Hartley Primary Academy has a rare and exciting opportunity for an experienced Teaching Assistant to train and work as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) within our successful academy. This is a fantastic chance for a candidate keen to progress in their career as we will provide training funded by the school to achieve an HLTA accreditation, which will be fully supported by the Senior Leadership Team.
Our successful candidate will work within the expectations of the duties associated with a Teaching Assistant. In addition to those duties, you will also to take on whole class teaching. Rest assured that teaching sessions will be restricted to a limited amount each week and in most cases will be planned for and timetabled. In some cases, you will be expected to cover when a teacher is absent. Periods of covering teachers’ absence will not exceed three days as we will then enlist the support of a qualified teacher.
Please note that we can accommodate our HLTA specialising within their key stage/year groups, therefore the following will apply:
- You will only be expected to cover for teacher absence in the year group/s you will be working in.
- You may be scheduled to cover leadership time within your phase and this will be timetabled as a regular, planned slot.
- You will not be expected to cover a class that is not within your field of experience; i.e. Foundation Stage HLTAs will not be required to teach Key Stage 2 and vice versa!
In most cases, lessons will be prepared and resourced by the class teacher except in some cases where the teacher is away unexpectedly or there has been an agreement between the Teaching Assistant and the teacher.
The working basis of this role is 31.25 hours per week (Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 3.45pm with 1 hour for lunch each day) during Term Time only. Please click here to view the full Job Description. Our successful candidate will join us for the new academic year on 29th August 2019.
Working for Hartley Primary Academy: Hartley Primary Academy's history dates back to 1842. Today, it is part of Leigh Academies Trust and provides primary education for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 11. Our school is set in beautiful grounds in the middle of Hartley, the charming Kent village. We believe in – and celebrate – success at all levels and in all fields. The pursuit of excellence within a culture of enjoyment and positive approaches to learning is our key to success. 'Every Child Matters' in Hartley Primary Academy in every way and enabling children to become partners in learning and have a real voice in their school community is essential. We are working towards becoming accredited as a 'Thinking School', encouraging our children to develop the tools and the skills of independent learning in order to be prepared in the best way for a rapidly changing technical and global world.
Our aim is to create a positive, stimulating and happy learning environment with spacious buildings and grounds, enabling children to succeed and realise their full potential. We promote their academic, spiritual, moral, cultural and physical development to prepare them for future opportunities, responsibilities and experiences.
We are committed to providing all children with the same opportunities, regardless of gender, race, creed or culture. We are wholly committed to creating a learning environment which is safe and secure, stimulating and exciting, in order that our children come to school with a feeling of anticipation and enthusiasm.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at Academy level and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You will also be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation. As part of the 'cluster' structure, all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources. It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers. For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages.
Click here for a glimpse of what life is like working for Leigh Academies Trust and why we're so proud of what we do.
Diversity at our core: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.
The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust