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Higher-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Job Description

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) for Reception Class

Location: High Wycombe
Salary: Competitive/According to Experience
Contract: Full-time, Term-time Only

A Primary school based in High Wycombe is a thriving and inclusive school committed to fostering a love for learning from an early age. We are looking for a dedicated and experienced Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to support the Reception class, helping to create a positive and engaging learning environment for our youngest pupils.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Support the class teacher in planning and delivering high-quality lessons and activities aligned with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework.
  • Lead small group activities and interventions to support children's learning and development.
  • Assist in the preparation of classroom resources and maintain a stimulating learning environment.
  • Monitor and assess pupils' progress, providing feedback to the class teacher and contributing to written reports.
  • Foster positive relationships with pupils, parents, and colleagues, promoting effective communication and collaboration.
  • Cover lessons in the absence of the class teacher, ensuring continuity of learning.


  • HLTA status or equivalent qualification.
  • Proven experience working in an early years or primary school setting, ideally with Reception-aged children.
  • Strong knowledge of the EYFS framework and child development principles.
  • Excellent communication, organisational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and a passion for supporting young children's education.


  • Supportive and friendly working environment.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Access to a well-resourced classroom and outdoor learning area.

How to Apply: Please send your CV and a covering letter to us ASAP and we will work on your behalf for this fantastic opportunity.

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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.