Eastfield Academy is now recruiting for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. This role could be the ideal next step in your career.
If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you. See what it means to be part of the David Ross Education trust from our children and parents here.
Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.
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 undertake specified timetabled teaching duties as agreed with the Headteacher. To work collaboratively with the 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.
30 hours per week, 39 weeks of the year
Salary & Benefits
- NJC 19 (£13,787.31 Actual salary)
- Access to Local Government Pension Scheme.
Who we are looking for
- Have HLTA status (or intention to gain HLTA status upon appointment) or equivalent qualification or experience.
- Minimum ‘C’ grade or better in Maths and English at GCSE or equivalent.
- Training in Read Write Inc and other relevant teaching and learning strategies Minimum 2 years’ experience working with or caring for children of a relevant age in an educational setting.
- The ability to provide support for all pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.
- Promote good behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with the agreed school policies.
- The ability to undertake pupil record keeping as requested.
- The ability to plan and deliver structured teaching and learning activities.
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, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.
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.
To complete our application form, please visit our website.
Eastfield Academy 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.