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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    18 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    8 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Special Needs

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,151.00 - £32,020.00 Annually (FTE) Hourly rate: £15.63 - £16.60. Pro rata for 39 weeks @ 32.5hrs/week - £22,778.00- 24,190.00 (actual)

Higher Level Teaching Assistant job summary

Welcome to our school,

Broomfield SILC is a generic special school for pupils aged 2 to 19 years with 3 sites: our main site and 2 partnership sites at Windmill Primary and Rodillian Secondary. The SILC is based in the South of Leeds and caters for a wide range of needs from moderate learning difficulties; severe learning difficulties; complex and multiple learning needs; Autism and social and emotional and mental health needs. Some students have additional needs – physical; medical; speech and language; visual, hearing or sensory impairment.   We are a very popular choice for parents and carers and currently have 228 pupils on roll.

Broomfield secured a ‘Good’ Ofsted in March 2023 where inspectors commented that leaders have ‘high ambitions’ and ‘high aspirations for all pupils’ and that ‘staff are proud to work in our school’.  I am very proud of our school community where staff are committed to supporting young people to fulfil their potential and prepare them fully for their future, particularly focusing on communication, independence, and emotional regulation.

We are looking for a HLTA who wants to make a real difference to the lives of our pupils to inspire a desire for learning, to maintain our high standards and make a significant impact on the life chances of our pupils.

The successful candidate will excel in meeting the diverse needs of our pupils.  You will be supported within your class by a team of Learning Support Assistants and by a Middle and Senior Leadership Team who have a secure understanding of the rewards and challenges of teaching in our school. Our staff are passionate about developing the learning and life chances and opportunities of our pupils and young people.

We are particularly interested in applications from candidates who have experience working with Complex Communication and Autism difficulties. The successful candidate is likely to be working in the Semi Formal and/or the Informal Teaching and Learning Group.

The successful candidate will have the following qualities:

·         Experience and skills of working with pupils with a wide range of Special Educational Need and strategies to ensure learning is engaging and inclusive

·         High expectations, commitment and enthusiasm for both the personal and educational development of all pupils

·p·     Excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills

·         An ability to work collaboratively with parents, carers, multi- professionals and outside agencies

·         The ability to work effectively within a team

·         A passion for education and willingness to support staff in enabling all our pupils to reach their potential

·         A commitment to making contributions to the life of the school

·         A commitment to the provision of a high-quality education for all

 In return we can offer:

  • Working with the most inspirational pupils who are respectful, creative and resilient
  • The support of a professional, knowledgeable and inclusive staff team
  • A comprehensive CPD programme with potential for career development
  • An opportunity to be an integral part of a young person’s journey and a real sense of achievement
  • A workplace that listens to all staff and values their skillset and contribution 

Kathryn Bryan


We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds. Applications are welcome from all, irrespective of sex, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age, or disability.

Safeguarding Recruitment Statement   

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Access:  The Broomfield main site and our partnership sites have disabled access facilities, including a lift


For further details and recruitment pack please contact Broomfield South SILC by email broomfield@broomfieldschool.org.ukvisit our website; www.broomfieldschool.org.uk

or by telephoning Lucy Aleksic on 0113 277 1603 ext. 212

Please note that Broomfield South SILC operates No Smoking or vaping policy

Reg Charity no; 1143948

Commitment to safeguarding

Broomfield SILC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; pre-employment checks will be carried out, references will be sought and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and other relevant checks with statutory bodies.

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About Broomfield South SILC

School type
Special school, ages 2 to 19
School size
224 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

We are an all-age generic special school serving South Leeds. We cater for a wide range of learning needs from moderate learning difficulties; severe learning difficulties; complex and multiple learning needs to Asperger’s and Autism. Some students have additional needs – physical; medical; speech and language; visual, hearing or sensory impairment.

Many pupils are based on our main Broomfield site and in addition some within our mainstream partnership sites - Windmill Music Federation and Rodillian Academy, where opportunities for mainstream inclusion are maximised, if appropriate.

Our motto is ‘Investing in Individuals, Transforming Lives’ reflected in our aim to provide a nurturing and stimulating school environment in which all pupils are encouraged to adopt a healthy lifestyle and feel happy, safe and secure. Our pupils demonstrate a strong sense of community and fairness for all. We endeavour to help our pupils take their place in society and be tolerant, understanding and respectful of the rights of others.

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