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This job expired on 15 July 2024

  • Job start date

    4 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    28 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week - term time only (Monday - Friday 8.30am 3.30pm (1 hour for lunch)

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

point 8 - 12 depending on experience £12.80 - £13.69 per hour

What skills and experience we're looking for

We wish to appoint an outstanding Higher Level Teaching Assistant to start from 4 September 2024. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, highly motivated and demonstrate a passion for teaching and learning. We would welcome applications from candidates with experience of a range of SEN/complex needs and an ability to promote our inclusive ethos and positive behaviour through everything that they do.


Job Description

Main purpose

The HTLA will:

Work with class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of pupils

Promote pupils’ independence, self-esteem and social inclusion

Give support to pupils, individually or in groups, so they can access the curriculum, take part in learning, and experience a sense of achievement

Duties and responsibilities

Teaching and learning

Demonstrate an informed and efficient approach to teaching and learning by adopting relevant strategies to support the work of the teacher and increase achievement of all pupils including, where appropriate, those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Promote, support and facilitate inclusion by encouraging participation of all pupils in learning and extracurricular activities

Support the teaching of a broad and balanced curriculum aimed at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning

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

Support class teachers with maintaining good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment

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

Observe pupil performance and pass observations on to the class teacher

Supervise a class if the teacher is temporarily unavailable

Use ICT skills to advance pupils’ learning

Undertake any other relevant duties given by the class teacher

To cover and lead class teaching (under supervision) as and when appropriate

Direct the work, where relevant, of other adults in supporting learning

Planning

Contribute to effective assessment and planning by supporting the monitoring, recording and reporting of pupil performance and progress as appropriate to the level of the role

Read and understand lesson plans shared prior to lessons, if available

Prepare the classroom for lessons

Use their area(s) of expertise to contribute to the planning and preparation of learning activities, and to plan their role in learning activities

Use allocated time to devise clearly structured activities that interest and motivate learners and advance their learning

Plan how they will support the inclusion of pupils in the learning activities

Working with staff, parents/carers and relevant professionals

Communicate effectively with other staff members and pupils, and with parents and carers under the direction of the class teacher

Communicate their knowledge and understanding of pupils to other school staff and education, health and social care professionals, so that informed decision making can take place on intervention and provision

Contribute to meetings with parents and carers by providing feedback on pupil progress, attainment and barriers to learning, as directed by teachers

With the class teacher, keep other professionals accurately informed of performance and progress, or concerns they may have about the pupils they work with

Understand their role in order to be able to work collaboratively with classroom teachers and other colleagues, including specialist advisory teachers

Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school

Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues

Health and safety

Promote the safety and wellbeing of pupils, and help to safeguard pupils’ wellbeing by following the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) and our school’s child protection policy

Look after children who are upset or have had accidents

Professional development

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

Take opportunities to build the appropriate skills, qualifications, and/or experience needed for the role, with support from the school

Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures

Other areas of responsibility

Safeguarding

Work in line with statutory safeguarding guidance (e.g. Keeping Children Safe in Education, Prevent) and our safeguarding and child protection policies

Promote the safeguarding of all pupils in the school

The HTLA/Senco Assistant will be required to follow school policies and the staff code of conduct.

Please note, this is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the HLTA will carry out. The postholder may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the headteacher or line manager.

Person Specification, criteria & qualities

Qualifications and training

GCSE or equivalent level, including at least a Grade 4 (previously Grade C) in English and maths

First-aid training, or willingness to complete it

Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education, or other relevant qualification in nursery work or childcare (or willingness to work towards a qualification if not already held)

Experience

Experience working in a school environment or other educational setting

Experience working with children / young people

Experience planning and delivering learning activities

Experience of planning and leading teaching and learning activities (under supervision)

Skills and knowledge

Good literacy and numeracy skills

Good organisational skills

Ability to build effective working relationships with pupils and adults

Skills and expertise in understanding the needs of all pupils

Knowledge of how to help adapt and deliver support to meet individual needs

Subject and curriculum knowledge relevant to the role, and ability to apply this effectively in supporting teachers and pupils

Excellent verbal communication skills

Active listening skills

The ability to remain calm in stressful situations

Knowledge of guidance and requirements around safeguarding children

Good ICT skills, particularly using ICT to support learning

Understanding of roles and responsibilities within the classroom and whole school context

Understanding of effective teaching methods

Knowledge of how to successfully lead learning activities for a group or class of children

Knowledge of how statutory and non-statutory frameworks for the school curriculum relate to the age and ability ranges of the learners they support

Knowledge of how to support learners in accessing the curriculum in accordance with the SEND code of practice


What the school offers its staff

Company pension scheme

Small friendly village school


Commitment to safeguarding

King's Sutton Primary Academy/Prime7 MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, the successful candidate would need to undergo a DBS check and be committed to the safeguarding of children.

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About Kings Sutton Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
102 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01295 811289

Our school is situated on Richmond Street in the heart of King's Sutton, a village of approximately 2,200 people which nestles in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, five miles south of Banbury. We are housed in a late Victorian building consisting of six curriculum classes. We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. Please feel free to contact us with any queries you may have or to arrange a visit.

Arranging a visit to Kings Sutton Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email head@kspa.prime7.org.uk.

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