EAL HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) - Upper School (11-18)
Required for September 2019
Fixed term contract to 31st August 2020
36 Hours per week - Term Time plus inset days
Salary – Scale 5, spinal point 12 – 17 (£21,589 – £23,836 pro rata)
Plus London Weighting (£1,925 pro rata) circa (£20,654 - £22,628 inclusive LW)
The success of Preston Manor School is built on an 80-year old reputation which continues to flourish through its committed staff, dedicated Governors and supportive parents.
We are an all-through co-operative school with students ranging from 4 – 19 years. Staff are expected to make the most of this all through provision and to liaise with relevant colleagues in all parts of the school. The school is over two sites and there may be times when colleagues are expected to work across both sites with students.
We value working in partnership together with our young people to achieve the best outcomes for every student that joins our prestigious school. The school is oversubscribed for places, reflecting the reputation the school has for its academic rigour and excellence in teaching and learning.
We are proud of our focus on student and staff wellbeing, which is evident from the moment you step into our community. We are driven in our aims and ambitions and aspire to continue to build on our success in a supportive and friendly environment. At Preston Manor we celebrate diversity and equality of opportunity, which is reflected in our high staff-retention rates and the successes of our student population.
We are looking for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to support students who are EAL (English as an Additional Language) learners and/or may be new to the school and the country.
As a HLTA in EAL you will be committed to inclusive education by helping students who are EAL learners and/or new arrivals with little English to develop their skills in English and ensure their equal access to the curriculum.
We are looking to appoint a HLTA with good literacy, numeracy and communication skills as well as someone who shows initiative and flexibility, and is able to relate to students who often might be new to the school and the country. We are particularly keen to hear from graduates who are looking to go into the teaching profession. Experience of working with young people of secondary age would be an advantage.
• Opportunity to mentor and support students individually, in small group interventions and as part of in-class support.
• A commitment to staff development via excellent in-house CPD, guidance from experienced line manager and formal appraisal.
• A friendly team of experienced and supportive teachers, learning support assistants and other pastoral staff.
• A small and growing team of EAL teachers and support staff
Excellent organisational skills and a flexible working attitude are both essential.
Excellent communication, time-management skills and the ability to work under pressure are also essential for the role.
The school is situated within walking distance of the world famous, Wembley Stadium, which offers easy access to newly created facilities including the London Designer Outlet.
The school benefits from excellent transport links via public transport and is located a short walk from both Wembley Park and Preston Road Underground Stations. Central London locations are accessible within 20 minutes from the school.
The school is also easily accessible from main roads including the M25, M1, M40, A40 and A406.
The above post provides an excellent opportunity to work in a high quality environment and to become part of a highly motivated and visionary team of teachers.
"Students at Preston Manor are always aiming high supported by the teachers who push them further.’
‘Preston Manor is a vibrant, diverse and enriched community. The discipline and teaching is first-class, giving us a wider perspective of how the world around us works.’
Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or disability.
Closing Date: Noon Wednesday 26th June 2019
Interview Date: w/c 1st July 2019
Applications will only be accepted from candidates who complete in full the application form. CV’s will not be accepted in substitution for a completed Application Form but may be included with the Application Form.
The school reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time, so early application is advised.
Preston Manor School is committed to the welfare and safety of its students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo the necessary Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks.