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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Headcorn Primary School, Headcorn

  • Ref:KCC886-2165-80S
  • Posted:25/09/2023
  • Pay:KR5 / KR6
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:13/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:interviews may be offered as applications received


Learning for life... Aspiration, Inclusion, Resilience

Headcorn Primary School is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic person to join our hard-working, fun-loving team as we complete our transition into a two-form entry primary school.

The successful applicant will be someone who loves to inspire and support our children and is a supportive member of our team, fully engaged in all aspects of school life. You should be a highly efficient, flexible and reliable. 

Previous successful experience as a Teaching Assistant and experience as an HLTA or some cover in an HLTA role in KS1 or KS2 is desirable. The relevant NVQ2/3 qualification would be an advantage.

Please state your curriculum strengths, interests and experience in your application statement.

This decision will be made in response to the needs of the school and following discussions with you regarding your strengths and personal professional development. We are happy to support any candidate who is interested in progressing their career.

We can offer you:

  • Enthusiastic children who thrive in an exciting and engaging learning environment
  • A happy and dedicated staff team committed to what is best for our pupils
  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • Supportive committed Governors
  • The opportunity to develop your role in a two-form entry primary school.

We need someone who can work from 8.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday with half an hour lunch break. As part of the contract you will be paid an additional 19 hours which are likely to be used for an inset day and additional training sessions, dates to be provided at the start of the academic year.

Visits to the school are strongly recommended, please email naomi.henderson@headcorn.kent.sch.uk or phone 01622 891289 to arrange.

Candidates may be offered an interview prior to the closing date.


Information about the school

Our school is set in the growing village of Headcorn and has completed its transition into a two-form entry primary school.

We have a broad and balanced curriculum and work hard to ensure that all of our children feel valued, behave well, enjoy all they do and achieve their full potential. We have happy and committed staff, supported by keen and knowledgeable Governors.

Engagement with personal development is essential as is staff wellbeing and workload which are treated as a high priorities.

We are a professional team who are committed to our pupils learning. We believe in taking a holistic approach to a child's personal wellbeing and educational development. We have recently grown our nurture provision to include an experienced FLO, trained nurture practitioners and a therapy dog!

We have a well-resourced and spacious learning environment situated in attractive grounds.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 891285


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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 Legislation.