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Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Merthyr Tydfil

  • Location: Merthyr Tydfil
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £75 per day
  • Start date: To be confirmed
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Primary
  • Posted:

Job Description

Are you a qualified higher level teaching assistant that is looking for flexible work? New Directions are education specialists working with schools across Merthyr Tydfil to meet the needs of local schools.

We are able to offer varied work that fits around you. You will have access to your own availability diary, free training and work with a dedicated account manager to find the right jobs for you.

Applicants must hold a higher level teaching assistant qualification or equivalent and have experience of working in a school setting. References will be requested when the registration process has begun. HLTAs are often requested by our schools to cover a variety of roles so applicants must be adaptable with a positive attitude.

You may be required to cover classes for PPA, courses or sickness for short periods of time. Our schools may also require you to take small groups of children for literacy/numeracy support and to improve learning standards in the schools. You will work with the teachers to establish a positive learning environment for all pupils and act as a role model for other learning support assistants in the school.

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

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