Higher Level Teaching Assistant – English at Open Academy

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Posted on: Monday 3 October 2022 | Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust

Open Academy

We are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible colleague to provide both one to one, small group and in-class support for students in English. You will be joining a small team and will work across the English faculty to help students make good progress.

Vacancy Title: HLTA – English

Pay Scale: F (point 12-14)

Full Time/Part Time: Part time

Hours per week: 35 hours

Term Time: 38 weeks  +   1 week per year (required for inset days or other)

Our aim is to provide a transformative education for the children of our community, by treating every child as the blessing that they are.

We would be delighted to hear from you if you have:

  • A good secondary education with GCSEs in English and Maths as a minimum.  The post would also be suitable for a graduate who has an interest in education
  • The desire to help young people fulfil their potential
  • The ability to form positive and supportive relationships with young people
  • The ability to work proactively, use initiative and work well as part of a team
  • Flexibility and the ability to react quickly to changing daily routines
  • Proven experience of working with vulnerable students is an advantage as such qualities are essential requirements to work in this challenging but extremely rewarding position

Open Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to relevant checks in line with Safer Recruitment and Safeguarding procedures.

Culture and ethos:

  • Proactively promote and demonstrate the Diocese’s vision and values in all aspects of work
  • Challenge, motivate and empower others to set high aspirations and attain ambitious outcomes
  • Treat everyone as a valued individual who is loved by God
  • Promote and demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement which includes keeping abreast of educational developments and best management practice
  • Work collaboratively developing the concept of family across the Trusts and their academies
  • Ensure regular open and honest communication in all professional duties
  • Recognise the importance of serving the wider community and promoting inclusivity.
  • Undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade.

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job specification are indicative and may vary over time.  Postholders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.

Safeguarding

The safety and well-being of children is central to our ethos, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to provide references and undertake the Independent Safeguarding Authority checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and comply with the Safeguarding Policy and child protection practices of the Trust.

Equalities

The Diocese of Norwich Education Services Company (DONESC) has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in its academies and in the employment of people. The post holder will ensure that the DONESC meets its statutory obligations in relation to all aspects of equalities legislation. This post involves regular travel around the Diocese and maybe some evening and weekend work. This job description is not an exhaustive document. It reflects the duties and responsibilities applicable at the time of issue. Details and emphasis are subject to amendment and revision in the light of the changing of DONESC.

Closing date: Monday 5 December 2022

Interviews: Thursday 8 December 2022

How to apply

Applications should be emailed to patotheprincipal@open-academy.org.uk

References may be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.  Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office to book an appointment or speak with the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be required.

This post will come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

 

 

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