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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    30 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

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Working pattern

Term time: 37 hours a week - 08:30 to 16:00 Mon to Thurs; 08:30 to 15:30 on Friday

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 7: £25,911 to £28,244. This is the final salary after the pro-rata calculation has been completed, to account for the role being term-time only, plus a holiday allowance, equating to being paid for 44.474 weeks per year.

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job purpose:

  • To work with young people as directed, providing support to the Executive SLT, Head of School and teacher across a range of child-centered activities which promote child development and learning

Support for Pupils:

  • Assess the needs of pupils using detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support learning and establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as role model and setting high expectations.

  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom whilst supporting pupils consistently, recognizing and responding to individual needs

  • Post holder to encourage pupils to interact and work cooperatively with others and engage all pupils in activities

  • Promote independence and employ strategies to recognize and reward achievement of self-reliance, such as providing feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement

  • To be responsible for the progress of allocated pupils

Support for Teachers:

  • Organise and manage appropriate learning environments and resources, to include teaching and learning objectives as planned by the class teacher. Evaluate and adjust lessons/ work plans as appropriate within an agreed system of supervision

  • Monitor and evaluate student responses to learning activities through a range of strategies against pre-determined learning objectives, providing objective and accurate feedback to the class teacher as required.

  • Work within an established behaviour policy to anticipate and manage behaviour constructively, promoting self-control and independence

  • To produce lesson plans, worksheet plans etc. and administer and assess/ mark tests and invigilate exams/ tests

Support for the Curriculum:

  • Deliver the curriculum to the allocated Key Stage class of pupils within agreed system of supervision, adjusting activities according to student responses/ needs whilst also delivering local and national learning strategies and make effective use of opportunities provided by other learning activities to support the development of pupils’ skills

  • Post holder should use ICT effectively to support learning activities to develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use

  • Prepare and be responsible for planning of learning activities for allocated class, taking account of pupils’ interests and language/cultural backgrounds

  • Promote development and learning (physical, emotional, educational and social). Foster growth, self-esteem and independence, observe and record development

  • Support those with special educational needs

  • Carry out reasonable daily personal care/hygiene duties and administer basic first aid

  • Assist with the movement of children in and around the school

  • Support the young people when in the moment of crisis, ensuring the safety of the individual, peers and staff is priority

  • Show all the young people ‘Unconditional Positive Regard’, every single day

Support for the School:

  • Comply with the policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting concerns to an appropriate person.

  • Be aware of and support difference to ensure all pupils have equal access to learning opportunities, contributing to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.

  • Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advise other teaching assistants.

  • Extra-curricular Activities:

  • Supporting identified pupils in attending offsite visits

  • Deliver extra-curricular activities within school during break and lunchtimes

Supervision of people:

  • No direct line management responsibilities but the post holder will be expected to direct/support level 1 Teaching Assistants

Creativity and Innovation:

  • Required to be creative when assisting with planning of activities

Contacts and Relationships:

  • Direct contact with children and their parents/carers, other employees at the school. Liaise with other professionals under the supervision/guidance of the teacher


  • The post holder must act in accordance with school policies and procedures and relevant legislation, particularly in relation to child protection and behaviour management

What the school offers its staff

  • Working in alternative provision and/or SEMH gives you a chance to break free from the stifles of mainstream
  • Here at Springwell our staff are able to work in a values-driven environment where the personal development and welfare of the children are our core business
  • Staff are of the utmost importance to us. With that in mind, training and development is a priority. Opportunities exist with The Wellspring Trust to create and develop a meaningful and exciting career
  • If you are ambitious then there are opportunities for development at all levels. Some of the greatest teachers in the Wellspring Trust joined us as Teaching Assistants. We have developed Specialist Leaders of Education and behaviour experts who work in our academies but also deliver training and support across the region.
  • Leadership development programmes allow aspirant senior leaders to fast-track their careers and are given opportunities and training to aspire to Principal and Executive Principal roles
  • We value every pupil as an individual, showing everyone respect and tolerance
  • We want our pupils to be the very best that they can be – and will try to give them every opportunity to show success

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.

Applying for the job

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About Springwell Alternative Academy Spalding

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 16
School size
35 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16

Arranging a visit to Springwell Alternative Academy Spalding

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email joe.jeffries@springwell-lincs.co.uk.

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