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Team Leader (Higher level Teaching and Learning Assistant)

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Somercotes Infant & Nursery School
Salary details
Grade 9 £28,129 - £30,038 per annum
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Due to pupil numbers until the end of August 2024
32 hours and 30 minutes per week ( plus 1 hour and 50 minutes oer week attendance at staff meetings)
Closing Date
18 June 2023
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Thank you for your interest in the post of Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) at our school. This post will be a fixed term contract initially until 31st August 2024 (subject to review after this date depending pupil numbers), starting September 2023 for 34.33 hours per week (32.5 hour plus 1 hour 50 minutes attendance at staff meetings).

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, dedicated and supportive person to join our friendly team.  The right candidate will work alongside the class teacher and other agency professionals in a role which will support pupils to access the curriculum in the most effective way, appropriate to their needs and understanding.

We can offer the successful candidate, high quality continuing professional development and training, as well as opportunities to innovate, excel and develop.

Working at Somercotes Infant & Nursery School, you will be part of the LEARNERs’ Trust, a large MAT operating across, Derby, Derbyshire and Rotherham. The trust is a close community of schools that collaborate at every level to support the achievement of pupils and staff.



  • The descriptions below of our ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘what’ define the work we are developing as a Trust. They are an aspiration, and we are always striving to achieve them.
  • We ensure our ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘what’ hold us to account for the work we do.
  • Why do we exist?
  • Our purpose is to ensure every LEARNER has choices about their future
  • Our first job is to support and extend learning for pupils to provide them with the skills and knowledge to make those choices.
  • Our second job is to make sure no child is ignored, no family is unsupported and no life is wasted, by providing intervention at the earliest opportunity.
  • Our responsibility to education is to provide an environment where practitioners can collaborate, learn from each other, take risks and reflect.

How will we act?

We will use our purpose as a driver for our culture, ensuring we are;

  • Connected (sharing information openly, broadly and deliberately)
  • Helpful (embracing servant leadership and use initiative to solve the problem)
  • Organised (employing efficient strategies and trust colleagues to deliver)
  • Informed (asking coaching questions to understand what is happening)
  • Candid (disagreeing openly and compassionately)
  • Effective (only retaining our best elements and looking for continuous improvement)
  • Simple (avoiding complexity and increasing clarity) 

What is our strategy?

 We will use our culture to ensure the work of the Trust;

  • Focuses on creating capacity (time and resources) for schools
  • Ensures support is agile, providing intervention at the earliest opportunit
  • Supports schools to employ and invest in the best educators for children

We would warmly encourage you to contact the school on: (01773) 608678 to speak with Mrs Gray, Headteacher at Somercotes Infant & Nursery School, about the role.




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.