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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Meopham Community Academy, Meopham

  • Ref:KCC886-2656-163S
  • Posted:10/11/2021
  • Pay:Kent Range 6
  • Start Date:4th Jan 2022
  • App Close Date:26/11/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Meopham Community Academy is looking to recruit a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our team!

Meopham Community Academy is an oversubscribed two-form entry primary school in the village of Meopham, with links to the M2 and M20. 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 an experienced and highly motivated HLTA to join our talented and supportive team. The successful candidate will be a flexible, positive and enthusiastic person who loves working with children and has experience in covering classes, with the ability to contribute to our school's community and vision, helping children to achieve their potential.

The successful candidate must:

  • 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
  • have experience of planning and leading teaching and learning activities
  • have GCSEs in English and maths A - C or equivalent 

The successful candidate will be providing class cover for PPA purposes across the school. The hours will be 8.30am - 3.30pm, Monday-Friday. Pay will be at Kent Range 6 with a starting salary of £20,997 FTE; pro-rata to for 32.5 hours per week, Term Time Only, including inset days and holiday pay.

We are looking for someone who:

  • has recent experience in the role of a 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

The role will require the successful candidate to: 

  • work closely with class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of pupils
  • support children in achieving the learning objectives and aims in English, Maths and across all areas of the curriculum
  • feedback to the class teacher, keeping records of progress and behaviour

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!

To find out more about our school and whether you would like to become part of our team, please take a look at our school website to have a look at the vast array of learning opportunities we provide and contact us via the details below to book a tour with one of our senior leaders.

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).

Please note we reserve the right to interview candidates and appoint for these positions earlier than the closing date. If you are interested in these positions, please do not delay your application until the deadline for submission.

 

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 work closely with our partner schools within The Pathway Academy Trust; Wrotham Road Primary School, Riverview Infant School, Riverview Junior School and Culverstone Green Primary School.

The Pathway Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role will involve contact with children, referred to as 'regulated activity' therefore all applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). A copy of our Child Protection policy is available from our website.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Michele Sowden-Mehta
  • Address:Meopham Community Academy, Longfield Road, Meopham, Kent, DA13 0JW
  • Telephone: 01474812259
  • Email: office@meophamca.com
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).