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  • Job start date

    5 September 2023

  • Closing date

    5 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

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  • 37 Hours per week term time plus 5 inset days, or pro rata for part time applicants. Hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am – 4pm Friday

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£25,512 - £27,846

Pay scale

Grade 9

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint, enthusiastic and highly motivated HLTA’s to join our committed and friendly team of happy and hardworking staff and children.

You will be someone who will share our vision for high standards in all aspects of school life. Particular emphasis will be on supporting learning and improving students communication, independence and achievement, working alongside the class teacher. The ability to relate with children/young people from diverse backgrounds is essential for this job, as well as having good verbal communication skills in order to liaise with children/young people and other staff members.

We are looking foran inspirational individual to join our team. We are looking for effective and a motivated professional with unlimited ambition for the pupils, themselves and the school. We want someone who will challenge, stimulate and support pupils and staff to achieve their best through:

  • Inspiring trust and confidence
  • Building team commitment
  • Engaging and motivating pupils with autism
  • Being a flexible, reflective and self-evaluating practitioner
  • Takes positive action to improve the quality of learning throughout the school

Ideally candidates will hold a HLTA specific qualification but if not, strong demonstrable classroom teaching delivery and planning experience must be evidenced in your application and come across at interview stage. We would encourage and be happy to support any successful candidate unqualified to complete the HLTA qualification.

You will be tied to a specific class and teacher once fully trained to provide education support in planning, resourcing and delivery of lessons, under the direction of the teacher. Cover weekly PPA and short-term absences, training staff, sickness, etc. for no longer than 5 consecutive days without further mutual agreement. You will need to have the ability and flexibility to work at all ages (5-19yrs), but training can be given to support this.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • A well-resourced and pleasant working environment
  • A supportive leadership team school which values and invests in all our staff
  • Bespoke CPL opportunities to support you to meet the needs of our pupils
  • A school committed to its children and families
  • An ethos based on improving the Quality of Life for its students and staff

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

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About Woodley School and College

School type
Special school, ages 5 to 19
School size
138 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 19
Phone number

Woodley School and College is a Kirklees Local Authority special school for children and young people with autism aged 5-19.

School location

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