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Level Four Teaching Assistant Vacancy

Level 4 Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Vacancy

Base: Preston Primary School, Old Paignton Road, Livermead, Torquay. TQ2 6UY

Salary Details: Grade F.  Level 4 Teaching Assistant (HLTA) - £11.50 to £12.70 per hour

We are offering a fantastic opportunity for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our talented and forward-thinking team in September 2021.  The post is for 28.75 hours per week (9.00 am to 3.15 p.m. Monday to Friday during term time, to include support across lunchtimes).  The post is permanent and will be based on a blended core (permanent) and variable hours contract. 

The role will primarily involve whole class cover across the primary age range.  If you are looking for a school where you are encouraged to balance excellence with wellbeing, where passion for teaching is highly valued and where the team are driven by an aspiration for every child to succeed, then we are the school for you.

The post would suit:

  • HLTAs who have a L4 qualification (or equivalent) and/or experience of teaching whole classes;
  • Qualified teachers who are looking for a team-based position in a primary school but with shorter working hours than a traditional class teacher post;
  • Newly or recently qualified teachers who would like more class-based experience before becoming a class teacher.

The successful candidate will be passionate about teaching and learning; be flexible and able to use their own initiative; be an innovator and reflective practitioner; be positive with a ‘can do’ attitude and be committed to improving the life chances of every child.

Preston Primary is part of Coast Academies, a Multi Academy Trust in the beautiful coastal area of Torbay. You will find us to be a school that is:

  • A happy place for staff and children
  • Busy, with a great ethos
  • Innovative and forward thinking

Our vision: 'An outstanding coastal school, known for an innovative curriculum that delivers excellent outcomes for children'.

You are welcome to make an appointment to come and have a look around the school and meet the children and staff.  Please contact the School office on 01803 607075 or email to arrange a convenient appointment.

To apply please download an application form and further information from the 'Vacancies' section of our Coast Academies' website:

Completed application forms to be emailed to: by the closing date of 9.00 a.m. on Monday 17 May 2021.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.