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Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Primary School

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational and motivated Higher Level Teaching Assistant. 

The successful candidate will be expected to work in partnership with teachers in planning and delivering learning activities to pupils as well as covering PPA and unplanned staff absence.  They would also have significant responsibility within the Reception Class.

Salary Scale:  Grade I, Points 17-20 (£26,317.00 - £28,785.00 per annum, pro rata) which equates to a part time salary of £19,489.92 per annum

Hours per week:     32 hours per week

              Term time only plus teacher training days (39 weeks)

              Monday to Thursday: 8.30am – 3.30pm (with a half hour break)

              Fridays: 8.30am – 3.30pm (with an hour break)

Core purpose

To implement the professional standards for Higher Level Teaching Assistants consistently when supporting and delivering learning to ensure all pupils make excellent progress, through a rich, creative and innovative curriculum.

Core Responsibilities, Tasks and Duties

  • Deliver learning activities to whole classes in the absence of the teacher, e.g.  during PPA time, cover for unplanned staff absences and staff training courses, ensuring that high levels of behaviour and engagement are upheld.
  • Lead the reception class in their activities on a regular basis
  • Use own initiative to assess and evaluate pupils’ needs and lead the delivery of learning activities by application of specific skills, knowledge and experience with and of pupils and area of curriculum, as agreed with the class teacher under an agreed system of supervision.
  • Support the needs of pupils and curriculum, by assisting the teacher with preparation of equipment, photocopying of material for use in learning and by providing general clerical support for class based tasks.
  • Support other members of staff with the effective resourcing of specific specialist areas to deliver the curriculum effectively, for example phonics, reading etc.
  • Work in partnership with teachers, to deliver learning to support the academic achievement of all learners, through focused group work as directed by the class teacher.
  • Take responsibility for planning challenging teaching and learning opportunities. Evaluates and adjusts work plans as appropriate to meet pupils’ needs.
  • Provide feedback to pupils and the class teacher, supporting with the monitoring, recording and reporting of pupil progress. Marks work in accordance with school policy.
  • Support pupils within the learning environment, including those with special educational needs, to promote independence, inclusion, acceptance and equality of access to learning opportunities for all pupils.
  • Attend and contribute to meetings with other staff, external professionals and parents regarding pupils.
  • Participate as required in the school’s performance management and supervision systems and take part in appropriate training and development activities.
  • Commit to working with the staff team to ensure the highest levels of safeguarding are upheld at all times.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the school.


All school staff are expected to:

  • Undertake other such reasonable duties as may be required from time to time
  • Work towards and support the school’s vision and objectives
  • Support and contribute to the school’s responsibility for safeguarding students
  • Work within the school’s Health and Safety Policy to ensure a safe working environment for staff, students and visitors
  • Be aware of the need to take responsibility for your own professional development.
  • Maintain high professional standards of attendance, punctuality, appearance and conduct, and positive courteous relations with students, parents, colleagues and guests.
  • Engage actively in the performance review process
  • Adhere to school policies and procedures as set out in the staff handbook or other documentation available to all staff

Application Pack:-

Please apply using the application form which is downloadable below.

  • Closing date is Sunday 23rd February 2020
  • Shortlisting will take place on Monday 24th February 2020
  • Interview date to be confirmed.         

Please email complete application forms to  or post to:-

FAO Anna Timson, HR Manager & Headteacher's PA,  Aylesford School & Sixth Form College, Tapping Way, Warwick, CV34 6XR

Contact Anna Timson, HR Manager & Headteacher's PA for any queries on or telephone 01926 747100

Please note we do not accept CVs - candidates should download and complete the application form available.  

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to two satisfactory references and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check.