Higher Level Teaching Assistant
St Margaret's Primary Academy
Church Road Lowestoft, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 4jf
Start Date
NJC Points 15-22 (£27,803 – £31,364) Pro Rata

About the Role

St Margaret’s Primary Academy is a lively and ambitious, welcoming school and we are currently seeking an inspiring Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our team from September 2024 (or sooner) on a permanent contract.  

In particular, successful applicants should,ideally, have: 

  • At least one years experience of working with children in the primary age range 
  • Experience of working with children in a friendly, busy environment 
  • An understanding of children with SEN needs 
  • HLTA certified qualification (desirable)  
  • Knowledge of child safeguarding procedures 
  • A firm belief that all children should be nurtured, happy, cared for and know that you are fighting for them 
  • A real desire to work in a school where you can make the difference 

You should: 

  • Have excellent communication skills 
  • Have high expectations and believe every child can achieve  
  • Make learning irresistible, effective and inclusive  
  • Be excited about ongoing professional development, being a lifelong learner  
  • Actively contribute to the wider life of the school  
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work well as part of a team 
  • Have the ability to build effective relationships with students, parents and other staff 
  • The ability to relate in a firm and friendly way with a wide range of personalities 
  • The ability to use initiative 
  • Be willing to undertake direction and guidance 
  • Have a good understanding of behaviour management strategies 

Background Information about the School 

We are a lively,ambitious and welcoming school with tenacious staff and an exciting journey ahead of us. We believe that our school is a very special place.Every child and every family who joins our community is a part of our team. We believe that everyone can thrive, every day in every way, and we are committed to creating an excellent education, fantastic memories and an incredible Primary school experience for all. 

Our core purpose is encapsulated in our statement of intent; ‘Unlocking Potential; Transforming Lives’. We believe in spotting the talents and skills of every individual and helping them to make the progress in their learning and personal development so that they can go on to achieve their dreams. Our core values of Safety, Ready to Learn, Working Together, High Expectations and Integrity are words we live by. These flow through everything we do and form our ethos and rules within the school. 

We are a caring employer who invests in the future of our employees, as only through their excellence can we deliver excellence for the children and families whom we serve. To see more information about the school, please visit our website St Margaret’s Primary Academy 



Closing Date
Tuesday 4th June 2024
Application Contact
Academy Social Media
Trust Social Media

You are invited to submit an application form to Julie Catchpole (Headteacher) via email: [email protected]  

School visits are warmly welcomed to arrange an informal discussion or a visit please contact via school office on 01502 530130


REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

In return we can offer you:  

  • The chance to be part of a Multi-Academy Trust that genuinely cares about YOU 
  • The chance to work with a supportive team. 
  • An excellent CPD training programme with REAch2 and beyond. 
  • A tenacious and courageous senior leadership team who care fervently about inclusion and promote creativity and thinking outside of the box 
  • Fun-loving, energetic and enthusiastic pupils (and staff). 
  • Proactive parents waiting to join us on our journey to excellence 
  • Membership of a Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS, 
  • As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.