15 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,884.00 - £25,580.00 Annually (Actual) Full time equivalent salary - £27,803 - £29,777 per annum

Higher Level Teaching Assistant job summary

Lower Meadow Primary is a forward thinking and rapidly developing school. We are seeking to appoint a Higher Level Teaching Assistant who will develop and prepare resources and contribute to the planning of opportunities for pupils to learn.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with children across a wide range of abilities to ensure good progress in all areas, and of working with those with social interaction and communication difficulties.

Our Higher Level Teaching Assistants:

  • Establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • Support children consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs
  • Liaise with teachers to deliver activities to support pupils’ learning, and provide the teachers with feedback on impact
  • Model and promote positive values, attitudes and behaviour.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have recent, relevant and successful experience in a primary school setting
  • Build and maintain successful working relationships with pupils
  • Support the inclusion of all pupils, including those with specific needs
  • Want to make a real difference
  • Promote good behaviour and deal promptly with conflicts and incidents
  • Utilise strategies to support pupils in achieving learning goals.

In return, we offer you:

  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • A strong caring ethos and supportive team
  • Enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • An induction and well-being package
  • Networking opportunities across the wider Astrea Academy Trust team.

If you are joining us from another school, academy or trust we recognise your continuous service date with confirmation from your current employer. This can positively impact a number of entitlements, including increased annual holiday payments which represent an increase in salary. This can be discussed in more detail at interview.

Interested in applying?

Please see the attached Applicant Brief for more information, and don't hesitate to get in touch to arrange a visit to the school or to find out more.

Astrea Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to satisfactory background checks including references and enhanced DBS checks. We reserve the right to interview shortlisted candidates during the application window should suitable applicants be identified.

Commitment to safeguarding

Astrea Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to satisfactory background checks including references and enhanced DBS checks. 

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About Lower Meadow Primary School

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

Lower Meadow Primary Academy is a 3-11 Academy; we sit in South Sheffield on the border with Derbyshire and chose to join Astrea Academy Trust in July 2016. We have a strong team that drive school improvement and strive for the best outcomes for all children.

The Academy is seeking to attract a talented, knowledgeable, and committed team member who can demonstrate high aspirations for all our children along with the enthusiasm and resilience to support all aspects of a child’s education. The successful candidate will have the

opportunity to work in a supportive, professional learning community that seeks excellence and play a key part in the next step of our journey towards Outstanding.

Lower Meadow Primary Academy has been on a journey of improvement over the last six years and we were pleased to be recognised as a “Good” school by Ofsted in 2019. Our emphasis is on consistently high quality teaching and learning throughout school and across all areas of the

curriculum to raise children’s outcomes and allow them to move onto secondary school fully prepared. We believe strongly in building our children’s aspirations and helping them to become good learners so they can build on their successes each year and achieve their full potential. We use the Astrea Values to help build children’s life skills and prepare them fully for secondary school. Our children behave well and enjoy coming to school. All staff are committed to providing the very best for all children. Teamwork is a strong part of our ethos, with a supportive and nurturing staff and a culture of continual improvement in all that we do.

Those we recruit can demonstrate that they share our values, have the child at the centre of everything they do, are highly motivated to work with colleagues to continuously develop their skills, pursue professional excellence and are committed to providing the highest standards consistently. If you feel that you can support our ethos, we would be delighted to receive your application.

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