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Job Ref No. ECC2015-192 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 5
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 05/07/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: W/C 8th July 2024  

Job Description

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Title of Post: HLTA

Salary Scale: Scale 5

Monday - Friday Term Time only

Responsible to: Teachers

Assistant Headteachers

Deputy Headteacher


Purpose of Job:

To work with teachers as part of a professional team to support learning activities for classes, groups and/or support pupils undertaking lessons delivered via distance learning or computer aided techniques.
To cover classes as required in the absence of the teacher. Level 1a HLTAs will be expected to deliver pre-prepared lesson plans, to progress pupils' learning and to assess, record and report on development, progress and attainment as agreed with the teacher.
HLTAs work under the professional direction of a teacher and within an agreed system of supervision.


Support for teacher

· Organise an appropriate learning environment

· Monitor and record pupil responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies against pre-determined learning objectives

· Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports to teachers

· Record progress and achievement in lessons/activities systematically and provide evidence of range and level of progress and attainment

· Establish a clear framework for discipline in line with established policy, anticipate and manage behaviour constructively, promoting self control and independence

· Support the role of parents in pupils' learning and contribute to/lead meetings with parents to provide constructive feedback on pupil progress/achievement etc

· Work in collaboration with other learning support assistants in the classroom.

Support for Pupils

Establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom
Support pupils consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs
Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all pupils in activities
Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance
Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement

Support for the Curriculum

Use ICT effectively to support learning activities and develop pupils' competence and independence in its use
Select and prepare resources necessary to deliver learning activities, taking account of pupils' interests and language and cultural backgrounds


· Comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, equal opportunities, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting concerns to an appropriate person

· Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop

· Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school

· Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals, in liaison with the teacher, to support achievement and progress of pupils

To participate in the performance and development review process, taking personal responsibility for identification of learning, development and training opportunities in discussion with line manager.
To comply with individual responsibilities, in accordance with the role, for health & safety in the workplace
Ensure that all duties and services provided are in accordance with the School's Equal Opportunities Policy
The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

Other Activities

To carry out any other duties reasonably requested by the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher.

The duties may be varied to meet changed circumstances in a manner compatible with the post held, at the reasonable direction of the Headteacher.

This job description does not form part of the contract of employment. It describes the way in which the learning support assistant is expected and required to perform and complete the particular duties as set out above.

Information about the School

Brightside Primary school lives and breathes our 6 values; Teamwork, Determination, Enthusiasm, Individuality, Respect and Honesty. If you believe you can live these values and be a part of our team we cant wait to hear from you

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.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Diane Gardner
Brightside Primary School
Brightside, Billericay
Essex, CM12 0LE
Telephone: 01277 655995

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