Merstham Primary School
Redhill, Surrey
Contract Type
Part Time, Term Time
FTE: £22,982 -£26,532 Pro Rata: £9,885 - £11,412
Start Date
2nd September 2024
19th June 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
Start Date
2nd September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1420454

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Merstham Primary School is looking to appoint a Higher Level Teaching Assistant who will play a key role in providing support for the class teacher in or with individual children with additional educational needs. We are looking for individuals that are passionate, enthusiastic and committed to a career within education and childcare.. As an academy within GLF Schools, we benefit from sharing outstanding resources, and support in every aspect of school life from learning and teaching to staffing and educational expertise.

Your opportunity

If successful in this role, you will support the Class Teacher  in the teaching and well-being of the children, ensuring they fulfil their potential in accordance with the targets that are set. You will also support the wider school, led by the Headteacher, promoting the well-being of staff and children in the school.

About Merstham Primary School

Our School sits within a newly established cluster of schools, overseen by a Regional Director. Along with Merstham Primary, our cluster includes the following other schools; Southgate Primary School, Forge Wood Primary School, Kilnwood Vale Primary School, Greenway Junior School, Salfords Primary School, Lime Tree Primary School.

This is an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with colleagues across this cluster, to share expertise and experience, ensuring all children in our schools receive an excellent education and reach their potential. It also provides opportunities for career progression across the cluster and gives you the chance to further your professional development.At Merstham Primary School, we want children to be confident lifelong learners. We set high expectations academically and socially and provide a nurturing environment to develop a caring attitude.

Therefore, we want our school to be a place where:

  • Everyone feels safe, cared for and included;
  • all children are given the skills and opportunities to be independent and collaborative learners in a happy, structured, stimulating environment;
  • expectations are high, both collectively and individually;
  • all children are equipped with the knowledge and skills to choose a healthy, active lifestyle;
  • teachers provide school days that excite, challenge and motivate each child;
  • our 6 rules are simple, fair, understood and consistent;
  • everyone is valued and respected regardless of gender, race, age, religion or ability;
  • goals and targets are clearly defined and explained and achievements are celebrated; 
  • we prepare all our children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life and equip them to achieve the highest standards possible in everything they do.

What we are looking for

  • To ensure effective teaching following the teacher’s planning so children learn as effectively as possible.
  • Clarifying and explaining instructions.
  • Ensuring the resources support the learning and the children are able to use equipment and materials provided.
  • Motivating and encouraging the children as required by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to children’s needs.
  • Be interested in a career within the school setting and working with children.
  • Be able to stay calm and objective when presented with unusual or challenging behaviour.
  • Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team.
  • Be a confident and clear communicator.
  • Be committed to their development and learning.

Join the GLF Schools Community

As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our central team.

  •  Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity and Kindness
  •  42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England
  •  We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity

    GLF Schools Employment Offer

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish

  •  Access to our highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme 
  •  Flexible working options
  •  Generous holiday allowance
  •  Work life and family friendly policies
  •  Employee wellbeing initiatives
  •  Career pathways and talent management
  •  Access to a staff benefits portal
  •  Community and collaboration working model

Please read the attached Join Our Community candidate pack for further information.

The Details:

Salary range: £22,982 - £26,532 FTE

Pro Rata range: £9,885 - £11,412  

Hours of work:  18 hours per week over 4 days 8:30 - 13:00 Tuesday – Friday  39 weeks per year (term time, inclusive of INSET days.)

Closing date for applications – 05/07/2024

Interviews to be held - TBC 

We will interview as early as possible so please do apply early.


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve the right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.

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