HLTA / TA for September 2024

Are you looking for a change and new challenge? Want to feel like a valued member of a team where your opinion and input really counts? Why not come and have a look to see what we can offer at Heddington CE Primary School. 

Ofsted said in July 2023, ‘Leaders, including governors, prioritise staff well-being. Staff appreciate the support leaders provide to help them to manage their workload. They value the supportive and professional environment leaders provide. Staff are proud to be part of the school.’ 

We are a very popular school in the local area and currently have 73 children on roll. We boast wonderful grounds and surrounding area. Our staff provide a caring and dedicated setting and each are committed to delivering a high standard of education and social development for all of our pupils within a supportive Christian environment. Everything we do is for the benefit of the children. 

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant (19 hours) with HLTA responsibility (11 hours) to work at Heddington from September 2024. There is the possibility of an additional 7½ HLTA hours if the successful candidate is interested in running an after school club until 5pm daily. 

The successful candidate will:

• Be an excellent role model who is able to work calmly under pressure. 

• Have HLTA experience and qualification in this role or a desire to undertake the HLTA qualification. 

• Have experience as a Teaching Assistant.

• Committed to creative teaching and active and effective learning.

• Follow school policies effectively.

• Have experience with working with pupils with SEND.

• Have a passion for assisting children in fulfilling their potential.

• Be an excellent communicator, committed to the team and school community as a whole.

• Prepared to take an active role in the life of the school. 

• Be able to work as part of a team and willing to go the extra mile!

• Be fun loving and have a sense of humour. 


We welcome applications from experienced teaching assistants with an HLTA qualification and those looking to advance to HLTA qualification. Relevant training and support will be provided. 

Hours of work:               Monday – Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm (with possibility of extending to 5pm)

Contract type:                Permanent – Part Time – paid over 43.7 weeks a year HLTA

Salary:                           £15.17 – £16.26 (depending on experience)

TA Salary:                     £12.38 - £12.80 (depending on experience)

Closing date:                  3.30pm on Friday 19th April 2024

Interview date:              Friday 26th April 2024

Commencement date:     1st September 2024


We would be delighted to show you around the school and ensure that you will be made to feel very welcome by staff and pupils alike. Please contact Marie Hall (Finance and Admin Officer) or Ashley Martin (Headteacher) for further details on 01380 850489 or e-mail We look forward to hearing from you.

Heddington 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. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.

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