Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Job Description

Higher Level Teaching Assistant High Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Hours: 29 per week.

We have an exciting role in our school for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. The successful candidate will work to supportthe class teachers, groups of children and individuals during their lessons.

Manea Community Primary School has a fantastic learning environment in which to work.

We believe in giving all children the best learning opportunities and enable all individuals to achieve their potential.

This is an excellent opportunity to really develop the provision for our children and we are looking forward to working with someone who is enthusiastic, positive and motivated.

Excellent English and Maths subject knowledge is essential to ensure that the needs of all children can be met and so that you are able to model what the children need to learn. Responsibilities include:

Working with a class, supervising some PPA lessons under the direction of class teachers and the Senior Leadership Team

Working to meet the needs of groups of children and individuals, including some catch up intervention groups

Support for the teacher, maintaining class records; promote pupils' good behaviour and independent learning strategies; create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment

Provide targeted support to enhance the learning and improve attainment of pupils

Being flexible to work across the school with all the Primary age range

Our ideal candidate would have:

Experience of working as a HLTA or Level 3 TA

Experience of teaching classes from teachers plans

A passion for teaching and learning and a commitment to working as part of a team to provide a caring and positive learning environment

Initiative and flexibility

Good literacy and numeracy skills with excellent communication skills both spoken and written

A good sense of humour with a positive personality

Successful completion of a level 3 or above qualification in supporting teaching and learning or equivalent

We can offer you:

a welcoming, friendly and warm atmosphere

enthusiastic children who have positive learning behaviours

training opportunities

ability to work with a caring and supportive team

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and insists on all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The position requires a clear DBS check.


For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Clare Bishop. Please ring (01354 680293) or email the office for an application pack at office@manea.cambs.sch.uk. Visits to the school are possible after school during the current circumstances. DBS checks will be carried out on shortlisted applicants.

For more information please visit  Job Vacancies | Manea Community Primary School


What will you be doing?

Manea Primary School HLTA Job Description

Job title: Level 4 High Level Teaching Assistant

Responsible for:

To complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities under an agreed system of supervision.

Purpose of the job:

To provide high quality support, high quality education and care for all pupils and be committed to the safeguarding of children;

All successful candidates will have to complete an enhanced DBS check and not be disqualified to work with children.

Main Purpose:

To complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities under an agreed system of supervision.

This may involve adapting planning, preparing and delivering learning activities for individuals/groups or whole classes and monitoring pupils and assessing, recording and reporting on pupils achievement, progress and development.

Responsible for addressing the needs of pupils who need particular help to overcome barriers of learning.

Management of other teaching assistants within lessons you teach.

Main Responsibilities and Duties Support for Pupils and Teachers

Working closely with class teachers to discuss their planning and prepare lessons when covering the teachers PPA or leadership time

Sourcing equipment and resources

Providing evidence for the SENCo about specific children

Planning, delivering and assessing programmes according class teachers and other professionals assessment reports

Writing reports for areas of the curriculum you are responsible for delivering to class teachers

Working effectively with other members of the school team

Liaising with class teachers about the children in their class

Sharing knowledge and working in partnership with parents as appropriate Support for the Curriculum

Implement agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses/needs

Actively seek information regarding, and utilise, the range of activities to provide support for pupils to broaden and enrich their learning

Determine the need for, prepare and use specialist equipment, plans and resources to support pupils

Manea School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment



About you

Support for the School

Comply with and assist with the development of policies and procedures including having effective behaviour management

Comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all 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 professionals, in liaison with the teacher, to support achievement and progress of pupils

Participate in training and other learning activities as required

Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advise and support others Attend and participate in relevant meetings both during and after the school day as required To continuously develop your own role, taking responsibility for identifying and addressing training and development needs

To carry out, as and when required, any additional tasks and responsibilities as are reasonably compatible with this job description and its objectives

To lead by example with a positive attitude to your work Equal Opportunities

To implement the school's Equal Opportunities Statement and work actively to overcome discrimination on the grounds of race, gender, disability, sexuality or status in the school's service.

To take responsibility, appropriate to the post for tackling unlawful discrimination amongst all groups in line with the Equalities Act 2010. Safeguarding

To remain vigilant and do everything possible to protect students and others from abuse of a physical, emotional, sexual, neglectful, financial or institutional nature.

This includes an absolute requirement to report to the Headteacher any incident of this nature you witness, hear about or suspect. Health and Safety

In carrying out the tasks in this job description you have a duty (under Health & Safety legislation) to take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and that of others.

This involves taking positive steps to monitor and maintain a safe and secure working environment. It is expected that whilst maintaining an effective and efficient working environment you will comply with safety rules and procedures and ensure that nothing you do, or fail to do, puts yourself or others at risk. This includes contributing to a safe and secure environment for the school community.

Data Protection

When working with computerised systems to be completely aware of responsibilities at all times under the Data protection Act 2018 for the security, accuracy, and significance of personal data held on such systems

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don't meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don't be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

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