Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Hallam Primary School are looking to appoint a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. You will need to be an enthusiastic, hardworking, flexible individual. The role is to cover PPA time and staff absence. The successful candidate will predominantly undertake whole class teaching cover as well as some small group interventions.

Hallam is a large, inclusive and welcoming school set on an open site with an abundance of green space located to the west of Sheffield. The school sits at the heart of an established, close-knit yet growing community and provides education from 4 to 11. Their children are happy, safe and enjoy a creative curriculum and their parents greatly value their children’s education and the work of the school. In addition to this the school has been part of a large expansion project which has seen them extend to three classes per year and over 600 pupils.

The school is at the heart of its community and in September 2015 became a member of Tapton School Academy Trust. Membership of the Academy Trust provides a range of opportunities for partnership working and continuing professional development with an outstanding secondary school and a network of primary schools within the locality. They are all working together to establish really effective practice for the benefit of every child.

You will need to:

• Meet the National Higher Level Teaching Assistant Standards or have equivalent HLTA qualification.

• Have a diverse set of skills which will enable you to be flexible working in the classroom

• Be passionate about teaching and learning

• Be able to work creatively and strategically and collaborate with teachers

• Be an innovative and reflective practitioner who is keen to learn

• Be positive, with a ‘can do’ attitude

• Be committed to improving the life chances of every child

• Have experience of working across EYFS, KS1 & KS2

• Have excellent classroom skills including high expectations and a commitment to challenging every learner through an exciting, inspiring enquiry-based curriculum

• Have outstanding interpersonal skills that motivate and inspire children to achieve their very best

• Have highly effective communication, organisational and teamwork skills.

In return they can offer you:

• a staff team with a vision of excellence for the future

• a dedicated and aspirational Governing Body

• a committed and supportive community which plays an active role in the school

• a well-resourced and stimulating environment.

For more information please visit Sheffield City Council’s website.