Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: Scale Point 22 to 25. Actual pro rata salary £29,563 - £30,860
Location: Whitehall Primary School, 90 Normanton Park, Chingford, London
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 8:30 to 16:00 with 30min lunch.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 03/06/2024 at 12:00
Reference: SCH/24/280452

Whitehall Primary School 
Normanton Park,
London E4 6ES
Tel: 020 8529 3813
Fax: 020 8523 7113
Email: HR@whitehall.waltham.sch.uk
Normanton Park    

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our warm and happy school. Whitehall is a collaborative and inclusive school in Waltham Forest which is committed to ensuring the very best outcomes for all members of our school community. We are very proud to also have a Specialist Resource Provision for Deaf pupils.
We are looking for a committed, enthusiastic and high calibre Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our energetic and dynamic team. We are looking for a confident and flexible HLTA who is happy to both teach and also be able to provide admin support for inclusion. The position will also include running interventions and some short-term cover work should the need arise. This is an exciting new post within the school and one that we hope sit alongside our work on 

This role will comprise of both teaching elements and administrative support for inclusion. This may be varied; it will include working alongside the Inclusion Lead or Assistant Head Teachers to ensure all revenant administrative components are completed in a timely and effective manner to ensure the best possible provision for the most vulnerable. 

This role will be one that evolves with the right candidate; we are looking for people who understand and are confident to teach who may also want to experience or support in an inclusion role post. This requires people who are organised, can prioritise, have good communication skills, and have an eye for detail. We are hoping this role will suit someone who may already have experience in SEND or someone who is willing to train into this area. This would ideally suit someone with a passion or previous experience in either teaching or in the field of SEND. 

This post will suit a practitioner who has high expectations of themselves and their pupils and who is ambitious and driven to deliver on outcomes, both academically and in developing the whole child. We are looking to appoint a practitioner who has a passion for improving the life chances of children. The successful candidate will be self-driven and a strong team player. A* to C grades in GCSE English and mathematics are essential.

What we are looking for:
•    Interested in setting high expectations and helping children secure them
•    Ensuring children have access to high quality provision
•    Committed to ensuring that children are at the heart of all that they do
•    Highly motivated, innovative and eager to contribute to the life of the school;
•    Have good interpersonal skills and be able to work well as part of our team
•    Understand and can work within the area of SEND
•    Have good organisational skills and can work to deadlines and have good write communication 

Main responsibilities:
•    Cover lessons should the need arise
•    Demonstrate an informed and efficient approach to teaching and learning by adopting relevant strategies to support the work of the teacher and increase achievement of all pupils including, where appropriate, those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
•    To support the planning, delivery and administration of specialist support for children with SEND (Special Educational Needs) and SEMH (social emotional and mental health needs) under the guidance of the Inclusion Lead.
•    To deliver a range of high quality targeted interventions to support pupils with their academic and personal progress as directed by the Inclusion Lead or Assistant Head Teachers 
•    To support pupils to develop their communication skills, social skills, independent study skills and self-management techniques through specific interventions with guidance from the Inclusion Lead/ Assistant Head Teachers
The ideal candidate will need enthusiasm, a strong moral compass and high expectations. We are happy to hear from candidates with a strength in either aspect if they feel they may not be as strong across both areas. 

If you feel you would be suited to this role, we would welcome your application.

Closing date for applications: 3rd June 2024
Interviews:  Week beginning 10th June 2024

Whitehall Primary School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

How to apply

Email address for return of applications    HR@whitehall.waltham.sch.uk

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