This job expired on 16 April 2024

  • Job start date

    3 June 2024

  • Closing date

    16 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    18 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

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Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 5, Point 12 - 15 £25,119- £27,803 FTE

Actual salary

£16,040.40 - £17,754.34 (Pro rata)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will complement the teachers’ delivery of the national curriculum and contribute to the development of other students, school policies and strategies.

To provide support for students, the teacher and the school to raise standards of achievement for all, by utilising advanced knowledge of planning, monitoring, assessing and managing classes.

To work collaboratively with teaching staff and assist on the whole planning cycle and the management and preparation of resources.

To provide support for the student’s welfare and support the inclusion of students in all aspects of school life.

To supervise whole classes during short-term absence of teachers.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

Plan and prepare lesson with teachers, participating in all stages of the planning cycle, including evaluating and adjusting lesson plans.

Develop and prepare resources for learning activities.

Contribute to the planning of opportunities for students to learn in out-of-school contexts in line with school policies and procedures.

Within an agreed system of supervision and within lesson framework, teach whole classes covering PPA.

Provide detailed verbal and written feedback on lesson content, student responses to learning and student behaviour, to teachers and students. Motivate and progress students’ learning by using clearly structured interesting teaching and learning activities.

Be familiar with lesson plans, IEP targets and learning objectives. Use behaviour management strategies, in line with the schools’ policy and procedures, to contribute to a purposeful learning environment and encourage students to interact and work cooperatively with others.

Support the role of parents in students’ learning and contribute to/lead meetings with parents to provide constructive feedback on student progress, achievement and behaviour, maintaining sensitivity and confidentially at all times.

Assist teachers in evaluating progress through a range of assessment activities.

Assist in maintain and analysing records of students’ progress.

Support and guide other less experienced teaching assistants work in the classroom when required and lead training for other support staff.

Other The duties and responsibilities in this job description are not exhaustive.

The postholder may be required to undertake other duties that may be required from time to time within the general scope of the post. Any such duties should not substantially change the general character of the post. Duties and responsibilities outside of the general scope of this grade of post will be with the consent of the postholder. The postholder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with LAAT Equal Opportunities policies.

The postholder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the LAAT Health and Safety policies and procedures. All employees need to be aware of the possible abuse of children and vulnerable adults and if you are concerned you need to follow the Academies’ Safeguarding Policy. In addition, employees working with children have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of during their work.

Recognise and challenge any incident which forms abuse of equal opportunities, ensuring compliance with relevant school policies. Understand and implement school child protection policies and comply with legal responsibilities. Foster and maintain constructive and supportive relationships with parents/carers, exchanging appropriate information, facilitating their support for their child’s attendance, access and learning, and supporting home to school and community links

What the school offers its staff

A very warm welcome to Spalding Parish Church of England Day School (SPCEDS). SPCEDS is a large three form Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary School in Spalding south Lincolnshire with close links to the Parish Church of St Mary and St Nicolas. As an inclusive church school, we take pride in developing the spiritual and moral education of all children based on basic Christian principles.

Mission statement

Our Christian values-based school imparts knowledge, celebrates curiosity and creativity, encourages growth and use of initiative and builds cultural capital through an inspiring, broad and engaging curriculum, where learning is at the heart of all we do. Our children learn to become resilient and self-assured in a safe, inclusive and nurturing community. Everyone is challenged and encouraged to thrive and achieve as individuals, preparing them for their role as caring and active citizens and enabling them to make a difference within the local community and within a modern world.

Vision Wholly inclusive, striving for fulfilment, empowering the flourishing of our world.

• Love and care – God meets people where they are and deeply loves and cares for each one exactly as they are. Our inclusive community honours each person and ensures they know they are valued and valuable. INCLUSIVE

• Potential (gifts) – We are all made in the image of God with unique potential to fulfil. Through challenge and support, we seek to do this for every member of our school community. FULFILLING

• Making a difference – God seeks the flourishing of all. Working together, we strive to realise this for each person, for our whole school community and for our world. FLOURISHING

Commitment to safeguarding

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, please be advised that if shortlisted, we will carry out internet searches to support our commitment to safer recruitment. Please note that the purpose of this is to identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the school might want to explore with applicants at interview. Internet searches will be carried out by someone who is not directly involved in the recruitment process and only relevant information will be shared with the interview panel.

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About Spalding Parish Church of England Day School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
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School size
553 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@spaldingparish.laat.co.uk.

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