Part-time KS2 Higher Level Teaching Assistant to run our ‘Bridge’ intervention
Salary Grade: M grade
Contract: Fixed Term 1 Year
Interview Date: w/c 16th September 2019
Hours: 8 hours per week, spread out over 4 or 5 afternoons, term time only
Start date: As soon as possible
About the Opportunity:
We wish to recruit an HLTA to plan and deliver an intervention we have developed for 8 hours a week to children in either Year 3 & 4 (preferred) or Year 5 & 6.
You would be teaching children who are working just below age-related expectations. The intervention involves filling gaps that these children have in their core subject knowledge and/or skills. The children who take part in the intervention and their gaps would be identified by the post holder through using our tracking/ assessment system or by class teachers. The post holder would then plan and teach a brief sequence of short intervention lessons to fill the gap. You would usually be working with individual children, or pairs of children with the same gaps in their learning.
We call this intervention ‘Bridge’; it is not a published scheme, and therefore relies on the post holder having good subject knowledge and sound pedagogy.
Our ideal candidate:
- Is an excellent Specialist/ Higher Level Teaching Assistant, who loves working with children. This vacancy would also suit a qualified teacher who is planning to return to teaching after a break or is planning to cut down on their teaching commitments.
- Can recognise children’s misconceptions and knows the small steps of learning needed to address children’s gaps in learning.
- Has successful experience of accelerating progress of children who are not working consistently at age-related expectations.
- Has high expectations for all children and would be committed to help them fulfil their potential.
- Is able to motivate and support our children.
- A team player who works effectively and collaboratively with others, especially class teachers and other members of staff carrying out this intervention.
- Previous experience of working in a school environment, especially a knowledge of phonics and experience of leading small groups.
- An HLTA qualification or experience of working as a specialist TA or QTS
We will offer you:
- Rewarding work, as you help the children make progress academically and with other aspects of their learning
- Polite children who want to learn and are proud of their school
- Experienced, committed, friendly and supportive colleagues
- A calm, friendly ethos, where each child is valued as an individual
- A well-resourced and spacious working environment
- Professional development opportunities to ensure your individual needs are met
Visits to the school are welcomed – please ring for an appointment.
Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. Eldene 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. Appointment is subject to satisfactory references, enhanced DBS and medical clearances, and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.