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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    1 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£19,868.00 - £21,261.00 Annually (Actual)

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) job summary


To complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities under an agreed system of supervision. This may involve planning, preparing and delivering learning activities for whole classes and monitoring pupils and assessing, recording and reporting on pupil’s achievement, progress and development.


Support for Pupils

Assess the needs of pupils and use detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support pupils’ learning

Establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations

Promote, facilitate and support inclusion of all pupils in learning, including the implementation of agreed Send Support Plans for any pupils with SEND

Support pupils consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs

Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all pupils in activities

Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement

Use effective behaviour management strategies, consistently in line with the school’s policy and procedures

Support for Teachers

Organise and manage the teaching space and resources to help maintain a stimulating and safe learning environment

Undertake a range of teaching activities with whole class, where appropriate, using a range of techniques to present learning tasks and curriculum content in a clear and stimulating manner in order to maintain pupils’ interest and motivation and activities according to pupil responses/needs

Monitor and evaluate pupil responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies against pre-determined learning objectives

Provide accurate feedback to pupils and mark work pupils have completed

Record progress in lessons/activities systematically and work with the class teacher to ensure future learning is relevant and appropriate, providing evidence of learning and progress

To support expectations of pupil attitude and behaviour and assist in securing appropriate standards of discipline to create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment for pupils’ learning.

Contribute to teacher meetings with parents, as required

Support for the Curriculum

Deliver the schools agreed curriculum, with high expectations

Maintain familiarity with the relevant requirements of the curriculum to assist with the effective teaching of basic skills and support work and to ensure that opportunities are taken to develop pupils’ learning and skills.

Use ICT effectively to support learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use

Advise on appropriate deployment and use of specialist aid / resources / equipment as well as additional adults

Support for the Academy

Deal with any emergencies or problems which occur, in line with the school’s policies and procedures

Assist in the general efficient operation of the school, including providing cover for other support staff where necessary and as directed by the Head of School or Executive Principal

Comply with and assist with the development of policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting concerns to an appropriate person

Maintain confidentiality at all times in respect of school related matters and to prevent disclosure of confidential and sensitive information

Work collaboratively with colleagues as part of a professional team, in particular the class teachers and support staff

Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other professionals, in liaison with the teacher, to support achievement and progress of pupils

Attend relevant staff meetings and CPD sessions as required

Help keep own knowledge and understanding relevant and up-to-date by reflecting on own practice, liaising with school leaders, and identifying relevant professional development to improve personal effectiveness

Participate in the appraisal process and take opportunities to build the appropriate skills, qualifications, and/or experience needed for the role, with support from the school

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Gothic Mede Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 9
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
315 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 9

A 2-form entry Lower School in Central Bedfordshire. This is school is part of Bedfordshire Schools Trust.

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