Come and join our dedicated team at Castle Wood, a vibrant,
innovative broad spectrum special needs school for children aged 3 to 11. We have received two successive outstanding
Ofsted judgements and have been praised for our use of Early Years practice and
principles throughout our school. We are
looking for Higher Level Teaching Assistants who are dynamic and enthusiastic
to work in our inspirational special needs school.
Our vision is ‘Together children first…’ and we need
experienced Higher Level Teaching Assistants with the professional behaviours
of initiative, commitment, dedication, a sense of fun and the ability to work
as part of a team. You are likely to be
working with children who have complex autism, may be non-verbal and have
challenging behaviours. You may be
working with children on a 1;1 or group basis.
You will be expected to lead a class in the absence of the class
teacher, this is likely to be when the teacher is on PPA or leadership time. You need to be flexible and willing to work
across a number of class teams throughout the school. Knowledge and experience of Early Years
practice and principles would be preferred as this underpins all teaching and
learning in our school.
You will be employed 35 hours a week, the working hours will
be Monday - Wednesday 8.30am – 4.00pm, Thursday 8.30am – 4.30pm, Friday 8.30am
– 3.30pm with a 30 minutes unpaid lunch break each day.
38 weeks term time only, plus 5 training days, 39 in total
A tour of the school is welcomed and strongly
encouraged. To arrange a tour of our
school please email email@example.com
We are looking for a person with:
- GCSE Maths
and English grade 4 / C and above or equivalent
ability to use relevant technology/equipment
ability to work as part of a team as well as the ability to lead
commitment to the happiness, well-being, self-esteem and progress of everyone
at the school
skills and qualities required to form positive relationships with children,
parents and carers
aspirations for their pupils and themselves
- A good
knowledge of the EYFS would be an advantage but a willingness to learn and
embrace its practice and principles is essential
experience of working in a special school would be advantageous but not
We will offer:
warm and enthusiastic children
- A happy
school with a welcoming and supportive team
continuing professional learning
- Free tea
and coffee, free on site car parking
wellbeing offering including occupational health,
counselling service, salary sacrifice scheme including child
care vouchers and cycle to work scheme
government pension scheme arrangements
to work with experts from a range of disciplines
governors and parents
Please apply using the online application form ensuring you
outline your skills, abilities, and experience in line with the key areas on
the advert and Job Description and Person Specification
Or you can download the
application pack and return completed direct to the school at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 18th February 2024
Friday 23rd February 2024 or Thursday 29th
In your application form please detail the skills, knowledge
and expertise which are required to become a successful Higher Level Teaching
Assistant and why you wish to work in a Special school in particular. Previous
applicants need not reapply for the position.
Unfortunately, due to the extremely high number of
applications expected, we are unable to respond to each individual. If you have not heard by the 1st March 2024
then your application has been unsuccessful at this time.
Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.
Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)for an additional pre employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.
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