Oasis Academy Limeside is looking for a

HLTA (Key Stage 2 - PPA Cover)

Oasis Academy Limeside, Oldham
Salary: Grade 5 SCP 13-17 (£24,948 - £26,845 per annum FTE) to be pro rata'd
Basis: Full-time, Term Time Only
Closing Date:

Job Description

POST TITLE: Higher Level Teaching Assistant
RESPONSIBLE FOR: KS2 PPA Cover and management time cover across the academy
SALARY: Grade 5 SCP 13-17 (£24,948 - £26,845 per annum FTE) to
be pro rata based on working 39 weeks per year + Local Government Pension Scheme.

LOCATION: Oasis Academy Limeside
WORKING PATTERN: 32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year.

• To raise standards by making a strong contribution to pupils’ achievement.
• To supervise Academy TAs when necessary.
• To work effectively with pupils, small groups and whole classes.
• To provide support for learning and social and emotional development of children.
• Working within an agreed framework of supervision to complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for PPA cover across the Academy, including planning, preparation and delivery.
• Monitoring and assessment, recording and reporting on pupil achievement, progress and development

Support for pupils;
• Assess the needs of pupils and use detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support pupils’ learning
• Establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom
• Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all pupils in activities
• Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance
• Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement
• Support pupils consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs
Support for teachers;
• Organise and manage appropriate learning environment and resources
• Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required on pupil achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence
• Record progress and achievement in lessons/activities systematically and providing evidence of range and level of progress and attainment
• Work within an established discipline policy to anticipate and manage behaviour constructively, promoting self-control and independence
• Supporting the role of parents in pupils’ learning and contribute to/lead meetings with parents to provide constructive feedback on pupil progress/achievement etc.
• Production of lesson plans, worksheet, plans etc.
• Monitor and evaluate pupil responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies against pre-determined learning objectives
• Within an agreed system of supervision, plan challenging teaching and learning objectives to evaluate and adjust lessons/work plans as appropriate
• Administer and assess/mark tests.
• Assess the needs of pupils and use detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support pupils learning.
• Establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
Support for the curriculum;
• Deliver learning activities to pupils within agreed system of supervision, adjusting activities according to pupil responses/needs
• Use ICT effectively to support learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use
• Select and prepare resources necessary to lead learning activities, taking account of pupils’ interests and language and cultural backgrounds
• Deliver local and national learning strategies, e.g. literacy, numeracy, early years and make effective use of opportunities provided by other learning activities to support the development of pupils’ skills.
Support for the Academy;
• Comply with and assist with the development of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting concerns to an appropriate person
• Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
• Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the academy
• To support, uphold and contribute to the development of the Council’s Equal Rights policies and practices in respect of both employment issues and the delivery of services to the community
• Recognise own strengths and areas of specialist expertise and use these to lead, advise and support others
• Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
• Be part of the Academy and as such, a role model to the whole Academy community.
• Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

• Liaise between managers / teaching staff and teaching assistants
• Represent teaching assistants at teaching staff/management/other appropriate meetings
• Undertake training/mentoring for other teaching assistants
• It is in the nature of work with children that tasks and responsibilities are in many circumstances unpredictable and varied. All staff are expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises.
• Any other duties as reasonably directed by the Associate Principal or any member of the Senior Leadership Team
Safeguarding children and young people
Oasis is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.

The above responsibilities are subject to the general duties and responsibilities contained in the Statement of Conditions of Employment.
The duties of this post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or level of responsibility entailed.
Person Specification
Our Purpose
Oasis Academies exists to provide a rich and balanced educational environment which caters for the whole person - academically, vocationally, socially, morally, spiritually, physically, emotionally and environmentally. Our task is to serve our students as well as to provide a learning hub for the entire community. In this way we will raise aspirations, unlock potential and work to achieve excellence through encouraging a ‘can do’ culture which nurtures confident and competent people.

Our ethos is an expression of our character - it is a statement of who we are and therefore the lens through which we assess all we do. Our work is motivated and inspired by the life, message and example of Christ, which shapes and guides every aspect of each of our schools. This is foundational to our belief that all people are created and loved by God as equal and unique beings, and to our commitment to model inclusion and compassion throughout all the aspects of the life and culture of each Academy community.
For further information, please refer to the Education Charter document which accompanies this job description.

Applications will only be accepted from candidates completing the enclosed Application Form. Please complete ALL Sections of the Application Form which are relevant to you as clearly and fully as possible (Sections A & B). CVs will not be accepted in place of a completed Application Form.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced Disclosure and Barring checks
1. Candidates should be aware that all posts in Oasis Community Learning involve some degree of responsibility for safeguarding children and young people, although the extent of that responsibility will vary depending on the nature of the post. Please see the job description enclosed in this Application Pack for further details.
2. Accordingly this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as “spent” must be declared.
3. If you are currently working with children, on either a paid or voluntary basis, your current employer will be asked about disciplinary offences, including those related to children or young people (whether the disciplinary sanction is current or time-expired), and whether you have been the subject of any child protection allegations or concerns and if so the outcome of any investigation or disciplinary proceedings. If you are not currently working with children, but have done in the past, that previous employer will be asked about these issues.
4. Where neither your current or previous employment has involved working with children, your current employer will be asked about your suitability to work with children, although it may where appropriate be answered not applicable if your duties have not brought you into contact with children or young people.

After the closing date, short listing will be conducted by a Panel, who will match your skills/ experience against the criteria in the Person Specification. You will be selected for interview entirely on the contents of your application form, so please read the Job Description and Person Specification carefully before you complete your form.
All candidates invited to interview must bring the following documents:
• Documentary evidence of right to work in the UK
• Documentary evidence of identity that will satisfy Disclosure and Barring check
requirements such as a current driving licence including a photograph and/or a passport
and/or a full birth certificate
• Documentary proof of current name and address (i.e. utility bill, financial statement etc.)
• Where appropriate any documentation evidencing a change of name
• Documents confirming any educational or professional qualifications that are necessary
or relevant for the post.
Please note that originals of the above are necessary. Photocopies or certified copies are not sufficient.
We will seek references on shortlisted candidates for Academy based positions and may approach previous employers for information to verify particular experience or qualifications before interview. Any relevant issues arising from references will be taken up at interview.
For Academy based positions, in addition to candidates’ ability to perform the duties of the post, the interview will also explore issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including:
• Motivation to work with children and young people
• Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with
children and young people
• Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours
• Attitudes to use of authority and maintaining discipline.
Conditional Offer: Pre-Employment Checks
Any offer to a successful candidate will be conditional upon: -
• Verification of right to work in the UK
• Receipt of at least two satisfactory references (if these have not already been received)
• Verification of identity and qualifications
• Vetting and Barring Checks
• Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring check
• Verification of professional status such as QTS Status, NPQH (where required)
• Satisfactory completion of a Health Assessment
• Satisfactory completion of the probationary period.
• Where the successful candidate has worked or been resident overseas in the previous
five years, such checks and confirmations as may be required in accordance with
statutory guidance
You should be aware that provision of false information is an offence and could result in your application being rejected or summary dismissal if you have been selected, as well as possible referral to the police and/or ISA and/or other relevant investigating bodies.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please download an application form or email recruitment@oasislimeside.org to request one. Alternatively, please call the school office on 0161 688 7535.

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