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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Orchards Academy, Swanley

  • Ref:KCC886-4031-187S
  • Posted:07/10/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 6
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:21/10/2022 at 16:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Higher Level Teaching Assistant or equivalent experience 

Are you a talented Teaching Assistant seeking for your next career move? Or do you have life skills that you can bring to the holistic development of a child?

Do you put pupils at the heart of everything you do? And strive to inspire learners? Do you have the ability to change lives and provide an exceptional educational provision?

If you have the skills, knowledge and experience we are looking for, then look no further! We have the perfect opportunity for you!

As our HLTA, you will join a busy department in a very successful school where you will be fully supported with your next challenge. 

Orchards Academy's aim is to work with students, parents and the wider community to provide a safe, supportive and stimulating learning environment where high expectations and levels of challenge enable our students to achieve academically, socially and emotionally so they can make a positive contribution to society. 

The successful candidate will work with students and the SEN team, so that barriers to learning and attendance are identified, supported and removed. Developing positive relationships with parents, guardians and carers to encourage continuous parental engagement. The role will have a large classroom support base to the position.  Orchards Academy support personal development and training and are looking for people who want to develop their knowledge of SEN. 

The applicant would need to have good organisational and time management skills and have the ability to be flexible to meet the presenting needs of the children on a daily basis. 

If you are interested in applying for the position we welcome visits to look around the school and to meet with the SENCO/Inclusion Manager.  

As part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), Orchards Academy has a strong commitment to professional development of staff. 

Please read the job description for more information about the role and responsibilities.

For any questions or to book an informal conversation about this position please contact Mrs Angela Jones via email to: angela.jones@orchards-tkat.org 

NO AGENCIES PLEASE we are looking to appoint from direct applications only.

Closing Date for Applications: 21st Oct 2022. Please apply as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the advert early should a suitable candidate be found.

Interview Date: TBC

Hours: 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.00am to 3.30pm on Fridays term time only plus inset days (37 hours per week) 

Salary: Kent Range 6 (£21,801 FTE) Pro rata salary for Term time only role approx £18,830pa.

Start Date: ASAP 

Safeguarding: TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and Barring service check, a Right to Work in the UK check and satisfactory references. 

 

 

Information about the school

Orchards Academy aims to provide a caring yet challenging curriculum and environment in which the talents of each student are nurtured and enabled to flourish.

As a small school we quickly develop a strong sense of belonging. This strong sense of community allows students to grow personally and academically as they trust and feel supported by a staff body that knows them well. This results in a calm, orderly and purposeful atmosphere where students enjoy their learning, make good progress and feel safe.

We aim to work with students, parents and the wider community to provide a safe, supportive and stimulating learning environment where high expectations and levels of challenge enable our students to achieve academically, socially and emotionally so they can make a positive contribution to society.

Working for TKAT: Leadership within TKAT schools require passion, understanding, empathy and above all, a genuine love for the profession. Our role is to support you by giving you the flexibility to work how and when you need to; to open up opportunities to develop your career; to take care of your wellbeing at work; to enable you to flourish as an individual and to offer the kind of rewards you can only find from improving the prospects and life chances for literally thousands of children and young people.

Equal Opportunities: TKAT is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit. This includes applications from individuals wishing to work full time, part time or on a flexible basis.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01322 661006

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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.