Job Description

Are you looking for an opportunity to support the education of young people?


Smile Education, Northwest is now recruiting for a full-time Higher-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) for a primary school based in Stockport and the nearby areas in Davenport, Heaton Moor, and Reddish.


Year group allocation will depend on the applicant’s background and work history.


We pride ourselves on being education specialists and work incredibly closely with our schools to ensure we find you the best possible roles in school that will complement your style as a practitioner.


About the school:
  • Received good and positive feedback from OFSTED:

‘Pupils love to read. Across the school, their reading skills are very well-developed. Children in the early years benefit from excellent indoor and outdoor learning and playing areas. Most make strong progress in the different areas of learning.’

  • Valued Resilience, Respect and Aiming High
  • Provide alternative ways of learning outside the classroom, for example getting hands-on experiences outdoors for woodland education
  • Implementing a wide variety of subjects across the curriculum, such as Design Technology, British Values
  • Additional subjects for students who require extra support academically, such as EAL
  • Parents’ reviews and comments have been excellent

What does the role involve?
  • Facilitate a creative and supportive learning environment
  • Teach important reading, writing, and English language skills
  • Help students master grade-level learning objectives
  • Prepare differentiated lesson plans that accommodate all learners
  • Foster motivation, resilience, and intellectual curiosity in students
  • Cultivate an appreciation for literature and language arts

What do you need?
  • A relevant HLTA qualification
  • An enhanced DBS registered to the update service (If you do not hold this, we can arrange for you at £44, which is refundable once you have completed ten days in your new role.)
  • Knowledge of the UK Primary Curriculum
  • Able and willing to travel to the area
  • 2 education-based references
  • A passion for teaching/supporting.
  • Good approach to behaviour management
  • A determined, hard-working attitude

Immediate start is available.

The school can offer you security with the role as it is a long-term position for at least 1 academic year.

Why work with Smile?

  • Have Been in the industry for over 10 years with a great market presence.
  • Your own personal consultant, contactable for any inquiries or support.
  • Offer you interview preparation as well as exclusive roles
  • Competitive rates of weekly pay
  • Regular opportunities to attend CPD sessions.
  • Becoming part of an Award-winning Education Recruitment agency
What are you waiting for?

Please contact for more information on the role or give Miranda a call on 0161 8434 839.

Other locations:

We are currently recruiting for similar TA roles in other areas in East Manchester, such as Rochdale, Oldham, Tameside, and Bury. If you are interested, please contact for more information on those roles.




We are committed to safeguarding children. Each applicant will be expected to undertake compliance checks including Prohibited list, Barred list, DBS and Qualifications.