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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    7 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£20,599.00 - £22,420.00 Annually (Actual) 35 hours per week, term time only. AAT Grade 5 £25,545 - £27,803 FTE

Higher Level Teaching Assistant job summary

Longspee Primary is an outstanding specialist provision for young people KS1-3 (Years 1-7) with Autism and SEMH, with the majority of our current pupils having their main need in the area of Autism. We offer a rich and high-quality learning experience for our pupils, with a relentless and positive focus upon Happy, Safe, Progress.

As a person, to thrive in this role you will be happily resourceful and creative, highly resilient and able to work well as a member of a successful team. You will work closely with the Inclusion Lead and be required to lead the delivery of specific learning objectives and activities, to support the complex needs of pupils, and to deliver lessons during teacher absence and PPA cover.

The role would also be suitable for an aspirant teacher and/or a candidate with an interest or strength in PE/Sports/Music/Art and/or another subject.

You will also be able to relate well with (and understand) others, demonstrating highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, and have a good sense of positive humour. In addition, you will be able to show the understanding that success at Longspee Primary is achieved by developing the excellence and independence of others. If you have experience, skills, interests, or an area of knowledge that you will inspire others with, then we would love to work with your enthusiasm in this area to support our vulnerable learners.

The daily working hours are Monday-Wednesday 8.30 am – 4.15 pm, Thursday 8.30 am - 4.00 pm; Friday 8.30 am – 3.15 pm.

For an informal discussion about the position, or to arrange a visit to the school, please get in contact – we have much to celebrate!

We are looking for candidates who are passionate, motivated and ambitious with a drive and commitment to improve the life chances of our young people. You will have a dynamic, exceptional and creative approach to improving the teaching and learning in a way that benefits all children.

The focus of the role is to support the pupils’ learning, wellbeing and ensuring positive behaviour for learning, along with maintaining the classroom environment to a high standard. We recognise the value of effective teamwork and the HLTA would be very much part of both our Class Teams and the wider Whole School team.

What We have to Offer:

A visible and approachable senior leadership team and an enthusiastic and committed team of teachers and support staff.

A strong support network both within the school and across Ambitions Academies Trust.

All staff are part of a professional learning community in which evidence-informed CPD is designed to meet individual needs.

Strong potential for career progression.

A culture that respects work-life balance and an ongoing commitment to wellbeing with a dedicated Wellbeing Champion.

An Employee Assistance Programme including in the moment support and counselling sessions with an external provider.

AAT Staff benefits include free eye testing for DSE users through Specsavers, free will writing through Dunham McCarthy Solicitors and reduced price corporate gym membership through BH Live.

A competitive pension through Teachers’ Pensions or The Local Government Pension Scheme for support staff.

Should you wish to arrange a visit or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Ms C Gale, HR Academy Lead at christine.gale@Longspee-academy.co.uk

Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) comprises schools from all sectors: mainstream (primary and secondary) and special. AAT secures outstanding achievement and improved life chances of all our pupils. All our Academies have high expectations as the focus of their work. We are strongly committed to supporting colleagues in developing their careers further and offering excellent CPD opportunities

Please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as AAT reserves the right to close applications early.

Please note we DO NOT accept applications by CV and are unable to offer Visa Sponsorship.

Ambitions Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks and an online search

High Expectations lead to High Achievers

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Longspee Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
School size
108 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16

School location

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