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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Gray's Farm Primary Academy


  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Temporary
Start date:
As soon as possible
Apply by:
11 December 2017

Job overview

GRAYS FARM PRIMARY ACADEMY Gray’s Farm Road, Orpington, Kent BR5 3AD  Gray’s Farm is a ‘good’ school with ‘outstanding’ behaviour, welfare and personal development. (Ofsted July 2016) Higher Level Teaching Assistant/ Future teacher trainee required to cover classes until July 2018 and to start as soon as possible Candidates must have a minimum qualification of an HLTA certificate or a degree in a specialist subject  Payscale – BR6 Hours: 8.30am-4.30pm with a 30 minute lunch break Do you want to work in a great place, with amazing children and an incredible team? Do you have what it takes to stand up in front of any aged class and inspire them?  We are looking for an enthusiastic individual that wants to be part of our dedicated team that offers the best possible education for the children in our recently graded ‘good’ school (July 2016). The successful candidate will: • Be a strong, confident individual with excellent behaviour management skills • Believe all children can achieve • Work as a member of a team to support the developmental needs of children • Be flexible and understand that every day will be different  • Be able to ‘think on their feet’ • Have a thorough knowledge of both key stages (and preferably experience) • Will be patient and caring with the ability to build good relationships with children and work closely with parents and other professionals • Plan and organise learning materials and make imaginative use of resources • Be able to use their own initiative and have a good standard of written English • Be prepared to go ‘above and beyond’  If you believe you are what we are looking for, we can offer you:  • Laughter on a daily basis • Tailor-made feedback to allow growth of individual  • High quality leadership who ensure that ‘pupils’ learning is at the heart of everything the school does’ (Ofsted 2016) • Delightful children who are ‘highly respectful of their peers and staff’ (Ofsted 2016) • A very supportive school community • An experience which will set you up for your career, wherever it may lead you • Access to high quality teacher training through our Academy Trust The post is for a higher level teaching assistant and will consist of covering classes across the school. To get a clear picture of the school and the opportunities we can offer you, a visit is highly recommended. Please contact the school office on 020 8300 5283 or at Safeguarding  The Local Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced CRB disclosure for this authority. Equal Opportunities TKAT is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit. Please fill in the attached Gray’s Farm Primary Academy application form and return by email or post enclosing a supporting statement. Closing date:   Midday Monday 11th December 2017 Interviews: Week beginning 18th December 2017 Salary: BR6

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About Gray's Farm Primary Academy

+44 20 8300 5283

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Gray’s Farm is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational primary situated in Orpington, Kent. It is supported by one of the largest multi-academy trusts in the South of England, TKAT (The Kemnal Academies Trust), which manages 14 secondary and 26 primary academies. Gray's Farm partners with Royal Park Primary Academy. When fully subscribed, the school will provide 420 places  for students aged 4-11.

It converted to academy status in September 2013.

Executive Headteacher

Louise Lynch

Associate Headteacher

Nicola Furneaux

Values and Vision

The school motto is: “Believe, Achieve, Succeed”. Gray's Farm believes that these values can best be promoted by students demonstrating good attendance, receiving support from their parents, working hard, enjoying learning, trusting one another and showing responsibility. Children are taught that they are valued for their strengths, which allows them to thrive as individuals at a key stage in their lives.

Students can also join a number of different clubs, ranging from tag rugby to recorder playing.


“This is a school that has been transformed. Significant improvements have been achieved in all areas of the school’s work with pupils and parents. The school is in a strong position to continue securing positive outcomes for pupils. Leaders have successfully ensured that pupils’ learning is at the heart of everything the school does. This means that pupils make consistently good progress, regardless of their starting point or group.”

View Gray’s Farm’s latest Ofsted report

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