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  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    16 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    16 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

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Subject

Science

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type

Fixed term - 1 year

Pay scale

NJC Scale 4/5 Points 7-17 £18,273 - £21,640 (pro rata from £24,294 - £28,770)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will be part of our SEN team working with students who experience difficulties in accessing the science curriculum.

The objective of this post is to boost the scientific skills, alongside numeracy and literacy skills of targeted students so they can access the science curriculum. The needs of the targeted students will vary; some will have special educational needs such as Dyslexia or ASD.

The appointed HLTA would generally work with small groups of students, within the main classroom, to ensure students’ progress and to boost their confidence. The role will involve planning, preparing and delivering group work or team teaching with the main class teacher.

As with all HLTA’s the post holder will be expected to progress students’ learning and with other professionals support pupils’ social, emotional and physical wellbeing. It is necessary for the candidate to have qualifications in Maths/Numeracy and English/Literacy equivalent to at least NVQ Level 2. A HLTA qualification or evidence of working at this level would be advantageous.

What the school offers its staff

We seek to develop our staff through a professional growth model and treat everyone as an individual; we value personal strengths and qualities. Our school is set in a 55 acre site midway between London and the Channel Ports. You will enjoy a unique working environment in the heart of the Weald of Kent including discounts and offers with Kent Rewards, RAC and enhanced pension contributions. There is also a nursery based on the school site which offers discounts to Homewood Staff.

Commitment to safeguarding

Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Through the training of our staff, we are fully committed to ensuring that effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school. We make every effort to ensure that students are provided with a safe and secure learning environment. We enforce a school safeguarding policy for permanent and temporary staff members, volunteers and all school visitors.

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About Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
2103 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01580 764222

Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre is a mixed 11 – 18 wide ability school with Academy status with 2000 students including 350 in the Sixth Form. We are part of Tenterden Schools’ Trust working in collaboration with local primary schools serving the Wealden town of Tenterden and the surrounding villages. The school is situated on the edge of Tenterden and enjoys a large semi-rural site overlooking open countryside.

Homewood has excellent facilities for all its students and our specialisms in Performing Arts, Applied Learning and the Rural Dimension underpin our approaches to learning which are designed to raise achievement across the whole student body. We aim to maintain and develop the cultural aspirations of the school community in line with our priorities of “belonging” and “respect” and offer a broad range of curriculum opportunities in all subject areas. This also extends into the local community through partnerships across primary, secondary and higher education sectors as well as non-educational community partners.

Homewood provides a secure and caring learning environment in which all students can flourish and succeed. It is a school renowned for its support for students’ wellbeing. Heads of College provide academic and pastoral leadership for the students in their College, supported by dedicated form tutors, a Family Liaison Officer and Assistant Head of College. A range of other staff including counsellors and a qualified nurse help and support the students through their time at Homewood. Consideration and respect for each other is central to our work and we are justly proud of our students’ achievements.

I hope you will be inspired to submit an application to join us. If you are successful, you can be assured of a very warm welcome and a real opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the young people of this part of Kent.

Principal: Mr J K Single BA (Hons) PGCE NPQH PQSI

Arranging a visit to Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vacancies@tenterden-schools-trust.com.

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