HLTA Literacy Specialist
Higher Level Teaching Assistant | East London | Permanent Job ASAP
HLTA (Literacy Specialist)
Job Start: May 2017
Closing date: Tuesday 16th May 2017
Salary: £23,658 to 27,877 pro rata (£18, 358 to £21, 632 actual)
Contract type: Full time, 32.5 hours per week, Term Time Only (38 term time weeks + 1 week)
Contract term: Permanent
We are looking for a High Level teaching Assistant to join Stratford School academy to work as part of the Literacy department. The successful candidate will deliver a range of literacy programmes to groups of pupils in years 7 to 11; ranging in size from small groups to whole classes. In addition you will assist teachers in their classes and also supervise one of the Academy's Reading rooms.
Ensuring that pupils have the right reading and comprehension skills is a key element in helping the academy to achieve its academic targets and you will be joining a team which has a clear plan and is well managed.
We are an expanding school and in September 2016 we admitted our second 300 strong Year 7 cohort and we will grow to 1500 pupils by 2020. We are a split site school and operate as two 'mini schools' both educating pupils from Year 7 to 11.
Stratford School Academy is ambitious: we are expanding, have new buildings, have improved our teacher workforce both in terms of readiness and capacity, and the 'mini school' approach is innovative. We have asked ourselves what is an ambitious but potentially achievable academic target that, if we can achieve it, will let us say with confidence that we are providing our pupils with a top quality education? One simple answer would be to achieve a Progress 8 score of +0.5. We use this (and a couple of other targets) to drive all aspects of our work, to ask: what do we need to do over the next couple of years to get from where we are to P8 +0.5? In summer 2016 we achieved P8 +0.2 and we think +0.5 is well within our reach in the next couple of years.
We try to look after our staff. We provide travel loans and run cycle to work, parking permit and childcare voucher schemes. All staff get priority admission to the school for their children. Our school dinners are well worth eating and you get free coffee all day made by a qualified barista. Last but not least you get to work with very nice people and pupils.
If you think this might be the job for you then you should come in and meet us, see the building, hear more about what we do and how we do it, preferably before you complete an application form.
If you do want to visit please call Anna Mason on or email [mailto:]. We know that it can be difficult to get out of school and so we can be flexible with times and dates.
How to Apply
To apply, please request an application from Anna Mason at [mailto:] or call Anna on . Your application is a direct permanent application to our school, Hays is our recruitment partner for all permanent appointments.
Closing Date: 12: 00 noon on Tuesday, 16th May 2017
For more information you can also visit our dedicated recruitment website at jobs/stratfordschoolacademy or www.stratfordschoolacademy.com Stratford School Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please note we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers, therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.
Anna Mason c/o Stratford School Academy Grosvenor Road, Forest Gate, London E7 8JA E: [mailto:] T: