Job Title: Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Reports to: Headteacher Hours: 35 hours per week, term time only. Mondays and Tuesdays 8:45 am to 4:30 pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:45 am to 4:15 pm, Fridays 8:45 am to 3:45 pm Statement of Purpose:
As a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, your role is to complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities under a supportive system of supervision. This involves planning, preparing, and delivering learning activities for individuals or groups, as well as monitoring, assessing, recording, and reporting on pupils' achievement, progress, and development. Additionally, you will play a vital role in managing other teaching assistants, including their allocation of work, appraisal, and training. Key Responsibilities: Support for Pupils: Assess the needs of pupils, utilizing detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support their learning.
Establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a positive role model with high expectations to elevate their educational achievement.
Develop and implement Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils, showing respect regardless of social, cultural, linguistic, religious, and ethnic backgrounds.
Support pupils consistently as lifelong learners, recognizing and responding to their individual needs.
Encourage cooperative interaction among pupils and engage all students in activities.
Communicate effectively and sensitively with pupils to support their learning.
Promote independence and recognize and reward the achievement of self-reliance.
Provide feedback to pupils on progress and achievement.
Manage medication in class following school policy.
Liaise sensitively and effectively with parents and carers, maintaining positive relationships and recognizing the importance of information sharing.
Support for Teachers: Organize and manage a learning environment and resources that meet the diverse needs and interests of pupils.
Plan challenging teaching and learning objectives, adjusting plans as needed within an agreed system of supervision.
Contribute effectively to teacher planning and target setting.
Monitor and evaluate pupil responses to learning activities through various assessment and monitoring strategies.
Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports on pupil achievement, progress, and other matters.
Record progress and achievement systematically, providing evidence of range and level of progress and attainment.
Work within an established discipline policy to anticipate and manage behavior constructively.
Ensure management of challenging behavior is in line with school policy and procedures.
Administer and assess/mark tests, and invigilate exams/tests.
Attend weekly 1:1 meetings with the class teacher.
Support for the Curriculum: Advance pupils' learning in various classroom settings, including working with individuals, small groups, and whole classes.
Deliver learning activities within an agreed system of supervision, adjusting activities based on pupil responses/needs.
Implement local and national learning strategies.
Use ICT effectively to support learning activities and develop pupils' competence and independence in its use.
Select and prepare resources necessary for leading learning activities.
Support for the School: Comply with and assist in developing policies and procedures related to child protection, health, safety, security, confidentiality, and data protection.
Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals to support pupil achievement and progress.
Take the initiative as appropriate to develop multi-agency approaches to supporting pupils.
Recognize own strengths and areas of expertise, using them to lead, advise, and support others.
Deliver out-of-school learning activities within school guidelines.
Contribute to the identification and execution of appropriate out-of-school learning activities.
Line Management Responsibilities (where appropriate): Manage other teaching assistants (SSAs).
Liaise between managers/teaching staff and teaching assistants.
Hold regular team meetings with managed staff.
Lead a morning briefing for SSAs at 8:45 to provide updates about the day.
Represent SSAs at teaching staff/management/other appropriate meetings.
Review the performance of SSAs line managed on an ongoing basis and support and develop them in acquiring new knowledge and skills.
Challenge underperformance by setting SMART targets and following the capability policy as required.
Note: The above list of job duties is not exhaustive, and the post holder will undertake tasks as may be reasonably expected within the scope and grading of the post. Job Types: Full-time, Permanent