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Higher-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Job Description

Are you an experienced and enthusiastic Higher-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) looking for an exciting opportunity in a primary school setting? Do you have a passion for supporting students' learning and development? Dunbar Education are looking to recruit experienced, and enthusiastic Higher Level Teaching Assistant, to work within schools in Heartfordshire area.

About Us: Dunbar Education is a reputable education recruitment agency committed to connecting talented education professionals with fulfilling roles in schools. With a focus on personalised service, we ensure that both our candidates and schools find the perfect match.

Role Overview: As a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), you will play a crucial role in supporting the teaching and learning activities within the primary school. Working closely with teachers and other staff, you will assist in creating an engaging and positive learning environment for students to thrive.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the class teacher in planning and delivering high-quality lessons.
  • Lead small group activities and interventions to support students' learning progress.
  • Provide one-on-one support to students who may require additional help or have special educational needs (SEN).
  • Assist in classroom management and maintaining a conducive learning atmosphere.
  • Prepare and organise teaching resources and materials as directed by the teaching staff.
  • Contribute to the assessment and monitoring of students' progress.
  • Encourage students' social and emotional development and foster positive relationships.


  • Previous experience as a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) in a primary school setting.
  • Relevant qualifications or certifications as an HLTA.
  • Strong understanding of primary education and the ability to support the delivery of lessons effectively.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with students, teachers, and parents.
  • Patience, empathy, and a passion for empowering students' growth.

How to Apply: If you are an ambitious and committed Higher-Level Teaching Assistant looking for a long-term role from September, we want to hear from you! Please submit your CV or contact Bella on 07700140420 to arrange a chat about this role in more detail. However if this position is not suitable, please still get in touch we do have other opportunities available. Alternatively if you know anyone else looking for a role we do offer a referral reward of up to £250.

If you have not heard back from us within 7 working days, please assume that your application has been unsuccesful.