5 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    1 February 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    11 January 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Higher level teaching assistant

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£29,364; Actual Salary £25,332.10 (39 weeks per year, 37.5 hours per week)

Pay scale

Grade 5 (Inner London)

Additional allowances

Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich is looking for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to complement the professional work of teachers.

Experience

  • Experience working with children of relevant age
  • Experience of working with students with additional needs
  • Experience of delivering literacy and reading/writing recovery programmes

Qualifications & Training

  • 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
  • Qualifications relevant to subject area
  • Meet HLTA standards or equivalent qualification or experience
  • Training in relevant learning strategies e.g. literacy
  • Specialist skills/training in curriculum or learning area

Knowledge & Skills

  • Full working knowledge of relevant polices/codes of practice/legislation
  • Working knowledge of national curriculum and other relevant learning programmes
  • Understanding of principles of child development and learning processes and in particular, barriers to learning
  • Ability to plan effective actions for students at risk of underachieving
  • Understand range of support services/providers
  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Work constructively as part of a team
  • Shows a personal commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and rights of young people.
  • Appreciates the significance of safeguarding and interprets this for all individual children and young people
  • Can demonstrate an ability to contribute towards a safe environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiasm, drive and a love for the job
  • Committed to high personal standards
  • Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people


What the school offers its staff

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.'

We also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance for teachers on MPS/UPS, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, electric car scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

Support for Students

  • Assess the needs of students and use detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support learning
  • Establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • Develop and implement IEPs
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students
  • Support students consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs
  • Encourage students to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all students in activities
  • Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance
  • Provide feedback to students

Support for Teachers

  • Teach small groups or whole groups.
  • Provide detailed verbal and written feedback on lesson content, student responses to learning activities and student behaviour
  • Motivate and progress students' learning.
  • Organise and manage appropriate learning environment and resources
  • Plan challenging teaching and learning objectives to evaluate and adjust lessons/work plans as appropriate.
  • Monitor and evaluate student responses to learning activities.
  • Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required on student achievement, progress and other matters.
  • Record progress and achievement in lessons/activities systematically and providing evidence of range and level of progress and attainment.
  • Work within an established discipline policy to anticipate and manage behaviour constructively, promoting self-control and independence.
  • Supporting the role of parents in students' learning and contribute to/lead meetings with parents.
  • Administer and assess/mark tests and invigilate exams/tests.
  • Production of lesson plans, worksheet, plans etc.

Support for the Curriculum

  • Deliver learning activities to students within agreed system of supervision.
  • Deliver local and national learning strategies.
  • Use ICT effectively to support learning activities and develop students' competence and independence in its use.
  • Select and prepare resources necessary to lead learning activities.

Commitment to safeguarding

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.

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About Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
860 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0207 732 2276

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.

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