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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Meopham Community Academy, Meopham

  • Ref:KCC886-2656-220S
  • Posted:08/11/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 6
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:05/12/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Meopham Community Academy, a part of The Pathway Academy Trust, is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our talented and supportive team!

If you are passionate about supporting children to reach their full potential and want to work in a school striving to provide the very best opportunities for our children, we could be the school for you!

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated HLTA. The successful candidate will be a flexible, positive and enthusiastic person, who loves working with children with the ability to contribute to our school's community and vision, helping children to achieve their potential. The role will see you provide cover across the school but also work with key children and groups to provide tuition.

The successful candidate will ideally:

  • hold a Level 2 or Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • meet Higher Level Teaching Assistant standards or hold an equivalent qualification or be willing to complete the HLTA qualification
  • have GCSEs in English and maths A - C or equivalent 

We are looking for someone who:

  • has recent experience in the role of a TA or HLTA
  • has strong Literacy and Numeracy skills to enable you to have a positive impact on children’s progress
  • has high expectations and is passionate about encouraging the best from every pupil, enabling every child to fulfil their potential
  • is able to contribute to, and work as part of a team
  • has excellent communication skills and a flexible attitude
  • has effective time management and an ability to work on own initiative
  • has good IT skills

We can offer you: 

  • positive, happy pupils with an excellent attitude to learning
  • a passionate and committed leadership team
  • opportunities for professional development and career progression
  • a great place to work with a fantastic team who like to have fun!

The hours will be 8.30am – 3.30pm, Monday to Friday. Pay will be at Kent Range 6 with a starting salary of £21,801 FTE; pro-rata to £16,543.74 per annum for 32.5 hours per week, term time only plus inset days. We would consider applications from those who wish to work part-time with the intention of making the role a job share. If you are looking to work part-time, please specify the days/hours you would be looking to work within your application.

Meopham Community Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Check) and it is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and selected candidates will be contacted for an interview, so early application is encouraged. We reserve the right to close the advert when we are in receipt of sufficient applications and without notice.  If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We wish to stress that no discourtesy is intended in following such a procedure, and you should not let this deter you from future applications.

Information about the school

Meopham Community Academy is a two form entry primary school set in a beautiful village location and the school prides itself on providing a happy, safe and caring environment for all its pupils. We are a busy, friendly and popular school with a warm and welcoming ethos; recognised by all who visit!

The staff, parents and governors of our school work together to provide the best for the families we serve. We want our children to enjoy their time and education with us and to achieve the highest possible standards in all aspects of their lives. We are very proud of our school and the high standards of behaviour and learning that our children achieve.

Our broad curriculum, wide range of extra-curricular activities and support for pupils were all recognised in the most recent, short Ofsted inspection in October 2018, where the school continued to be rated as "Good".

We are now part of The Golden Thread Alliance and we work closely with the other schools in the trust.

The Golden Thread Alliance consists of nine schools: Culverstone Green primary School, Fleetdown Primary Academy, Meopham Community Academy, Oakfield Primary Academy, Riverview Infant School, Riverview Junior School, Temple Hill Primary Academy and West Hill Primary Academy.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Tina Ricketts
  • Address:Meopham Community Academy, Longfield Road, Meopham, Kent, DA13 0JW
  • Telephone: 01474812259
  • Email: hr@galaxytrust.co.uk

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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.