Higher Level Teaching Assistant - (HLTA - Cover)


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated HLTA who is passionate about making a difference to children’s progress and attainment to join our school.  This role will be supporting children in the classroom and will also include cover for lessons, planned and unplanned throughout the school. 


This role requires good classroom presence and behaviour management skills in an all through primary school.  The successful candidate will be expected to cover work in a range of subjects and respond to the needs of both planned and unplanned cover.  This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is keen to join a school that values staff development.


The hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 3.00pm.  We will consider applications for part-time hours or working on a job share basis.  The salary will be on Grade 7, £14562-£17219, depending on experience.


The appointed candidate will have:


  • A passion for learning that will inspire and motivate children to be independent thinkers.
  • The enthusiasm to provide the best possible learning experience for our children.
  • The highest expectations for achievement and behaviour.
  • The ability to provide excellent in-class support or run small groups / interventions.
  • Excellent communication skills to develop outstanding relationships with colleagues, children and parents.
  • An understanding about the importance of safeguarding and keeping children safe.


Ideally, you will have recent experience of working in a school setting however full training will be given. A relevant qualification: NVQ 2 / NVQ 3 for Teaching Assistants or similar is desirable


We offer a supportive, friendly environment and high quality developmental opportunities in order to further develop your expertise.


Closing date: 14th June 2019

Interview date: To be confirmed




Bitterne CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide references.

Application Form
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Letter to Applicants
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Higher Level Teaching Assistant Job Description
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