Sylvan Infant School is part of the Livingstone Road Primary Federation which is part of the multi-academy Hamwic Education Trust. At the Hamwic Education Trust we offer unique opportunities for those individuals that excel in education.

We aim to deliver an outstanding education to our pupils and to do so we must employ outstanding people.

We offer a training pathway for all employees including teachers, support staff and our middle and senior leaders.

Our staff have opportunities to work on cross phase projects and to work in other schools within the Trust in order to gain invaluable experience and enhance their skills.

Sylvan Infant School

Permanent Higher Level Teaching Assistant required for 19th February 2018 or ASAP

Grade F Spinal Point 22– 25 Salary Range £20,661-£22,658 pro rata

30 hours per week Term Time only (38 working weeks, 43.1 paid weeks)


Higher Level Teaching Assistant

We are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join dedicated, friendly and highly motivated team at Sylvan Infant School. The role will generally involve providing cover for PPA, NQT and Leadership time, but may be required to cover for short-term absence. The successful candidate will have a HLTA qualification and experience of working within a first/infant school and want to make a difference to young children’s lives.


  • Excellent team players who can demonstrate outstanding teaching skills
  • Individuals who are creative, committed and passionate
  • Staff who can build positive relationships with children and adults
  • Staff who are dedicated to making a real difference to the lives of children

If this is you, we would love to hear from you.


  • A friendly and supportive environment where children are at the centre of all that we do.
  • Opportunities for Primary experience
  • Collaborative working environment
  • A leadership team who value work-life balance


Should you wish to apply for this vacancy, please complete the attached application form and return it to the school by post or by email to

Please contact the school (01202 743064) for a visit.

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 22 January (12 Noon)

Interviews will take place Thursday 25 January

Application Form

Job Description and Person Specification

If you have not heard from the school by Tuesday 23 January, you have not been successful on this occasion; we thank you for the interest in our school.

All schools with the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.