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Higher Level Teaching Assistant Teaching/Child Support - Full-time

Palm Bay Primary School, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-2672-227S
  • Posted:17/05/2022
  • Pay:KR5/6
  • Start Date:Sept 22
  • App Close Date:19/05/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:tbc

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Palm Bay Primary School requires an experienced Higher Level Teaching Assistant to provide classroom support, some PPA cover and to run interventions groups. Hours are 35 per week, 8.30am-4.30pm term-time only. HLTA will mainly be supporting children in UKS2.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced Higher Level Teaching Assistant with strong interpersonal and communication skills to join our dedicated team. You will be expected to provide high-quality classroom support, lead interventions for individual pupils and small groups and provide several hours of cover per week. You will be capable of working both independently and as part of a team. Under the supervision of qualified teachers you will plan, prepare and deliver specified learning activities and will contribute to the assessment and reporting of pupils’ progress.

You should have recent experience and a good understanding of the school curriculum across the primary range, including strong subject knowledge in Literacy and Maths. You will be able to demonstrate a commitment to inclusive education, good organisational skills, and the confidence necessary to provide support for our pupils to achieve their full potential both academically and socially.  

The School and its Governors are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and accordingly the successful candidate must be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records check and receipt of satisfactory references.

We offer:

  • A unique and inspirational environment to work in
  • A fantastic cliff-top location with beautiful school grounds
  • A professional and collaborative school with a commitment to continued professional development
  • Enthusiastic and well-behaved children with a love of learning
  • The opportunity to join a strong staff team, where our values are integral to all we do
  • A happy place to work!

Come and see for yourself what a welcoming and friendly school we are. Visits are warmly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01843 290050.

Information about the school

Information about the school:

At Palm Bay, we have very high expectations and standards of teaching, learning and behaviour as well as a clean, tidy, inspiring environment in which to learn and work.

We offer a broad and rounded curriculum, with plenty of opportunities for outdoor learning in our beautiful grounds and nearby beach. As an ‘Eco School’ we seek to promote care and responsibility for the environment and we have an active Eco Council. Our commitment to sports and the creative subjects is strong and we have a well-equipped music room, a specialist music teacher and a sports coach. Reading and oracy lie at the heart of our curriculum; we are committed to developing a love of reading in all children through ‘Reading for Pleasure’ and our pupils enjoy a spacious and well-stocked library.

Over the past three years, we have been developing our curriculum using a creative, topic-based approach. The creative arts continue to remain a priority: we have five artists-in-residence who are based in our on-site studio space, close links with the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery and have gained the Gold Artsmark award. Committed to raising the aspirations and life-chances of the children we serve, we launched an exciting global citizenship programme in September, which incorporates politics, careers-related learning and personal development, helping our pupils to become caring, active members of their community.

Testimonial from a current teacher:

“Palm Bay Primary School offers a welcoming and friendly community culture. Our school values of teamwork, perseverance, enthusiasm, achievement and creativity are not only shown by the children, but by every member of staff too.

I completed my NQT year in July 2020 and have since taken on the role of staff governor and outdoor learning lead after training as a Forest School Leader. As an NQT I had weekly meetings with my mentor, supportive lesson observation feedback and I was always welcome to observe teaching practices in other classrooms. This support has continued into my second year of teaching at Palm Bay, and it is part of the ethos of our school. All staff are continually supported with their professional development through weekly CPD meetings, coaching and collaboration with other members of the team. The senior team involve the staff in key decisions and our ideas and suggestions are valued.

Pupil and staff wellbeing is also a key focus for Palm Bay. We recognise the importance of promoting positive wellbeing and mental health and we have a dedicated wellbeing team”.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Debbie Yeung
  • Address:Palm Bay Avenue, Margate, Kent, CT9 3PP
  • Telephone: 01843 290050
  • Email: deborahyeung@palmbay.uk

Fax: 01843 224669

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).