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  • Job start date

    1 June 2024

  • Closing date

    16 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    3 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 30 hours a week Monday to Friday Term Time only

Contract type


Pay scale

Scale 7, Point 19-24

What skills and experience we're looking for

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join Bridge Academy Trust to support our new initiative supporting reading across our 4 secondary schools. The successful candidate will work with our secondary schools with identified children 1-2-1 (or very small group) to accelerate their reading age. You will be supported by a team of dedicated Higher Level Teaching Assistants to bring about the desired improvements. You will maximise the use of school’s reading schemes and liaise with the school-based reading leads to ensure that staff, parents and children are all engaged in the reading intervention programme. The aim is for these children to have a reading age in-line with their biological age as soon as possible.

We are seeking to appoint an individual who: 

  • Is passionate about literature and engaging pupils with reading
  • Has experience in reading schemes used in schools
  • Has the ability to adapt teaching of reading to meet pupils’ needs
  • Has the ability to build effective working relationships with pupils
  • Is a proven leader who understands how to work with other leaders to achieve the best outcomes for pupils and schools
  • Is ambitious for our pupils, our schools and themselves

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • A supportive environment with a welcoming team who are hardworking and committed to achieving the best outcomes
  • High quality continual professional development
  • Shared working of a community-focused, multi-academy trust
  • The opportunity to be part of the school’s exciting journey of improvement
  • Career development and opportunity to progress within the school/multi-academy trust

Commitment to safeguarding

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful, an enhanced DBS check would be sought. The Bridge Academy Trust welcomes applications from those of all backgrounds, faiths and ethnic groups.

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About Bridge Academy Trust

Multi-academy trust

Bridge Academy Trust: a collegiate and collaborative Trust, where, first and foremost, each school is a place of (high quality) learning, where young people ENJOY, ENRICH & ACHIEVE. The core purpose is to provide high quality continuity of every child’s journey through education from 3 to 19, with a community and school-led school improvement approach and long-term sustainable strategy.

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