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Oldway Primary School



The Governors and Trustees of Oldway Primary School are looking to appoint a permanent, part-time (afternoons only) Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Level 4) to join our successful and oversubscribed, Outstanding primary school, from January 2017, or earlier if possible for the successful candidate. Oldway is a large, 3-form entry primary school and nursery in the heart of Paignton, in Torbay, and Oldway is also the Lead School in the Torbay Teaching School Alliance.
The post includes teaching and learning whole classes across the school to support the Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA) release time of class teachers. Successful candidates may have HLTA status or will be able to demonstrate that they have the appropriate knowledge, skills and experience to fulfil this HLTA role. It may be a particularly attractive role to candidates who want to progress into teacher training or for those with experience of teaching in other settings.
The HLTA role
This part-time post (13.75 hours, 1.00pm-3.45pm x 5 afternoons) will involve teaching whole classes across the school from Reception to Year 6 as planned PPA cover for teachers, with lessons developed from the year group's planning by the class teachers in each year team.
This rewarding post would suit potential candidates who have:
• Recent experience of teaching and managing whole classes
• Sound subject knowledge of the primary curriculum
• Excellent, professional, supportive working relationships with pupils
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively within a team
• The ability to reflect and develop professionally in their practice
• Resilience, flexibility and a 'can-do' approach
• A sense of humour and a positive outlook
• An inclusive, child-centred approach to education
• A positive approach to engaging pupils and managing behaviour
• A range of interests and skills to engage, motivate and enthuse pupils
• Recent, relevant training and qualifications, e.g. HLTA, Qualified Teacher Status, education degree
Further information about the post, including the job description and an application form, can be found below.
Visits to the school are strongly encouraged. These have been arranged on the following dates:
- Tuesday 14th November at 9.30am
- Thursday 16th November at 4.00pm
- Friday 17th November at 2.00pm
- Tuesday 21st November at 4.00pm
A visit to the school or further information about the post can be arranged by contacting Sam Meyer, Deputy Head: or by contacting the school office - 01803 557190.
Oldway Primary School, in partnership with Roselands Primary School, formed the Riviera Education Trust in October 2015. The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Therefore, all successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check and all relevant employment checks, including suitable references, before taking up post.
Closing deadline for applications is 12.00 noon, on Thursday 23rd November 2017 via: or by post to Oldway Primary School, Higher Polsham Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 2SY, FAO: Headteacher.
Shortlisting will take place on the afternoon of Thursday 23rd November 2017.
Interviews, including observations of teaching, will take place on Thursday 30th November 2017.
Oldway Primary School as part of the Riviera Primary Academy Trust, is considering applications from suitably qualified persons to fulfil the role of supply teacher.
The school is a large primary school based in Paignton with 22 classes and we frequently require supply teachers across all key stages. We pay a fixed sum for all supply work undertaken in our school. The daily rate will be £135, which for mornings or afternoons will be broken down to £75 for morning supply and £60 for afternoon supply. You must be in class in time to receive any handover information, prepare for teaching and take the registration.


Supply teachers may be required to cover playground duty if the person they are replacing is rostered on that day. There will be an expectation that any written work done during the day is marked for basic accuracy to inform the class teacher upon their return.

All supply teachers will be welcome to attend staff meetings for their own professional development; a copy of the meetings taking place each term will be displayed in the staff room.
If you are interested, please contact:
Mrs Claire Shiers
Director of Finance
Riviera Primary Academy Trust
Based at Oldway School
Tel (01803) 557190


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