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Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Wirral

  • Location: Wirral
  • Duration: Short term placement
  • Salary: £Competitive per day
  • Start date: 09/06/2021
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Primary
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Job Description

New Directions Education are looking to appoint an experienced Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to work in a large primary school based on the Wirral. Experience across Key Stage 2 year groups is essential along with the ability to classroom manage pro-actively and effectively.

Our school is looking for a candidate who is enthusiastic, reliable and has the ability to adapt to working across Key Stage Two classes in providing a strong level of support and learning.

This position is on an on going supply basis starting in June 2021 for 3 days a week, Wednesday to Friday. You will require a level 4 (or above) Teaching Assistant Qualification and a minimum of 6 months recent experience working within a primary school. This is also a fantastic opportunity for a newly qualified teacher (NQT) who is looking to network in local schools and increase their experience.

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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