Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

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About the role

We are looking for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to join our strong staff team starting from September 2020 on a 1 year fixed-term contract.

You will complement the professional work of teachers through the delivery of programmes of teaching and learning activities for classes. This may involve planning, preparing and delivering learning activities for individuals/groups or short term for whole classes across all the schools years (Nursery to Year 6). The role will also include monitoring students and assessing, recording and reporting on students’ achievement, progress and development under the overall direction and supervision of a qualified teacher. There will be an element of planned, regular cover as well as the need to provide ad hoc cover.

The ideal candidate should be enthusiastic and approachable. Flexibility is a must as duties and classes may vary at short notice. An NVQ Level 3 as well as having HLTA status is essential however, if you do not have this then a willingness to complete this is expected. You should have experience of working in a school setting and a good understanding of the curriculum and supporting classes across the age groups.

The position is term time only (44.4 weeks per year) for 33.5 hours a week, 8.00am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday, plus 1 hour a week to cover a weekly meeting with a 1 hour unpaid lunch break.

In return, we will offer you:

  • An amazing sense of community across parents, volunteers and all stakeholders
  • A superb standard of training and professional development (CPD)
  • A working culture that focuses on positive learning behaviour and high expectations for all children
  • An experienced team of colleagues
  • Support and encouragement from a strong leadership team
  • Excellent grounds.

Further information about our school can be found on our website www.cherrytree.herts.sch.uk.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Record Declaration Form prior to interview.

When recruiting and selecting staff, the Trust is required to comply with all relevant employment legislation to ensure we are recruiting within the law as well as complying with the Trust’s Equality Policy.  The Selection Criteria document is critical in the process and sets out the requirements which the person appointed should have in order to perform the duties of the post satisfactorily and against which applicants will be assessed.  The selection criteria will be used throughout the recruitment process as an objective test of assessing candidates at shortlisting, test and interview stages. Shortlisting will be completed by assessing against the advertised person specification. Our interviews will always include relevant questions relating to child protection and/or safeguarding, and will usually involve a child centred task.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as the school reserves the right to close the advert early should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.


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Contact details

Jessie Bruce , Headteacher
Berry Avenue Watford
Hertfordshire WD24 6ST

Telephone: 01923 245490
Email: admin@cherrytree.herts.sch.uk
Website: www.cherrytree.herts.sch.uk
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