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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Churchill CEP School, Westerham

  • Ref:KCC886-3055-85S
  • Posted:09/02/2021
  • Pay:Kent Range 5
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:24/02/2021 at 19:00
  • Interviews:W/B 1st Mar


Churchill Primary School seeks SPECIAL AGENT of learning…


Well, ok… you don’t actually need to be a bone fide special agent, but you do need to be pretty special!


We are seeking a skilled and driven HLTA to start a new position at our highly respected primary school in Westerham. We are looking for a focused individual who wants to bring out the best in every child and adopt the school's family orientated ethos. We are an OFSTED rated 'good' school, striving for excellence and we are looking for someone with a willingness to go above and beyond to excel within their role.  Our staff are warm, welcoming and completely dedicated to supporting every child and their family in the most appropriate and effective ways to ensure they thrive.


Successful candidates will have experience of covering lessons across Key Stage 1 and 2 and have a strong knowledge of the national curriculum. They will be able and willing to adapt to new challenges within the school environment, whilst working with a wide range of children at different ability levels.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Minimum Second-Class degree or HLTA qualification
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in a Primary setting
  • Positive behaviour management skills
  • The ability to work positively and effectively under pressure, taking note of, and acting on, all issues relating to the well-being and safeguarding of children
  • An approachable, inspiring and enthusiastic attitude, with excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience working with and supporting the learning of children with SEND
  • The ability to demonstrate a consistent level of teaching support to facilitate the classroom teacher's delivery of lessons
  • Willingness, ability and confidence to cover classes, sometimes at short notice across the primary age range.


Churchill Primary can offer you:

  • Competitive pay rates
  • Potential for this role leading to a permanent position
  • High quality CPD and career development
  • 10 acres of land to work in, with lots of potential for learning
  • A friendly and supportive school team to work within
  • Good humour and chocolate biscuits!

Information about the school

Churchill Church of England Primary School serves the community of Westerham, a charming market town in Kent. The school, which has approximately 220 pupils on roll, is rapidly improving under new leadership, attaining Ofsted "Good"; in Jan 2020, and is situated in amazing grounds.

We are extremely proud to provide a safe and caring environment for our children where they can thrive, whilst promoting Christian and British values. Naturally the children are considered to be our greatest asset, which ensures they are at the heart of our strategic and operational decision making. The school fosters an ethos where our pupils are keen to learn, well-behaved and a joy to teach. We encourage their development into caring and socially minded individuals who actively support the local community and beyond with initiatives. Supporting the local food bank and a variety of local charities are just two examples.

Our collective behaviours, teaching and decision-making are underpinned by our core values; Respect, Excellence, Determination, Courage, Creativity and Teamwork; all of which ensure a well-founded and consistent approach in everything we do.

We have strong links with St Mary’s Church Westerham and participate in the many activities aligned with the religious calendar, which draws us closer to the community as a whole. The Vicar and his wife lead collective worship, providing guidance to ensure that Christian worship and distinctiveness are an integral part of the school.

The school has a breakfast club and after school club which can be used by staff.

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.