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Higher Level Teaching Assistant at Castle Academy

Contract: Permanent

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week/44.6 weeks per year

Salary Range: SCP 8-12 (£19,945-21,589 per annum)

Actual Salary is within the range: £19,945-21,589 per annum

Start Date: September 2020

Closing date for applications: Friday 22nd May 2020, midday

Due to success and additional demand here at Castle Academy, we are looking for a passionate and innovative Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our hard working, diverse and dedicated team. This is a crucial role to ensure students can access learning, fulfil their potential, and take part in all aspects of school life

Are you an enthusiastic Higher Level Teaching Assistant or an aspiring HLTA who is passionate about supporting the progress, outcomes and well-being of students? Do you want to be supported in your career development?

In your role as HLTA you will assist in every aspect of Castle Academy. Not only will you will work alongside students to ensure they are supported in their learning, personal development and beyond, but you will also be encouraged to bring your flair and enthusiasm to their learning as you plan and deliver your own suite of activities, lessons and interventions.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be flexible, dedicated and passionate about supporting and delivering learning to enable students to progress, become independent learners and make at least expected progress.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and share the school’s mission and ethos.

Why work for Castle Academy:

  • Friendly colleagues who are always happy to help each other.
  • All staff are proud to be part of the school and feel supported by the open door policy of Senior Leadership who genuinely want to see you succeed and thrive.
  • Excellent opportunities for ongoing professional development with cross trust support and training catered to support your individual career.
  • Staff wellbeing is at the forefront of the school’s priorities. Happy staff make a happy school.

East Midlands Academy Trust is committed to professional development for all staff, regardless of role. We have an innovative staff development programme which truly empowers staff to take control of their own professional development. Regardless of what point you are at in your career and whatever your aspirations may be, we can support you to achieve them. The wellbeing of our staff is incredibly important to us and is placed at the centre of all we do. Through our Staff Wellbeing Programme we ensure staff benefit from all that our supportive school community has to offer, empowering everyone to deliver nothing short of the best for the young people they serve.

Choosing the right new school to work in is as important to you as choosing the right new staff is for us. Please visit our website to find out more about us and to download a recruitment pack. Alternatively please email

The closing date for all applications is midday on Friday 22nd May 2020. Interviews will be virtual. Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the arrangements by email and telephone. 

We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date, so we would encourage you to submit your application early.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of our students. Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and references. East Midlands Academy Trust is an equal opportunity employer.

East Midlands Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.


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