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HLTA / Woodland School Leader - Full-time

Holy Trinity & St John's CEP School, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-3179-145S
  • Posted:17/04/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 6 £25,127 - £26,383 (pro-rata) 0.8-1.0
  • Start Date:1st September 2024
  • App Close Date:22/05/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:4th / 5th June


                               Could you be our next Woodland School Leader /  HLTA?

Could you continue developing and running our well established Woodland School?

Following the retirement of our current Woodland School Leader, we are seeking an inspirational, highly motivated and creative member of staff to join our Teaching and Learning Team.

 The role will predominantly be based in our Woodland School leading whole class sessions and Forest school interventions.


The role is Kent Range 6 - £25,127 - £26,383 pro rata

4 or 5 days per week - 28 OR 35 hours per week (8:30 – 4:30) - flexible to meet your needs


Role includes (in addition to standard TA duties):

  • Plan, prepare and deliver Woodland activities to classes across the school
  • Leading small group and 1:1 Forest School interventions
  • To provide cover for classes

You will be our desirable candidate if:

  • You hold the Forest School level 3 qualification
  • You have experience of delivering outdoor learning activities to whole classes and small groups
  • You have experience of delivering learning activities to classes across the primary school age range

In return, we can offer you

  • A friendly and supportive Teaching and Learning team
  • Opportunities for progression and development through training, coaching and mentoring
  • A healthy work life balance
  • An inclusive environment where you feel valued
  • A supportive leadership team

Visits to the school are encouraged before applications are received.

Closing date: 22nd May 2024 (12pm)

Interviews: 4th / 5th June

Start date: 1st September 2024


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Information about the school

Holy Trinity & St. John’s CEP School is a large primary school serving the central area of the coastal town of Margate. Current number on role is 420 children aged between 4 – 11 years.

The size of the school offers many advantages as we are able to offer a wide range of learning opportunities and have a number of specialist teachers in our employment. However, there remains a sense of family within the school community which is reinforced by our House System and close links with our parents/carers and PTFA.

As a Church of England school, we enjoy strong links with the Parish Church of St. John’s and the Diocese of Canterbury. At Holy Trinity, the Christian ethos of the school goes far beyond the RE curriculum. In work and play children are given the opportunity to find out about the beliefs and values of other people.

Our overriding message that permeates through the school is “Treat others the way you wish to be treated”. As a result, we are a happy and safe school, where children and adults genuinely take great care of each other. Holy Trinity is however more than a place of community and friendship. We strive for high standards of behaviour and academic achievement for all children. We encourage initiative and equip our children with a confidence to enable them to feel positive about themselves.

We were graded as a Good school by Ofsted in March 2023. Our extended school provisions offer our pupils a wealth of opportunities to not only continue their learning but to develop important social skills. Some evidence of our extended school provision can be seen from our achievement in being awarded the Artsmark Gold and School Games Bronze Award.

Holy Trinity & St John's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS checks are required for this post.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Rob Garratt (Headteacher)
  • Address:Holy Trinity & St John's CEP School, St John's Road, Margate, Kent, CT9 1LU
  • Telephone: (01843) 223237
  • Email: rgarratt@htsj.school

Fax: (01843)230875


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 Education.