School Vacancies

Salary Range: Grade E, SCP 15-20, £22,911 - £25,295, pro-rata, per annum, subject to performance
Hours/Contract: Part-time, 28 hours per week, Permanent, Term time, 39 weeks a year
Pilgrim Primary Academy is an inclusive, diverse and popular school located in the heart of Plymouth. we are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced HLTA to join our team of exceptional practitioners. You will need to have an excellent grasp of behaviour management and be experienced in working with pupils with a range of specific needs. You will also need to be confident at delivering activities to whole classes not just groups of pupils.
The HLTA role will primarily be to plan, deliver and assess a specialist subject during teaching PPA cover sessions across the school. It will also include covering classes as and when required.
Please state the subject specialism you can offer in your letter of application.
Purpose of Job
  • The role of the HLTA PPA cover is to provide and deliver activities to whole classes of pupils when the class teacher is not present. The HLTA will plan, prepare and eliver lessons and assess, mark, record and report on development, progress and attainment, under the direction of subject coordinators.
  • To work independently of a teacher with whole classes of pupils.
  • To be responsible for the development of a specialist area within school. The school is willing to consider any specialism excluding music as we already employ an outstanding music specialist.
  • When not required to cover whole classes, to lead learning of small groups, pairs or individuals and to provide pastoral support where required through school.
Specific duties
  • Plan and deliver challenging teaching and learning intentions and evaluate and adjust lessons and work plans as appropriate.
  • Select and prepare resources necessary to lead learning activities and deliver the planned curriculum.
  • Organise and manage appropriate learning environments and resources for the lessons they teach.
  • Monitor and evaluate pupil's responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies against learning intentions.
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement.
  • Establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
  • Work within an established positive behaviour policy to anticipate and manage behaviour constructively promoting self control.
  • Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom recognising and responding to their individual.
Trust Background: Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 13 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire. We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows. Our vision is to enable individual academies to flourish with curriculum autonomy, within a consistent framework of a metacognition focused pedagogy. We are committed to collaboration with other schools, MATs, colleges, Local Authorities, employers and Government to bring the widest benefit to young people and our staff.
Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed work force. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.
Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues within and beyond their school to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence, and are committed to providing the highest standards of teaching for all children. If that is you then we would be delighted to receive your application.
Next Steps: So if you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development, please get in touch by calling Michelle Murray, Office Manager on 01752 225319 or email
Closing Date: Wednesday 11th March 2020
Interview Date: Thursday 19th March 2020
To apply: Please visit our website, register and apply online at
Opportunities and Benefits:
We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities with many other benefits.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application before submitting.
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