New Directions Education are looking to appoint an experienced Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to work in a pre school based in Ellesmere Port. Experience of working in Early Years Foundation Stage 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 provide a strong level of support and learning.
This position is on an on going supply basis starting in May 2021 for 5 days a week, 8.30am-3.30pm. You will require a level 3 (or above) Teaching Assistant Qualification and a minimum of 6 months recent experience working within a primary school.
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
Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry