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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Cover Supervisor)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Our Values

‘As individuals we are unique. Together we build a community’

Learning in primary school can transform a child's life and we aim to make the difference for our children.

Every person in our school strongly promotes the values of kindness, honesty, respect, responsibility and growth. These values are encompassed by the value we place on community; belonging to and contributing to the school and wider community.

About the team we are recruiting to

Our school is at the heart of its community located on the south edge of Coventry in an economically disadvantaged area.  Our two-form entry primary school, with a 68 place nursery, prides itself in the work we do to support our spirited community.  We are a committed and diverse group of teachers and support staff, unified in our approach to ensuring that our pupils become the best they can be. We do this with the belief that all pupils, can achieve excellent outcomes when surrounded and supported by skilled teachers with high expectations.

The school has a culture of developing and rewarding potential through continuing professional development. We have the highest expectations of all of our staff and pupils, with a strong commitment to promoting their well-being. Our curriculum is strongly rooted in the needs of our pupils and our value-led education with pupil involvement, enjoyment and achievement at its heart.

What is the job role?

We have an opportunity for a dedicated and experienced higher level teaching assistant (Grade 5) to join our team at Willenhall Community Primary School. 

You will be:

  • Delivering planned learning with individuals, groups or classes of pupils in the absence of a Teaching Assistant or Teacher.
  • Managing, organising and preparing resources for planned learning.
  • Working within a forward-thinking team to deliver rich learning opportunities and exceptional care that helps young children to develop
  • Safeguarding and promoting the health, safety and welfare of children
  • Working in partnership with colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of the children
  • Providing whole-class cover across the school as required
  • Making accurate and effective use of assessment reflecting the needs, interests and stages of development of the individual children

We can offer you:

  • Delightful children who are eager to learn
  • A collaborative, supportive and caring team that puts the children at the centre of all that they do
  • A commitment to staff welfare and work-life balance
  • A strong culture of professional development to support staff to achieve highly and enjoy a successful career
  • The opportunity to be part of an aspirational school



Who are we looking for?

An experienced HLTA who is passionate about providing an exciting and inspiring curriculum for all pupils. With experience of working across the primary range, you will be looking for a new challenge where you will be instrumental in developing our pupils’ learning experience across the school.  We expect you to:

  • Hold a level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area, or externally assessed HLTA status
  • Have a minimum of 3 years' experience working as a teaching assistant in a school, ideally with experience of leading learning in large groups or class sessions
  • To have experience of working with pupils with additional educational needs
  • To demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application of the HLTA standards

Interview date w/c 08/07/24

Visits to the school are strongly recommended and can be arranged through the school. Please contact Miss Hayley Miles, Office Manager on 024 76302004 or

Our 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 criminal record check via the DBS.

Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.

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