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Job Ref No. ECC2073-62S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 5 Point 9
Position Start Date: 02/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 19/06/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: W/C 1st July 2024  

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Role: HLTA

Hours: two days a week

Salary: Scale 5 Point 9

Start date: September 2024

Applications close: 19th June 2024

Interviews: W/C 1st July 2024

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person with at least a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) qualification to join our supportive and collaborative team. The role is for two days a week, covering Key Stage 2 classes during PPA, ECT and subject release time.

This is no ordinary job. It is an opportunity to be part of something amazing, to inspire children and really make a difference. We are looking for someone with passion and a commitment to our values, ensuring every child, whatever their background, receives a high quality education.

We are seeking someone with experience of working, understanding and supporting children within an educational setting, demonstrating good teaching and learning skills, a commitment to team and collaborative working and ability to display an innovative approach to education. They should thrive when working with children and have excellent communication skills. We need an exceptional individual who will be an inspirational role model to our pupils and work with both teachers and the wider school community to establish a supportive and nurturing learning environment in which children make rapid academic progress.

The role will involve covering classes by delivering lessons (which are planned by the teachers) across all areas of the curriculum.

We are looking for someone who:
● values every child and all they offer to the school community and puts the needs of our children at the forefront of all they do;

● has a positive approach to classroom management and child development;

● is committed to raise the achievement of all students of all abilities so they reach their potential;
● has excellent teaching skills with experience of providing cover for PPA sessions and absent teachers;

● is friendly and approachable, with drive and a positive attitude;

● has good organisation and communication skills;

● acts as a role model, setting high expectations of conduct and behaviour;
● demonstrates patience, calmness and flexibility at all times;
● is committed to working as part of a team;
● has excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate well to children, parents and other adults;
● will be actively involved in the full life of the school.

We will offer you:
● A warm, welcoming environment where the focus is on developing and nurturing a lifelong love of learning;
● The opportunity to be part of exciting development and innovative change;
● A team of fantastic teachers and support staff who are committed to school improvement and achievement for all;

● Recognition of continuous service;

● Automatic enrolment into Local Government Pension Scheme;

● Continuous Professional Development;

● Access to Employee Assistance Programme.
Visits to our school are both positively encouraged and warmly welcomed. Also, you are very welcome to have an informal, confidential discussion with Karen Wright, our Headteacher, about this vacancy. Please contact the school on 01206 822893 or email Philippa Welfare, School Business Manager, at to arrange these. All applications must be made online (via the Essex Jobs website) using the standard Essex application form. We reserve the right to close the vacancy early so recommend that you submit your application at your earliest convenience.

Broomgrove Junior School is committed to inclusion, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and we expect all of our staff to share in this. 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. Our aim is to foster a culture of inclusivity that celebrates differences, promotes understanding and ensures no-one is discriminated against in any way.

Information about the school

Our school is located in the beautiful village of Wivenhoe, on the outskirts of Colchester. Our pupils are aged 7-11, ranging from Year 3 to Year 6, and mainly live in the area surrounding the school. At Broomgrove Junior School, we want our children to be happy, confident, articulate and ambitious and to share a passion for learning. We value every child and ensure that we foster the individuality of their interests and experiences. We have recently set up our own in-school enhanced provision for children with moderate and severe learning difficulties and we are proud of our inclusive ethos. We are very proud of the achievements of our pupils and this pride is echoed by the children themselves. We have a team of committed, supportive and friendly staff who strive to ensure that our children reach their full potential within a warm and caring school community.

Our school motto is "Being the best we can be, together!" This underpins all we do. We promote our character virtues and positive attitudes of behaviour towards others through CARE (C = confidence, courage, collaboration; A = ambition; R - resilience; responsibility; E = empathy.)

Information about the School

Broomgrove Junior School is a two-form entry school with eight classes catering for children aged 7-11 yrs. The school was opened in 1971 and shares its site with Broomgrove Infant School.

The school is proud to call itself ‘inclusive’ and aims to make provision for the needs of every individual child.

The school participates in many local community events such as the Colchester Fire Swim, Wivenhoe Open Gardens, and the choir sing regularly at the parish church on special occasions. The school is also hired out in the evenings to several local groups including the Colne Bank School of Dance.

Along with other local Primary and Junior schools, Broomgrove Junior School has strong links with the Colne Community School and College in Brightlingsea, the local secondary school. This includes participation in music and sporting events, and specific festivals organised by the Colne for their linked schools. Within this cluster of schools, training is shared by both staff and governors. The Mid Tendring Education Partnership provides many traded services which support the school in a variety of ways.

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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Contact Information

Business Manager
Broomgrove Junior School
Broome Grove
Wivenhoe, Colchester
Essex, CO7 9QB
Telephone: 01206 822893

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