HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)

Excell Supply Ltd
Up to £10,000
20 Nov 2020
25 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
We are seeking HLTA's across Flintshire, to start asap.

Higher level teaching assistants (HLTAs) do all the things that regular teaching assistants do but they have an increased level of responsibility. For example HLTAs teach classes on their own, cover planned absences and allow teachers time to plan and mark.

Although not necessary to achieve HTLA status, there is a level 4 certificate for HLTAs. While this qualification has been designed specifically for HLTAs, it is important to note that it is not a requirement for HLTA recognition in schools. It will however, provide successful learners with a nationally-recognised level 4 qualification.

Some higher level teaching assistants go on to train as teachers. As an experienced teaching assistant, you may be able to study for a foundation degree to get started. These are available at colleges and universities, and have various titles such as 'Teaching and Learning Support’. You can find a list of courses by searching under 'Teaching Assistant Studies’ in the subject group section of the UCAS foundation degree website: UCAS foundation degree course search

What's involved

Under the direction of a teacher, HLTAs often plan, prepare and deliver learning activities with individual pupils, groups and (in the short term) whole classes, and also assess, record and report on pupils' progress.

Many HLTAs have a role to play outside the classroom, as well: they may manage other classroom-based staff, develop a specialist curriculum area within the school and often liaise with parents and carers on sensitive issues for particular pupils.

What skills and experience do I need?

* demonstrate that you meet the 33 HLTA professional standards
* have English and maths skills at Level 2 or equivalent
* know how to use ICT to support your work
* be trained in relevant learning strategies, e.g. literacy
* have specialist skills/ training in a curriculum area, e.g. sign language

What to expect from Excell-Supply
• Excellent rates of pay
• Work that you want - we listen to your needs
• Recommend a Friend Scheme - earn up to £100 per referral
• A designated Account Manager who has strong working relationships with schools in your area
• Access to discounts with over 3000 retailers via our Excell Rewards Programme
• Opportunity for permanent positions
• Support and advice from our professional mentors including lesson observations
• Access to a full calendar of CPD opportunities in the form of our Twilight Training Programme and other courses delivered during the school holidays

As members of the REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation) and Umbrella body to the DBS, (Disclosure & Barring Service) Excell Supply is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children. All applicants will be subject to thorough employment checks and must have an Enhanced DBS on the Update Service certificate in place. Candidates without an Enhanced DBS on the Update Service will have to apply for a new one.
If you believe you have the skills required for this role, please apply now. If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks of the vacancy closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Important Notice In order to apply for the above position all applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, or eligible to apply for a relevant work visa. Excell Supply are unable to offer a work permit to any applicant or facilitate work permits for any vacancy on behalf of one of its clients. It is Excell Supply policy, as a matter of courtesy, to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to respond to individual candidates. If we have not contacted you within three working days your application has been unsuccessful and your details have not been retained. Please apply for any other position that you may see in the future. Excell Supply is a Recruitment Agency and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients.