Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Alton Park Junior School, Clacton-on-Sea

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Job Ref No. ECC2184-111 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £18,809 - £19,865
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 23/11/2023 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

Job Description

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ALTON PARK JUNIOR SCHOOL

HIGHER LEVEL TEACHING ASSISTANT

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

Actual Salary from: £18,809 - £19,865

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 35 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time plus non-pupil days). The working pattern is 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday to Friday.

Some of your key responsibilities will be:

  • 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;
  • To 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 the preparation of equipment, the photocopying of materials for use in learning, and by providing general clerical support for class-based tasks;
  • To 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:

  • GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above;
  • Experience of working with a range of children in a school setting;
  • The ability to lead a class and deliver teaching;
  • The ability to use IT in the classroom;
  • The ability to work well individually and contribute to a team.

Why work for The Sigma Trust, Alton Park 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: Employee Assistance Programme, Pension Scheme, Perkbox, Cycle to Work Scheme and 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:

https://careers.sigmatrust.org.uk/Apply/U2lc0074nbWEgQXBwbGljYXRpb24gRm9ybSBOb3ZlbWJlciAyMDIzfDQxfDQ4MjMzOHwxfHxGYWxzZXwyMTIyfDI2NzA1NzB8MA%3d%3d?i=43dEagB50BM%3d

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, Thursday 23rd November 2023
  • Interviews will take place on: Thursday 7th December 2023

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

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

At Alton Park Junior School, a large Junior School with a 4 form entry for children aged 7-11 years, we aim to challenge all our pupils to ensure they fulfil their potential. We promote respect and tolerance within school and our wider community which prepares our children for life in modern Britain.

Our vision is that our children will achieve well, have fun and develop a lifelong passion for learning at Alton Park Junior School and for the future.

We believe in an education which is holistic, equitable, empowering, nurturing and liberating for all members of the school and the local and wider community. This is achieved through a determined dedication to serve, through self-belief, through effective collaboration with others and sustained by ensuring transparent accountability at all levels.

Alton Park 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.Alton Park Junior School is part of the Sigma Trust. The school is a 4 form entry for children aged 7-11 years.

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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Contact Information

Sigma Trust HR Team
Alton Park Road, Clacton-on-Sea
Essex, CO15 1DL
Telephone: 01255 750913
Email: ap.recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk

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