Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 01/12/2023 12:00
£28,371 - £31,099 full time equivalent, actual salary £24,988 - £27,391
Hours per week:
37 hours per week, term time only plus 5 training days
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching Assistant
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Westgate Hill Primary Academy, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5JN
Number of posts:
Closing date:
1 Dec
Further Information
External to Council - The Laidlaw Schools Trust is an External Company, you will not be an employee of Newcastle City Council.

Westgate Hill Primary Academy
Beaconsfield Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

Westgate Hill Primary Academy is an outstanding school set in the heart of a thriving community.   The Trustees are seeking to appoint a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant for Westgate Hill Primary Academy, who has an excellent track record of successfully developing children to their full potential.

At Westgate Hill Primary Academy we seek to raise aspirations, empower pupils, developing their capacity to make informed choices and lead a happy, healthy life.

We embrace diversity, recognise individual needs and encourage all pupils to achieve their best.

High quality teaching ensures we deliver a rich and varied curriculum in an inspiring and creative way. Through their learning pupils become literate and numerate.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and highly motivated with excellent communication skills, committed to working alongside a supportive and dynamic team to continue to raise standards and achievement. The successful candidate will be working in Key Stage 2 initially with the potential to work across the whole school if required.

It is essential that the applicant holds Literacy and Numeracy skills, the equivalent of Level 2 and HLTA Status.

About the school

The successful candidate will join a successful MAT where all Academies support each other to the benefit of our pupils and their families. Our Academies also enjoy strong support from an experienced LST central team, based in Newcastle upon Tyne. 

The Academy is a member of Laidlaw School Trust (LST). The Laidlaw Schools Trust is a growing family of seven schools helping transform thousands of young lives in North East England.  LST invests significantly in the training and development of all staff and is able to offer all staff a wide range of opportunities and benefits.

Further details and an application pack can be downloaded from the Careers section on the Laidlaw Schools Trust website https://www.laidlawschoolstrust.co.uk/72/vacancies-1. Interested candidates are welcome to tour the school, please contact Philippa Davison, School Business Manager to arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this post.

Interviews will take place: W/c 4th December
Applications should be returned to:  Philippa.davison@westgatehillprimary.com
Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Equal opportunities 

We are an equal opportunities employer strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. An online search will be undertaken on all shortlisted candidates.

We are an equal opportunities employer strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate their commitment to children’s safeguarding. All successful appointments will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and a range of other pre-employment recruitment checks.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.