Higher Level Teaching Assistant St Francis Catholic Primary School, Caterham, Surrey

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a strong candidate to support teaching and learning across the school. We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual who is passionate about working with children.

The varied role typically includes:
• Supporting individuals or small groups for maths and literacy
• Covering PPA time throughout the school
• Helping to plan and deliver high quality teaching and learning across our enriched curriculum
• Contributing to and organising stimulating displays and learning resources
• Maintaining a safe and positive environment for all learners
• Creating opportunities for all learners to reach their potential, irrespective of ability
• Supporting assessment and evidencing learning
• Being part of the wider team including undertaking duties and responsibilities as directed

Essential educational requirements

5 GCSEs grade C or above including English & Maths

Essential qualifications

HLTA status

Essential skills and experience

- Previous childcare experience
- Knowledgeable about common barriers to learning and understand and use strategies to overcome them
- Understanding of safeguarding and confidentiality
- Good written and oral communication skills with the ability to relate positively to children and adults
- Able to work as part of a team or independently
- Good prioritisation skills with the ability to work on his/her own initiative and plan workload in the context of conflicting priorities
- Competent at using IT
- Ability to deal with challenging behaviour
- Understanding of the unique character of a faith school

Employee benefits

• The opportunity of working within a supportive, friendly environment
• Good opportunities for personal and career development
• Pension Scheme
• Surrey staff discount scheme

About St Francis Catholic Primary School

St Francis Catholic Primary School is a popular, caring and welcoming school, serving the community in Caterham. We are a two-form entry primary school, supporting a range of pupils, where everyone is valued and respected as part of God’s family. We have dedicated and enthusiastic staff who are committed to ensuring that all children in our school make excellent progress and support and respect each other. Through this, we believe, that our children not only develop academically, but grow as confident, independent individuals and so have the best grounding for life.

Whyteleafe Road, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 5ED
LA Maintained School
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