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Swallowdale Primary School
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Contract Type
Full Time, Term Time
Grade 8, Pts 15-18 (£18,401 - £20,037 per annum)
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
18th December 2023 09:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1390550

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Swallowdale Primary School


Contracted Hrs: 30 hours per week

Working Wks: Term Time + Inset Days (39 wks)

Grade: Grade 8, Pts 15 to 18

Salary: £18,401 to £20,037 per annum

Start Date: ASAP

Are you a looking to gain further experience of teaching in a classroom setting?

Are you looking to build a career that gives you a genuine sense of achievement and fulfilment?

Would you like to work in an inclusive school with a team dedicated to supporting our young people?

If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to join Swallowdale Primary School as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant on a permanent basis.

We are looking to appoint a well-motivated and enthusiastic individual who is committed to delivering high quality provision to our pupils under the direction and supervision of the classroom teacher. This role will also include covering classes for PPA, Senior Leadership release time and on occasion unplanned absences. The post holder will be required to work across the school, be flexible, and understand that the needs of the primary school can change quickly. Time for planning and preparation will be given too where required.

This role is perfect for someone who is already experienced as a HLTA or an ECT looking to widen their experience within the classroom. Applicants must have HLTA/ QTS status and have Level 2 qualifications in Maths and English.

This role is a rewarding one with a successful candidate having the opportunity to gain experience of teaching whole classes whilst working with experienced and established staff within the school.

The ideal candidate will have:

• HLTA status (or QTS)

• Experience of supporting, planning, evaluation and delivery of learning activities in an educational setting

• The ability to take direction from the Class Teacher to ensure all tasks and learning is undertaken

• The ability to manage pupil behaviour within and outside of the classroom

• A good understanding of teaching and learning

In return we offer:

• Opportunity to work within a supportive team

• Opportunities for career development with access to apprenticeship and training schemes

• Generous annual leave entitlements

• Access to the generous Local Government Pension Scheme (24% contribution by the employer)

• Employee Support Service (counselling) for employees and close family members (24/7 support)

• Employee Discount and Benefit Scheme

• Opportunity for an annual flu vaccination


If you would like to discuss this post or arrange a visit to the school please contact the Head Teacher, Sam Harries, prior to applying.

To apply for this position:

1. Apply using the online application form

2. Submit a supporting statement outlining the reasons why you are applying and your suitability for the position

Application Closing Date: 9am, Monday 18th December 2023

Provisional Interview Date: Wednesday 20th December 2023

We look forward to receiving your application!


Bradgate Education Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are therefore expected to be-have in such a way that supports this commitment. As part of the Trust’s shortlisting process, all shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search as part of our due diligence. Appointment to this post will also be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.


At our Trust inclusion means everyone is welcome. Everyone is treated fairly and with respect. We value individuality and uniqueness and aim to create a sense of belonging. We want an inclusive workplace that helps build the success of our pupils and reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.


Safeguarding Statement:

Swallowdale Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).
Swallowdale Primary School

Swallowdale Primary School

Part of Bradgate Education Partnership

Bradgate Education Partnership