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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Term Time - Part-time

Dartford Bridge Community Primary School, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-2117-202S
  • Posted:22/09/2023
  • Pay:£23,693-£25,262 FTE ( Actual £10,836-£11,553)
  • Start Date:31st October 2023
  • App Close Date:29/09/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:4th October 2023


Post Title: Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) term time

School: Dartford Bridge Community Primary School

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 19.5 hours (Tuesday – Thursday 8.30am-3.30pm 6.5 hours per day)

Weeks: 39

Grade: KR5-6 (depending on experience)

Salary: £23,693-£25,262 FTE (Actual £10,836-£11,553) 

Start Date: 31st October 2023

Advert Closing Date (We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date): 29th September at 12 noon

Interview Date: 4th October 2023

Are you passionate about enabling children to maximise their potential in their academic, social and personal achievements.  If so, join us at Dartford Bridge Community Primary School where the development of the whole child is at its heart – we are looking to appoint a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to work within our inclusive and supportive team.

The HLTA role will be to work alongside our dedicated staff team to lead the learning of children within school.  The role will be mainly based in KS2 but may occasionally involve working with KS1 children. The experience of working in KS2 as a HLTA is an advantage although training will be provided so if you have TA experience and are looking to extend your skills further, please contact the Headteacher to discuss this further.

Dartford Bridge Community Primary School is looking to appoint someone who has the ability to inspire, motivate and challenge pupils through quality teaching and creative learning experiences.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more information.

We offer:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 27 days Annual Leave (rising to 29 after 5 years’ service) plus bank holiday entitlement (pro-rata for part-time)
  • Employee support services.
  • Effective CPD opportunities
  • Collaborative working with other schools
  • Excellent ICT facilities
  • Opportunities for flexible working

 This post is a customer-facing position and falls within the scope of the Code of Practice on English Language Requirement for Public Sector Workers. The school has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

Information about the school

At DBCPS we ensure that our children receive the best education, focussing on building independence, determination and self-belief. Our BRIDGE values are at the heart of everything that we do. Encouraging children to Believe in themselves, Respect each other, show Independence, be Determined, Grow together and demonstrate Excellence.

Our engaging, exciting and creative curriculum, encourages children to become life-long, resilient learners who are well prepared for their future as self-motivated and independent citizens of the world. As a community school, we build strong relationships and partnerships to ensure we know all our families well and how best to support them.

We are very proud of our school and hope that you will contact us to arrange a visit so that you can see for yourself. We are located on The Bridge Learning and Community Campus. We see ourselves as part of the local community and we strive to make local and international links to support both learning and citizenship at our school.

Cygnus Academies Trust

Dartford Bridge Community Primary School is part of Cygnus Academies Trust who are a group of friendly, like-minded schools, working together in the best interest of all our children. Driven by a desire to collaborate at every level, with an emphasis on staff development and opportunities for all. Cygnus Academies Trust schools really are a fantastic place to work and learn.

Our approach is to allow all schools to retain and celebrate their uniqueness. While ensuring; great teaching and learning, strong leadership and management, effective local governance, curriculum expertise, visionary business and financial management.

Safer Recruitment

Cygnus Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. In line with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs will not be accepted, and you are required to complete the application in full giving details of all employment, training and gaps in employment. Cygnus Academies Trust reserves the right to reject incomplete application forms and any consistencies or anomalies will be explored at, or prior to, interview. Any offer of employment is subject to pre-employment checks including a satisfactory ‘Enhanced with Barred List Check’ through the Disclosure and Barring Service. We will require two satisfactory references; one of which must be your line manager in your present or most recent employment. References will be requested prior to interview so please ensure that your referees are available to provide a reference.

Equal Opportunities

Cygnus Academies Trust is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity and inclusion who welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. All people who work and study at our Trust have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jenny Baker
  • Address:Suscon, Brunel Way, Dartford, Kent, DA1 5FW
  • Telephone: 01322 224201
  • Email: HR@cygnus.org.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.