Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
New Directions Education
Powys, UK
3d ago

Job Description

New Directions Education are recruiting for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to work in an SEN Primary school in Newtown, Powys.

The ideal candidates will ideally have access to their own transport and have experience in all aspects of the Higher Level Teaching Assistant role.

We are looking for someone who is flexible with work hours and will be able to help with the hours requested by the school.

The booking is 5 days per week for 6 months, starting in January and then we will be able to work you elsewhere in the Powys area after the post has come to an end.

A HLTA role can have added responsibilities as the post is more senior than a Teaching Assistant. So candidates may be required to cover classes, take small groups, work one-to-one and cover school trips.

Ideally you will need a Level 4 or 5 Teaching Assistant qualification to be able to work in a classroom as a HLTA, so if you feel like this role is something that will suit you, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

NQT’s are encouraged to apply for this role.

Job Specification

The HLTA role adds further support to those teaching in a classroom environment. The post is more senior than a Teaching Assistant, and comes with added responsibilities.

A HLTA may be required to teach classes on their own at times, or cover planned absences to allow teaching staff to plan and mark.

To become a HLTA you must have experience as a teaching assistant. You will also need the support of your school and senior staff.

As an HLTA you’ll be expected to :

  • Meet HLTA standards or equivalent qualification or experience
  • Hold relevant qualifications at Level 3 minimum
  • Demonstrate numeracy and literacy skills to GCSE (A-C) or L2 equivalent
  • Have a minimum of two years’ experience in a teaching assistant role.
  • Typical duties of a HLTA include :

  • Teaching small groups of students
  • Offering cover supervision in teacher absence
  • Organising classroom activities planning and setting out resource
  • Providing verbal and written feedback on classroom sessions to teaching staff
  • Promoting the inclusion of all pupils in a learning environment
  • Working with teaching staff to evaluate pupils’ learning progress
  • Contributing to observation and assessment in classroom environments.
  • What New Directions Education offers :

  • A dedicated and expert Account Manager
  • Regular and varied supply work
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Potential long-term roles
  • Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)
  • A network of branches across the UK
  • One of the preferred suppliers to all 22 local authorities in Wales under the All Wales Framework Agreement
  • We are the major teaching supply agency for Welsh speaking teachers across Wales
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry
  • We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a full enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.

    Please contact New Directions Education Ltd, Wrexham branch, for more information on this job vacancy, on 01978 884290 or click Apply Now to enquire about this job vacancy.

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