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Job Vacancies

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Dates:                          Apply by 9am on Monday, 27th November 2023

Location:                     Somerton, Somerset

Contract type:             Part time, term time only

                                    27.08hrs per week, Monday to Friday, 8:50am to 3:15pm (inc.1hr unpaid

                                    lunch break)

Contract term:             Fixed Term until 31st August 2024, due to staff/curriculum restructuring

Salary:                         Grade 12 Point 12 - 19

                                   (pro rata, based on Full Time Equivalent of £26,421 - £29,777)


At King Ina C of E Academy we are looking for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to lead and support the learning within our academy.  You will be required to support the learning environment and the delivery of lessons through work set by teachers and prepared by yourself.  This is an exciting time to join our team as we have very recently merged our Infant and Junior schools into one new school, in a brand new location and school building.


This rewarding role will suit someone with experience of working with a range of young people and who has knowledge of different teaching styles to engage all students.  You will have a working knowledge of school pastoral systems and be highly motivated with the ability to work on your own and as part of a team.


You will:

  • Be required to support the learning environment and the delivery of lessons through work set by teachers.
  • Be a reflective practitioner
  • Be prepared to work across different age groups
  • Be solution focused and positive in meeting the social and emotional needs of our young people and open to innovative ways of working
  • Have the ability, drive and resilience to nurture the emotional health and well-being of young people
  • Contribute to resourcing of the curriculum
  • Organise and run intervention programmes
  • Teach lessons across the whole curriculum
  • Have successful experience in a school setting


King Ina Church of England Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share in this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. Further information about the disclosure can be found at


In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches as part of due diligence checks.


We are an equal opportunities employer and committed to ensuring all applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.


To obtain a recruitment pack, including an application form and job description, please visit the school website, Key Information, Job Vacancies. 

All applications should be returned electronically to Mrs Lisa Watts,  


Job share will be considered, please state in your application if you are applying for a job share position stating your availability.


Start Date:       As soon as possible

Closing date:   Apply by 9am on Monday, 27th November 2023

Interviews:       Week commencing 4th December 2023