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  • Start date details

    Monday, 2nd September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£27,803.00 - £30,296.00 Annually (FTE) Grade E Pt 15-20 pro rata

[240523] Higher Level Teaching Assistant for KS1 job summary

Pilgrim Primary Academy, Reach South Academy Trust, is seeking to appoint an exceptional Phase Team Higher Level Teaching Assistant for KS1 to join the school from September 2024.

Post: Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Level 4) KS1 Phase

Location: Pilgrim Primary Academy, Oxford Street, Plymouth PL1 5BQ

Salary Range: Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Grade E pt 15-20, £27,803 rising to a maximum of £30,296, per annum pro rata

Hours/Contract: Permanent - 30 hours per week (Monday - Friday), term-time only (39 weeks per year)

Start date: September 2024

Qualification(s): HLTA qualification (Level 4) or an equivalent/higher qualification

The Role

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a an experienced HLTA or even qualified teacher to join our fantastic staff team to work with our younger children in KS1, supporting the KS1 Phase Leader in the smooth running of the wider phase team. The role involves working under the daily direction of the Phase leader but across all 4 classes in KS1, undertaking a range of tasks, including the following:

  • Some regularly timetabled class cover (predominantly in the KS1 phase but on occasion in other phases if required)
  • Delivering and overseeing the quality of learning interventions across the 4 classes and tracking progress towards intended outcomes
  • Mentoring and supporting the TA team, including giving feedback from monitoring and inducting support staff who are new to the team
  • Ensuring effective communication within the team, holding regular team meetings
  • Assist the Phase Leader with the process of assessment across the phase; carrying out additional assessments, collating assessment outcomes and identifying the needs of individual pupils or groups
  • Supporting the social and emotional needs of the children across the phase
  • Taking a lead in the general resourcing and ordering of stock for the team

The Person

We are seeking a self-motivated and well-organised individual who:

  • Has the confidence and curriculum subject understanding to deliver high quality whole class lessons and small group interventions
  • Can deliver quality first learning experience and who shows good understanding of the frameworks that underpin exceptional learning outcomes for all groups of children including those with individual learning needs, e.g. the National Curriculum, The SEN Code of Practice and Teaching Assistant Standards
  • Displays effective spoken and written communication skills, being able to build highly effective and positive relationships with children, staff and families
  • Has competent IT ability
  • Is highly organised and who can work under direct instruction but can also show initiative and is motivation to manage their own duties and time
  • Is skilled at supervising pupils and establishing a calm, engaging, safe and ordered environment
  • Is a fast and highly flexible thinker, being able to deal with change and unpredictability, prioritise effectively and be positive with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Is eager to work collaboratively and effectively in a wider team, adaptable and open to new ideas and practices
  • Has a strong commitment to inclusion, equality and safeguarding

Please state your experience and strengths clearly in your supporting statement and how you meet the job role and person specification criteria.

School Background

Pilgrim is a friendly, caring and welcoming place, with children's learning, happiness and well-being at the heart of all we do. We understand that children will only get the best education when there are strong and respectful relationships between both pupils, staff, parents and the wider community. We are very proud of the positive relationships that exist at Pilgrim. Our aim is to develop confident young people who have high aspirations, a clear sense of themselves as learners and citizens, and who can contribute positively to their futures and those of others.

We can offer you a friendly, team approach to working in a supportive environment.

Trust Background

Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 17 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire. We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.

Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.

Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence.

Next Steps

So, if you think this role may be for you and want to be a part of our wonderful school, please get in touch by calling Michelle Murray, Office Manager on 01752 225319 or email at mmurray@ppsonline.org. Visits to the school are encouraged.

Closing date: for applications is Wednesday, 12th June 2024

Interview Date: Interviews will be provisionally held on Thursday, 20th June 2024

To apply or this opportunity, please complete our online application form by clicking ‘apply now’ on the advert.

If you experience any technical issues, please contact recruitment@reachsouth.org for support.

Opportunities and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with many other benefits.

We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form before submitting.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Pilgrim Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
396 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

School location

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