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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

St Margaret Clitherow School
£12.53 per hour inclusive of fringe
St Margaret Clitherow School Pembroke, Bracknell, Berkshire
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Term Time
8:30am – 3:30pm Monday to Friday, Term Time.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
28/10/2020 at 12:00 PM
St Margaret Clitherow School

We are looking for an experienced Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our friendly and enthusiastic team here at St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Primary School for November 2020.

Are you:

  • Motivated and strive to get the best out of the children?
  • Hard working and committed to go that ‘extra mile?’
  • Enthusiastic and creative?

We are looking for someone who…

  • Can plan, prepare and deliver learning to individuals, small groups and/or classes modifying and adapting activities as necessary under the direction and supervision of a teacher.
  • Use teaching and learning objectives to plan evaluate and adjust lessons/work plans as appropriate within agreed systems of supervision.
  • Teaching assistants at this level are to undertake the following;
  1. Provide cover supervision of classes
  2. Provide specialist support to pupils with learning, behavioural, communication, social sensory or physical difficulties.
  3. Provide specialist support to all pupils in a particular learning area (e.g. ICT, literacy, numeracy, National Curriculum subject.)

Please contact Joanna Hardy, School Business Manager on: 01344 424030 for further details, or email bursar@smc-bracknell.com to request an application pack.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Any appointment is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure being requested and satisfactory clearance being received.

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please complete the attached application form (see link below) or contact the school for further details. We will only accept applications on CES application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

Please be aware you will be employed by the Frassati Catholic Academy Trust not Bracknell Forest Council.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.

We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.


We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.


St.Margaret Clitherow School is part of the Frassati Catholic Academy Trust. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Any appointment is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure being requested and satisfactory clearance being received.

On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.

To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/applying-job/applications-work-children-young-people-or-adults-risk

The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/keeping-adults-and-children-safe/protecting-children/safeguarding-children-board

Pre–employment medical check

You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.


On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.

Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.

We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

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