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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    12 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week, term time only Grade E 12 - 17

Contract type

Fixed term - 1 Year

Full-time equivalent salary

Between £24,496 and £26,845 FTE

What skills and experience we're looking for

Awarded Higher Level Teaching Assistant status or equivalent.

Specialist training in a curriculum or learning area e.g. bi-lingual, sign language, ICT, Special Needs, Foreign Language, art, music, behaviour management etc.

Experience of working in an educational setting.

Experience of working with pupils with additional needs.

Experience of working with SENCo.

Experience of effectively using ICT to support learning e.g. online learning platforms.

Experience of developing and implementing ‘Assess, plan, do, review’ targets and Behaviour Plans

Experience of evaluating and preparing feedback on pupils’ academic achievements and progress, effort and social development, to contribute to the overall feedback produced by the class/subject teacher.

Experience of working with pupils with different abilities, and adapting own approach and learning resources in accordance with pupil’s needs and identified learning styles.

Interpersonal skills to build and maintain successful relationships with pupils, treat them consistently with respect and consideration, and to demonstrate an interest in their development as learners.

Communication skills to liaise sensitively with parents and carers, fostering their interests in their child’s development and activities of the school.

Creative skills to prepare and design learning interventions which relate to the National Curriculum, engage and stimulate pupils and are appropriate to the abilities of the pupils which may vary.

Teamwork skills to work collaboratively with colleagues and to carry out your role effectively knowing when to seek help and advice.

Effective organisational skills to work under pressure to complete tasks to potentially conflicting deadlines.

Knowledge of the policies/codes of practice/legislation relevant to the role, including the promotion of pupils’ welfare.

Knowledge of the National Curriculum and other relevant learning programmes.

In-depth understanding of child development, their learning styles and cognitive processes.

Knowledge of the range of appropriate resources available to support learning programmes and engage pupils’ enthusiasm in a variety of educational and social topics.

What the school offers its staff

Boundary Primary School is a two-form entry primary school with a Nursery. We are situated in Grange Park, Blackpool. We have 432 pupils on roll.

At Boundary School, our mission is to ensure all children are provided with the opportunities to succeed to the best of their ability – to become happy, confident, caring, trustworthy and community-minded people with their own positive vision for the future.

We care about your child/children beyond their academic abilities within the classroom and value each child as an individual whilst appreciating the ups and downs of life they each face. The emotional health and well-being of your child is of utmost importance to us, as we want all children that come to our school to be happy and content and to achieve their full potential in life. We believe in the importance of lifelong learning and the contribution made by each individual to our community of learners.

Our curriculum is centred around the aims and values of our school and has been designed to respond to the particular needs of our community - taking into account the knowledge and skills to be taught, as well as the levels of ability of the children, our teachers create exciting, engaging and motivating learning journeys.

Our curriculum goals are:

  • To give pupils appropriate experiences to develop as confident, resilient, responsible citizens
  • To provide a rich ‘cultural capital’
  • To provide a coherent, structured, academic curriculum that leads to sustained mastery for all and a
  • greater depth of understanding for those who are capable.

By ensuring that our curriculum and all subsequent learning is based on evidence from cognitive science, we know that:

  • Learning is most effective with spaced repetition.
  • Retrieval of previously learned content is frequent and regular, which increases both storage and
  • Retrieval strength.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Boundary Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
419 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
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Dear Candidate,

Thank you for taking an interest in the post of Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Level 4 at our School.

At Boundary Primary School we work hard to provide the best education we can for our pupils and we are
continuously driving for improvement – living up to our motto ‘we work as one to be the best that we can be!’
We take the ‘whole child’ into account. We want our pupils to leave school with excellent subject knowledge
and skills, but also to leave as caring, respectful, tolerant and enthusiastic learners, who are well-equipped to
become good citizens.

If you believe in our philosophy and have a strong commitment to the professional development of yourself and others, we look forward to receiving your application.

Miss S. Ashton

Arranging a visit to Boundary Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vicky.jones-boast@boundary.blackpool.sch.uk.

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