Job Ref No. ECC2891-170 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Actual Salary £16,334.59 (FTE £20,324)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/05/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: On a rolling basis  

Job Description

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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) / Cover Supervisor

Working weeks: - Term-time plus five non-pupil days (39 weeks per year)

Salary: - Paid for 44.3 week per year with an actual salary of £16,334.59, including fringe allowance (FTE £20,324 including fringe allowance)

Hours per week: - 35 Hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:15pm (45-minute unpaid break), with a requirement to cover teachers within the school.

Hilltop Junior School, who have recently been graded "Good" by Ofsted are looking for a new colleague to join the team.

The new recruit will join as a HLTA and will provide support to Class Teachers with release time. Our ideal applicant will have a passion for teaching and a desire to ensure pupils achieve their potential. If this sounds like you, then please do not delay in applying as we will be running interviews on a rolling basis, therefore we may close the vacancy early.

Academies within the Trust have a highly inclusive ethos and provide a broad and enriched education for their pupils. We have a highly skilled staff who prioritise the support of their colleagues as well as having very high aspirations for their pupils. Each of our colleagues make a difference to our children and as such all play a pivotal role in ensuring our "Good" standards are maintained.

HEARTS academy trust has an innovative pay policy that rewards the accelerated progress of outstanding teachers.

Our staff survey in 2020 said:
97% of staff are happy at work
73% of staff said their workload had reduced from last year
95% of staff said they are helped and supported by their colleagues
98% of staff are happy to talk with their line manager

If you want to work for an organisation that has its children at its heart, then this vacancy could be for you. To see a video of what it's like working at a HEARTS school at

For more information on the role and to arrange a tour of the school please contact Suzanne Cullinane, School Business Manager.

It is very important that you complete the application in full, particularly section F which refers to references. We must have the full contact details of two referees, including their name, address, telephone number and email address. Incomplete application forms will not be considered. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we have enough applications to shortlist, therefore we advise that you do not delay applying.

About HEARTS Academy Trust

HEARTS Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and will not discriminate against any applicant on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race. For this reason, all application forms are anonymised before shortlisting takes place to ensure applicants are considered only on the relevant qualifications, skills and experience that are profiled on the application form and personal statement.

This post advertised is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered 'protected' and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:'

All applicants can view a copy of our Records Retention Policy on the Trust website, the policy sets out how we will gather, process and hold personal data of individuals during and after the recruitment process.

HEARTS Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants

HEARTS is a small innovative Academy Trust of six primary schools and an alternative provision for pupils with SEMH challenges. All provisions are based in the south of Essex.

Our values are central to all that we do. We work tirelessly to ensure that happiness and hope, self-esteem, achievement, respect and responsibility, truth, spirituality and service are embedded into the curriculum. Our pupils are well-rounded individuals who are ready to face the challenges offered to them. These values are at the heart of all we do and fundamental to our working relationships as well as our pupils' learning. We have high expectations of our employees and offer support and continued development opportunities for all. We expect our employees to live the HEARTS values in their work and relationships with other employees and the community.

All of our schools are judged good or outstanding.

For further information about the HEARTS Academy Trust please visit our website at

Information about the School

Hilltop Juniors is a school that puts children first. We are a high achieving school and have high expectations for all.

Hilltop Junior School has recently been graded as "good" by Ofsted and shortlisted as TES Primary School of the year.

We are well served by transport links and are close to major road networks.

The Trust is truly innovative and rewards outstanding staff for outstanding outcomes. The school calendar consists of 184 contact days, 5 non-pupil days and high quality additional continuous professional development for the equivalent of 6 days.

The Trustees are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical check, prohibited from teaching check and references. References are taken up prior to interview.

We can offer you: - an excellent CPD entitlement with purposeful training, including Trust-wide twilights throughout the year - a two-week October half term - supportive colleagues who want to provide the best possible opportunities for their pupils - a highly effective learning environment - a responsive and involved leadership team - an 80/20% teaching model (all teachers, regardless of experience have 20% non-contact time, this is a 4-day
face to face teaching week for full time staff, part-time staff receive the same proportion of non-contact time) - a school with a highly positive culture that supports all staff; mental health, workload and wellbeing are at the forefront of our vision and values - access to our school counsellor and network of Mental Health and Wellbeing champions

For further information about the HEARTS Academy Trust please visit our website at

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Suzanne Cullinane
Hill Avenue, Wickford
Essex, SS11 8LT
Telephone: 01268 734649

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