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

St Laurence in Thanet CE Junior Academy, Ramsgate

  • Ref:KCC886-2014-74S
  • Posted:20/01/2022
  • Pay:KR5
  • Start Date:Monday, 21st February 2022 or ASAP after this date
  • App Close Date:28/01/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Friday, 4th February 2022


Are you enthusiastic about children’s learning and committed to all children and adults feeling valued?

Our friendly, hardworking team are looking to appoint an experienced and highly motivated HLTA to join our talented and supportive team. The successful candidate will be a flexible, positive and enthusiastic person who loves working with children and has experience in covering classes, with the ability to contribute to our school's community and vision, helping children to achieve their potential.

The successful candidate must:

  • meet Higher Level Teaching Assistant standards or hold an equivalent qualification
  • have experience of planning and leading teaching and learning activities
  • have GCSEs in English and maths A - C or equivalent 

The successful candidate will be a class-based TA and will be expected to cover classes as and when needed.  The hours are 8.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday, term-time only (including 5 inset days).  This is a temporary contract until July 2022 in the first instance, but this could be extended. 

We are looking for someone who:

  • has recent experience in the classroom
  • has strong Literacy and Numeracy skills to enable you to have a positive impact on children’s progress
  • has high expectations and is passionate about encouraging the best from every pupil, enabling every child to fulfil their potential
  • is able to contribute to, and work as part of a team
  • has excellent communication skills and a flexible attitude
  • has effective time management and an ability to work on own initiative
  • has good IT skills

 The role will require the successful candidate to: 

  • work closely with class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of pupils
  • support children in achieving the learning objectives and aims in English, Maths and across all areas of the curriculum
  • feedback to the class teacher, keeping records of progress and behaviour

 We can offer you: 

  • positive, happy pupils with an excellent attitude to learning
  • a passionate and committed leadership team
  • opportunities for professional development and career progression
  • a great place to work with a fantastic team

 The successful candidate must be committed to high standards of learning and behaviour.

A caring approach, the ability to be flexible/adaptable and a good sense of humour are essential. We are seeking to appoint a ‘St Laurence’ person: someone who is committed to ensuring that each and every child meets their potential, enjoys school and is excited and engaged in their learning. 

This post would be suitable for someone with an interest in completing teacher training.

And, finally, as a church school we expect all staff to make a positive contribution towards our strong Christian ethos.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged. Please email: office@stlaurencejuniors.co.uk for further information or to arrange a visit.

We reserve the right to close the advert early if a suitable candidate is found.


Information about the school

St Laurence CE Junior Academy has 207 pupils and is a two from entry junior school with a distinctive Christian character. Our schools vision:

Our school offers a supportive, inclusive, nurturing and inspiring learning environment, where each member is known, loved and empowered to reach their full potential. Children are encouraged through an aspirational and engaging curriculum to develop their knowledge, skills and character so that they can truly flourish, both now and into the future. We are a school which has very recently joined the Aquila MAT and these are exciting times for us. New opportunities and a network of support are just part of what we can offer you.

We promote a values-led, nurture based education which means that we provide a high level of pastoral care to ensure that all our children achieve well. Our children come from all sorts of different backgrounds. Our parents, friends, Trustees and local church provide support and we collaborate with local schools very successfully. Pupils are encouraged to be aspirational, to develop a lifelong love of learning, and to become well-rounded, happy children. The school offers a wide variety of extra-curricular clubs which provides our children with additional experiences. St Laurence provides a network of support for families that need it and it is praised in the community for being a caring school.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01843 589273


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).