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Higher Learning Teaching Assistant

Hours of work: 10 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 39 weeks per year plus 5.85 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Open until candidate chosen.

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Ashdown Primary School, Herne Rd, Crowborough, East Sussex
Phone: 01892 655846
Email: office@ashdown.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: https://www.ashdown.e-sussex.sch.uk/
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. 

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. 

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted. 

Ashdown Primary School are seeking to appoint an HLTA to cover PPA for four afternoons (Monday - Thursday) in key stage 2.

We are looking for someone with a positive and professional approach who is committed to working as part of a team. You will need to demonstrate good communication skills and a clear understanding of the expectations of a higher level teaching assistant and their role in teaching children.  Preferably, you will have appropriate qualifications or experience working as a higher level teaching assistant.

Hours of working - 1.30pm - 3:30pm 4 afternoons/week

Term Time only.

Please see attached job description and person specification along with the application form for completion or forms can be downloaded from our website.

CVs will not be accepted.

Completed applications should be emailed to office@ashdown.e-sussex.sch.uk.                  

Additional Information


Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.


Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/186953/27403

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Crowborough

  • Salary
  • £24,011 - £25,933 per annum pro rata

  • Closing date
  • 01/01/2023

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council

  • Department
  • ESCC Schools

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 10

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education