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  • Job start date

    1 September 2022

  • Closing date

    14 July 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 June 2022

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Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 5 (Outer London): £25,578-£27,471 FTE

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Additional allowances

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

HLTA for Literacy job summary

Harris Academy Sutton is looking for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed activities under an agreed system of supervision. This may involve planning, preparing and delivering learning activities for individuals/groups or short term for whole classes and monitoring students and assessing, recording and reporting on students’ achievement, progress and development. Responsible for the management and development of a subject area within the academy and/or management of other teaching assistants including allocation and monitoring of work, appraisal and training. Main Areas of Responsibility Support for Students Assess the needs of students and use detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support students’ learning Establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting high expectations Develop and implement IEPs Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom Support students consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs Encourage students to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all students in activities Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance Provide feedback to students in relation to progress, achievement, behaviour, attendance etc Support for Teachers Within an agreed system of supervision and within a pre-determined lesson framework, teach small groups or whole groups. Provide detailed verbal and written feedback on lesson content, student responses to learning activities and student behaviour, to teachers and students. Motivate and progress students’ learning by using clearly structured, interesting teaching and learning activities. Organise and manage appropriate learning environment and resources Within an agreed system of supervision, plan challenging teaching and learning objectives to evaluate and adjust lessons/work plans as appropriate. Monitor and evaluate student responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies against pre-determined learning objectives. Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required on student achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence. Record progress and achievement in lessons/activities systematically and providing evidence of range and level of progress and attainment. Work within an established discipline policy to anticipate and manage behaviour constructively, promoting self-control and independence. Supporting the role of parents in students’ learning and contribute to/lead meetings with parents to provide constructive feedback on student progress/achievement etc. Administer and assess/mark tests and invigilate exams/tests. Production of lesson plans, worksheet, plans etc. Support for the Curriculum Deliver learning activities to students within agreed system of supervision, adjusting activities according to student responses/needs. Deliver local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, KS3, early years and make effective use of opportunities provided by other learning activities to support the development of students’ skills. Use ICT effectively to support learning activities and develop students’ competence and independence in its use. Select and prepare resources necessary to lead learning activities, taking account of students’ interests and language and cultural backgrounds. Advise on appropriate deployment and use of specialist aid/resources/equipment. Qualifications & Experience Experience Experience working with children of relevant age Experience of working with students with additional needs Experience of delivering literacy and reading/writing recovery programmes Qualifications & Training Provide evidence of fulfilling the Higher Level Teaching Assistant standards and or ability and potential to fulfil them within the first 6 months of the role. Relevant qualifications that help demonstrate evidence towards the above Excellent numeracy/literacy skills – equivalent to at least NVQ Level 2 in English and Maths Hold relevant qualifications at A level or equivalent to at least NQF Level 3 Evidence of specialism in specific curriculum areas or areas of particular learning difficulty Qualifications relevant to subject area they will be based in Meet Higher Level Teaching Assistant standards or equivalent qualification or experience Training in relevant learning strategies e.g. literacy Specialist skills/training in curriculum or learning area e.g. bi-lingual, sign language, ICT Qualifications and experience relevant to the subject area they will be based in Knowledge & Skills Full working knowledge of relevant polices/codes of practice/legislation Working knowledge of national curriculum and other relevant learning programmes Understanding of principles of child development and learning processes and in particular, barriers to learning Ability to plan effective actions for students at risk of underachieving Understand range of support services/providers Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities Ability to relate well to children and adults Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these Shows a personal commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and rights of young people. Appreciates the significance of safeguarding and interprets this for all individual children and young people whatever their circumstances Can demonstrate an ability to contribute towards a safe environment Excellent interpersonal skills both in working relationship with young students and in forming effective professional relationships with a wide range of contacts including parents and families Enthusiasm, drive and a love for the job Committed to high personal standards at all times Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people Safeguarding Notice The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders. Equal Opportunities The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates. As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.
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About Harris Academy Sutton

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
861 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
0203 962 4500

We are a new Academy moving into our first year of GCSE studies situated in the centre of Sutton on the site of the London Cancer Hub. We are settling in to our £40 million state-of-the-art Passivhaus building and are looking for a committed and passionate subject specialist to join our growing community and support our students as they look to progress into an ever-more competitive workplace. As much as the experience that candidates may bring to the role it is the attitude, character and ability to read the context of our growing Academy that will set the best apart.

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