support staff. The role will involve working both as a teaching assistant in an individual year group as well as acting as an HLTA cover provider in other classrooms for two days a week.

You will be working closely with our excellent team of teachers and teaching assistants to support children in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. The role consists of a 24 hour week, spread over 4 days with some flexibility within this working pattern required from week to week.

The successful applicant will develop the skills needed to lead a class. We can offer the opportunity to develop this experience to an outstanding level with the support of our talented staff.

You will already have had experience of the primary classroom and have a passion for teaching and learning that is visible at interview!

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged.

Information about the school

The Federation of Saltwood and Bodsham Schools is a successful and longstanding collaboration between two high performing Church of England Primary Schools located in areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of Kent. Both schools were rated as Good with Outstanding features by Ofsted in 2022 and both schools have Outstanding SIAMs reports following their most recent church inspections.

Saltwood School is a popular one form entry school situated in the pretty village of Saltwood just outside Hythe in Kent. With over 210 children on role, the school offers a friendly and welcoming approach to all families. The school benefits from a well resourced site with large grounds and access to local resources such as Brockhill Country Park and Hythe Beach. The school prides itself on its links with the community and children regularly visit care homes and support local charities.

Bodsham School is a small rural school set in the heart of the beautiful Kentish countryside near to Wye. There are 76 pupils on roll arranged in four classes. Year R are taught separately and there are mixed age classes from Year 1 to Year 6. The school has a genuine family ethos and there is strong support from our community of parents and carers. Children receive a rich and varied education in our lovely grounds and we use the school minibus to help children experience trips to local sites of interest.

All staff in our Federation benefit from sharing staff development events, having regular opportunities for collaboration in areas such as moderation and planning and accessing the support and resources that both schools can provide. We are supported by a single dedicated Governing Body who work tirelessly to ensure our children receive the best education possible.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01303 264899)


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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.