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Parley First School

Glenmoor Road, Ferndown, Dorset. BH22 8QE

01202 874400

Staff Vacancies

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) XS10.8

Salary details: Grade 9 £22,443 - £26,539 pro rata (£11.63 - £13.76 per hour - pay award pending)

Term Time only (45.66 weeks per year)

Fixed term contract to 31stJuly 2020


We are seeking to appoint a highly skilled, dedicated and effective Higher Level Teaching Assistant who is experienced in supporting pupils in all ages across Reception –Yr 4.

The post will involve covering PPA for one afternoon a week and then two afternoons to provide targeted interventions (6 hours).

The successful candidate will need to:

  • be an outstanding practitioner experienced in working with primary aged children
  • demonstrate excellent classroom management skills and have high expectations of children’s learning & behaviours
  • hold an HLTA qualification or equivalent
  • demonstrate through practice their knowledge and understanding of national standards for planning, monitoring and assessment.


We would also welcome applications from qualified teachers looking to return to the profession after a career break.

We have high expectations of all staff and visits to the school are warmly welcomed. For further information to support the application please visit

Parley First School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; this is a commitment which we expect all staff and volunteers to share. The successful candidate will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check in line with the Governments safer recruitment guidelines.

For more information please telephone the school on 01202 874400. Applications to be made online via the Dorset For You Website.

Closing date for applications: 5th November 2019

Interviews: 7th November 2019

If you do not hear from us by 7th November then please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Job Description HLTA

Person Specification HLTA


Midday Supervisor – XS2.4b Salary Grade 6

Start Date: 18th November 2019

Permanent Post: Parley First School are looking to appoint a lunchtime supervisor to help during lunch break for 5 days a week 12.00 – 1.00pm in their Complex Communication Needs Base. In conjunction with another member of staff you will be supervising up to 8 children with a range of social and speech difficulties. Training will be provided as required and you may be required to use visual aids. An interest in working with children with Special Educational Needs would be preferable. There may be opportunities for additional hours.

Closing date: Tuesday 5th November

Interview date: Thursday 7th November

The post will be subject to references and a DBS clearance.

Parley First School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Parley First School values the diversity of our work force and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please collect an application form from the school office. Dorset County Council does not accept CVs in place of an application form.

Job Description

Person Specification