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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), Vale of Glamorgan

  • Location: Vale of Glamorgan
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £75 per day
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Primary
  • Posted:

Job Description

New Directions are currently recruiting for Higher Level Teaching Assistant’s (HLTA) for work in the Vale of Glamorgan. New Directions currently work with schools in the Vale of Glamorgan to help with their short and long-term supply requirements. We are looking for adaptable and reliable Higher Level Teaching Assitant’s to support schools in their community.

Higher Level Teaching Assistant’s play a crucial role in ensuring learners are achieving the best that they can. As a Higher Level Teaching Assistant you will be expected to support the teacher with whole class learning, group work and supporting individual learners.

Supply work offers a fantastic opportunity to manage your own diary and network with schools in your area. Working as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant will mean you can work in different settings and work with schools that adopt your ethos.

New Directions offer full support for our staff. You will have a designated point of contact who will get to know you and your requirements. We offer free training opportunities including Team Teach, Mindfulness and Well-being, Mental Health First Aid and Impact Wales Curriculum training.

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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