St Mary's



HLTA post

(Start Date September 2023)

The successful candidate will be required to work 27.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, term time only with a negotiable start time.  The role will be mainly based at St Mary’s CE Primary School with some work when required at Norland CE Primary School. The position will be permanent with a 6 month probationary period in place.

The Governors of Calderdale Village Schools Federation are seeking to appoint an outstanding, committed individual, looking for a new challenge, to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a federation, with the role working predominantly at St Mary’s CE Primary School with the opportunity to also undertake some experience at Norland CE Primary School as part of the federation of schools.

We aim to appoint a positive, passionate and experienced individual with a desire to offer all children a caring, personalised, safe and stimulating learning experience. The role includes working under the direction of the Executive Headteacher and Heads of schools. An opportunity to undertake funded Continued Professional Development or similar would be discussed for the candidate appointed to the role.  Experience in whole class teaching would be advantageous for this role.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have an excellent knowledge and understanding of working with children and the principles underpinning excellent teaching and learning
  • Be committed to continued professional development
  • Have a high expectation for children’s learning and behaviour;
  • Have the ability to motivate and support children and staff through exemplary practice;
  • Be flexible and have the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

We can offer:

  • Highly supportive staff and school governors;
  • Enthusiastic, well behaved and motivated pupils who are keen to learn;
  • Welcoming, happy and friendly schools with an aspirational ethos;
  • A commitment to staff wellbeing and continuing professional development;

All interested candidates are welcome to have an informal discussion about the role with the Executive Headteacher, Yvette Sullivan.

Please contact the school office on 01422823353 to arrange an appointment if you would like a discussion beforehand. The Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS.

Please download the application form and job description and person specification from the links below and return your application form via email to:

Closing date: Monday 5th June 2023 at 9am

Interviews: Thursday 8th June or Friday 9th June 2023


Application Form

HLTA Job Description and Person Specification