HLTA - ref 742, Northampton

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Briar Hill Primary SchoolNorthampton

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £18,746 per annum, pro rata
Contract term: Fixed Term

If you're an enthusiastic and energetic HLTA come and join our positive, happy and hardworking team. 

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 equip our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.

About the role

Working under the direction and supervision of a qualified teacher, to complement the delivery of the national curriculum, support the delivery of quality teaching and learning, raise standards of achievement, and contribute to the development of staff, pupils and school policies and strategies. 

The job-holder will undertake work/care/support programmes to enable pupils to access all learning and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom. Work may be carried out in the classrooms or outside the main teaching area. 

You will cover classes across KS2, undertaking regular PPA cover for certain year groups.

You will need to demonstrate high level literacy and numeracy skills. Initiative and flexibility are essential to tailor teaching to meet children's needs.

8.30am-4.00pm (Mon to Fri) – 39 weeks a year (term time plus training days). Fixed term contract to August 2018.

Salary & Benefits

· NJC19 £18,746 per annum pro rata

· Access to Local Government Pension Scheme.

Who we are looking for

  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant Status or equivalent qualification or experience.
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills or qualifications equivalent to NVQ level 2 in English and maths.
  • Good working knowledge of national curriculum and other relevant learning      programmes.
  • An ability to understand the principles of child development and learning processes and in particular barriers to learning.
  • Working knowledge and experience of implementing national/foundation stage      curriculum and other relevant learning programmes/strategies.

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 33 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 delivered through our Teaching School Alliance to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.

Briar Hill Primary Academy is committed to being an inclusive school, providing the best possible standard of education for every child, where learning and teaching are challenging, exciting and creative within a safe, secure, nurturing environment. We strive to promote self-esteem, independence and self-motivation. We want all our pupils, parents, staff and governors to work together to assist children in developing skills to become independent, life-long learners who will succeed and contribute responsibly in the wider world.

Apply now

Please submit your CV and covering letter to jobs@dret.co.uk by 17 January 2018, quoting reference 742.

Briar Hill 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.

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More about Briar Hill Primary School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Thorn Hill, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4 8SW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1604 768392