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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

  • Full time ( 37.5 hours per week)

  • SEN experience is essential

  • Permanent position

An amazing opportunity for an experiencedSEN Teaching assistant to join a therapeutic educational environment, that motivated and encourages children.

It is essential prior to your application that you have at least 2 years’ experience and can show willingness to deliver basic lessons to small groups and support class teaching. You must also have a good track record of impacting children's outcomes and demonstrate to be an excellent role model. Some elements of assessment and conjoined planning with class teachers. Within the role you will be able to participate in therapeutic training sessions, however it is desirable that you have previous training.

Supporting and Leading Learning:

  • To ensure that all policies implemented by the school are actively upheld and promoted at all times.

  • 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 provide feedback to pupils and the class teacher, supporting with the monitoring, recording and reporting of pupil progress to support with the attainment 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 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.

  • On occasion, lead the delivery of specific learning objectives and activities, adjusting them to meet the requirements of individual pupils following support from the class teacher.

  • At times, and as agreed by the Senior Leadership Team, be responsible for the delivery of learning without the class teacher being present, ensuring that high levels of behaviour and engagement are upheld.

Preparing the Classroom Environment & Supporting the Curriculum:

  • 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 the pupil’s learning.
  • To monitor resource levels and contribute to the resource ordering process, ensuring that there is minimal waste and to maximise the effectiveness of financial resources to assure the requirements of the curriculum can be met in a timely manner.
  • Support other members of staff with the effective resourcing of specific specialist areas to deliver the curriculum effectively, for example phonics, reading etc.
  • Support teaching staff and pupils on school trips as required, by taking responsibility for a group of children and adhering to the relevant school polices and documentation.

Training & Development:

  • To actively engage in training sessions, meetings and other directed tasks, to support the school’s priorities and to ensure to secure their own professional development.
  • When appropriate, and as directed by the Senior Leadership Team, lead, advise and contribute to team development activities, by coaching and mentoring less experienced colleagues to support the achievement of individuals and the school priorities.

Families & Safeguarding:

  • Committed to working with the staff team to ensure the highest levels of safeguarding are upheld at all times.
  • To report any safeguarding concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • To adhere to all safeguarding policies, practices and expectations including online safety.

Working with Long-term Teachers:

We are an independent agency working with Nurseries, Primary, Secondary and Special Schools.

LTT was founded with the aim of creating a genuine, transparent and straightforward service to help candidates secure their next role. We place a huge emphasis on delivering an exceptional service where you will be supported, listened to and valued throughout.

Your dedicated consultant will invest time to understand your experience, skill-set and what your ideal role looks like. You will have frequent updates with your progress through compliance, applications for specific roles as well as additional roles which we feel may be of interest to you.

We are proud to have the highest standard of compliance in achieving the REC audited status. Working with us means you will get the very best support and guidance through the clearance process from your own specific point of contact from our in-house compliance team.

In addition to the above we also offer:

Guaranteed Pay Plans

Agency Worker Regulations

Interview preparation advice and support

Support and councelling through a confidential helpline

24/7 access to a UK GP, including consultations and prescription delivery

Discounts and offers worth hundreds of pounds

Childcare voucher scheme

Statutory employment rights, such as; sick pay, holiday pay, maternity and paternity pay.

Required skills

  • Behaviour
  • Special Education
  • HLTA
  • Primary education

Reference: 52074607

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