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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

  • Location: Chester
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £60 - £70 per day
  • Start date: Immediate
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Primary
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Job Description

New Directions are currently recruiting for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to teach in a primary school in Chester. You must either have a Level 4 or equivalent qualification to work as a HLTA as you will be responsible for supervising the classroom. The work will always be set and the Teacher will often be there. It will normally involve some teaching but the teacher would normally mark the work.

This role would be ideal for:

Newly Qualified Teachers
Retired Teachers
Level 4 Learning Support Graduates and looking for more responsibility.

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 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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