Higher Level Teaching Assistant - September 2024

HLTA - Croydon, South East London

Ref: 4869Tuesday 30 April 2024

Higher Level Teaching Assistant – HLTA Job details:

  • Location: London Borough of Mitcham                              
  • Contract type: Temp-perm                                             
  • Start date: September 2024
  • Interviews: TBC 

We are delighted to announce the availability of a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) position at a secondary school in the London Borough of Mitcham. This opportunity is perfect for experienced SEND Teaching Assistants seeking to advance their career while working with exceptional and aspiring students in a developing neighborhood in South-East London. The school is committed to fulfilling the hopes, aspirations, and ambitions of their students and community. We invite you to join their team to help establish a school that will significantly enhance the prospects of their youth. Your contribution as a highly valuable and commendable member of staff will be greatly appreciated.

Your duties as Higher Level Teaching Assistant - HLTA, non-exhaustive, would include:

  • Planning, preparing and conducting assigned programmes of teaching and learning activities to small groups, the entire class or on a 1:1 basis, adjusting activities if required.
  • Liaising with higher staff to report on pupil development. You will be expected to monitor their growth over a continuous timeframe.
  • Contributing to parent/carer meetings – To provide pupil progress, achievements and assist with parental learning.
  • Supporting children's emotional well-being and, where necessary, reporting concerns to the teacher.
  • Contributing to annual reviews

Being a Higher Level Teaching Assistant - HLTA, you will have the advantage of undertaking further activities such as:

  • Providing varying levels of specialist support; to those where English is not their first language, learners who require support in one area such as literacy or numeracy, pupils who have behavioural, learning, social, communication, physical and sensory difficulties and students who are gifted and talented.
  • Covering lessons when required.
  • During breaks and lunchtimes, carrying out the supervision of pupils and undertaking other responsibilities when requested.
  • Contributing to the school’s abundant extracurricular programme.

In regards to the position of Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), it is imperative that the candidate possesses GCSEs above the grade of C+ in both Mathematics and English (or equivalent) and has completed their education to A Level standard. Although this role may be suitable for a skilled SEN Teaching Assistant at the secondary level, due to the level of responsibility involved, we require a minimum of two years of experience in a TA or a similar position. Having experience in delivering Speech and Language Intervention/Training and/or Dyslexia Intervention/Training would be particularly beneficial.

We place significant emphasis on continuous improvement and encourage our staff to develop their abilities. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate is open to constructive feedback and willing to develop their skills. The ideal candidate will be flexible, hard-working, and willing to go above and beyond the call of duty. Building positive relationships with students and colleagues is of utmost importance for this role.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Interested in hearing more about the opportunity to become a Higher Level Teaching Assistant - HLTA?

If you want to hear more about our SEND opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by responding to this advert, uploading your CV to our website, or emailing your CV to us!

If you are not contacted within 5 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for this role. However, we will keep your CV, and you are welcome to contact us to discuss your SEND career development.

Parker Smith Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We will help you with this. By applying for this role, you are consenting to Parker Smith Inclusion Ltd storing your personal details in our fully encrypted database, in line with the new GDPR requirements.

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