Higher level Teaching Assistant

Manor Way Primary Academy Halesowen B63 3HA
22,183 -24,012
08 May 2022
05 Jun 2022
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Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
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Job Purpose

The Higher Level Teaching Assistant will complement the work of class teachers by taking responsibility for delivering agreed learning activities under an agreed system of supervision for individuals, groups or whole classes at Manor Way primary Academy in line with the vision and values of Windsor Academy Trust.   

Reporting to: Headteacher, Senior Leader, Class Teacher

Responsible for: Teaching Assistants

Duties and responsibilities

Support for Pupils / Students

  • Assess the needs of pupils and use detailed knowledge and advanced specialist skills to support pupils/students learning.
  • Use advanced specialist skills to meet the intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs of pupils/students
  • Take a lead role in managing and delivering pastoral support
  • Develop and implement individual development plans, including attendance at, and contribution to, reviews
  • Manage the supervision of pupils excluded from, or not otherwise working to a normal timetable.
  • Provide pastoral care to pupils/students

Support for the Teacher / Academy

  • Provide short term cover supervision of classes
  • Monitor and assess individuals and groups of pupils/students and provide formal feedback and reports as required on pupil/student achievement and progress
  • Line management responsibility including the allocation and monitoring of work, holding regular team and supervision meetings with other classroom based support staff in accordance with academy policies.
  • Plan, prepare and deliver learning activities for individuals, groups or whole classes.
  • Record progress and achievement systematically and provide systematically and provide evidence of range and level of progress.
  • Undertake specialist work with individuals/groups of pupils/students for which an additional qualification may be required.
  • Monitor and evaluate pupil responses to learning through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies against pre-determined learning objectives.
  • Support the role of parents/carers in pupils/students learning and contribute to/lead meetings with parents/carers to provide constructive feedback on progress and achievement
  • Lead for the whole school in specialist area and share expertise and skills with others
  • Organise and manage appropriate learning environment and resources.
  • 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 and invigilate exams/tests.
  • Use ICT 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/students interests, language and cultural backgrounds.
  • Advise on appropriate deployment and use of specialist aids/resources/equipment
  • Deliver out of school learning activities within guidelines established by the academy.
  • Contribute to the identification and execution of appropriate out of school learning activities, which consolidate and extend work carried out in class.
  • Contribute to the development of policies and procedures
  • Manage liaison with feeder schools and other relevant bodies to gather pupil/student information.
  • Liaise with external agencies on a regular basis


  • Contribute to the overall ethos/aims of the academy
  • Participate in training, other learning activities and performance development as required.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
  • The post holder is required to be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, equal opportunities, health and safety, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to the appropriate person.
  • The post holder has a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults during the course of their work.  This post requires the post holder to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.

Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the work to be undertaken. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the post holder will carry out.  The post holder may be required to undertake other duties that may be required from time to time within the general scope of the post.

This job description may be amended at any time in consultation with the post holder.

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