HLTA Job Description & Person Specification
POST TITLE: GRADE: REPORTING TO: HIGHER LEVEL TEACHING ASSISTANT L4 Headteacher
PURPOSE OF THE JOB All aspects of the job description are to be carried out within a system of supervision by qualified teachers. To supervise whole classes during the short-term absence of teachers. To complement teachers’ delivery of the National Curriculum and contribute to the development of other support staff, pupils and school policies and strategies. To work collaboratively with teaching staff and assist teachers in the whole planning cycle and the management/preparation of resources. To provide support for pupils, the teacher and the school in order to raise standards of achievement for all pupils (e.g. SEN, EAL, GT, all underachieving groups), by utilising advanced levels of knowledge and skills when assisting with planning, monitoring, assessing and managing classes, and to encourage pupils to become independent learners, to provide support for their welfare, and to support the inclusion of pupils in all aspects of school life. MAIN DUTIES Planning 1. Prepare lessons with teachers, participating in all stages of the planning cycle, including in lesson planning, evaluating and adjusting lessons/work plans. 2. Develop and prepare resources for learning activities in accordance with lesson plans and in response to pupil need.
3. Contribute to the planning of opportunities for pupils to learn in out-of-school contexts in line with school’s policies and procedures.
Teaching and Learning 4. Within an agreed system of supervision and within a pre-determined lesson framework, teach whole classes. 5. Provide detailed verbal and written feedback on lesson content, pupil responses to learning activities and pupil behaviour, to teachers and pupils.
6. Motivate and progress pupils’ learning by using clearly structured, interesting teaching and learning activities. 7. Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have...
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