Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Hopton Church of England Primary Academy


Posted on: Thursday 14 September 2023 | Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust

Hopton Church of England Primary Academy, Coast Road, Hopton-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 9BT.

Hopton Church of England Primary Academy is looking for a committed and enthusiastic Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our excellent team.

Trust: DNEAT

Academy Name: Hopton Church of England Primary Academy

Vacancy Job Title: Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Pay Scale: Scale F, Point 12-17

Annual Value: £24,496 – £26,845 full time equivalent

Pro-Rata Value: £16,302 – £17,865 per annum

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Hours per week: 28.75

Term Time: 38 weeks + 1

Start Date: As soon as possible

Hopton Church of England Primary Academy is looking for a committed and enthusiastic Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our excellent team.

These are exciting times at Hopton Church of England Primary Academy. This is a rare opportunity to join the team of a successful school on our journey to ‘Outstanding’.

At Hopton, we believe that every member of our school family has a vital part to play and is valued for who they are. If you would like to work in a school that values your opinion and believe that you can help us to become an outstanding school, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Ofsted rated Hopton Primary Academy as a Good school and as a member of DNEAT, we are greatly supported by our Trust, benefit from a strong governing body, and excellent community links. Our children are eager and receptive learners with strong learning behaviours.

We are seeking to appoint a motivated, innovative and enthusiastic HLTA to work as part of our team.  We are looking for somebody with commitment, energy and drive who can work closely with our staff to cover PPA and management time and provide positive learning experiences for all our pupils throughout the whole school. We would warmly welcome you to contact the school to find out more.

Our school offers:

  • Supportive, effective and friendly staff;
  • Confident, enthusiastic and well behaved children;
  • Positive relationships with parents and the wider community.

Don’t miss the opportunity to find out more by visiting our website at www.hopton.norfolk.sch.uk

We strongly encourage potential candidates to visit the school to experience what it has to offer, although understand that this may not be possible. Please contact Mrs. Hannah Lemmon on 01502 730489 to arrange a visit.

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.  Postholders 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 16 October 2023

Interviews: Friday 20 October 2023

How to apply

Completed application form to be emailed to; office@hopton.dneat.org

References may 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.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office to book an appointment or speak with the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher.

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.


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 of DNEAT .

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