Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Monkwick Junior School, Colchester

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Job Ref No. ECC2165-111S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: LGPS 5, Point 9-12 (Actual Salary from £16,991)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 31/05/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

Job Description

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Pay Range: Local Government Scale 5, Point 9-12

Actual Salary from: £16,991 - £17,872

Start Date: ASAP

The Role

We are seeking an outstanding individual to compliment the professional work of teachers by delivering prepared lessons and covering classes for PPA time and teacher absence, as well as supporting learning in the classroom by working with individuals and small groups under the direction of the class teacher.

This post is 30 hours per week, 38 weeks per year (term time only)

Please note that we reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Should you be successful during the shortlisting process interviews will be held face to face at the school.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

· To take a lead role alongside the class teacher with the implementation of individual pupil support plans, i.e. EHC plans to ensure that the school is meeting the specific needs of all pupils.

· Support pupils within the learning environment, including those with special educational needs, to promote independence, inclusion, acceptance and equality of access to learning opportunities for all pupils.

· To build and maintain positive and constructive working relationships with pupils, families, multi-agencies, professionals and colleagues, to maximise pupils' development and maintain the overall ethos and vision of the school.

· To work alongside the class teacher to deliver learning to support the academic achievement of all learners, through focused group learning, as directed by the class teacher.

· To support the needs of the pupils and curriculum, by assisting the teacher with preparation of equipment, photocopying of material for use in learning and by providing general clerical support for class based tasks.

· Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment and assist with displays of pupils' learning.

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

We're looking for you if you have:

· Experience of working with a range of children in a school setting

· GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above

· Ability to use IT in the classroom

· Able to work well individually and contribute to a team

· Knowledge of the National Curriculum

Why work for The Sigma Trust, Monkwick Junior School?

We can offer you:

· A Competitive Salary

· Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish

· Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

Employee benefits include:

· Employee Assistance Programme

· Pension scheme

· Free membership to Perkbox

· Cycle to Work scheme

· Discounted gym membership at selected local gyms

Please note that an integration period applies to all new staff joining the Trust, to support introduction into the organisation.

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website www.sigmatrust.org.uk

To Apply

To apply for this post, please follow the URL link provided below:


Please note that only fully completed application forms will be accepted and any CV's and accompanying covering letters will be disregarded. A Notes for Applicants document is attached for further information.

Closing date: Midnight, Friday 31st May 2024

Shortlisting will take place w/c Monday 3rd June 2024

Interviewing date: TBC

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

The Sigma Trust is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristics. This is embedded in our vision 'To Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts', where we believe we are strong and more successful working together, creating a workplace which celebrates diversity.

Information about the School

Monkwick Junior School is proud to be part of the Sigma Trust.

Monkwick Junior School caters for pupils aged between seven and eleven from the south of Colchester. The majority of children live in the Berechurch ward although an increasing number are now coming from outside the school’s catchment area.

Our school is organised into lower and upper Key Stage 2 phases and was two forms of entry. From September 2016 we now admit three forms of entry in to Year 3 which will result in the school expanding to meet a growing cohort.

At Monkwick Junior School the aim is to instil into each child a love of learning. There should be quality and equality in all aspects of the curriculum and we aim to do this by providing a purposeful, stimulating environment in which the children can become more independent learners.

The school is committed to high standards and to achieve these, pupils are involved in planned programmes of learning, catering for a range of ability and aptitude. Pupils enter with standards that are well below the national average and with many barriers to learning. Monkwick has established an effective Pastoral Team to overcome those barriers to learning and to support families and the community.

The secure caring environment in school should allow children to feel accepted and valued as individual people and increase their feeling of self-worth. We celebrate children’s achievements in a variety of ways, encouraging them to develop their full potential. With an emphasis on sound social values, we encourage positive attitudes of behaviour towards others and help them to accept their responsibilities as part of a group.

Monkwick Junior School will embrace the values of The Sigma Trust to ensure that all students will fulfil their potential and transform life chances for all.

Safeguarding The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Sigma Trust HR Team
School Road
Monkwick, Colchester
Essex, CO2 8NN
Telephone: 01255 750913
Email: mjs.recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk

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