HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) vacancy at Orchard Head Junior and Infant School

Salary: £17,186.00 - £21,491.83
Job Type: Part Time
Contact Name: Mr J Mitchell
Location: Pontefract
Closing Date: 06/06/2022 09:00
Email: recruitment@orchardhead.org.uk

Additional Information

Vacancy Type: HLTA
Interview Date: 08/06/2022
Start Date: 01/09/2022
Contracted Term: TTO Plus - Term time only plus weeks
Contracted Hours: 32.50
Contracted Weeks: 39.00
Department: Pupil Support
Pay Grade: Grade 6/Grade 7

Job Advert

Ref: SCH-PAT-0143


Required for September 2022

 

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust comprising of eight schools, six primaries and two 11 - 16 secondary schools. The Trust is a medium sized family of schools all located within a tight geographic hub within Pontefract. Pupils are drawn from the local community that includes a mix of different catchment areas. 

 

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking and committed Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join Orchard Head Junior, Infant and Nursery School. The candidate will be responsible for complementing the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities, which may involve planning, preparing and delivering learning activities for individuals or groups.

 

This is a permanent, 32.5 hours per week, term time plus five days contract equating to 195 working days per year.

 

Grade 6, SCP 12 – 17 unqualified (£22,571 - £24,920 per annum reduced to £17,186.00 - £18,974.58 per annum due to term time plus and part time hours)

Grade 7, SCP 18 – 23 unqualified (£25,419 - £28,226 per annum, reduced to £19,354.53 - £21,491.83 per annum due to term time plus and part time hours)

 

The school can offer:

 

  • hard-working and highly committed staff who share a common sense of purpose and high expectations of what pupils can achieve.
  • a supportive Trust as your employer that are strongly committed to providing high quality CPD and career progression.
  • significant opportunities to work in collaboration with colleagues in this school and across the Trust.
  • the opportunity to work with ambitious and inspirational leaders.

 

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic person who:


  • has a friendly manner and can communicate effectively with staff and pupils.
  • will make a difference in changing children’s life chances.
  • has the skills and abilities to support children of all abilities and personal needs.
  • can work effectively as part of a team but can also work independently using their own initiative.
  • has the ability to form effective relationships with pupils and parents/carers.

 

For further information regarding this role, or to arrange a visit to the school (depending on current Covid-19 restrictions) please contact 01977 723495.

 

Completed application forms should be submitted on the system by the closing date of 09:00am on Monday 6th June 2022.

 

We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks. Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.


File Attachments

File Name Description
PAT Careers Prospectus.pdf Working For Us Booklet
Higher Level Teaching Assistant JD & PS (2021_09_17 V1).pdf Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Safeguarding Information

Pontefract Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.


Pontefract Academies Trust is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Qualifications

Qualification Title Grade
5 or more GCSEs at Grade 4/Grade C or higher, including English and Maths (or equivalent grades/qualifications) Grade C/ 4 or Equivalent
Essential
Higher Level Teaching Assistant status or working towards this
Essential

Skills

Qualifications
Higher Level Teaching Assistant status or working towards this (Level 4)
Essential
5 or more GCSE's at Grade C/4 or higher, including English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications)
Essential
Education to degree level or equivalent relevant experience
Desirable
Specialist skills/training in curriculum or learning area e.g. bilingual, sign language, ICT etc.
Desirable
Training in relevant learning strategies e.g. literacy
Essential
Understanding the purpose and role of learning support
Essential
Understanding of Safeguarding and Child Protection issues
Essential
Abilities, Skills and Knowledge
Ability to relate well to children and young people
Essential
Ability to set up basic, and routinely use, equipment and resources under the instruction of the teacher
Essential
Ability to organise self to plan and complete tasks
Essential
Ability to communicate effectively with young people and adults
Essential
Ability to negotiate and network through highly developer inter-personal written, verbal and presentation skills to a range of audiences
Essential
Initiative to support learning, with some guidance and support from the teacher
Essential
Ability to organise, lead and motivate a team, including holding performance reviews
Essential
High personal standards
Essential
Ability to seek support, when required
Essential
Ability to participate professionally in meetings
Essential
Working knowledge and experience of implementing relevant learning programmes and strategies
Essential
Full working knowledge of relevant policies and codes of practice legislation
Essential
Work as an effective team member and apply directions/instructions
Essential
Personal Qualities
Reliability, integrity and stamina
Desirable
Reliability, integrity and stamina
Desirable
Respect confidentiality
Desirable
Commitment to personal development and learning
Desirable
Excellent role model for young people and staff
Essential
Resilience and high personal standards
Essential
Flexibility with a willingness to support and contribute to school/Trust events as required
Essential
High expectations for self and others, and a strong commitment to raising achievements
Essential
Experience
Experience of basic technology, PC, internet, MS Office packages
Essential
Experience of monitoring and recording progress of learners
Essential
Previous experience of working with children of the relevant age range in a learning environment
Essential
Experience of working with or supporting SEN/D pupils
Essential
Understanding of first aid
Desirable
Experience of dealing with the behaviours not conducive to learning, and ability to deal with a variety of situations
Essential
Experience of successfully working with identified disaffected pupils, or groups of pupils (of relevant age to the setting)
Essential
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