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Dunraven School
Streatham, Greater London
Contract Type
Full Time, Term Time
Actual Salary: £27,722.91 to £29,023.54
Start Date
1st September 2024
8th July 2024 12:00 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1432388


Start date: September 2024

Location of post: Dunraven School, Mount Nod Road, London, SW16 2LG

We require an enthusiastic Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to work across the Primary phase of our thriving, oversubscribed all-through school. The school’s aim is “Excellence for All” and the governors wish to appoint candidates of significant ability and enthusiasm, aware of and stimulated by the challenges and potential of a successful multi-ethnic coeducational school.


Dunraven Educational Trust (DET) was established in 2016. DET is a trust committed to one overarching aim: excellence for and from everyone. This is an expectation for both the children and adults in a school community. It is achieved in a variety of ways according to the context of each school but within the clear framework established by the Trust.

We want an educational experience which provides excellence for - and expects it from - everyone. We know that this is best achieved in a school where:

the offer is broad, balanced, inclusive, enriching and effective in meeting the needs of young people;

staff and students are supported and challenged to be the best versions of themselves;

relationships are positive, well established and healthy;

practice is based on evidence and underpinned by the notion that ‘we can always do better’.

We are clear that this supports the development of children and young people (and adults) who are: resilient, courteous, optimistic, hardworking, self-disciplined, enthusiastic and creative


Dunraven School is an all-through school in South London. This means we have children from Reception to Year 13. We serve our local community and celebrate our cultural diversity. Dunraven School’s results are strong, remaining above national averages and representing positive ‘value-added’. Recognition of its marked progress has been significant and its journey as a school is important to us.

If you are successful in your application, you will share in the leadership and management of a staff who are hard-working, committed, positive in outlook and dedicated to the achievement of our students.

We offer:

  • a high standard of professional practice, with bespoke in-house CPD provision, and affiliation to nationally recognised courses and providers;
  • clear pathways for career development and progression with a proven track-record of success in developing leaders;
  • a supportive and collegiate environment, with regular staff social and sporting activities (such as yoga, football and House events);
  • excellent opportunities for leading work with external partners
  • a culture of high trust and accountability that values creativity and innovation, leading practice locally and nationally in a range of fields.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon, Monday 8 July 2024

Interviews will take place on Friday 12 July 2024

Thank you for your interest in our role, we look forward to receiving your application.

Main Purpose

To complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities under an agreed system of supervision. This may involve planning, preparing and delivering learning activities for individuals/groups or short term for whole classes and monitoring pupils and assessing, recording and reporting on pupils achievement, progress and development.


Before completing your application form, please read the person specification and job description carefully. In your supporting statement you should demonstrate how your qualifications, skills and knowledge match the requirements for the post.


GCSE or equivalent level, including at least a Grade 4 (previously Grade C) in English and Maths.


HLTA qualification or equivalent.

GCSE Maths and English Grace C or above or equivalent NVQ Level 3.



Full and relevant NVQ Level 3 qualification.

 Training in relevant learning strategies e.g. literacy

Specialist skills/training in curriculum or learning area e.g. bi-lingual, sign language, ICT

First Aid qualification.


Experience of working in a Primary school environment.

Experience of working with children with special educational needs (SEN).

Experience of planning and delivering learning activities.

Knowledge of the Children’s Act 1989, relevant Education Acts and related legislation.

Ability to plan, evaluate children’s learning, implement planned activities in line with the National Curriculum.

Ability to undertake record keeping to a high standard and carry out observations of children and to then use this to inform individual planning.

Experience of working directly with young children/families including those with SEN. Knowledge and experience of Child Protection Procedures.


Safeguarding Statement:

Dunraven School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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