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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    31 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    4 January 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Higher level teaching assistant

Working pattern

  • View all Part timejobs - 30 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (working approximately 8.45 am to 3.30 pm - 6 hours per day)

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What skills and experience we're looking for

Ideally you will already be qualified as an HLTA or be close to completing the HLTA qualification with experience of working in a school or alternatively, you may be working in a similar role and are willing to undertake the formal training required to fulfil the role.

The ability to relate to young people is essential. It is also essential to be a team-player but also able to work with minimum supervision, knowing when to seek support and advice. You will need to be calm, patient and firm, with an ability to empathise with students who have difficulties with communication and social skills. Have a flexible approach to all aspects of the job role and the ability to cope with a wide range of tasks. You will need to have good communication skills and be able to foster good working relationships with students and colleagues. A sense of humour is a serious advantage. You must be able to handle sensitive information confidentially.

The successful applicant is required to have a good working knowledge of Microsoft products and have English and Maths GCSE Grade C or above. A Levels (or equivalent) are desirable.

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer you:

  • Enthusiastic and ambitious students who are keen to learn with proven high achievement and attainment
  • A strong reputation locally and in the wider community
  • A talented staff team that welcome new challenges and are committed to supporting colleagues and students
  • A very wide range of exciting extra-curricular activities
  • Opportunities to work in genuine collaboration with EAST and our partner schools
  • A supportive community, and Local Governing Body
  • A comprehensive induction programme
  • OFSTED Good, 2022
  • Access to the staff Wellbeing ‘Employee Assistance Programme’ and benefits of working for Farlingaye and within EAST

Further details about the role

We are looking to appoint to the role of Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to join our vibrant and driven Learning Support Team. Farlingaye is a high-achieving comprehensive school with over 1900 students. It has a well-established reputation in the county of Suffolk and in the community, situated in the picturesque town of Woodbridge, approximately 10 miles north of Ipswich. We are proud to be part of an exciting and developing local Trust, EAST.

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible but by 12.00 Noon on Tuesday, 31st January 2023 at the latest. However, please be aware that as we have more than one position available, we will hold interviews when we have received enough applications from suitably qualified applicants.

Should you wish to discuss the job role in further details, please contact Linda Marsh, HR Manager or Julie Moore, SENCO

Commitment to safeguarding

Farlingaye High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share and adhere to this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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About Farlingaye High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1929 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01394 385720

Arranging a visit to Farlingaye High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@farlingaye.suffolk.sch.uk.

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