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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    7 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, term time: 32.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday) Term Time Plus 5 Days

Contract type

Fixed term - Until 31st August 2025

Actual salary

£17,645 - £19,185

What skills and experience we're looking for

Specific Duties

* To cover the teacher’s absence on a short-term basis.

* To cover for teacher’s PPA including lesson planning, delivery and marking and ensure accurate recording of achievements and progress.

* Deliver local and national learning strategies and make effective use of opportunities provided by other learning activities to support the development of pupils’ skills.

* To assist the teacher in the raising of attainment by ensuring that all pupils have equal opportunity to fulfil their full potential and work as a member of the team to ensure a high standard of education provision for pupils.

* Under the direction of the teacher assist in maximising the use of IT in the learning process.

* To establish constructive working relationships with pupils, setting high expectations and acting as a positive role model and foster enjoyment enthusiasm and independence in learning.

* To promote inclusion and contribute to the development of confident, caring pupils who show a sense of responsibility and pride in themselves and the school.

* To assist in the provision of welcoming, stimulating environment and the smooth running of the school.

* To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school.

* Undertake duties of a HLTA as specified within the school.

* To provide learning support pupils, to help them learn effectively as individuals, in groups or whole class situations.

* Select and prepare resources necessary to lead learning activities, taking account of pupils’ interests and language and cultural backgrounds.

* To encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and promote independence, confidence and self-esteem.

* To provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement.

* Develop effective professional relationships with all key stakeholders including colleagues, parents, partners, external bodies and the wider community.

* Demonstrate consistent high standards of personal and professional conduct, acting within the statutory frameworks which set out their professional duties and responsibilities and make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school.

* Manage records, information and data producing analysis and reports.

* To support the school’s policy on discipline to ensure high standards of pupil behaviour.


* Meet with pupils and parents as necessary to address pastoral concerns.

* To develop, agree and implement time bound action plans with groups or individuals linked to the needs of vulnerable pupils and to maintain accurate records of work for each identified pupil.

* To liaise closely with school staff to ensure that everyone understands and supports the strategies being used by SLT and the SENCO to develop pupil skills learning and learning behaviour.

Pupil Wellbeing

* Take a lead role in developing and implementing practices which reflect the school’s commitment to positive behaviour and emotional well-being.

* Contribute to schools positive behaviour policy.

* To deliver interventions to groups or individuals, to meet their needs.


* To acknowledge that the Safeguarding of pupils is at the forefront of the school and to continually promote safeguarding on a daily basis

* To be continually alert to any behaviour which is a cause for concern

* To comply with the school safeguarding policies ensuring that they are used as a live document of everyday life in the school

* To report any concerns, rumours, inappropriate behaviour to either the head teacher, any member of SLT or the DSL.

* To promote a culture of raising concerns and supporting pupils and colleagues to bring any concerns to the attention of any SLT member in the school.

* To champion a culture of safeguarding children in every duty that you undertake, making sure that appropriate policies in school are followed at all times

* To understand, uphold and continually champion Fundamental British Values in the school, modelling the behaviours that as a school we value.

* To challenge any behaviour that is in contrast to the Fundamental British Values.

What the school offers its staff

Thank you for considering joining our trust. I am privileged to be the CEO of the Brighter Futures Learning Partnership Trust (BFLPT) and to be working with like‐minded headteachers, leaders, staff and board members who understand how important education is to life chances and social mobility. The BFLPT Board is determined to see a high‐performing multi‐academy Trust which delivers exceptional and enriching learning experiences for all its children, young people and staff. We believe that by working collaboratively, we will create the educational platform on which to build the strong foundations needed for educational success.

There could not be a better time to join our Trust, which includes a diverse and successful range of schools; four Doncaster primary schools, an infant school, an 11-16 secondary school (Hungerhill) and Doncaster University Technical College. Hungerhill School benefitted from being a Teaching and National Support school for many years; its legacy of strong collaboration is still recognised today both locally and nationally with strong student outcomes above national averages. Doncaster UTC opened in 2020 in a state-of-the-art building which supports the strong employer led curriculum designed to create the engineers and technologists of the future. The school has already won several national and local awards and is recognised by Baker Dearing Trust as being one of its flagship schools. More recently we have been awarded a second Free School Bid and the Trust will open a second Doncaster UTC specialising in Green Technologies and Health Care Sciences. We are excited about the future and the many expanding professional development opportunities for our staff.

In September 2021 we implemented a new Primary Knowledge Curriculum in all primary and infant schools and all our schools are heavily invested in the development of a mathematics mastery curriculum and lead on a number of projects supported by the South Yorkshire Maths Hubs.

I am extremely proud that our three latest Ofsted reports have acknowledged our mission to provide all our children and young people with an ambitious, rich, and challenging curriculum. The reports demonstrate that our schools are delivering better student/pupil outcomes by working together, sharing leadership and teacher knowledge and resources. All of this, of course, could not be achieved without our strong body of exceptionally hard working and committed support staff. This has been testament to the strong investment in staff and pupils; our standards are high, but we take the investment in our staff very seriously.

We are also part of a network of national schools who are reshaping their curriculum, drawing on research and cognitive based science which will ensure all our children make accelerated progress. We employ a number of Ofsted trained consultants across the Trust who are supporting our subject leaders to design and shape the best learning experiences for our young people and in doing so, we are providing very bespoke support and training for teaching staff who want to invest in themselves. We are very proud of our story so far.

Our robust teacher development programmes and associate staff performance management systems allow for internal recognition and support to help encourage colleagues to thrive and develop within role. We are also very clear about reasonable, professional expectations , so that colleagues understand what is required of them, and are confident in their ability to deliver.

We also have many associate staff who are being supported to develop themselves through additional professional courses as we believe this is the hallmark of an outstanding Trust.

The successful candidate will be based at Dunsville Primary School but may be required to work elsewhere within the Trust, as may reasonably be required by the Headteacher/Principal, CEO for the discharge of their duties.

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 Dunsville Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
262 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01302 882958

Thank you for considering joining our trust. I am very proud to be the CEO of the Brighter Futures Learning Partnership Trust (BFLPT); it is a privilege to work with passionate, like-minded colleagues who are all focussed on delivering the best educational provision for the children and young people of Doncaster. We are a multi-academy trust serving the local needs of our community with great passion; we have a team of highly committed staff, governors, local businesses and trustees who are committed to creating and delivering a world-class trust vision.

A big vision lies at the heart of the BFLPT; excellence is at the heart of all that we do and with this in mind, we aim to be one of the highest performing and unique trusts in the country, acknowledging that every child is different. As such, our curriculum offer will be shaped to reflect the diversity of our learners and their needs if they are to excel and develop into the next generation of highly skilled learners and innovators.

Our vision is to create teaching and learning which is inspirational, challenging and relevant to the 21st century where every child and young person can fulfil their potential. We are also committed to developing outstanding pastoral care which we know is an essential ingredient in ensuring that every child can flourish to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes which will enable them to have the widest possible choice of career pathways.

We are unique in that our family of schools includes; four Doncaster primary schools, an infant school, an 11-16 secondary school and Doncaster University Technical College, a newly built state of the art school with specialisms in engineering and digital design.

The successful candidate will be based at Dunsville Primary School but may be required to work elsewhere within Trust, as may reasonably be required by the Headteacher/Principal, CEO for the discharge of your duties.

Dunsville Primary School serves the children in our local community and more recently children from outside the catchment area. We offer provision for children from the age of 3 to 11. Currently we have eight classes and a nursery which offers 15-hours provision or 30-hours provision dependent on parental choice. We run a Foundation Stage unit that allows free flow play between Reception and Nursery and an enriched learning environment for children to have first-hand experiences in.

Our vision is to provide “Excellence and Enjoyment” for the children who come to our school. We do this through offering a curriculum for our children that is enriched and designed for them and makes real links to embed skills, knowledge and understanding.

We have high expectations of attainment but are equally passionate about offering care for all of our children as individuals. We care for one another and consider ourselves to all be learners together. We pride ourselves on working with families and offering them and the children pastoral support for a range of needs. Our recent Ofsted inspection graded us as ‘Good’ in all areas:

Leaders have created a learning environment in which pupils thrive. Adults are excellent role models. They work well as a team to support pupils. (Ofsted, November 2022)

We promote a love of reading and invest extensively in providing children with books and reading materials that captivate their imaginations and interests. We teach children phonics using Essential Letters & Sounds and develop their understanding of texts using Reciprocal Reading.

We teach Maths using the Maths Mastery approach and provide children with opportunities to discuss their Maths learning using subject specific vocabulary to enable them to take ownership of their learning.

Overall at Dunsville, we are a team. Everyone is as important as each other in providing the very best we can for our children each and every day. Every day is different and every day we see children grow in confidence, knowledge, understanding and skills. That is what makes working at Dunsville so worthwhile.

As a school, we will offer:
• a warm, friendly and caring ethos;
• the opportunity to work with a highly supportive and dedicated team of staff;
• a high level of professional support and development;
• an opportunity to innovate and take risks.
Being part of our Trust will offer you a fantastic opportunity to develop yourself, and, have a strong influence on pupil outcomes across our family of schools. We actively encourage collaboration and the sharing of good practice; we believe that by developing a love of learning and having the highest expectations, all children and young people can excel.

Arranging a visit to Dunsville Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vacancies@dunsville.doncaster.sch.uk.

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