Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Willow Brook Primary and Nursery, Colchester
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Job Ref No. ECC3830-123S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: NJC grade 5-6 points 8-11
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 16/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: 19th July 2024  

Job Description

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This is a fixed term contract ending on 22/07/2025

(Y)Our Opportunity

We are looking for an inspirationalHigher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)to join our supportive and collaborative team. You will be leading the SEND hub in the mornings and covering classes in the afternoon. You will assist in the delivery of engaging and innovative teaching within the classroom, on a one-to-one basis and in small groups. Working with the teacher you will assist with the development of appropriate resources, schemes of work and teaching strategies to ensure provisions support individual learning needs.

This is no ordinary job, this is an opportunity to be part of something amazing, to inspire children and really make a difference. It's not necessarily your experience that we're most interested in, it's your passion and commitment to our mission, ensuring every child, whatever their background, receives a high quality education.

You will be extremely well supported, working alongside a devoted and inspiring team of teachers. This is a great role for someone who is looking to take their first steps into an exciting and rewarding career in education.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • A great communicator who develops positive relationships with young children
  • Understanding of the educational, welfare and social needs of the children whom we are supporting
  • Enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team
  • Consistent in a calm and fair approach
  • Committed to raise the achievement of all students of all abilities
  • Passionate and dedicated in helping children reach their academic potential

Investing in our employees wellbeing and career development is a priority for us, we can offer you:

  • Excellent ongoing CPD, career development and vast promotion opportunities across the trust
  • Coaching and mentoring from the academy's experienced leadership team
  • A comprehensive induction programme
  • Friendly and supportive environment, where everyone is committed to a work lifebalance
  • The opportunity to be part of exciting development and innovative change
  • Access to trust resources and materials to help plan and deliver great lessons
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • TKAT Widerwallet discount program with a wealth of discounts
  • Free eye tests
  • Employee Assistance Programme - free & confidential advice on a variety of subjects ranging from physical and mental health to financial help

About Willow Brook Primary School

Willow Brook Primary School currently has 198 pupils ranging from 3 - 11 years. At Willow Brook we ensure every child receives a well-rounded education, develops a lifelong love of learning and achieves their best. Our latest Ofsted Report (Nov 2022) recognised that children in Nursery and Reception classes are immersed in language. We are at the heart of the local community, to find out more visit ourwebsite .

About TKAT

The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) is one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in the South & East of England with 45 Primary and Secondary Academies in the TKAT Family. Our ultimate aim is to ensure we drive educational standards through the provision of outstanding teaching, leadership and learning for all. Within the#oneTKATfamily, the shared and common purpose is to work together as a community of schools to ensure that every child, whatever their background, receives a high quality education. We place a high value on collaboration;'achieving more together', giving staff the opportunity to come together and learn, ensuring a shared sense of purpose across our network and by sharing expertise across the TKAT family.

We have a flexible approach to interviews and can offer a range of dates and times to suit your personal circumstances.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of applications.

Safeguarding

TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full safer recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Our Commitment - Equal, Inclusive, Diverse

TKAT is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to individual experiences, aspirations and accomplishments and learning how to grow better together. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic. We have a whole school approach to flexible working to promote a positive work life balance.

Flexible working

TKAT recognises the value of enabling our employees to develop their career and balance this with their commitments and interests outside of work. In TKAT we promote flexible working practices and opportunities to support and value wellbeing.

Access to interview

Should you be selected and invited to interview please let us know if you require us to adapt the interview environment. If we can accommodate practical workplace adjustments to assist, we will.

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

Kate Nunn
Willow Brook Primary School and Nursery
Barnardiston Road, Colchester
Essex, CO4 0DT
Telephone: 01206 864375
Email: businessmanager@willowbrook-tkat.org

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