Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Harris Primary Academy Orpington, Orpington, Kent, BR5 4LZ

5 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    4 July 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Annual or full time equivalent salary

Grade 4 (Outer London): £23,400-£25,128 FTE

Actual salary

£19,584-£21,030

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) job summary

Inspire and transform learning with us. Support local children as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant at Harris Primary Academy Orpington.

Main Areas of Responsibility
As a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, your areas of responsibility include:

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 short term for whole classes and monitoring students and assessing, recording and reporting on students’ achievement, progress and development. Responsible for the management and development of teaching within the academy and/or management of other teaching assistants including allocation and monitoring of work, appraisal and training.
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.
To provide support for students, the teacher and the academy in order to raise standards of achievement for all students (e.g. SEN, EAL, More Able, all underachieving groups), 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 students in all aspects of academy life.
Qualifications & Experience
GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Maths – Grade C or above;
NVQ Level 3, or equivalent;
Good knowledge of a range of learning barriers including special needs;
Experience of contributing to and assessing of provision for children with a range of needs;
Some knowledge of some of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds
Minimum 2 years’ school based experience as a TA, or equivalent

Safeguarding Notice
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.

Equal Opportunities
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.

Additional allowances

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

All applications must be made online via the apply link.

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.

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About Harris Primary Academy Orpington

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
345 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Contact phone number
01689 830383

Harris Primary Academy Orpington is a 2 form entry primary academy, also encompassing an attached specialist provision for 20 pupils with high levels of special educational needs, serving an enriched and diverse community.

The academy is set within extensive playing fields and has a gymnasium, three playgrounds and woodland, which staff make full use of to deliver the curriculum.

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