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  • Start date details

    1 September 23 or 30 October 23

  • Closing date

    12 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    11 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

BCP Band F SCP 12 - 17 (£12.70-£13.91)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Experience of working with children in an educational environment
  • Experience of working with children who have a variety of educational needs
  • 5 GCSE’s with a minimum grade C or above in English and Mathematics, or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience
  • HLTA qualification (or be working towards one)
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Patience and commitment
  • Ability to remain calm and make decisions whilst under pressure
  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • Excellent evaluation and monitoring skills
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Ability to respond sensitively and flexibly to competing demands from children
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Ability to supervise and mentor others
  • Ability to cope with personal hygiene needs and respond sensitively to children’s needs
  • Ability to support children with Special Educational Needs
  • Ability to lead groups of children, applying a wide range of appropriate behaviour and learning strategies for the benefit of the children
  • Ability to lead whole classes
  • Ability to engage children in creative and innovative play
  • Understanding of the school’s health and safety policy
  • Understanding of basic first aid procedures
  • Knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum and EYFS
  • Understanding of lesson plans
  • Understanding of Individual Learning Plans
  • Knowledge of school’s behaviour management policy and procedures
  • Knowledge of Child Safeguarding
  • Self motivated
  • A commitment to developing children as independent learners
  • A commitment to developing yourself through continuing education and training
  • Enthusiasm
  • Empathy
  • Team player
  • A flexible and adaptable approach
  • Commitment to Equal Opportunities
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Willingness to continue and maintain professional development

What the school offers its staff

  • Inclusive and enthusiastic team
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Active interest in staff wellbeing

Further details about the role

  • Work in an extended role as part of a team of Teachers, other Teaching Assistants and other professionals, under the general direction of the Headteacher.
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs) are members of a multi-disciplinary team working under the supervision and general direction of a qualified teacher.

    They are able to:

    a) Contribute to a wide range of teaching and learning activities.

    b) Assist and support the work of qualified teachers with individual children’s, small groups and whole classes where the assigned teacher is not present.

  • A key part of this role will be delivering whole class lessons as guided by the teacher

Commitment to safeguarding

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
Mudeford Community Infants School is committed to equal opportunities.

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About Mudeford Community Infants' School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
180 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 7
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Here at Mudeford Community Infants school we are a dedicated, friendly and supportive team whose core purpose is to ensure our children are happy and confident learners.

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