Whaplode
Church of England
Primary School

Vacancies

Higher Level Teaching Assistant Required

Would you like to be part of an ‘outstanding’ Church School team who aim to inspire and encourage our children to believe in their ability to succeed through learning?  If you want to be a part of a school that is setting standards and pushing boundaries within teaching and learning, then we would like to hear from you!
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to join our popular village school.  The appointment would be for 15 hours per week and would be considered permanent, subject to the relevant probationary periods.
Our school is part of the Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust (LAAT).  The salary would be reflective of the role at Scale Point 19 (£6,479 or £18,745 FTE) and the number of weeks worked per year would be 39.

We are seeking candidates who:

  • Are self-motivated and show initiative
  • Have a high level of attention to detail
  • Can remain focused in a busy environment
  • Will be able to work part of a team to achieve the very best for our children
  • Have a sense of humour

Main Responsibilities:

  • Plan and prepare lesson with teachers, participating in all stages of the planning cycle, including evaluating and adjusting lesson plans.
  • Develop and prepare resources for learning activities.
  • Contribute to the planning of opportunities for students to learn in out-of-school contexts in line with school policies and procedures.
  • Within an agreed system of supervision and within lesson framework, teach whole classes covering PPA.
  • Provide detailed verbal and written feedback on lesson content, student responses to learning and student behaviour, to teachers and students.
  • Motivate and progress students’ learning by using clearly structured interesting teaching and learning activities.
  • Be familiar with lesson plans, IEP targets and learning objectives.
  • Use behaviour management strategies, in line with the schools’ policy and procedures, to contribute to a purposeful learning environment and encourage students to interact and work cooperatively with others.
  • Support the role of parents in students’ learning and contribute to/lead meetings with parents to provide constructive feedback on student progress, achievement and behaviour, maintaining sensitivity and confidentially at all times.
  • Assist teachers in evaluating progress through a range of assessment activities.
  • Assist in maintain and analysing records of students’ progress.
  • Support and guide other less experienced teaching assistants work in the classroom when required and lead training for other support staff.
  • Recognise and challenge any incident which forms abuse of equal opportunities, ensuring compliance with relevant school policies/
  • Understand and implement school child protection policies and comply with legal responsibilities.
  • Foster and maintain constructive and supportive relationships with parents/carers, exchanging appropriate information, facilitating their support for their child’s attendance, access and learning, and supporting home to school and community links.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
Visits to the school are more than welcome and are encouraged.

Closing date – 4th September 2018 at 10:00 am

Short listingwill take place – 6th September 2018
Interviews to be conducted on or about 11th September 2018


Application forms and supporting documents can be downloaded above.

The LAAT promotes diversity and wants a workforce, which reflects Christian Value. Applications are welcome from all, irrespective of gender, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age, or disability.
The LAAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will require the successful applicant to undertake an Enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.