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

Mereworth Community Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2185-173S
  • Posted:25/03/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 7 £26,515 pro rata £12,270
  • Start Date:Term 6 or September 2024
  • App Close Date:30/04/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Are you a passionate, skilled and enthusiastic Higher Level Teaching Assistant bursting with innovative and fresh ideas ready to put them into practice? Or are you looking to take that next step in your career?

How would you like to work for a close-knit community of children, parents, staff and governors with a real sense of local pride and spirit? Our children have excellent behaviour for learning and are a pleasure to teach.

Does this resonate with you? If your answer is yes, then we would love to hear from you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented and committed Higher Learning Teaching Assistant to join our school on a part time basis to cover PPA every morning plus 2 afternoons per week, total 20.5 hours per week.

You will join our supportive, highly experienced and happy team to collaborate with Teachers in the planning and delivery of programmes of teaching and learning activities for classes.

As a Teaching Assistant you will:

  • Plan, prepare and deliver assigned programmes of teaching and learning activities to individuals, small groups and/or classes to cover PPA for class teacher release.
  • Assess, record and report on development, progress and attainment and marking all PPA cover lesson work for the class.
  • Assess the needs of our pupils, using your detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support pupils’ learning.
  • To succeed in this role, you will have:
  • A Level 3 Diploma (or equivalent experience), with knowledge acquired through training and experience a level of professional standards specified for HLTA status.
  • Experience of working with children of relevant age within a learning environment.
  • An understanding of National Curriculum requirements in relation to specialist area (e.g. additional needs, curriculum area), including planning, preparing and delivering programmes of learning activities to groups and classes.


Further information:

Please note: This role is part-time (20.25 hours per week 5 mornings from 8:45am to 12:00pm plus 2 afternoons 1:00pm to 3:00pm) to covering all age groups Year R-Year 6. Paid at KR7.

We welcome and encourage you to contact us to discuss this post prior to application. Please contact the main office on 01622 812569.

References will be requested for all candidates shortlisted and Online Searches prior to interview.

The school is committed to child protection/safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this duty of care. Offers of employment are subject to an enhanced DSB (Disclosure and Barring Service) and other employment checks.

The school is committed to Equality and Diversity in employment practice and delivery.

Information about the school

Mereworth Community Primary School is a popular village school situated between Maidstone and Tonbridge. We are a vibrant, single form entry school situated in wonderful grounds which are used extensively to enhance the delivery of the curriculum. The school building is a mixture of Victorian, 1960’s and modern rooms. We have indoor learning zones which includes a library, a music room, computer room and a Design & Technology room. We have extremely supportive parents and governors and wonderfully caring, polite and well behaved children.

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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.