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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

  • Employer: Lime Academy Ravensbourne – Part of the Lime Trust
  • Reference: SCH/23/255171
  • Published: Mon 18/09/2023, 16:23 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 15/10/2023, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 16.25 hours per week
  • Salary: Scale SO1 Points 23 - 25
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Lime Academy Ravensbourne, Havering


Lime Academy Ravensbourne

70 Neave Crescent, Harold Hill, Romford RM3 8HN

Tel: 01708 341800


Head Teacher: Andy Smith


Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Hours:  16.25 hours per week x 39 weeks per year 

Grade: Scale SO1, Points 23-25

Salary: £12,994 - £13,381 p.a. actual pro rata salary (based on £33,351 - £34,341 p.a full time equivalent) 

Contract: Fixed term until 31/07/2024

Start Date:  As soon as possible


Job Purpose
To complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities under an agreed system of supervision. This may involve planning, preparing and delivering learning activities for individuals/groups or short term for whole classes and monitoring pupils/students and assessing, recording and reporting on pupils/student achievements, progress and development.

Responsible for the management and development of a specialist area within the school and/or management of other support staff including allocation and monitoring of work, appraisal and training.

Key External Contacts
Parents, carers, external specialists

Key Internal Contacts
Headteacher, teaching staff, support staff, pupils/students;

Duties and Responsibilities

Supporting Pupils
1. Assess the needs of pupils and use detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support pupils/students learning;
2. Establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations;
3. Develop and implement Individual Pupil Plans
4. Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils/students within the classroom;
5. Support pupils/students consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs;
6. Encourage pupils/students to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all pupils
in activities;
7. Provide feedback to pupils/students in relation to progress and achievement;
8. Promote a model for positive learning behaviours for students/pupils;
9. Provide personal and intimate care when required in line with the School intimate care policy;
10. Administer medication/medical intervention as per individual pupil’s plan.

Supporting the Teacher
1. Organise and manage appropriate learning environment and resources;
2. Within an agreed system of supervision, plan and deliver challenging teaching and learning
objectives. Evaluate and adjust lessons/work plans as appropriate;
3. Monitor and evaluate pupil responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies against pre-determined learning objectives;
4. Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required on pupil’s/students
achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence;
5. Record progress and achievement in lessons and overtime systematically, providing evidence of the range and level of progress and attainment;
6. Work within an established positive behaviour policy to anticipate and support behaviour constructively, promoting self-control and independence;
7. Supporting the role of parents in pupils/students learning and contribute to/lead meetings with parents/carers to provide constructive feedback on pupil/student progress/achievement etc;
8. Administer and assess/mark tests and invigilate exams/tests.

Supporting the Curriculum
1. Comply with and assist with the development of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting concerns to an appropriate person;
2. Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop;
3. Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school/Trust;
4. Establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals,
oversight from the teacher/leader to support achievement and progress of pupils/students;
5. Take the initiative as appropriate to develop appropriate multi-agency approaches to supporting pupils/students;
6. Deliver out of school learning activities within guidelines established by the school/Trust;
7. Contribute to the identification and execution of appropriate out of school learning activities which consolidate and extend work carried out in class;

Supporting the School
1. Deliver learning activities to pupils/students within agreed system of supervision, adjusting activities according to pupil responses/needs;
2. Deliver school curriculum and/or relevant local and national learning strategies e.g. English, Maths, KS4, early years and make effective use of opportunities provided by other learning activities to support the development of pupils/students skills;
3. Use ICT effectively to support learning activities and develop pupils/students competence and independence in its use;
4. Select and prepare resources necessary to lead learning activities, taking account of pupils/students interests, ability, language and cultural backgrounds;
5. Advise on appropriate deployment and use of specialist aid/resources/equipment;

1. To work in accordance with and contribute to the values, culture, ethos, equalities and inclusion policies of the school proactively promoting anti-racist, anti-sexist and antidiscriminatory behaviours in the day-to-day operation of the job;
2. Be aware of and comply with all policies and procedures including those relating to child protection, health and safety, security, confidentiality, equal opportunities and GDPR, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person;
3. To take appropriate action to identify, evaluate and minimise any risks to health, safety and security in the immediate working environment;
4. Appreciate and support the role of other professionals;
5. Ensure the development and progression of equality within the sphere of responsibility to this post and the fair and equal treatment of all colleagues, children, parents and visitors;

Personal & Professional Development
1. Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required;
2. Participate in training, other learning activities and performance development;
3. To actively look for and participate in initiatives and opportunities to promote your own personal & professional development;

Confidentiality and Data Protection
1. To treat all information acquired through employment, both formally and informally, in strict confidence;
2. To be aware of the school’s responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 2018 for the security, accuracy and relevance of personal data held on such systems and ensure that all processes comply with this.

The above-mentioned duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out other relevant and/or reasonable duties as directed by their Head Teacher/Line Manager commensurate with the skills, abilities and grade of the post.

To be alert to issues of child protection, ensuring that the welfare and safety of children attending the School/Nursery is promoted and safeguarded and to report any child protection concerns to the person responsible for child protection using safeguarding policies procedures and practice.

Prevent, identify and minimise risk of interpersonal abuse or violence, safeguarding children and other vulnerable people, initiating the management of cases involving actual or potential abuse or violence where needed.

Be aware of and update colleagues, as appropriate to comply with current legislation and policies affecting practice, e.g. Children’s Act, KCSIE, National Service Frameworks, Child Protection Procedures, Health and Safety and Data Protection.


To apply for this vacancy please visit the below link. Lime Trust will only consider applications that have been completed in full.



Closing date:       15th October 2023 at 11pm

Shortlisting:        16th October 2023

Interviews:          19th / 20th October 2023


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS check). References will be taken up before the appointment.

  • Employer: Lime Academy Ravensbourne – Part of the Lime Trust
  • Reference: SCH/23/255171
  • Published: Mon 18/09/2023, 16:23 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 15/10/2023, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 16.25 hours per week
  • Salary: Scale SO1 Points 23 - 25
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Lime Academy Ravensbourne, Havering

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