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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

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Castle View Primary School and Nursery, Matlock
Salary details
HLTA Pay scale £27,334-£29,777 FTE (£23,610-£25,720 pro rata)
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Closing Date
16 July 2024


QEGSMAT are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our hardworking and high achieving team at Castle View Primary School and Nursery, Matlock.

The successful applicant will be hard working, enthusiastic and flexible with high standards. They will possess a 'can do' attitude and be willing to support the activities of the school. The ability to work with a range of people is essential and they must be able to act on their own initiative, dealing with any unexpected challenges as they arise. They will have a willingness to participate in further training and development opportunities offered by the school and QEGSMAT.

At Castle View Primary School, we seek to provide the highest standard of education for all pupils in our care. We strive to instil in our pupils an enjoyment and thirst for learning so that they can fulfil their potential. We are an inclusive, caring school where every child matters, we recognise that all children have talents and abilities to celebrate, and a part of our role is to help them discover and develop these. We encourage a strong community spirit, where we show consideration and respect for each other; understand differences, and uphold kind, well-mannered behaviour.

Our school value ‘Exceeding Expectations, Raising Aspirations’ embodies our whole school ethos. We want our children to have high aspirations and to believe in themselves. We will ensure that all our children learn effectively, not only so they achieve as well as they can right across the curriculum, but also so, they learn about themselves and others. We will do all we can to ensure our pupils are confident, aspirational, and empowered to participate successfully at an academic, social and emotional level in a rapidly changing world.

We value the partnership that exists between parents, children, staff and governors and strongly believe that by working together we ensure the children at our school experience the best possible start in life.

Castle View Primary School and Nursery is a proud member of QEGSMAT. The Trust’s values are for students to ‘Question, Explore; Give; and Succeed’. Our exceptional staff, strong leadership, motivated children, as well as excellent facilities, provide the successful formula for this.

At QEGSMAT we believe and promote that exceptional workforce creates exceptional results; they transform lives and transform futures. We support every pupil to achieve their full potential and become a confident, resilient, and compassionate individual who can make a positive contribution to society.

Why work for us?

  • At QEGSMAT, we value the hard work and dedication of our team members, and as such we believe that progression should be a simple process. That’s why we are proud to offer an Automatic Pay Review program, rather than the traditional annual pay and performance review, as part of our comprehensive benefits package.
  • Continual access to CPD opportunities. QEGSMAT works with a large number of organisations to develop staff to fulfil their aspirations and potential. We are committed to providing first-rate training and development to all our staff within this evolving Trust.
  • We are committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination, and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
  • All staff have access to our Employee Assistance Programme which provides confidential, independent and unbiased information and guidance 24/7. This can also include bespoke counselling sessions for staff if needed.
  • All roles are subject to nationally agreed terms and conditions of service.
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) with employer contributions of 23.4% for Derbyshire support staff.
  • Family-friendly policies.
  • Access to Flu Vaccines.
  • Opportunity to work flexibly. 

QEGSMAT is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is a criminal offence to engage or seek to engage in regulated activity or regulated work with children, if you appear on the DBS barred list. All appointments are subject to an Enhanced DBS check and be eligible to work in the UK. Further information about our commitment to Safeguarding can be found - https://www.qegsmat.com/documents/safeguarding

Please be aware, the Trust may also consider performing an online presence check as part of their pre-employment checks.

If you are interested and wish to have an informal conversation to discuss the role or would like to visit the school, we would be happy to arrange this.  Please call 01628 582699.  Further details about our school can be found on our website: www.castleviewmatlock.com

To apply for this position, please visit our Trust Website https://www.qegsmat.com/current-vacancies/ 

Provisional Interview date: 19 July 2024

Potential Start date:              ASAP


Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

Please be aware that Derbyshire County Council is placing this advert on behalf of this organisation and you should refer directly to its website for details of the terms and conditions attached to this post. Any queries regarding this advert or the recruitment process should be made directly to the organisation.