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Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Salary: NJC Scale 4/5 Points 7-17 pro rata to £15,047 to £18,341
32.5 hours per week, term time only
The successful candidate will be part of our Learning Support team working with students who experience difficulties in accessing the curriculum.
The objective of this post is to provide support to targeted individual students, small groups and classes during Key Stage 3 English lessons. The needs of the students will vary; some will have special educational needs such as Dyslexia or ASD.
The appointed HLTA would generally work with small groups of students, within the main classroom, to ensure students’ progress and to boost their confidence. The role will involve planning, preparing and delivering group work or team teaching with the main class teacher. The successful candidate will also be expected to deliver interventions to targeted students focusing on pre and post teaching of Key Stage English set texts, exam skills and vocabulary.
As with all HLTAs the post holder will be expected to progress students’ learning and with other professionals to support pupils’ social, emotional and physical wellbeing. It is necessary for the candidate to have qualifications in Maths/Numeracy or English/Literacy equivalent to at least NVQ Level 2. A Level 5 Dyslexia qualification, an HLTA qualification or evidence of working at this level would be advantageous.
More information on this successful school can be accessed on the following website: www.tenterden-schools-trust.com.
Application packs are available from kent-each.com or our school website alternatively please send an email to Miss Scott-Smith in Human Resources firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications: 7th October 2021, however early applications are encouraged as we review applications as we receive them.
Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre is a mixed 11 – 18 wide ability school with Academy status with 2000 students including 350 in the Sixth Form. We are part of Tenterden Schools’ Trust working in collaboration with local primary schools serving the Wealden town of Tenterden and the surrounding villages. The school is situated on the edge of Tenterden and enjoys a large semi-rural site overlooking open countryside.
Homewood has excellent facilities for all its students and our specialisms in Performing Arts, Applied Learning and the Rural Dimension underpin our approaches to learning which are designed to raise achievement across the whole student body. We aim to maintain and develop the cultural aspirations of the school community in line with our priorities of “belonging” and “respect” and offer a broad range of curriculum opportunities in all subject areas. This also extends into the local community through partnerships across primary, secondary and higher education sectors as well as non-educational community partners.
Homewood provides a secure and caring learning environment in which all students can flourish and succeed. It is a school renowned for its support for students’ wellbeing. Heads of College provide academic and pastoral leadership for the students in their College, supported by dedicated form tutors, a Family Liaison Officer and Assistant Head of College. A range of other staff including counsellors and a qualified nurse help and support the students through their time at Homewood. Consideration and respect for each other is central to our work and we are justly proud of our students’ achievements.
I hope you will be inspired to submit an application to join us. If you are successful, you can be assured of a very warm welcome and a real opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the young people of this part of Kent.
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