Higher Level Teaching Assistant required for September 2020 in Ofsted rated 'Good' school
Are you an enthusiastic and committed Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) looking for a new challenge?
Bell Farm, a large and growing primary school with a nursery set in extensive grounds is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed HLTA to join our inspiring and supportive team from September 2020. We are looking for someone who is passionate about inclusive education as this role is to support our new specialist centre for children with communication and interaction needs.
We are looking forward to opening our specialist centre in September 2020 which is a very exciting development for our school. We have a clear vision at Bell Farm and we believe that to prepare children for the future they are entitled to the best standards in education and we endeavour to achieve academic excellence. The specialist centre will build on one of our main strengths of being an inclusive school.
Bell Farm received a continuing ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted in March 2019. The inspection praised a “strongly inclusive culture” that “helps this large school to feel like a family where everyone is known, listened to and cared for.” Our beautiful grounds are enjoyed by friendly and polite pupils who are eager to learn, supported by a welcoming community of staff, parents and governors all working together.
Here’s a recent testimony from one of our HLTAs:
“That’s the thing about Bell Farm, you really feel like you are part of a community, as a parent and as a member of staff. The school equipped me with the support and knowledge that I needed to do my job well - each year brings new opportunities for staff to develop their professional career. I have never looked back and can truly say I love my job.”
We can offer you:
● Individually-tailored CPD; Bell Farm is committed to the development of inspired, confident and passionate support staff.
● A supportive and strong Senior Leadership Team that leads the school with clear goals.
● Free places at Breakfast Club for any children that attend Bell Farm during working hours.
● An Employee Assistance Programme, offering confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
● MyBenefits: a reward scheme for employees of Surrey County Council.
● A weekly Business Manager award, to recognise a member of staff who has made an outstanding contribution to the team.
● A termly reward to a member of staff drawn at random from those with 100% attendance.
● Free teas and coffees during breaks.
The appointment will be Monday to Friday for 32.5 hours a week, term-time only (including three INSET days a year). The working hours for this role is 8.20pm to 3.20pm, including a midday meal and play supervision and half an hour unpaid lunch break. Please note that to apply for this position it is essential that you have HLTA status or the equivalent.
The annual salary for this role is as per PS6 on the Surrey Pay Scale. As this is a term time only role the actual annual salary paid is within the range of £18,779 - £20,729, which is pro-rata of the full time equivalent (FTE) of £24,430 to £26,967.
We’re situated less than a mile from both Hersham and Walton-on-Thames train stations, with fast trains into Waterloo taking just 26 minutes. Often featured on lists of the best places to live and raise a family, Walton-on-Thames is renowned for its pretty towpath, open spaces and friendly pubs, shops and cafes.
Closing date: 8am on Thursday 4th June 2020
Zoom interviews will be held on Thursday 11th June 2020
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the school.
Bell Farm Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and if necessary will need to complete, satisfactorily, a childcare (disqualification) regulation, staff declaration form.