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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Job Description

This role is for a Primary School in Bedford starting Immediately.

We will require the ideal candidate to have 6 + months experience being a Higher Level Teaching Assistant or have the qualification.

Are you an experienced and dedicated Teaching Assistant looking to take the next step in your career? We're seeking a passionate and skilled Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to join our team and play a key role in supporting teaching and learning across the school.

Role Overview: As a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), you'll provide invaluable support to teachers and pupils, taking on a range of responsibilities to enhance the educational experience. This dynamic role offers the opportunity to lead small group sessions, deliver pre-planned lessons, and contribute to the overall development of pupils.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead small group interventions and deliver focused learning activities under the guidance of the class teacher.
  • Support the planning and delivery of lessons, including preparing resources and providing assistance to pupils.
  • Assess pupil progress and provide feedback to teachers, helping to identify areas for improvement and support.
  • Assist in the management of the classroom environment, ensuring a safe and inclusive learning environment for all pupils.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop and implement strategies to support pupils with additional needs or challenges.
  • Take on additional responsibilities as required, such as supervising lunchtimes or supporting extracurricular activities.


  • Relevant qualifications, including a Level 4 Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) qualification or equivalent.
  • Experience working as a Teaching Assistant in a primary school setting, with a proven track record of supporting teaching and learning.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with pupils, colleagues, and parents.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to respond to the changing needs of the school and pupils.
  • A passion for education and a commitment to supporting the academic and personal development of all pupils.


  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment, with opportunities to work closely with teachers and school leaders.
  • Exclusive schools partnered with Dunbar Education.
  • Progression opportunities and support from the staff.

If you're ready to take on a rewarding and challenging role as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), we'd love to hear from you!

If this position isn't quite what you are looking for, please still get in touch to discuss other available roles. Alternatively, if you know of someone who may be interested, we offer £250 as a referral scheme.

If you have not received a response within 7 working days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. For other available positions, please refer to our website.

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