Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Martlesham Primary Academy
Black Tiles Lane Martlesham, Woodbridge, England IP12 4SS
Start Date
January 2024
NJC point 6

About the Role

We are looking for an inspiring Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to join our team in January 2024 on a part – time contract working 2 days a week.

If you can answer yes to these questions then we think you should read on!

  • Do you hold the necessary HLTA certified qualification?
  • Do you firmly believe that all children should be nurtured, happy, cared for and know that you are fighting for them?
  • Do you want to work in a school where you can make a difference?

We have a great team with effective systems in place.

The ideal candidate will:

  • 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

For successful candidates we can offer:

  • Amazing children who want to be the best versions of themselves
  • A dedicated, motivated staff
  • A leadership team who works with the staff and listens to feedback
  • An active school community with supportive families
  • A vibrant and welcoming learning environment
  • Excellent training at all levels through the school and REAch2 Academy Trust
  • A ‘good’ rated ofsted school

Background Information about the School

Martlesham Primary Academy is a small, successful primary school (Ofsted Good 2018) situated in Black Tiles Lane, Martlesham.

Our school prides itself on relationships and this is what makes our school a special place to be. We offer an engaging curriculum which provides exceptional learning opportunity for all of our pupils. The school has been part of the REAch2 Academy Trust since April 2016. One of the many benefits for working for a multi academy trust is the partnership with other schools across the Trust. The Trust prides itself on its Touchstones which are embedded in everything we do. We are fully committed to providing exceptional learning opportunities for all of our pupils.

Our Vision as a school is to:

  • Provide quality learning and teaching through a stimulating curriculum.
  • Provide a supportive and caring environment, which promotes respect and consideration for all.
  • Encourage and celebrate achievement, with high expectations and develop resilient lifelong learners.
  • Ensure equality of opportunity enabling everyone to make the most of their abilities, interests and talents.
  • Prepare children for life in modern Britain and the wider world.

As a school we have five ‘learning powers’ which are embedded into our daily school life. These not only enable our children to be successful learners but also ensure our school community is a positive place to be. Our learning powers are Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Aspiration and Collaboration.

As a member of the REAch2 Trust, a national family of primary academies, Martlesham Primary Academy is committed to raising standards and achieving excellent for all pupils whatever their background or circumstance. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike. Martlesham Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people / vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory written references.

Closing Date
Wednesday 13th December 2023
Application Contact
Trust Social Media

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to Nina Wood, Office Coordinator by email [email protected]

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

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.

• A wide range of professional development opportunities,
• A competitive salary,
• Membership of the 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.