Higher Level Teaching Assistant or equivalent experience

Orchards AcademyKent

Are you an exceptional and talented HLTA seeking your next career move? 

Do you put pupils at the heart of everything you do? And strive to inspire learners? Do you have the ability to change lives and provide an exceptional educational provision?

If you have the skills, knowledge and experience we are looking for, then look no further! We have the perfect opportunity for you!

As our HLTA, you will join a busy department in a very successful school where you will be fully supported with your next challenge.

Orchards Academy's aim is to work with students, parents and the wider community to provide a safe, supportive and stimulating learning environment where high expectations and levels of challenge enable our students to achieve academically, socially and emotionally so they can make a positive contribution to society.

The successful candidate will act as a link between the school, pupils and their families and statutory teams and agencies so that barriers to learning and attendance are identified, supported and removed. Developing positive relationships with parents, guardians and carers to encourage continuous parental engagement.

The role will have a large classroom support base to the position.  

The applicant would need to have good organisational and time management skills and have the ability to be flexible to meet the presenting needs of the children on a daily basis. 

If you are interested in applying for the position we welcome visits to look around the school and to meet with the SENCO/Inclusion Manager. 

As part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), Orchards Academy has a strong commitment to professional development of staff.

The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post, in accordance with the Immigration Act 2016

NO AGENCIES PLEASE we are looking to appoint from direct applications only.

Closing Date for Applications: 17th September 2021. Please apply as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the advert early should a suitable candidate be found.

Interview Date: w/c 20/09/21

Hours: 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.00am to 3.30pm on Fridays term time only plus inset days (37 hours per week) 

Salary: Kent Range 6 (£20,997 FTE). Pro rata salary for Term time only role approx £18,060pa.

Start Date: ASAP

Orchards Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students. Successful candidates will be expected to share these views. Offer of employment is subject to an enhanced DBS check, Right to Work in the UK check, and satisfactory references. Orchards Academy is an equal opportunities employer.

Interested applicants are invited to view the Job Description and to apply via:  https://sites.google.com/tkat.org/tkat-recruitment/vacancies/school-support-vacancies

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