Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) required

Location: Blackheath
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: Primary Teaching and Learning Assistants
Reference: 2009
Salary: £85 - 100 per day + PAYE and CPD+ £250 Referral Bonus
Job Published: 24 days ago

Position: Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) (2 HLTA REQUIRED)

Location: SE3 and SE26, Lewisham

Start Date: Immediate Start (LONG TERM POSITION, PERMANENT-Fulltime)

Eligibility to work in the UK 

We are looking for 2 HLTA for immediate start  to join one of our partnership schools in the SE3 and SE26, Lewisham. If you are interested in the position we can do the speedy clearing and clear you for work at the earliest possible. This is an exciting opportunity to join an OFSTED rated 'Outstanding' mainstream primary school. It is a three-form entry school, for additional support Teaching Assistant will be present in the class. 

We are seeking to appoint a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join a Primary School based in SE3 and SE26 on a full-time basis from febuary 2023.

The role of Higher Level Teaching Assistant will involve leading small intervention groups for English and Mathematics as well as the occasional requirements to cover planned absences within the school.

Higher level teaching assistants take additional responsibilities, such as:

  • Teaching classes on your own
  • Covering planned absences
  • Managing other learning support staff
  • Preparing the classroom for lessons and tidying it up afterwards
  • Assisting with lesson plans
  • Supporting children across the curriculum
  • Providing extra assistance to children with special needs
  • Recording and reporting a student’s progress to the teacher
  • Marking work
  • Motivating and encouraging students
  • Supervising students during school trips or activities
  • Attending meetings


  • Good communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly to teachers and students
  • Active listening skills
  • Compassion and sensitivity towards children
  • Knowledge of the curriculum 
  • Ability to use a computer
  • Can work well under pressure
  • Ability to adapt to whatever the situation requires
  • Maturity and professionalism

If you are interested in the role of Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) and would like to be considered, please apply immediately or send your CV to mehak.jaura@protocol-education.com

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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