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Teaching Assistant and HLTA (20/245)

St Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Multi Academy Trust - Teaching Assistant and HLTA (20/245)

Education - Schools
Job Category
Teaching Assistant / Learning Support Assistant
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Teaching Assistant-CMAT Band 2 (18,562-19,312). Higher Level Teaching Assistant-CMAT Band 4 (21,748- 24,491).
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Teaching Assistant-15 hours a week, 39 weeks a year. Salary CMAT Band 2 (£18,562-£19,312). Actual pro rata salary for hours worked on a term time only basis (£6,461-£6,722)

Higher Level Teaching Assistant- 10 hours a week, 39 weeks a year. Salary CMAT Band 4 (£21,748- £24,491). Actual pro rata salary for hours worked on a term time only basis (£5,047- £5,683)

Based at St Norbert’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, Spalding

This is an exciting opportunity for a teaching assistant with HLTA status to join a great school with a highly motivated and hardworking team. The staff work closely together to provide high quality teaching and learning as well as a caring and supportive ethos for all our children.

The first element of this role will be working 15 hours per week as a class-based Teaching Assistant, supporting pupils learning under the direction and guidance of teachers and/or advisory staff. The second element of this role will be working 10 hours per week as a HLTA, providing PPA cover for teaching staff across the whole school. The HLTA role will involve supervising whole classes of pupils for short periods without a teacher present, taking them through learning programmes. 

The work pattern for this role will be as follows:

TA- Monday to Friday- 9am to 12pm

HLTA-Monday to Friday-1pm to 3pm

The successful applicant will preferably have proven experience and will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Work creatively and independently.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Show initiative and be self-motivated.
  • Work independently with individuals or small groups under the direction of the class teacher.
  • Have high expectations of what can be achieved and a proven track record in raising children's attainment.
  • Be committed to raising the aspirations and achievements of young children with complex needs.
  • Understand how children learn best and never give up on them.
  • Work with pupils who have difficulty communicating with others, including those whose first language is not English

The successful candidate will have a qualification at NVQ level 2 or above with HLTA status or qualified teacher experience.

In return we offer:

  • A welcoming community
  • A rapidly developing school in terms of teaching and learning
  • A team that is friendly and welcomes new colleagues and ideas
  • Career development opportunities

You do not need to be a practising Catholic but must be committed to working within a Christian ethos.

If you are interested in applying for the post, application packs are available from our website: -

We reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers.

Applications must be submitted by Friday 18th June 2021

Interviews will take place Wednesday 23rd June 2021

CV’s will not be accepted

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will undergo an enhanced DBS Disclosure check, prior to employment.  The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from as diverse a group as possible.

All shortlisted applicants will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

Completed application forms must be received on the Catholic Education Service (CES) application form and returned to the HR department at by the closing date.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

When interviews do take place the school will contact you directly.

When interviews are taking place schools will follow all Government and Public Health England Guidelines.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.