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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) – Key Stage 2 (KS2), Newport

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

Job Description

A large Catholic school in the heart of Newport are looking to recruit a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to support their year 4 class.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate an understanding of education based on Catholic values. To be successful you will have excellent subject knowledge, a track record of securing good practice in teaching and learning and an understanding of the significance of Religious Education in the wider Catholic life of the school.

To be successful in your application you must have attained certified HLTA status and be able to demonstrate experience of working as a HLTA in the classroom.

This is a hugely varied role and your duties may include taking the class, working with small groups and working with children on an individual basis.

The role is due to start as soon as possible and to be considered you must be registered with New Directions Education so dont hesitate, get in touch today!

To book a registration date just call Karyn Phillips on 02920 390 133 (option 2)

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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