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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

  • Location: Swansea
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: Competitive per day
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Additional Learning Needs (ALN)
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Job Description

New Directions are looking to recruit an experienced and appropriately qualified Higher Level Teaching Assistant, to work in all classes in a lovely Primary School in Swansea covering various areas.

  • PPA cover in Y1,2,3,4,5 and 6 (14 hours per week) this includes some non-contact time for planning
  • TA cover across the school 10 hours 10 minutes
  • Lunchtime supervision 2.5 hours per week.

The post will also include play duties.

This is a varied and interesting role. Candidates should be able to plan independently and effectively for the PPA role to ensure that the high standards the school is known for are maintained throughout the age range.

We are looking for flexible, energetic, positive and caring individuals able to work alongside other staff in a dynamic, ever-changing environment.

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 roles
  • Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)
  • A network of branches across the UK
  • One of the preferred suppliers to all 22 local authorities in Wales under the All Wales Framework Agreement
  • We are the major teaching supply agency for Welsh speaking teachers across Wales
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a full enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.

Please contact New Directions Education Ltd, Swansea branch, for more information on this job vacancy, on 01792 620180 or click Apply Now to enquire about this job vacancy.

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