Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
- Grade 4 (Inner London): £24,279-£26,076 FTE
Higher Level Teaching Assistant (EAL Specialism) job summary
We are seeking an outstanding individual to join Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich as HLTA with EAL specialism.
Main Areas of Responsibility
To screen, support & monitor the progress of pupils with EAL
To complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed activities under an agreed system of supervision. This may involve planning, preparing and delivering learning activities for individuals/groups or intervention classes and monitoring students and assessing, recording and reporting on students’ achievement, progress and development
To deliver intervention programmes to groups of students
Under an agreed system of supervision: take a lead role within the academy to address the needs of students who need particular help to overcome barriers to learning as a consequence of EAL
To provide support for students, the teacher and the academy in order to raise standards of achievement for all students, by utilising advanced levels of knowledge and skills when assisting with planning, monitoring, assessing and managing classes, and to encourage students to become independent learners, to provide support for their welfare, and to support the inclusion of EAL students in all aspects of academy life
To assist in the development of appropriate resources, schemes of work and teaching strategies in subject areas to support EAL pupils
To contribute to the academy’s Improvement Plan and its implementation
To ensure the effective/efficient deployment of resources
To attend all appropriate meetings.
To plan and prepare adequately for the purposeful accomplishment of your responsibilities.
To commit to ongoing professional development
Qualifications & Experience
Provide evidence of fulfilling the Higher Level Teaching Assistant standards and or ability and potential to fulfil them within the first 6 months of the role.
Relevant qualifications that help demonstrate evidence towards the above
Excellent numeracy/literacy skills – equivalent to at least NVQ Level 2 in English and Maths
Hold relevant qualifications at A level or equivalent to at least NQF Level 3
Evidence of specialism in specific curriculum areas or areas of particular learning difficulty
Meet Higher Level Teaching Assistant standards or equivalent qualification or experience
Specialist skills/training in curriculum or learning area e.g. bi-lingual, sign language
A qualification in TEFL or EAL
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.
As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.
Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.
We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.
In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.
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About Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 18
- School size
- 875 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich is an outstanding place-for students and staff alike. We pride ourselves on helping our students to be incredibly successful and we are as driven to support our staff, with an excellent CPD programme and development opportunities for all staff at the academy. We encourage our students and staff to live our core values of character, courage and conscience in our community and beyond. We have an excellent staff who are highly motivated, committed and happy.
Why work at Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich?
HGAED is a great place to work. At a time when there is so much attention, deservedly so, on teacher wellbeing and workloads, we are committed to ensuring our staff have work-life balance by reducing unnecessary admin work and meetings. We dedicate time and resources to staff wellbeing and development, ranging from NPQSL qualifications to meditation and teacher hacks such as whole class feedback to reduce workload. We are looking for staff who share our commitment to developing themselves personally as well as professionally, who are open to feedback and development and share our vision for our whole community. We believe very strongly that education can be transformative for all. We’d love you to be part of the transformation of our students’ lives.
The staff here at HGAED are supportive, ambitious for our students, and happy. Our Head of Art, Clare, writes ‘The students are astute, funny and thirsty for life. They are invigorating and I really love teaching them. They keep me on my toes. But what I most appreciate working here is that we work in a climate where all ideas are encouraged, no matter how impossible they may seem, and I have seen some fantastic dreams come into being, the art gallery, the debate cake sessions and the research centre all starting to gain momentum. Not many schools would take such risks and I truly value being listened to and challenged to go beyond what I think I can do. This school is not for the faint hearted but it's also the place to be if you are up for being innovative and thinking beyond the classroom walls.’
We welcome visits to the Academy and we’d be delighted to show you around and answer any questions you might have. Please do contact us on 0207 732 2276 or on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit and an informal chat.