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Willingham Primary School

HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)

Willingham Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are conditional, and subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Post:                       Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
Salary:                   Level 3 (Point 7-11)
Term:                     Permanent, 35 hours per week – 8.00am to 4.00pm Mon-Fri plus 5 training days

Start Date:           ASAP

This post is a full-time position for a HLTA which will involve providing teaching cover for classes and to support in lessons across the school from EYFS-KS2.

Want to challenge and extend your understanding of what good teaching is? Want to use what we know from Cognitive Psychology about how the brain works to learn more? Want to be part of improving the outcomes for a fabulous group of motivated pupils?


We are looking for someone to join our support team and be part of what we are trying to build. You may be looking to take on a new challenge and will strive to develop a deeper understanding of cognitive psychology and how we can develop classroom practice to reflect this. You will not be afraid to do things that may challenge what you thought was good teaching and will be fully supported in implementing what is required.

Why choose Willingham Primary School?

  • We focus on what works, not on what has always been done
  • Our warm/strict behaviour curriculum enables teachers to teach; and pupils to learn
  • We value feedback, NOT MARKING
  • We have a traditional, subject-based curriculum
  • You will receive high-quality Professional Development
  • You will work with a motivated and professional group of teachers and support staff who are driven to reach the best outcomes for all pupils

The right candidate will align completely with our values of hard work, integrity and kindness and will support us in achieving our mission statement:

To provide pupils with the knowledge, experiences and confidence they need to excel at secondary school and so that they can make the choices, now and in the future, to have a happy, fulfilling life.

Visits to the school or a Teams meeting with the Inclusion lead are strongly encouraged. 

Please contact the School Office on 01954 283030, to arrange a visit.

An application form, job description and person specification can be obtained from either the school office by emailing office@willingham.cambs.sch.uk or can be downloaded below.

This appointment is subject to Enhanced DBS Check, Barred List Checks and two positive references. 

In line with guidance from the Safer Recruitment Consortium, an online search will be completed for all shortlisted candidates. 

Closing date for applications: Monday 3rd June 2024 at 5pm
Shortlisting: Tuesday 4th June
Interviews: Monday 10th June 2024