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Higher Level Teaching Assistant/Cover Supervisor - Claydon Primary School

Salary: Grade 4 Point 9 – 12 (£14,703 - £16,234 actual salary)

Hours/Weeks Job term: 30 hours per week, 39 weeks per year,

permanent, term time only; starting September 2022

Place of work: Claydon Primary School, Lancaster Way, Claydon, Ipswich, IP6 0DX

We are extremely excited about this opportunity for someone with passion, experience and full of positivity to join our team.  Claydon Primary School, situated very close to Ipswich, is a friendly school with committed and supportive staff who want our pupils and staff to be the best they can be in all they do.

We pride ourselves on working together to offer the best possible learning opportunities for all of our pupils through a curriculum that engages and excites all learners.  We are a ‘good’ school that has an ambitious vision to ensure all pupils receive the best education possible and leave with the skillset to thrive in High School and beyond.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Higher-Level Teaching Assistant/Cover Supervisor who has the skill set to work in a range of year groups to both teach classes during staff PPA, CPD etc, as well as working with individual pupils or groups when whole class cover is not required.

Positive, flexible and adaptable - three key attributes required for this role!

If that is you then come and visit us to find out more.  Contact the school office on 01473 830439 or email: office@claydonprimary.net to arrange a time that suits you.

You should:

  • Have the HLTA qualification or equivalent experience
  • Be able to demonstrate the confidence and ability to manage children in a positive and friendly manner
  • Have experience of working in a primary school setting, delivering whole class teaching and/or supervising whole classes
  • Have the ability to use initiative, work as part of a team and have a good sense of humour
  • Have the ability to form positive relationships with staff, pupils and parents and uphold the strong, caring ethos and inclusive environment of our friendly and popular school
  • An excellent communicator, creative and passionate about helping children be the best they can
  • Have sound Math and literacy skills (GCSE or equivalent in English and Math is essential)

Whilst an HLTA qualification is desirable it is not essential, and we would welcome applications from teaching assistants that have experience of teaching whole classes.

In return we can offer:

  • A committed and supportive team
  • A friendly, proud school community, with enthusiastic, happy children.
  • An ongoing commitment to learning for all
  • Personalised professional development opportunities which will serve to support future goals and dreams.
  • Further Support from teaching staff and subject leaders in lesson planning
  • The opportunity to join in with a range of social activities
  • Access to a national Employee Assistance Programme.

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SSLT Information for Candidates

Closing date: Midday Thursday 29 September 2022

Proposed interview: Monday 03 October 2022

Claydon Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to provide references, undergo employment checks and an enhanced disclosure via the DBS.