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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/43000/14653
  • Published: Fri 04/06/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 18/06/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 35
  • Salary: £23,598 - £25,487 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN10 7DE

Job introduction

Hours of work: 35 hours per week 
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 39 weeks per year plus 5.85 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Friday 18 June 2021 12 noon 

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
BN10 7DE
Phone: 01273 583113
Email: office@staff.telscombecliffs.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: www.telscombecliffsprimary.co.uk
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. 

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. 

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted. 

About the role

Required from 1st September 2021

We are looking to appoint ambitious, proactive and inspiring Higher Level Teaching Assistants to join our supportive school in September 2021.

The successful candidates will play a key role in delivering high quality teaching and learning, covering classes throughout the school to allow teachers to be released for PPA and Leadership time.

You will be a valued member of our extended teaching team - a team of dynamic and dedicated individuals, aspiring to improve the educational outcomes of our children.

You will receive weekly PPA to support your practice as well as CPD with the rest of the teaching team and be expected to attend all INSET days.

Telscombe Cliffs Primary and Nursery School is a vibrant and popular three-form entry primary school near Brighton in East Sussex. We pride ourselves on our inclusive, aspirational approach and seek to promote the values of Respect, Equality, Aspiration, Collaboration, Courage and Achievement which we weave into the life and work of the school.

We are looking for individuals who are:

  • Passionate about teaching and learning, able to enthuse and inspire children to achieve success and treating them with kindness and respect.
  • Experienced and have the skills to manage teaching whole classes and deliver planned lessons across EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
  • Experienced in regularly teaching a sequence of lessons to whole classes utilising a variety of teaching strategies to engage and support children in their learning.
  • Able to promote high standards of behaviour and a good work ethos by creating a secure, safe and structured learning environment.
  • Able to relate exceptionally well with children and to go that extra mile to help children achieve.
  • Experienced in how to observe and assess progression and attainment in order to give feedback to staff.
  • Able to lead an aspect of school life (please state what you consider your specialism to be).
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability when faced with a variety of different situations.
  • Prepared to go that ‘extra mile’ for each and every child.
  • Enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team.
  • Effective communicators: able to foster excellent relationships with children, parents and staff.
  • Able to work on their own initiative.
  • Extremely well organised and have the ability to plan effectively.
  • Able to significantly contribute to the values, ethos and the development of our school.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to work closely with colleagues as part of a dynamic team.
  • Patient and caring with a good sense of humour and have a positive outlook.

We will offer you:

  • Fantastic children who are genuinely a real pleasure to teach, enjoy school and work hard.
  • A happy working environment with a positive and inclusive ethos.
  • A strong, committed and collaborative leadership team including senior and middle leaders with a distributed leadership model.
  • Guaranteed PPA.
  • High levels of evidence informed CPD.
  • Future support for those who aspire and have the ability to become our future teachers.

Specific to the post:

We are seeking to appoint several highly motivated HLTAs who are ambitious and love teaching; they are dedicated, enthusiastic and can teach across Key Stages - flexibility is important.

We are however, open to applications from all experienced HLTAs and are happy to consider those who are Key Stage specific.

For those of you who aspire to be a HLTA you must have at least three-year’s experience as a teaching assistant or similar, a Level 2 English and Maths qualification or have qualified teacher status.

If you believe you can make a positive and significant contribution to drive our ambition, achieve excellent outcomes for our children, support our culture and values with passion, then we look forward to receiving your application.

As part of our commitment to equal opportunities, we ask that all applications are submitted using our application form which is available from the school's website - www.telscombecliffsprimary.co.uk or by contacting the school office during normal school hours (term time) on 01273 583113 or 07947 516859 (outside of school hours).

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to visit the school.  Should you wish to discuss the post, please contact the school office.

More information about the school is available on our website.

Closing date: Friday, 18th June 2021 at 12.00 noon.

Interviews: Week beginning 21st June 2021.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments made are subject to an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check, satisfactory references and medical form completion.

Additional information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/43000/14653
  • Published: Fri 04/06/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 18/06/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 35
  • Salary: £23,598 - £25,487 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN10 7DE