School Vacancies

 Inclusion and Cover HLTA
Contract: Permanent Term-Time (39 weeks per year) 
Hours: 28 hours a week
Salary: E15-20 FTE £22,911 to £25,295
Start Date: Required from September 2019
Pilgrim Primary Academy is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and committed Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our inclusive team in providing an exceptional quality of education for our learners. We are seeking and experienced primary HLTA with an interest in working with pupils with social, emotional and mental health challenges. This role will involve leading therapeutic interventions for pupils who may have experienced early trauma or adverse experiences, supporting them to regulate feelings and behaviours, as part of a wider pastoral team. The HLTA will also be required to work with whole classes, covering short term teacher absence, some planned management/PPA release sessions as well as with groups and individual children. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced HLTA to continue to grow their skill set in this varied and interesting new role - no two days will be the same!
You should:
  • Be driven by a passion and commitment to inclusive education and raising standards for all
  • Treat pupils with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect, and at all times observing proper boundaries appropriate to a teacher's professional position
  • Have experience of covering whole classes within the primary age range and demonstrate the confidence to work with a class in the absence of the teacher
  • Be able to display effective communication skills with both children and adults
  • Be eager to work collaboratively in a wider team and be adaptable and open to new ideas and practices
  • Be a fast and highly flexible thinker, being able to deal with change and unpredictability positively with a 'can-do' attitude
  • Be emotionally resilient and self-aware - able to recognise when to call on others to support you
  • Computer literate with experience of using email and other communication systems
We can offer you:
  • An extended, supportive team which promotes the development and well-being of everyone in our school community
  • Friendly and enthusiastic children who are actively involved in shaping the development of our school
  • A caring and friendly atmosphere where everyone's contribution is valued
  • The chance to be imaginative, take risks in learning and be innovative whilst raising attainment
  • Training to Diploma level in childhood trauma (Trauma Informed Schools UK)
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Visits to the school are welcome by appointment (please contact the school office to book on 01752 225319).
Closing Date: Monday 1st July 2019
Provisional Interview Date: 8th July 2019
Pilgrim Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and it expects all staff to share this commitment. This appointment is subject to enhanced DBS employment checks and suitability.
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