Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

20 June 2024

About AK Teaching: AK Teaching is searching for an enthusiastic and reliable Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to support primary schools within Gateshead. If you are passionate about making a difference in children’s education and ready to take on a versatile and rewarding role, we would love to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide flexible support across a range of age groups.
  • Work on a 1:1 basis with children who require additional support.
  • Collaborate with class teachers to implement lesson plans and support small groups.
  • Manage and respond to challenging behaviours with patience and professionalism.
  • Create and maintain a positive and inclusive learning environment.


  • Hold a valid DBS on the update service or be willing to apply for a new one.
  • Relevant HLTA qualification.
  • Completed safeguarding and classroom management training.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work flexibly and adapt to varying classroom needs across ages.

What We Offer:

  • A supportive and collaborative working environment.
  • Opportunities for professional development and ongoing training.
  • A chance to make a significant impact on the lives of young learners.
  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.

How to Apply: If you meet the requirements listed above and are excited about the opportunity to support primary schools as an HLTA, please send CV to james.cook@akteaching.co.uk with the subject line “HLTA Application – Gateshead.” 

AK Teaching is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Work Level
Employment Type
Higher level teaching assistant
Valid Until
August 30, 2024
James Cook
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