Westgate Hill Primary Academy, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5JN

Higher Level Teaching Assistant Level 2 Teaching Assistant EYFS - Westgate Hill Primary Academy (External to Council)

Full time - term time plus specified days

£27,852 to £31,099 per annum, pro rata (£24,424 to £27,271 actual)

External to Council - The Laidlaw Schools Trust is an External Company, you will not be an employee of Newcastle City Council.

Westgate Hill Primary Academy

Beaconsfield Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Permanent, 37 hours per week, Term Time Only plus 5 Training Days.

Westgate Hill Primary Academy is an outstanding school set in the heart of a thriving community. The Trustees are seeking to appoint a Higher Level Teaching Assistant for Westgate Hill Primary Academy, who has an excellent track record of successfully developing children to their full potential.

About the school

At Westgate Hill Primary Academy we seek to raise aspirations, empower pupils, developing their capacity to make informed choices and lead a happy, healthy life.

We embrace diversity, recognise individual needs and encourage all pupils to achieve their best.

High quality teaching ensures we deliver a rich and varied curriculum in an inspiring and creative way. Through their learning pupils become literate and numerate.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and highly motivated with excellent communication skills, committed to working alongside a supportive and dynamic team to continue to raise standards and achievement. The successful candidate will be working in Key Stage 2 initially with the potential to work across the whole school if required.

It is essential that the applicant holds Literacy and Numeracy skills, the equivalent of Level 2 and HLTA Status.

The successful candidate will join a successful MAT where all Academies support each other to the benefit of our pupils and their families. Our Academies also enjoy strong support from an experienced LST central team, based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Academy is a member of Laidlaw School Trust (LST). The Laidlaw Schools Trust is a growing family of seven schools helping transform thousands of young lives in North East England. LST invests significantly in the training and development of all staff and is able to offer all staff a wide range of opportunities and benefits.

Further details and an application pack can be downloaded from the Careers section on the Laidlaw Schools Trust website

Interested candidates are welcome to tour the school, please contact Philippa Davison, School Business Manager to arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this post.

Application details

Interviews will take place: w/c 5th December 2022

Applications should be returned to:

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

We are an equal opportunities employer strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate their commitment to children’s safeguarding. All successful appointments will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and a range of other pre-employment recruitment checks.


Closing date:

1 December 2022

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