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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

St Mary and All Saints CE Primary School
Reading, Berkshire
Contract Type
Full Time, Term Time
WHF NJC M16-23 (Actual Salary £19,724- £22,370)
Start Date
1st September 2024
25th April 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1409743

Please note that applications will be reviewed as received and should a suitable candidate be identified, we may close the vacancy early. Therefore, early application is encouraged.

Number of vacancies: 2

Role: Higher Level Teaching Assistant 

Contract: 30 hour per week, Term time only - 39 working weeks - Permanent

Salary Grade:  WHF NJC M16-23 (Actual Salary £19,724- £22,370) 

Start: September 2024

Vacancy Details

St. Mary and All Saints C of E Primary School is a large, multicultural, urban school in the heart of Reading, where we serve a richly diverse community. We have outstanding facilities and spacious grounds, including woodland, playing fields and adventure playground. Our modern, airy building houses our ICT suite, dedicated music room and newly refurbished library. Our dedicated staff place a high value on building quality relationships and nurturing our pupils, who are enthusiastic and eager to learn. Our enthusiastic PTA and supportive local governors are fully invested to helping us on our continued school improvement journey.

We couldn’t do what we do without our fantastic staff team, and we are looking for an outstanding Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to join our hard-working team. If you are looking to continue your career as a Teaching Assistant in a challenging and rewarding role within our school, then we want to hear from you. Come and join us on this exciting journey to help every child in our school reach their potential.

All About You

Do you have what it takes to join us? The Specialist Teaching Assistant we would like to join us will:

• Hold a Teaching Assistant qualification or similar (Level 2 or 3)

• Genuinely love working with children and be committed to helping them achieve their very best

• Work well independently and as part of a team, eager to contribute to wider school life.

• Committed to their own professional development.

Why Work for us?

We think you will love working with us and here are some of the reasons why:

• We are a welcoming and supportive school with strong values and a caring ethos.

• Our staff are a hardworking team dedicated to helping children succeed.

• Our children are engaged and eager to learn.

• We have a supportive leadership team and wider school community.

• As part of The White Horse Federation multi-academy trust, we benefit from their support, encouragement, shared resources and outstanding CPD opportunities.

Why not come and see for yourself? We would love to welcome you to our school and show you around so that you can better understand our school environment. Please get in touch with the school office to arrange.

The White Horse Federation is a large Multi-Academy Trust in South West and South East England, committed to providing the very best education for our students. We believe in empowering our staff to be the very best they can be, and that is why you will find a wide range of professional development opportunities available to you when you join us.


We believe in valuing our staff, and one of the ways we can do that is by offering a range of benefits to our staff:

• Car Purchase Scheme

• Discounted Gym Membership

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Employee Assistance Programme

• Excellent Pension Scheme

Ready to Apply?

We hope we have done enough to give you a flavour of what it is like to work here. If you would like come and join us, then please apply today – we are looking forward to hearing from you.


Safeguarding Statement:

The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful for this role, you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before an appointment is confirmed. Please note that references will be sought on shortlisted candidates before the interview.

The White Horse Federation values uniqueness and recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce. We value the contributions of all staff from a wide range of backgrounds and we are committed to building an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. At The White Horse Federation, we believe that everyone should be treated with fairness and respect and share a commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at all of our schools. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and operate a fair recruitment process, free from discrimination against the protected characteristics, in line with the Equality Act 2010. 

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, we will be carrying out an online search as part of our pre-interview checks on shortlisted candidates.

St Mary and All Saints CE Primary School

St Mary and All Saints CE Primary School

Part of The White Horse Federation

The White Horse Federation