Higher Level Teaching Assistant 0.4FTE, Ealing

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Northolt High SchoolEaling
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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: SCP 23 - 25 (£26,999 - £28,785)**14 hours per week term time only – salary will be adjusted to reflect these hours Starting as soon as possible
Contract term: Permanent

At Northolt High School, our vision, mission and values underpin everything that we do. We want our students to develop strength of character, to be articulate and confident and to secure the best academic outcomes possible. We have recently updated our school vision, which is "committed to excellence". This summarises our core aim of continuous improvement. Our mission statement describes how we work to achieve this core aim - through "seizing opportunity, instilling ambition, realising potential". Join us and you will be welcomed by a hard-working, dedicated staff team who are united in their focus on student achievement.

We are proud to be part of an innovative school improvement partnership with Sycol. Through this, all members of staff in the school are part of a high quality leadership development programme. We run termly innovation improvement projects to ensure that systematic school improvement is embedded in everything we do. These projects involve every member of staff which helps us quickly and effectively share ideas whilst forging strong partnerships across the staff team.

We are a small school at the moment with ambition to grow in size in the coming years, with a new building project on the horizon to help us with this. Despite our small size, we maintain a broad and balanced curriculum offer for all students. Our ambition is for the school to have a STEAM focus (the ‘A’ is for Art). As part of our facilities planning process we plan to introduce a unique curriculum in Robotics to support students’ learning in STEAM subjects, whilst at the same time improving our performing arts and other curriculum learning spaces.

You will join part of a small and successful Inclusion Team if you are successful in your application to this position. We currently employ two HLTAs and three Teaching Assistants as part of our team. This post has arisen due to the request from one of our HLTAs to reduce her hours. The working hours for this post are from 8.30am until 4pm for two days per week. Our Higher Level Teaching Assistants work with students with EAL and SEND and deliver a range of taught programmes to support them. One example of this is the Hackney Lit programme taught to students in Years 7 and 8 who arrive at secondary school with below average levels of reading and writing. After lessons end, our HLTAs join a team of staff who support students in our Home Learning Club which runs every day after school in our Library.

We are looking for excellent practitioners who will:

  • Play a full part in termly innovation projects to contribute to the development of school-wide continuous improvement;
  • Support students with English as an Additional Language and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities so that they realise their potential in their time with us;
  • Raise the profile of the department through contributions to the wider life of the school.

We can offer you:

  • Great support and training as you develop your career;
  • The opportunity to innovate and bring in new ideas to contribute towards improving our school;
  • A caring and supportive professional environment;
  • A thoughtful and well-structured school calendar with careful attention paid to balancing workload.

A Job Description & Person Specification plus an application form can be found on our website: www.northolthigh.org.uk 

Please email your application to the Headteacher’s PA at: ​lweeks@northolthigh.org.uk​ 

Closing date: 9am, Monday 11th November 2019

Interviews: Friday 15th November 2019

The school is committed to safeguarding children and safer recruitment processes are always robustly followed. Successful candidates’ appointment will be subject to safer recruitment checks and satisfactory completion of an enhanced DBS check.. Further information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service/about 

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