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Higher-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Job Description

Higher-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Dunbar Education is a leading education recruitment agency that specialises in matching highly qualified and experienced education professionals with schools and educational institutions across the United Kingdom. We are currently seeking a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to join a Primary school in High Wycombe.


  • Assist teachers in planning, preparing, and delivering engaging and effective lessons that meet the needs of pupils at various levels of ability.
  • Lead small group interventions and provide one-to-one support to pupils with special educational needs (SEN) or other additional learning needs.
  • Provide support in classroom management, behaviour management, and maintaining a positive and inclusive learning environment.
  • Assist in the assessment and tracking of pupil progress, providing feedback to teachers and parents as required.
  • Collaborate with teachers, SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Coordinators), and other professionals to develop and implement individualised education plans (IEPs) for pupils with SEN.
  • Utilise relevant technology and resources to enhance teaching and learning experiences.


  • Hold a Level 3 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLS), or equivalent.
  • Have experience working as a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) or in a similar role in a primary or secondary school setting.
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to build positive relationships with pupils, staff, and parents.
  • Have a good understanding of the national curriculum and strategies for supporting pupils with SEN.
  • Be proficient in using ICT tools and software relevant to the role.
  • Be able to work independently as well as part of a team, and demonstrate flexibility, adaptability, and resilience in a dynamic educational environment.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • Opportunity to work in a supportive and professional educational environment.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities to enhance your skills and career progression.
  • Dedicated support from our experienced team of education consultants.
  • Chance to make a positive impact on the lives of pupils and contribute to their educational success.

If you are a highly skilled and passionate Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) looking for a new opportunity in High Wycombe, we would 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. If you also know of someone else who may be interested, earn extra money with our referral bonus, up to £250!

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.

Dunbar Education is committed to the highest standards of safeguarding to ensure the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, to share this commitment. To adhere with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all registrations will be required to fill out our application form in, to receive work. This will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS disclosure and satisfactory references. Dunbar Education is an equal opportunities employer and recognises the value of and seeks to achieve a diverse workforce in schools. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Dunbar Education is a member of ASPCo compliance plus, for more information please refer to our recruitment & selection policy statement.

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