Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Northamptonshire

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Cedar Road Primary SchoolNorthamptonshire

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Start date: February 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £19,446 FTE (Actual £14,936.25)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Cedar Road Academy is now recruiting for an HLTA. If you are an experienced HLTA, this role could be the ideal next step in your career.

About the role

Working under the direction and within an agreed system of supervision from a qualified teacher.

To complement the teachers’ delivery of the national curriculum and contribute to the development of other support staff, pupils and school policies and strategies.

To work collaboratively with teaching staff and assist teachers in the whole planning cycle and the management/preparation of resources. Also to supervise whole classes occasionally during the short-term absence of teachers including PPA.

To provide support for pupils, the teacher and the school in order to raise standards of achievement for all pupils (e.g. SEN, EAL, GT, all underachieving groups), by utilising advanced levels of knowledge and skills when assisting with planning, monitoring, assessing and managing classes, and to encourage pupils to become independent learners, to provide support for their welfare, and to support the inclusion of pupils in all aspects of school life

Salary & Benefits

£19,446 FTE (Actual £14,936.25)

Access to Local Government Pension Scheme

Who we are looking for

Have Higher Level Teaching Assistant Status or equivalent qualification or experience.

Excellent numeracy and literacy skills or qualifications equivalent to NVQ level 2 in English and maths.

Ability to organise, lead and motivate a team.

Ability to direct the work where relevant of other adults in supporting learning.

An understanding of classroom roles and responsibilities.

Good working knowledge of national curriculum and other relevant learning programmes.

An ability to understand the principles of child development and learning processes and in particular  barriers to learning.

Full working knowledge of relevant policies and codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation.

Working knowledge and experience of implementing national/foundation stage curriculum and other relevant learning programmes/strategies.

Experience of working with relevant age groups within a learning environment.

Experience of working with children with additional needs.

Experience of general clerical/ administrative work

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development  to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.

Our Academy

Cedar Road Primary School has over 400 pupils aged 5-11. Over 88% of the pupils achieve Level 4 plus in reading, writing and mathematics combined. The school was judged by Ofsted in July 2010 to be good with outstanding features in several areas, including pupils' contribution to the school and the wider community and the school's engagement with parents and carers.  The school is a member of the Area Improvement Partnership in the town and feeds several secondary schools including Malcolm Arnold Academy.

Apply now

To complete our application form, please visit our website.  Please note that we cannot accept CVs without a completed application form.

Cedar Road Primary School is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.



More about Cedar Road Primary School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Cedar Road East, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 2JF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1604 712645
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