Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Whitley Chapel CE First School, Hexham

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 22/12/2023 12:00
FTE £24,496 - £26,845 (pro rata for 32.5 hours £18,564 - £20,344.16)
Hours per week:
32.5 hours per week (variable 22.5-32.5), term time plus 5 days
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching Assistant
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Whitley Chapel CE First School, Leazes Lane, Steel, Hexham, NE47 0HB
Closing date:
22 Dec
Further Information
Friendship, Community, Faith

Whitley Chapel Church of England First School is a rural school situated in the heart of Hexhamshire in Northumberland, 5 miles from Hexham. The school is surrounded by open green spaces and an outstanding local community, utilising the natural resources around us to give the children plenty of opportunities to explore their outdoor setting and flourish through Forest School learning.

Our vision is to provide an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice, in a happy, secure and well-disciplined environment, and to give our pupils space to learn and grow.

Our governors of this happy, and successful school are seeking to appoint a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) with enthusiasm, creativity and the ability to motivate and engage our pupils. The role of HLTA is integral to the smooth operation of the school and the enhanced opportunities we give to our pupils. The role is primarily to oversee classes during the short-term absence of teaching staff or to provide time for school leaders to undertake their roles, alongside in-class support for small groups or individual learners.

The successful candidate will be expected to meet HLTA national standards or hold equivalent skills, expertise or experience. Excellent numeracy/literacy skills equivalent NVQ level 2 in English and Maths, and IT skills sufficient to advance pupils learning are essential for this position. A Level 3 qualification in the Early Years would be desirable also.

This is a permanent variable hours contract, with initial hours of 32.5 per week (variable to 22.5)

The successful candidate will:- 
  • Meet HLTA national standards (or hold equivalent skills, expertise or experience)
  •  Have excellent numeracy, literacy and IT skills
  •  Be able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Have a good level of communication skills
  •  Be committed to the safeguarding of all children
This is an excellent opportunity to work within a school with a fantastic group of children, dedicated staff and Governors, and supportive parents who all care passionately about the school.

Further information about the role can be found in the job description. Please visit our website for more information about the school.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced criminal records check is required for this post. We may also undertake online internet searches for shortlisted candidates.

Applications should be returned to School by midday on Friday 22nd December 2023.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted regarding an interview.

Application forms can be emailed to admin@whitleyfirst.northumberland.sch.uk FAO: Mrs K North, Headteacher.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the School Office to make an appointment.

School Name: Whitley Chapel CE First School
Full address: Leazes Lane, Steel, Hexham
Postcode: NE47 0HB
Tel: 01434 673294
e-mail: admin@whitleyfirst.northumberland.sch.uk
Website address: http://www.whitleyfirst.northumberland.sch.uk

Salary amounts quoted are subject to an equated salary adjustment if you commence employment part way through the academic year
Please note
This job is closed for applications.