3 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Easter or sooner if available.

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 January 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Higher level teaching assistant

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - The Higher Level Teaching Assistant position is full time in term time. 37 hours per week for 40 weeks per year, to include some support work during holiday periods by agreement.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

NJC Pay Scale 6 points 18 – 22 £27,344 - £29,439. Pro rata to days and hours worked £23,978 - £25,815 per year.

Pay scale

NJC Pay Scale 6 points 18 – 22

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an experienced and committed professional who can lead targeted group intervention’s as well as providing high quality in class support for students with a range of needs. The HLTA will develop and implement bespoke support for students across key stage 3 and 4 to enable students to access the curriculum and achieve well.

Expertise in one of the following areas is highly desirable:

  • reading/literacy support
  • maths/numeracy support
  • autism support
  • social, emotional and mental health needs

The opportunity to train in managing exam access arrangements may be available to a suitable qualified candidate.

What the school offers its staff

Allestree Woodlands School is a popular and successful 11-18 school, providing high quality education for 1350 students (200+ in the sixth form). The school is situated on the northern edge of the city of Derby in a very pleasant setting overlooking the Kedleston Hall National Trust estate. We work as a great team together and are committed to the continuing professional development of all colleagues

The successful candidate will join our committed and collaborative Enhanced Learning Team in supporting SEND students across a variety of curriculum areas. The school takes pride in being inclusive as recognised by Ofsted in our recent inspection. Our team is led by an Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion who is our SENCo, and two Deputy SENCos, one of whom leads on the ERF provision for deaf students.

The Enhanced Learning Faculty is successful in assisting students with a range of educational needs throughout school. We aim to meet the needs of students with general learning difficulties, autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, deafness, visual impairment and social, emotional and mental health needs.

Commitment to safeguarding

At Allestree Woodlands School we are fully committed to safeguarding our students and staff. We take notice of and adhere to all the national and local policies and guidance in regard to Safeguarding Children and Young People. All staff are trained to identify signs of abuse and have a duty to report concerns about a child. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a responsibility to safeguard children. We take our responsibility very seriously and ensure we maintain an ‘it could happen here’ attitude where safeguarding is concerned.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to k.challands@woodlands.derby.sch.uk

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About Allestree Woodlands School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1345 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

At Allestree Woodlands, we pride ourselves on the warm and friendly atmosphere of the school. Relationships are important and we work to ensure that every student feels safe and happy. We strive for the best achievements for our students and believe that every young person deserves the chance to feel successful at school. Our school aims are summed up in our mission statement: Enabling aspiration and achievement for all, through delivery of a knowledge-rich curriculum underpinned by our CORE values: COURAGE OPTIMISM REGARD ENDEAVOUR This means that staff at Allestree Woodlands continue to review and improve our curriculum to ensure that knowledge acquisition is clear, coherent and that year on year learning builds on what has gone before so that students feel that they are moving forward and knowing more. As I have said to our students, this acquisition of knowledge gives power and confidence to believe in ourselves and put ourselves in new, unfamiliar, challenging and exciting situations in the future. We seek to equip all of our students to use their knowledge to plan for and achieve their next steps and to be aspirational for their futures. To do this, we must both support and challenge all young people to aspire, to dream of what might lie ahead and to work hard to make those ambitious goals possible. Why settle for less than our very best? When aspiration and hard work are combined, people achieve amazing things. We are lucky to be a thriving school with a growing intake, a wide level 3 subject offer at post-16, superb extra-curricular opportunities in sports, technology and the creative and performing arts as well as possessing tremendous facilities. If you would like to know more, take a look at our website or arrange a visit. We have open evenings planned for this half-term for prospective students and their parents and you are most welcome to come along and get a feel for what Allestree Woodlands is all about. Mrs G. Penny - Headteacher

Arranging a visit to Allestree Woodlands School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email k.challands@woodlands.derby.sch.uk.

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