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  • Closing date

    25 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    28 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: Term-time, 32.5 hrs per week, 39 weeks per year

Contract type

Fixed term - Fixed Term to 31st August 2025

Full-time equivalent salary

NJC 5 – NJC 8 £23,500 - £24,702 FTE per annum £18,131.39 - £19,058.79 pro rata

What skills and experience we're looking for

Who we are looking for

  • Have Higher Level Teaching Assistant Status or equivalent qualification or experience.
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills or qualifications equivalent to NVQ level 2 in English and maths.
  • An ability to understand the principles of child development and learning processes and in particular barriers to learning.
  • Ability to organise, lead and motivate.
  • Ability to direct the work where relevant of other adults in supporting learning.
  • An understanding of classroom roles and responsibilities.
  • Good working knowledge of national curriculum and other relevant learning programmes.
  • An ability to understand the principles of child development and learning processes and in particular barriers to learning.
  • Full working knowledge of relevant policies and codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation.
  • Working knowledge and experience of implementing national/foundation stage curriculum and other relevant learning programmes/ strategies.
  • Experience of working with relevant age groups within a learning environment.
  • Experience of working with children with additional needs.
  • Experience of general clerical/ administrative work.

What the school offers its staff

About our Academy

Everything we do is based on the highest expectations of the children, staff and the parents - as well as behaviour, commitment and endeavour.

The school provides a continuous learning journey for children from two to eleven years old and responds to developing and changing needs as pupils move through the school. As a result of our high expectations, our children make good progress from their starting points and achieve well.

We deliver a curriculum based on important skills in literacy, numeracy and technology, to provide the secure foundation for learning in a wide range of situations, whilst also developing children’s creative thinking. We make learning interesting and fun; our children enjoy school and have a real enthusiasm for learning.

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) is a growing network of academies with a geographical focus on Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire/ Humber region.

The network is a mix of primary, secondary and special academies and a mix of those that have chosen to join DRET on conversion and those that are sponsored academies.

Salary & Benefits

  • NJC 5 – NJC 8 £23,500 - £24,702 FTE per annum £18,131.39 - £19,058.79 pro rata
  • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Regional networks of Trust colleagues and access to key leaders in Education
  • Commitment to employee Health and Wellbeing including dedicated Employee Assistance Programme
  • Awards and Recognition Scheme
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Benefits Platform
    • discounts on car leasing
    • holiday discounts
    • cinema tickets
    • restaurant booking discounts
    • Cycle to Work Scheme

Further details about the role

About the role

The Higher-Level Teaching Assistant will be a member of a multi-disciplinary team, under the leadership and supervision of the SENCO. In co-operation with the teacher and under the agreed educational plan, the post holder will

  • Work under the direction and within an agreed system of supervision from a qualified teacher.
  • Complement the teachers’ delivery of the national curriculum and contribute to the development of other support staff, pupils and school policies and strategies.
  • Undertake specified timetabled teaching duties as agreed with the Headteacher.
  • Work collaboratively with teaching staff and assist teachers in the whole planning cycle and the management/preparation of resources. Also to supervise whole classes occasionally during the short-term absence of teachers including PPA.
  • Provide support for pupils, the teacher and the school in order to raise standards of achievement for all pupils (e.g. SEN, EAL, GT, all underachieving groups), by utilizing advanced levels of knowledge and skills when assisting with planning, monitoring, assessing and managing classes.

Term-time, 32.5 hrs per week, 39 weeks per year, Fixed contract until 31st August 2025.

Commitment to safeguarding

The David Ross Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo vetting appropriate to the post, including a social media presence check and Enhanced DBS check. The successful applicant will be expected to adhere to all safeguarding, welfare and health and safety policies and procedures of the Trust.

Applying for the job

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About Kings Heath Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
351 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number

Passionate staff and children who are full of curiosity and enthusiasm make Kings Heath Primary Academy unique.

We ensure every child’s true potential is unlocked and achieved through a unique, and personalised, educational experience. This includes an exciting knowledge-rich curriculum, which centers on rich cultural experiences throughout the year to scaffold learning upon.

We continuously work alongside expert curriculum consultants in all areas to provide the highest quality of curriculum knowledge and teaching strategies for all staff members. We quite simply accept that we all (staff and pupils) have something new to learn every day and that an enquiring mindset is critical to our personal growth and development. As a result, our staff consist of aspirational teachers who engage passionately in the various opportunities to develop as a professional.

Kings Heath Primary Academy is vibrant, unique and a liberating experience for all, we welcome everyone, we challenge viewpoints, we listen and as a result we all grow – together. If you would like to join us on our journey/meet us all then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Arranging a visit to Kings Heath Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@dret.co.uk.

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