Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Nancledra School

Closing Date: Sunday 1st October 2023 (Midnight)
Interview Date: Monday 9th October 2023
Contract Type: Permanent / Full Time

Nancledra Primary School is a forward thinking, high-achieving and nurturing school which has high aspirations for both its families and children, and its team of dedicated and talented staff.  Our aim is for all pupils to leave Nancledra as happy, confident, independent learners who are not only curious about the world around them but who are also able to contribute to it being a better place for one and all.  Positive relationships are the beating heart of our school as it is our belief that children need a strong sense of belonging to thrive; we are immensely proud of the productive, caring partnerships we have with both our families and the wider community.

Are you a nurturing and knowledgeable early years practitioner?  Do you possess initiative and the desire to develop your own professional practice?  Would you like to be part of a caring and committed team who work tirelessly, together for the greater good of the children, families and staff of Nancledra?

Nancledra are looking to appoint a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), to support the teaching and learning in a Reception and Year One class.  The role will require a good understanding of child development and, due to the mixed aged nature of this class, being able to effectively take ownership of delivering the teaching and learning of either the Reception or Year One curriculum.  This post is suitable for experienced candidates, those new to the role and ECTs who may be looking to gain experience of planning and working with an outstanding, experienced early years practitioner.  We welcome and encourage visits, a Teams or telephone conversation, all of which can be arranged by contacting our office.

We expect the successful candidate to:

  • Be able to take ownership in delivering high-quality learning experiences for all pupils.
  • Be able to build positive relationships with all pupils and adults within the Nancledra         community.
  • Have high expectations of learning and behaviour and inspire and motivate our children to succeed.
  • Have excellent numeracy/literacy skills equivalent in English and Maths, and ICT skills sufficient to advance pupils' learning.
  • Be pro-active in supporting all children to achieve.
  • Have a secure knowledge of the EYFS Framework.
  • Seek to make learning a purposeful and positive experience.
  • Communicate well with parents, carers and members of staff, as well as pupils, in both oral and written form.
  • Work well as part of a team and demonstrate flexibility when needed.
  • Be willing to contribute to the wider school life including covering playtime duties and other classes as and when required.

In return you will receive:

  • A supportive school community, committed to the wellbeing of both its staff and pupils.
  • Pupils who are eager to learn and keen to try new things.
  • Opportunities to grow and develop through well-evidenced professional development.
  • Supportive parents.
  • A pro-active governing body.
  • A collaborative and forward-thinking Trust.
Please send completed application forms to: nancledra@tpacademytrust.org
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, workers, volunteers, governors and trustees to share this commitment.  All successful applicants will be subject to appropriate pre-employment checks and will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Check, a Safeguarding Self-Declaration Form and satisfactory online searches undertaken.