Higher Level Teaching Assistant
School
St Mark's C of E Primary Academy
Location
Albert Road South Norwood, London, England SE25 4JD
Start Date
September 2024
Salary
Croydon Pay Scale Grade 5 Point 13 – 15 FTE (£30,495 - £31,440)

About the Role

We are looking for an inspiring Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to join our team in September 2024 on a full-time permanent contract.

If you can answer yes to these questions then we think you should read on!

  • Do you hold the necessary HLTA certified qualification?
  • Do you firmly believe that all children should be nurtured, happy, cared for and know that you are fighting for them?
  • Do you want to work in a school where you can make a difference?

We have a great team with effective systems in place.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have high expectations and believe every child can achieve
  • Make learning irresistible, effective and inclusive
  • Be excited about ongoing professional development, being a lifelong learner
  • Actively contribute to the wider life of the school
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work well as part of a team

What can we offer you?

  • An active school community with supportive parents and a team of remarkable staff;
  • An award winning learning environment;
  • A supportive working culture that focuses on positive learning behaviour and high expectations for all children;
  • Opportunities to support the school in moving forward, whilst achieving your own career aspirations
  • A commitment to opportunities for your professional development
  • The chance to work with a supportive family of schools (REAch2 trust) who share the same passion for primary education.
  • A senior leadership team that believes in distributive leadership and says ‘yes’ to good ideas;

We welcome applications from any individuals who are high quality practitioners; who flourish with a challenge and believe they have the attributes necessary to help establish and shape an outstanding school with the highest possible aspirations for it’s pupils.

Background information about the school

We are a unique, caring, family orientated school, serving a wonderfully diverse community. Our vision is to inspire a thirst for knowledge, thinking and learning through our creative, curriculum and values-based ethos; our core purpose is to ensure that our pupils and staff achieve excellence through hard work, determination and a focus on maintaining high standards of attainment and conduct. Here at St Mark’s, we understand that each individual is uniquely created to ‘shine’ and grow into compassionate, resilient and responsible individuals, able to contribute positively to the school, the local community and make a difference in society.

At St Mark’s our mission is to provide the same standard of education and care for all our pupils as we would wish for our own children. As a Church of England Academy, Christian values are central to the life of our school, where we worship together, serve together and grow together. We build nurturing relationships based on honesty, respect and trust. In so doing, we welcome everyone from all faith backgrounds and none.

Our learning environment provides a happy, calm and purposeful atmosphere with a culture of high expectations for all. We educate and nurture the whole child through an exciting, creative and inclusive curriculum which develops children’s knowledge, skills and identity across a broad range of subjects, encouraging all to excel.

We are a caring employer who invests in the future of our employees, as only through their excellence can we deliver excellence for the children and families whom we serve. To see more information about the school, please visit our website St. Mark’s C of E Primary Academy

As a member of the REAch2 Trust, a national family of primary academies, St. Mark’s C of E Primary Academy is committed to raising standards and achieving excellent for all pupils whatever their background or circumstance. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike. St. Mark’s C of E Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people / vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory written references.

Closing Date
Wednesday 17th April 2024 at 12pm (midday)
Application Contact
Trust Social Media
Location

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to [email protected]

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

  • A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country,
  • A great ECT experience,
  • Membership of the Teacher’s Pension Scheme TPS,

As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.