Annual or full time equivalent salary
- Grade 5 (Inner London): £27,009-£29,010 FTE
Higher Level Teaching Assistant job summary
We are looking for a hardworking, ambitious and dynamic HLTA with a specialism in Speech and Language to join Harris Academy Wimbledon at this exciting time.
Main Areas of Responsibility
Your responsibilities will include:
To plan teaching and learning activities and evaluate and adjust lessons as appropriate.
To deliver indoor and outdoor learning activities to pupils within an agreed system of supervision according to pupil responses/needs.
To organise and manage appropriate resources and learning environments and in conjunction with thje SENCO and SLT.
To monitor and evaluate pupil responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies including implementing the school’s marking and feedback policy. Evaluating effectiveness on a termly basis.
To provide objective, accurate feedback and reports to teachers.
To liaise between Lower & Upper School Directors, teaching staff and teaching assistants to ensure learning activities are effective.
To manage pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties in line with the behaviour policy.
To supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning.
To establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.
To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
To encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
To encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate.
To support pupils to understand instructions.
To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to teaching and learning (presentation, marking and feedback, homework etc), child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
To be aware of and support differences and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
To contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
To appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
To attend relevant meetings as required.
Qualifications & Experience
The successful candidate will have:
Experience working with children of relevant age
Experience of working with students with additional needs
Experience of delivering literacy and reading/writing recovery programmes
Understanding the school curriculum
Ability to assess progress and performance
Understand and support the importance of physical and emotional wellbeing
Ability to maintain intervention records
HLTA status (or willingness to complete within 24 months) or QTS
GCSE Grade C or above in English and Maths
Good working knowledge of ICT
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.
Applying for the job
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.
Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.
Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.More on how to apply (opens in a new tab)