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Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Bilingual Learners

Grade: C2 – Salary: £21,074 - £28,221 per annum (pro rata)

Hours: 31.5 hours per week, term time only including Staff Development Days

Required from: 1st September 2018

"Burnt Oak Primary School believes that their school can make a difference to the pupils within it.”

Could you be part of the team that makes that difference?

Information about the school

Burnt Oak Primary School is a vibrant and welcoming school situated in lower Gillingham. We are a two-form entry school with a Nursery. The school is well resourced and has excellent ICT facilities. We have motivated and happy pupils who are eager to learn.


Through the dedication of the staff team, Burnt Oak Primary School succeeds in providing a learning environment where everyone, pupils and staff, are helped to succeed. It is this dedication which led to the school achieving both the Inclusion Quality Mark and Centre of Excellence status in 2017.


The school was also judged as ‘good’ in all areas during our inspection in March 2015. Ofsted reported that pupils achieve well and make good progress; the behaviour of pupils is good; the school provides good quality support for children who have behavioural or emotional difficulties and its success in integrating these pupils is one of its strengths.


Burnt Oak Primary School prides itself on its highly creative curriculum and the extensive extra-curricular activities which it offers pupils. Teachers are encouraged to be innovative and to engage pupils through exciting learning opportunities.  Testament to the high quality of this curriculum are our recent Gold Sports Games and Best Literacy Innovation Awards


We very much welcome applications from candidates with a strong moral purpose and high expectations of what pupils can achieve. In return we offer the opportunity to work within a highly supportive working environment with excellent training and career development opportunities.

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic Higher Level Teaching Assistant to plan and implement programmes to raise the achievement of pupils with English as an additional language (EAL). In return we offer the opportunity to work within a highly supportive working environment with excellent training and career development opportunities.

This role will involve supporting the management and organisation of EAL/bilingual pupils in the classroom, in small groups and in one to one situations.

Previous training and experience of working with EAL pupils is essential together with high standards of literacy and numeracy and the ability to work as part of a friendly and supportive team. The successful applicant will have HLTA status or be willing to undertake HLTA training.


Visits to the school to meet pupils and staff are warmly welcomed.


For further details or to arrange an informal visit please contact the school office on 01634 334344.


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children, therefore any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.

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