Job Title HLTA
Salary BG9 £25,481- £27,741 FTE (£22,183 - £24,151 ACTUAL)
Hours Full time 4 days per week as HLTA and 1 day per week supporting attendance
Contract The successful candidate will be fulfilling two roles, as HLTA on a permanent contract for 4 days per week and one day a week in the Inclusion Team on a fixed term contract linked to funding until July 2021. Both roles are TTO plus INSET days.
Application Deadline: Monday 2nd November 2020
Interview date: Wednesday 11th November 2020
Parson Street Primary School
Parson Street Primary School is a happy, caring and exciting place where every child matters and children come first. The school is at the heart of the community with a wonderful set of pupils, staff, governors and parents/ carers who contribute to the ongoing success of the school. We seek to live out our school motto – ‘Live and Learn’ in all we do. We aim to make learning enjoyable, allowing every individual to achieve their best and to nurture their talents, as well as giving them safety, security and the skills they will need to be good citizens and the workforce of tomorrow.
We are recruiting for an experienced HLTA who will spend four days a week planning, preparing and delivering learning activities for whole classes to cover for PPA and short term absence. Monitoring students and assessing, recording and reporting on students’ achievement, progress and development as agreed with teachers. In addition to the HLTA responsibilities, one day a week will be dedicated to the Inclusion Team to ensure a holistic provision for children and their families.
We require an adaptable, experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated HLTA with good literacy and numeracy skills to play a leading role in the development of our children. As well as providing regular teaching cover for classes, this role will have some role within our Inclusion team supporting children and families with additional needs or vulnerabilities.
What We Are Looking For
The candidate appointed will be confident teaching whole classes across the Primary age range. Good communication skills are essential for this post, as is a willingness to work flexibly alongside a range of children and adults. The successful candidate will be committed, enthusiastic team player who is flexible and positive at all times. Experience working with children with additional needs or vulnerabilities, and their families, would be beneficial.
Some of your duties will be:
Within an agreed system of supervision and support, plan challenging teaching and learning objectives and evaluate and adjust lessons/work plans as appropriate;
Teach regular and ad-hoc classes when cover is needed across the Primary age range;
Assess the needs of students and use detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support students’ learning;
Provide written and verbal feedback to students in relation to progress and achievement;
Monitor and evaluate student responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring activities 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;
Working within the Inclusion Team to review and develop provision across the school;
Working within the Inclusion Team to support teachers and Teaching Assistants with their work with children;
Undertake appraisal, training, mentoring, recruitment and induction for other appropriate staff;
Hold regular team meetings with other appropriate staff;
To work within the Inclusion to lead or arrange occasional CPD for staff.
You should have:
Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a teaching assistant, within the last 5 years;
GCSE English and Maths (grades A*-C) or equivalent;
Understanding of strategies for teaching and learning;
Understanding of the national curriculum;
Knowledge of how ICT is used to support pupils’ learning and ability to use ICT effectively in a classroom setting;
Ability to undertake a range of teaching activities with confidence, working effectively with individual pupils, groups of pupils and whole classes;
Ability to contribute to planning and preparation of lessons and teaching materials;
Ability to contribute to assessment and monitoring of pupil progress;
Good communication and interpersonal skills;
Good organisational and time management skills;
Ability to work collaboratively with teachers and others;
Ability to supervise others effectively, as required;
Experience of working with vulnerable children or those with SEND;
Ability to take responsibility and work with autonomy within set boundaries.
Fluency Duty The ability to converse at ease with pupils, parents and other users of the service and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
Parson Street Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.