Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Gooderstone Church of England Primary Academy


Posted on: Monday 12 September 2022 | Diocese Of Norwich Education and Academies Trust.

Gooderstone Church of England Primary Academy , Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE33 9BP

We are looking for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our amazing team from October 2022

  • Scale F £12,820.03
  • 39 weeks
  • 22hrs per week

Our mission is to deliver the best education for all the children in our care within a distinctive Christian environment. We are passionate about our curriculum and work hard to inspire our children to develop a love of  learning through creative, fun and hands on experiences. So if the creative approach is your passion then we are the school for you!

This role requires you to be very flexible, as you will be expected to work across the school in most year groups. Throughout the week you will be covering PPA/staff absences in other classes across the school. You will also be responsible for planning and delivering interventions and group work.

We are part of Churchside Federation with Mundford  CE Primary Academy since 2015 within The Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT).  This gives our staff the benefits of having colleagues to work with in planning, training and  moderating but also the bonus of working within a smaller school with much to celebrate! Parents join us every week when we celebrate our learning and support us well in all of our school and fundraising events.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an excellent HLTA who is passionate about children’s learning
  • Inspire and excite children in their learning
  • Consistently set high expectations for pupils
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be willing to contribute to the common goals of the Federation
  • Have a firm commitment to our Christian ethos, vision and values.

The school offers:

  • Enthusiastic children who are proud of their village school
  • An excellent environment in which to develop professionally
  • A friendly, supportive staff team and skilled support staff
  • Supportive governors and parents.

Culture and ethos:

  • Proactively promote and demonstrate the Diocese’s vision and values in all aspects of work
  • Challenge, motivate and empower others to set high aspirations and attain ambitious outcomes
  • Treat everyone as a valued individual who is loved by God
  • Promote and demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement which includes keeping abreast of educational developments and best management practice
  • Work collaboratively developing the concept of family across the Trusts and their academies
  • Ensure regular open and honest communication in all professional duties
  • Recognise the importance of serving the wider community and promoting inclusivity.
  • Undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade.

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job specification are indicative and may vary over time.  Post holders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.


Closing date: Monday 26 September 2022

Interviews: Monday 3 October 2022

How to apply

Please email your applications to;  office@gooderstone.dneat.org

References will be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.

Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

We would love to show you around our school so visits are welcomed and encouraged, so please call our school secretary, Hermione O’Rourke on 01366 328280 to arrange.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be required.

This post will come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

Gooderstone Church of England Primary Academy
The Street, Gooderstone, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE33 9BP

Tel: 01366 328280

Email: office@gooderstone.dneat.org

Executive Headteacher: Mrs Sarah Godbold

Secretary: Mrs Nikki Delve


The safety and well-being of children is central to our ethos, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to provide references and undertake the Independent Safeguarding Authority checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and comply with the Safeguarding Policy and child protection practices of the Trust.


DNEAT has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in its academies and in the employment of people. The post holder will ensure that the DNEAT meets its statutory obligations in relation to all aspects of equalities legislation. This post involves regular travel around the Diocese and maybe some evening and weekend work. This job description is not an exhaustive document. It reflects the duties and responsibilities applicable at the time of issue. Details and emphasis are subject to amendment and revision in the light of the changing needs of DNEAT.


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