Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Yew Tree Primary School

Expiring today

Yew Tree Primary School, Birchfield Way, Walsall, WS5 4DX
Band E SCP 18-25 £22,291 to £26,619 per annum
06 Oct 2020
22 Oct 2020
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

W: www.yewtreeprimary.co.uk   Twitter: @YewTreeSandwell

Required for January 2021 (or sooner if available)

We are looking to appoint an innovative, creative and enthusiastic HLTA to join the

Yew Tree family. We are a friendly three-form entry primary school with a nursery class. We are looking for committed practitioner, capable of providing high quality teaching and learning support, to join a supportive team of staff who passionately believe in providing the best education for our children.

We are looking for an experienced HLTA or a highly skilled teaching assistant ready for the next step in their career. You will be joining our team at a time of rapid improvement for the school. Therefore, we are looking for a practitioner who is capable of delivering high quality lessons with whole classes of pupils as well as somebody with identifiable leadership skills that can be used to support key aspects of our school work.

Within the HLTA role, there will be a teaching commitment as well as dedicated time to support the leadership of an agreed area of school development (Assistant SENDCO in the first instance) We are looking to appoint somebody with a range of talents, experiences and skills who will offer something unique to our school community.

Working at Yew Tree is more than a job; It is being a part of our family – our community! This is an extremely exciting time to join Yew Tree as we have recently moved into a brand new £7m building with the remaining site construction due to finish early next academic year.  Our new headteacher took up his position in January 2020 and is looking to build a team of people who passionately believe in our five core values (responsibility, respect, courage, ambition & pride) and our vision of ‘Learning Without Limits’ for all of our children.

There will be training opportunities for the appointed person to support them in the role. The appointed person can be requested to teach across all year groups at the school for a proportion of their timetable. The HLTA will also be expected to take on some line management responsibilities of other teaching assistants.

We can offer the successful candidate:

· A supportive environment in which relationships are nurtured.

· A dedicated, friendly and passionate staff.

· A commitment to continued professional development.

· A commitment to high standards and continual improvement.

· Enthusiastic and caring pupils who work hard.

· Modern facilities and extensive grounds to inspire learning


Yew Tree Primary School complies with all aspects of the Equality Act and there is an expectation of all staff to also show support the protected characteristics. Any posts are subject to approval of two references and subject to any necessary safeguarding checks.

Visits welcome and can be arranged by contacting the school.

Closing date: 9.00 am – Wednesday 21st October 2020

Interviews: Wednesday 4th November (this date is subject to change)

For more information on the role please refer to the Job Description and Employee Specification or contact our Business Manager, Angie Hunt at recruitments@yewtree.sandwell.sch.uk


37 hours per week, term time plus training days, permanent


Band E SCP 18 to 25 £22,291 to £26,619 per annum


Yew Tree Primary School, Birchfield Way, Walsall, WS5 4DX

Closing Date:

Wednesday 21/10/2020 at 9am


Supporting documents
Application Form
Person Specification
Job Description

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