New Directions Education are currently looking to recruit Higher Level Teaching Assistant who can work in a SEN school based in Birkenhead. The successful applicant will need to provide support for pupils, the teacher and the school in order to raise standards of achievement for all pupils (e.g. SEN, EAL, GT, all underachieving groups), by utilising advanced levels of knowledge and skills when assisting with planning, monitoring, assessing and managing classes, and to encourage pupils to become independent learners, to provide support for their welfare, and to support the inclusion of pupils in all aspects of school life.
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
Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry