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Higher Level Teaching Assistant Required in Richmond upon Thames

Posted 03/01/23
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£15,600 - £17,550

Long Term


London - Richmond upon Thames

Beginning 01/23

Higher Level Teaching Assistant Required in Richmond upon Thames

About the role:

At Engage Education, we’ve specialised in recruiting HLTA for over a decade, so we know a bit about finding the ideal school for you. We’re currently looking for an enthusiastic higher level teaching assistant to work full time at a fantastic primary school in Richmond upon Thames.

Our team has built an excellent reputation in the local area, and we’re looking for more high-quality HLTAs to work with these schools to positively impact the progress and attainment of their pupils.

Main Areas of Responsibility

Support for Students

  • Assess the needs of students and use detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support students’ learning
  • Establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • Develop and implement IEPs
  • Support students consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs

Support for Teachers

  • Within an agreed system of supervision and within a predetermined lesson framework, teach small groups or whole groups.
  • Provide detailed verbal and written feedback on lesson content, student responses to learning activities and student behaviour, to teachers and students.
  • Organise and manage appropriate learning environment and resources
  • Record progress and achievement in lessons/activities systematically and provide evidence of range and level of progress and attainment.
  • Supporting the role of parents in students’ learning and contributing to/lead meetings with parents to provide constructive feedback on student progress/achievement etc.
  • Administer and assess/mark tests and invigilate exams/tests.

Support for the Curriculum

  • Deliver local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy and make effective use of opportunities provided by other learning activities to support the development of students’ skills.
  • Select and prepare resources necessary to lead learning activities, taking account of students’ interests and language and cultural backgrounds.
  • Advise on appropriate deployment and use of specialist aid/resources/equipment.

The ideal applicant will have:

  • Provide evidence of fulfilling the Higher Level Teaching Assistant standards and or ability and potential to fulfil them within the first 6 months of the role.
  • Excellent numeracy/literacy skills – equivalent to at least NVQ Level 2 in English and Maths
  • Hold relevant qualifications at A level or equivalent to at least NQF Level 3
  • Evidence of specialism in specific curriculum areas or areas of particular learning difficulty
  • Some experience of working with primary children or in a school
  • A real passion for education and improving the attainment of pupils
  • Bags of creativity for stimulating and engaging pupils

Highlights of becoming an Engage HLTA

  • Market leading pay rates
  • Full-time and part-time positions available
  • Develop your knowledge of the national curriculum
  • Ideal post for graduates looking to move into a career in teaching

Why choose Engage Education?

  • We pay all our staff in line with the Agency Worker Regulations, meaning your pay will be equal to that of a permanent employee
  • You will benefit from your own dedicated Engage consultant who will provide ongoing support and guidance
  • You will be invited to our wide range of continued professional development (CPD) training sessions, provided by our in-house team of experienced senior leaders. These are completely free to attend!
  • £150 referral bonus for each of your friends you refer to us when they work 10 days or more.

How to apply

If you’re as excited about this role as we are, you can apply below – or get in touch with us directly.

If you’re not contacted within 2 working days, unfortunately you have not been successful for this role. We have a lot of applications to our positions, so don’t be disheartened – you are still free to apply to one of our other vacancies that you may be more suited for. We will also keep your CV on file and continue to help you in your search for your next role.

All candidates will be required to undertake a valid enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance will be provided.

By applying for this role, you are consenting to Engage Education Ltd storing your personal details in our fully encrypted database, in line with GDPR requirements.

We look forward to hearing from you!



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