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  • Start date details

    2nd September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

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

[240605C] Higher Level Teaching Assistant job summary

Pilgrim Primary Academy, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to join the School in September 2024.

Post: Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

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

Salary Range: Grade E 15-20 (FTE £27,803-£30,296) per annum pro rata

Contract: Permanent, Term-time (39 weeks year)

Hours: 30 hours per week

Start Date: 2nd September 2024

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced HLTA to join our team of exceptional practitioners in our PPA cover team. The HLTA role will primarily be to plan, deliver and assess a specialist subject during teaching PPA cover sessions across the school. We are open to considering any non-core Primary National Curriculum subject specialism. However, a strength in teaching Music, Performing Arts, Dance/Drama would be advantageous. There will also be a need to teach other subjects on the cover timetable too. You will need to have an excellent grasp of behaviour management and be experienced in working with pupils from all Primary age ranges and with a range of specific needs. We are looking for someone who has undertaken HLTA training – alternatively, this could be an ideal position for a qualified teacher who wants to broaden their range of experience or step out of a classroom teacher position.

Please state clearly the subject specialism you can offer in your application.

Main purpose of job

To provide whole class cover for teachers throughout school on a set timetable to enable PPA time, ECT time, Leadership release and subject monitoring to take place.

Responsible for the management and development of a specialist area within the school, supporting the subject co-ordinator to develop the quality of the subject.

Specific duties

  • Provide and deliver activities to whole classes of pupils: the cover HLTA will plan teaching and learning objectives, prepare and deliver lessons and evaluate and adjust lessons/work plans as appropriate
  • Deliver local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, early years
  • Select and prepare resources necessary to deliver the planned curriculum
  • Monitor and evaluate pupil’s responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies against learning intentions, providing feedback to pupils.
  • Assess, mark, record and report on development, progress and attainment in line with the school’s monitoring cycle
  • Manage the learning environment in the lessons they teach
  • Establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations working within our established positive behaviour policy
  • Promote inclusion of all pupils within the classroom, recognising and responding to all special and individual needs
  • When not required to cover whole classes, to lead learning interventions for small groups, pairs or individuals and to provide pastoral support where required through school.

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.

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 vision is to enable individual academies to flourish with curriculum autonomy, within a consistent framework of a metacognition focused pedagogy. We are committed to collaboration with other schools, MATs, colleges, Local Authorities, employers and Government to bring the widest benefit to young people and our staff.

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, and are committed to providing the highest standards of teaching for all children. If that is you then we would be delighted to receive your application.

Next Steps

If you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting opportunity, please get in touch by calling Michelle Murray, Office Manager on 01752 225319 or email at mmurray@ppsonline.org . Visits to school are very welcome and will be hosted on Tuesday 18th and Monday 24th June.

Closing date: for applications is Wednesday, 26th June 2024

Interview Date: Interviews are provisionally booked for Monday, 8th July 2024

To apply for this opportunity, please complete our online application form by clicking 'apply now' on the advert.

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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