Higher Level Teaching Assistant

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About the role

We would like you to have: 


  • Experience of working with children aged 4-11 years of age.
  • NVQ level 2 in numeracy and literacy (or equivalent)
  • Commitment to equal opportunity for all
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and promote teamwork
  • Ability to make effective use of modern technology to support teaching and learning
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral and a high standard of written and spoken English
  • Independence, resilience and determination
  • Flexible approach and ability to use own initiative and work well under pressure
  • Awareness of keeping children safe
  • A natural aptitude to model the Trust’s core behaviours – ‘We display transparency, kindness and respect in all   our interactions with others, and support each other in all our endeavours.  We are tenacious in our desire to make the difference together’.


  •         Ability to make effective use of modern technology to support teaching and learning
  •         Commitment to professional development
  •         Awareness of Health, wellbeing and safety
  •         Awareness of keeping children safe
  •         Awareness of Data protection and confidentiality
  •         Understanding of statutory and non-statutory frameworks for school curriculum
  •         Understanding of SEN code of practice and disabilities legislation
  •         Understanding of Health and wellbeing, safety and child protection
  •         First Aid Training or basic first aid knowledge
  •         A 2:1 degree and a desire to train to become a teacher

 We can offer:

  •          Training to ensure you can fulfil all aspects of the job description
  •          A positive working environment within an extremely well-resourced school
  •          The support of a highly professional and committed staff team and the opportunity to expand your professional networks beyond the Trust through our external partnerships
  •          The opportunity to develop your career within an expanding multi academy trust with a track record of excellent student attainment and achievement
  •           Exceptional professional development opportunities

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

How to make an application: 

  • Please read the attached Appointment Brief before completing your application
  • To apply, complete the My New Term Application Form using the Supporting Statement section of the form to detail your suitability for the role, your motivation for making an application and how your knowledge experience and training meet the person specification.
  • The vacancy closes on 26th January 2022 at midday, however, early application is advised as we reserve the right to close the advert early should a suitable applicant be foun
  • Interview date: 1st February 2022
  • If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role further, please contact the Recruitment Team on 07917 035962 or at recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk 
  •  Website: www.ascotroadcfs.org.uk / www.daneseducationaltrust.org.uk

School Address: Ascot Road, Watford, Herts WD18 8AD
 E-mail: recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk

Danes Educational Trust Address: C/o St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire WD3 6EW
Tel: 01923 589699 / 07917 035962


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Contact details

Emma Wright , Admin
Baldwins Lane Rickmansworth
Herts WD3 3LR

Email: ewright@danesedtrust.org.uk
Website: www.ascotroadcfs.org.uk
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