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Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Cheshire West

  • Location: Cheshire West
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £Competitive per day
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Primary
  • Posted:

Job Description

New Directions Education are currently looking to recruit a Higher Level Teaching Assistant ( HLTA) who can work in a large primary school based in Ellesmere Port. The successful applicant will need to provide support for pupils within Key Stage One, specifically year 2 on an ongoing full time supply basis.

As an experienced HLTA, you would be required to raise standards of achievement for all pupils and demonstrate advanced levels of knowledge and skills when assisting with planning, monitoring, assessing or managing classes. Encouragement for pupils to become independent learners is key along with providing support for their welfare.

Intervention and group work will also be involved within this role to provide support and learning for any under achieving pupils in core subjects. Good knowledge of the phonics programme Read Write Inc is beneficial to assist in individual/group learning.

Job Specification

The HLTA role adds further support to those teaching in a classroom environment. The post is more senior than a Teaching Assistant, and comes with added responsibilities.

A HLTA may be required to teach classes on their own at times, or cover planned absences to allow teaching staff to plan and mark.

To become a HLTA you must have experience as a teaching assistant. You will also need the support of your school and senior staff.

As an HLTA you’ll be expected to:

  • Meet HLTA standards or equivalent qualification or experience
  • Hold relevant qualifications at Level 3 minimum
  • Demonstrate numeracy and literacy skills to GCSE (A-C) or L2 equivalent
  • Have a minimum of two years’ experience in a teaching assistant role.

Typical duties of a HLTA include:

  • Teaching small groups of students
  • Offering cover supervision in teacher absence
  • Organising classroom activities – planning and setting out resource
  • Providing verbal and written feedback on classroom sessions to teaching staff
  • Promoting the inclusion of all pupils in a learning environment
  • Working with teaching staff to evaluate pupils’ learning progress
  • Contributing to observation and assessment in classroom environments.

What New Directions Education Ltd offers:

  • A dedicated and expert Account Manager
  • Regular and varied supply work
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Potential long-term teaching roles
  • Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)
  • A network of branches across the UK
  • Preferred supplier to more than 20 boroughs across the UK
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

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