London Borough of Newham Pupil Referral Units are a multi-site organisation offering education programmes for young people unable to attend their mainstream school. Our aim is to help remove barriers to learning through an individualised response to our pupil’s needs who come from many different cultures. We passionately believe in giving young people every opportunity to learn and succeed in our friendly, supportive school.
We are seeking to appoint a HLTA to join our APPLE provision based out of Tunmarsh School.
Skills, experience and attributes:
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as the successful candidate will be dealing with staff, other stakeholders and/or agencies.
- Experience of advancing students learning in a range of classroom settings, including working with individuals, small groups and whole classes.
- Experience of working with vulnerable students desirable.
- Good ICT skills are essential.
- The candidate must be aware of Data Protection and confidentiality issues.
- The candidate must have an understanding of safeguarding and the statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021
- The candidate must be open to flexible working in order to meet the needs of the provision and its students.
- Experience and knowledge of behaviour management techniques is essential.
- Understanding of Nurture principles is desirable.
The main duties of this role include:
- Work with teachers to deliver a package of education that covers the needs of each individual child and to ensure continuity of education throughout the academic year.
- To work with the provision manager and lead pastoral staff to ensure the safeguarding needs of all children at APPLE are met.
- To work as directed by the senior leadership team at Newham PRUs.
- To supervise 1:1 or small groups of students in line with curriculum planning and/or support.
- To support learning both inside and outside the classroom.
- Act as first point of contact for students and visitors attending the school, operating the secure access systems, vetting and controlling access to the school in accordance with safeguarding procedures.
- To deal with enquiries and communications from and to staff, parents, children, and members of the public and where relevant refer such enquiries to the relevant staff member as appropriate e.g. attendance, student absences etc.
- To undertake administrative and clerical work as required.
- To undertake additional duties that ensure that the well-being of staff and students is met
- Input information and data onto a range of school MIS e.g. SIMs, AFIT, Safeguard, etc, to support the operational running of the school.
The successful candidate will be a flexible, proactive and enthusiastic individual who enjoys working in an environment which is not only varied but extremely busy. The role requires diplomacy, accuracy, reliability, integrity and an individual who is well organised, hard-working, nurturing and can fulfil a wide range of administrative duties.
We can offer:
- a competitive salary package
- a supportive and dynamic leadership team and vibrant learning community
- Access to wellbeing scheme
- a commitment to continuing professional development
Closing Date: Wednesday 08th December 2021 (09:00am)
Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 13th December 2021
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to show they share this commitment; enhanced criminal records bureau disclosure is required for all staff.
Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted & invited to attend interview.