Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Hours: Salary: Scale 6, Point 17-20

Brookfield Primary School

Closing Date will be 6th December 2019 at 12 noon. Shortlisting will take place on 6th December 2019 pm. 

Interview date will be Wednesday 11th December 2019.

Job Description 2019

Higher Level Teaching Assistant for January 2020 start.

Pay level: Scale 6, Point 17-20

Hours of work: 33.50 hours a week 8.30 – 3.45 (8.30-4.30 1 Day a week.)

 Purpose of Job

To complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities under an agreed system of supervision. This may involve planning, preparing and delivering learning activities for individuals/groups or short term for whole classes and monitoring pupils and assessing, recording and reporting pupils achievement, progress and development.


Support for Pupils

  • Assess the needs of pupils and use detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support pupils’ learning
  • Establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom and follow Behaviour support plans
  • Support pupils consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs
  • Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all pupils in activities
  • Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement.

Support for the Teacher

  • Organise and manage appropriate learning environment and resources
  • Within an agreed system of supervision, plan challenging teaching and learning objectives to evaluate and adjust lessons/work plans as appropriate
  • Monitor and evaluate pupil responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies against pre-determined learning objectives
  • Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required on pupil achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence
  • Record progress and achievement in lessons/activities systematically and providing evidence of range and level of progress and attainment.
  • Work within an established behaviour policy to anticipate and manage behaviour constructively promoting self control and independence
  • Support the role of parents in pupils’ learning and contribute to/lead meetings with parents to provide constructive feedback on pupil progress/achievement etc
  • Administer and assess/mark tests and invigilate exams/tests
  • Production of lesson plans, worksheet, plans etc

Support for the Curriculum

  • Deliver learning activities to pupils within agreed system of supervision, adjusting activities according to pupil responses/needs
  • Deliver local and national learning strategies, e.g. literacy, numeracy, early years, and make effective use of opportunities provided by other learning activities to support the development of pupils’ skills
  • Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use
  • Select and prepare resources necessary to lead learning activities, taking account of pupils’ interests and language and cultural backgrounds

Advise on appropriate deployment and use of specialist aid/resources/equipment

  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person