Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Location Truro
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££11.66 per hour
Contact name: John Chatwin

Contact email: john.chatwin@opus-abc.uk
Job ref: 51922
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: 13/07/2022

Vacancy Advert Job Title: Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Start Date: September 2022 Hours of work:

Variable hours initially for 30 hours per week, 39 working weeks per year (includes CPD days) plus holidays (45.248 paid weeks per year)

Salary  £11.66 per hour

Location: Truro Cornwall,

Contract type: Permanent


Opus Education Recruitment are working as the exclusive recruitment partner for a highly successful Academy Trust School that lies in the heart of Cornwall, providing high quality education and support for pupils aged 11-16 with complex learning difficulties and disabilities.

The school is an ambitious and inspiring site with a focus on excellence in learning for everyone. We are seeking to appoint a self-motivated, enthusiastic and well organised Higher Level Teaching Assistant. This role will provide cover for teachers and support the planning and delivery of intervention programmes across the school. Opus Education is committed to safeguarding children and young people and the successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and will be assessed against the Childcare Disqualification Regulations. A commitment to continuing professional development is necessary. If you have the commitment, energy, initiative and drive to help us meet our core values, then we welcome your application.


Main Purpose of Role:

· To support Teachers’ delivery of the curriculum and subsequent assessment

· Contribute to the development of support staff, pupils, policies and strategies, working collaboratively with teaching staff on the whole planning cycle and management/preparation of resources.

· To supervise whole classes during the short-term absence of teachers

· To provide support for pupils, Teachers, Teaching Assistants and to raise standards of achievement, utilising advanced knowledge and skills

 · To encourage pupils to become independent learners, provide support for their welfare and inclusion of pupils in all aspects of schools’ life including mainstream attendance where appropriate · To uphold the HLTA standards in all aspects of work

· To effectively contribute to all aspects of professional development including any development identified via School Performance Management process


 Duties and Responsibilities:

· Assist children in developing knowledge, skills and attitudes as defined by the curriculum, taking into account the learning support involved to aid the children to learn effectively make progress over time

· Plan, evaluate and adjust lessons/ work plans with Teachers, developing and preparing resources around pupil need, including out of school contexts

· Effectively teach whole classes within an agreed system of supervision and lesson framework, motivating and progressing learning by using structured, interesting teaching techniques

· Establish supportive relationships with pupils, encouraging individual development, acceptance, social integration, self-esteem and ensuring all pupils have equal opportunities to learn and develop

· Contribute to and uphold all aspects of the design and implementation of risk assessments/ additional control measures aimed at keeping pupils and staff safe at all times in accordance with School policy

· Provide detailed feedback to Teachers on lesson content via the effective use of assessment, pupil responses and their attitudes to learning (behaviour)

 · Use behaviour management strategies in line with the school policy to ensure a purposeful learning environment that and encourages pupils to interact and work cooperatively

 · Organise and safely manage learning environment and resources

· Effectively deploy teaching assistants/ volunteers when leading whole class teaching

· Contribute to meetings with parents or relevant professionals (which may be held outside of school hours), providing constructive feedback on pupil progress, achievement and behaviour under the direction of the Head Teacher/ line manager

· Exchange information with parents, both verbal and written, supporting their child’s attendance, access and learning home to school and community links in accordance to the School policy

· Effectively use IT assessment, recording and reporting systems, for example B Squared and SIMS

 · Monitor pupil progress with Teachers through a range of activities, assessing responses to learning tasks and modifying methods to meet pupil needs

· Provide constructive feedback to pupils in relation to their progress and achievements, provide meaning and relevance in the way this is communicated

· Contribute to observations and assessments planned by the Teacher, providing reports/ evaluations to enable support for specific pupils · Contribute to any multi-agency team meetings for specified pupils; implement outcomes identified accordingly (e.g. – sensory integration recommendations)

 · Organise and lead groups for offsite activities or visits, carrying out risk assessments as required meeting full compliance of the education off site visit policy held by the School

· Undertake qualified first aid training; administer minor first aid as trained and assist in the dispensing of medically prescribed controlled drugs meeting the compliance measures expected by the school nurse

· Assist with the safe physical and medical needs of pupils including: - personal hygiene/self-care, for example toileting or changing - specialist care, for example one-to-one feeding where training has been undertaken - mobility needs, for example use of wheelchairs or hoists where training has been undertaken

· Meet emotional and behavioural needs of pupils, supporting the Teacher/ teaching team in managing challenging behaviour to prevent harm or disruption

· Supervise pupils during break times and plan/ organise play time activities

· Implement advice from professional/ specialist support staff involved in education of pupils

· Attend relevant meetings/ training days and assist in development of policies and procedures

 · Raise any concerns in accordance with the school’s safe guarding policies and procedures

· Support pupils in work placements which may include off site work experience and associated duties where relevant

· Seek any additional advice and guidance from line managers in relation to any aspect of the role which provides further clarity General – applicable to all Trust roles:

· To ensure that pupils needs are prioritised and to have a clear sight of how this role impacts on the Trust’s pupils at all times

· Where required, to work flexibly to support bespoke learning packages and pupil learning ‘outside’ the school

· To adhere to School values and behaviours

· To be aware of and adhere to all School policies and procedures

· To be responsible for your own continuing self-development and attend meetings as appropriate


For me information please send an up to date CV detailing your skills and experien