• Subject: Teaching Assistant
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract:
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £25,000.00 - £30,000.00
  • Language: English

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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Milford Haven School

Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Milford Haven School

Pembrokeshire County Council
Job Description

Grade 6 - £27,852 for 37 hours per week term time only for 45.8 weeks per annum equating to £24,465.32 pro rata rising to 46.8 weeks, £27,913.95 pro rata per annum after 5 years' service.

The Headteacher and Governing Body of Milford Haven School seek to appoint a hardworking, flexible and enthusiastic Literacy HLTA to join a dedicated team within the LLC AOLE in this forward thinking, fully inclusive and supportive school. The successful applicant will have previous experience of working with pupils who require extra support for reading, writing and oracy, delivering literacy lessons to small groups of pupils, at both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 and will report on the progress made by those pupils.

The successful applicant will have responsibility to run the KS3 and KS4 Literacy intervention programme. It would benefit the successful applicant if they had experience and/ or working knowledge of Lexia, accelerated reading and other similar programmes. The successful applicant will be required to support the administration and delivery of GL testing and the National Reading Test.

The successful candidate will be required to engage pupils in learning activities to ensure that the learning objectives are achieved; ensuring inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the mainstream and alternative Curriculum, in order to raise standards of Literacy. The successful candidate will need to be able to remain calm and positive in challenging circumstances, be able to relate well to pupils and adults, including working with the wider school community.

Previous experience of working as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant would be desirable.

We offer a positive school culture, opportunities for further professional development and strong support from the Senior Leadership Team.

We are delighted to share the positive statements from our recent Estyn inspection. Estyn stated that "The school has refined and strengthened its wellbeing provision and this has had a positive impact on behaviour, attitudes to learning and attendance. This in turn has reinforced the schools high expectations of behaviour and attendance."

We work hard to help grow caring, thoughtful and passionate pupils who are proud of themselves and the community they live in. We are so very pleased that ESTYN recognised this in their report, commenting specifically on, "The sense of a close and supportive community and team ethos are strong aspects of life at Milford Haven School," this is all thanks to the incredible hard work of our pupils, staff and wider school family.

We are an equal opportunities employer.


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  • Local Government Employees on National Joint Council (NJC) terms are subject to national pay bargaining; all salaries currently stated in our adverts are as 01/04/2022. The 2023 pay award is pending.
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Welsh language skills are not necessary. Applications may be submitted in Welsh and will not be treated less favourably than applications submitted in English.