Higher Level Teaching Assistant (with possible ELSA role) - Boorley Park Primary School

Higher Level Teaching Assistant for Boorley Park Primary School (with possible ELSA role)
32.50 hours per week, 8.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Term time only (40 weeks). Grade D – Step 1 - Full Time Equivalent Salary £20,830, Actual Annual Salary £16,052.04.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our growing school. Boorley Park Primary School is a brand new primary school that opened in September 2019 with one year R class. In September 2020, two new Year R classes will be added to the school as the current cohort move to Year 1.

We are looking for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our small staff team. The role will be varied and you will need to be adaptable and flexible - there will be opportunities to work with the whole class, teaching small groups and on a 1:1 basis with individual pupils.

This is a new role for the school and so there are also opportunities for the right candidate to take on responsibility for providing ELSA provision within the school. We have a strong focus on wellbeing at Boorley Park and so are looking to expand our pastoral team to provide additional support to our pupils and their family.

The successful candidate will:
● Have an HLTA qualification
● Have relevant and recent experience of working within a KS1 setting
● Have a positive attitude and be willing to take on new challenges, being flexible and adaptable every day
● Have a good understanding of safeguarding
● Be professional and act with integrity
● Be a good team player, while being able to work independently

The key features of our vision are that:
● Children are at the heart of what we do
● All learners are supported and challenged to become curious, determined, generous, honest, proud and respectful individuals who are aspirational and ambitious
● Exciting personalised learning provision to stimulate pupils’ enjoyment and love of learning
● An ethos that is inclusive, where each individual is valued and there is a focus on well-being and achievement
● High quality professional learning for staff, developing strong and sustainable partnerships where innovative practice is jointly developed and linked to educational research and high quality teaching and learning
● Clear lines of accountability, underpinned by strong management systems
● Outstanding leadership at all levels to realise the vision

Benefits of working for our trust include:
● Enrolment in one of the UK’s Largest public sector pension schemes
● A tax efficient Cycle-to-Work scheme through salary sacrifice
● A tax efficient IT Leasing scheme through salary sacrifice
● Friendly and sociable colleagues
● Staff membership rates to our modern Leisure Centre at Wildern School

Application Procedure:
Applications should be on Wildern Academy Trust application forms, our application form does differ from the standard Hampshire County Council form and individual CV’s will not be accepted. If you currently work in a school, please ensure one of your references is from your current Headteacher. Application forms can be downloaded from the links below.

Completed Wildern Academy Trust application forms can be e-mailed to hr@boorleyparkprimary.org or sent by post for the attention of Mrs F Mitchell, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ.

Unfortunately, due to school closures we are unable to show you round the school at the current time. Mrs Sillars, Headteacher, is happy to talk to candidates over the phone or with web conferencing, please make contact by emailing boorleypark@boorleyparkprimary.org

Closing Date for applications: Midday Wednesday 10th June 2020.

Please note, we reserve the right to close vacancies early if we receive applications that meet the criteria, therefore you are strongly advised to submit your application as soon as possible.

Wildern Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) along with other relevant employment checks.

Draft Job Description - BPPS HLTA May 2020
Person Specification - BPPS HLTA May 2020
Support Application Form Sept 19