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

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

Full time - term time plus specified days

£25,481 - £28,672 per annum pro rata (Actual: £22,148 to £24,922)

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


37 hours per week term time only plus 3 training days.

Fixed term from April 2021- October 2021.

The Trustees are seeking to appoint a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to cover maternity leave at Westgate Hill Primary Academy. The post is for a fixed term period April 2021 to October 2021, or upon return of the applicant, whichever is sooner.

Across the Academy, we continue to raise aspirations of our pupils, their expectations and standards. We are looking to appoint an experienced Higher Level Support Assistant, who has an excellent track record of successfully developing children to achieve their full potential.

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 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.

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.

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 Danielle Armstrong, School Manager to arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this post.

Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 19th April 2021

Candidates who have not been contacted by Friday 23rd April 2021 may assume they have been unsuccessful. Interviews will take place: W/C 26th April 2021 Applications should be returned to:

We are an equal opportunities employer strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the DBS and a range of other recruitment checks. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their commitment to children’s safeguarding.

Please note that we do not accept CV’s

Fixed Term

Closing date:

19 April 2021

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