Mercia Learning Trust

Job Summary by the Career Balance Team:

Nether Edge School, a primary and nursery school, is seeking to hire a highly skilled Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to join their team. The successful candidate will primarily cover classes throughout the school, but will also support teachers in the classroom and lead interventions. Experience in teaching phonics and working in Key Stage 2 is desirable. The ideal candidate should be enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and able to work in partnership with current staff. They should have high standards of professionalism and expectations for children, as well as a vision for building on the school’s strong foundations.

Job Description:

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Contract Type: 37 hours, term time only

Contract Term: Permanent

Salary: Grade 5 £27,803 to £30,296 FTE 

Actual Salary: £23,914 – £26,058 (with under 5 years’ service)

Start Date: Monday 15th April 2024 

Closing Date: Sunday 18th February 2024

The School

Nether Edge School is an over-subscribed, two-form entry, multi-cultural primary and nursery school firmly rooted in its community. We have approximately 450 pupils and a dedicated, diverse staff.

We are proud to be a member of Mercia Learning Trust, enjoying the benefits of a successful and expanding multi-academy trust.

Nether Edge Primary is a warm, welcoming environment where both pupils and adults feel happy and secure. If you’re seeking a school community where pupils are polite, respectful, and leaders are committed to the continuous improvement of the team, we look forward to your application.

The Role

We are seeking to appoint a highly skilled HLTA to join our hardworking and supportive team. The successful candidate’s role will primarily be to cover classes throughout the school.  However, the role will be varied and will also include supporting teachers within a classroom and leading interventions. Experience of teaching phonics and also of working in KS2 are both desirable.

The Candidate

The successful candidate should be enthusiastic and knowledgeable, keen to work in partnership with current staff and able to work under instruction as well as having the ability to use their initiative. They will challenge and excite our children and have the ability to consistently deliver high quality learning experiences. Imaginative and committed, they should have passion for the role, high standards of professionalism and high expectations of the children. They will have the vision, enthusiasm, and drive to build on the strong foundations that already exist within the school.

You will be:

  • able to provide support for pupils, the teacher and the school in order to raise standards of achievement for all, by utilising advanced levels of knowledge and skills when assisting with planning, monitoring, assessing and managing classes.
  • someone with a clear vision in how to develop students with an impact on achievement.
  • flexible and willing to work across school.
  • able and willing to assess learning and social and emotional needs and give help that is needed to remove the barriers to learning.

We are passionate about enabling all our students the very best start in life at Nether Edge Primary School.  Great support staff make a difference.



Location: Sharrow, South Yorkshire

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