Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
Apley Wood Primary Academy
Pool Farm Avenue Apley, Telford, England TF1 6GQ
Start Date
September 2024
NJC England & Wales 37 SCP 5 (FTE £23,500)

About the Role

Are you someone who believes in learning without limits? Do you want the opportunity to be part of a unique team? Are you passionate that all children deserve the very best learning opportunities and want to build a brighter future for our pupils? If so, we would love to hear from you!

We are looking for an inspiring Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to join our team in September 2024 on a full-time permanent contract.

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


In turn, we can offer you:

The opportunity to continue to be part of and to build on our exceptional learning and teaching and personal development offer for our children;

The opportunity to help continue to build and develop our team and to accentuate the ethos and culture of our school;

The opportunity to make a difference to children’s lives;

The chance for your skills to flourish and develop with practical support and encouragement;

High quality training and development through one of the country’s leading Multi-Academy Trusts;

The opportunity to work with children from diverse ethnicities and cultures;

An inclusive ethos where every child is valued and supported to achieve their potential;

A future career flightpath within REAch2 Academy Trust;

Friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues, staff and Governors


If you feel you have all the necessary attributes, are highly motivated, committed to making a positive difference to children’s lives and want to be part of creating a legacy for the future – apply now! We look forward to receiving your application.

Closing Date
31st May at Midday
Application Contact
Trust Social Media

You are invited to submit an application form to Ellen Smith Headteacher at [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.  

In accordance with our Safeguarding Policy the successful candidate will be required to have an enhanced DBS check. 

Candidates selected for interview will be informed after shortlisting and full details of the interview programme will be provided.  

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,
  • Term-time only and flexible working
  • 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