Full time, 33.5 hours (includes 1 hour per week for after school staff meeting)
Working hours 8.30am-3.45pm with 45 mins lunch break
Fixed-Term until August 2021 (pending a review of staffing establishment)
Start date: January 2021
Closing date for applications: 12:00 midday on Monday 7th December 2020
Interviews: Friday 11th December 2020
An opportunity has arisen for an excellent practitioner to join our dedicated team. We need an outstanding HLTA who will be responsible for preparing (within the framework set by the teacher) and delivering high quality learning activities for whole classes to cover for PPA and other planned release. The role will include monitoring pupils; assessing, recording and reporting on their achievement, progress and development as agreed with teachers. This role is a fixed-term position, however may be extended by mutual agreement if the role is successful.
Henleaze Infant School is a welcoming and happy three-form entry school that has a strong ethos of teamwork and inclusion. We have high expectations of learning and behaviour and support excellent outcomes for our children through a clear understanding of the pedagogy that best meets the needs of Infant aged children.
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 responsibilities within our Inclusion Team.
We Are Looking For:
The successful candidate will be confident in teaching whole classes across the Early Years and Key Stage 1 age range, particularly in the teaching of early reading and phonics. Good communication skills are essential for this post, as is a willingness to work flexibly alongside a range of children and adults. You will be a committed, enthusiastic team member who is positive at all times. Experience working with children with additional needs or vulnerabilities, would be beneficial.
We can offer:
- Happy children who are eager to learn
- A committed, supportive and friendly team who work together to achieve the best outcomes for our children and families
- A large site where opportunities for outside learning can be maximised
- A team committed to professional development supported by internal expertise and outside collaboration
- An opportunity to join a school at a time of rapid growth and development
HLTA duties will be:
- Within the framework set by the teacher to plan challenging teaching and learning sessions and evaluate and adjust lessons/work plans as appropriate;
- Teach regular and ad-hoc classes when cover is needed across the school;
- Adapt teaching and learning to ensure all learners, including vulnerable children or those with SEND, are able to access appropriate learning objectives;
- Evaluate pupils' achievement through assessment and monitoring activities against pre-determined learning objectives;
- Provide written and verbal feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement;
- Provide objective and accurate feedback to teachers on learning outcomes and behaviour of pupils;
- Working, as directed by the Headteacher for 30-45 minutes on school lunchtimes (as required) to supervise and support pupils in the dinner hall and/or playground
- Working within the Inclusion Team to contribute to the support of 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 Team to lead or arrange occasional CPD for staff.
Due to the current Covid-19 related restrictions, we are sadly unable to offer a visit to our school during the day. We encourage interested candidates to arrange an after-school hours visit or call with the Headteacher by contacting the school office.
Please inform the school if you are unavailable for the proposed interview date.
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Henleaze Infant 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. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and two supporting references. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.