HIGHER LEVEL TEACHING ASSISTANT
Salary: Grade 4, SCP 13 - £17,810.15 (FTE £25,878)
Hours: 30 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (working approximately 8.45 am to 3.30 pm - 6 hours per day)
We are looking to appoint to the role of Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to join our vibrant and driven Learning Support Team. Ideally you will already be qualified as an HLTA or be close to completing the HLTA qualification with experience of working in a school or alternatively, you may be working in a similar role and are willing to undertake the formal training required to fulfil the role.
The ability to relate to young people is essential. It is also essential to be a team-player but also able to work with minimum supervision, knowing when to seek support and advice. You will need to be calm, patient and firm, with an ability to empathise with students who have difficulties with communication and social skills. Have a flexible approach to all aspects of the job role and the ability to cope with a wide range of tasks. You will need to have good communication skills and be able to foster good working relationships with students and colleagues. A sense of humour is a serious advantage. You must be able to handle sensitive information confidentially.
The successful applicant is required to have a good working knowledge of Microsoft products and have English and Maths GCSE Grade C or above. A Levels (or equivalent) are desirable.
Farlingaye High School is a popular and successful school, located in Woodbridge, a pleasant market town situated on the River Deben in Suffolk and just 7 miles from Ipswich. We are a creative school with excellent resources, lovely students and great results. Our most recent Ofsted report graded us Good with Outstanding areas.
We are part of East Anglian Schools Trust (EAST) alongside Kesgrave High School, Bungay High School and Castle East School. We are a Teaching School Hub partner, which allows us to improve teaching and learning on a continuous basis. We are committed to providing excellent staff opportunities through developing and promoting our staff and offering an excellent CPD and support programme for new staff.
We are also extremely pleased to have launched our own teacher training provider: EAST SCITT. This allows us to award QTS and also QTS + PGCE Programmes within both Primary and Secondary schools.
Should you wish to discuss the job role in further detail, please contact Julie Moore, SENCO or Linda Marsh, HR Manger at the school.
Please note: only applications submitted via the school’s on-line recruitment process will be considered.
Applications should be submitted as soon as possible but by 12.00 Noon on Tuesday, 31st January 2023 at the latest. However, please be aware that as we have more than one position available, we will hold interviews when we have received enough applications from suitably qualified applicants.
Farlingaye High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share and adhere to this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.