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  • Closing date

    19 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    18 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£19,654.00 - £21,402.00 Annually (Actual)

Higher Level Teaching Assistant job summary

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)


32 hours per week

Term time plus 1 week

Salary – MRS Scale F Point 12 – Point 17 actual salary £19,654 – £21,402 (Full time annual salary £26,421 - £28,770)

Unity Education Trust are looking for versatile, resilient and committed Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join out education team at Pinetree, who can adapt their practice wherever necessary to support across all key stages.

The successful candidate will have experience of:

  • Covering lessons and following a plan.
  • Plan, prepare, and deliver tailored lessons and activities to meet the pupil's educational goals and objectives.
  • Implement effective strategies, interventions, and support plans to address the pupil's specific learning difficulties or behavioural challenges.
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment for the pupil, encouraging their social integration and promoting positive relationships with peers.
  • Liaise with parents, providing regular updates on the pupil's progress, achievements, and areas for improvement.
  • Attend relevant meetings and training sessions to enhance your knowledge and skills in supporting pupils with specific educational needs.

You must:

  • Hold a relevant HLTA qualification or equivalent experience in a similar role.
  • Exhibit strong organisational abilities and the capacity to manage individualised education plans effectively.
  • Show flexibility, adaptability, and resilience when faced with challenges or changing circumstances.

Our schools are specialists in catering for various students in an all-through setting, our varied cohort of students include children classed as missing education and permanently excluded from mainstream schools, as such many of the pupils have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD).

This role requires a firm but fair role model to appropriately deal with the challenging behaviour you will encounter on a daily basis, be it in a 1:1 or group setting. If you have the experience and resilience to deal with the challenges you will face, apply today, we would love to hear from you.

​​​​​​​Unity Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with Disclosure & Barring Service and at least 2 references which cover the last 3 years; for all our services we will request references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our Schools.

If you would like an informal chat about this exciting role, please contact James Rice, Head of School on 01842 752756 or email jrice@pin.unity-ed.uk for an informal friendly chat.

Previous applicants need not reapply.

How to apply

Click on the Apply Now button. You can save you application and return to it later. Please ensure you have completed your application before the end date.

No CVs accepted – Please complete an official application form if you wish to be considered for this role.

Candidates are advised that they may be subject to an online check from information in the public domain.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications irrespective of race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation and/or age. We value the individuality and creativity that every worker potentially brings to the workforce.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

This post will come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

​​​​​​​This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for this role.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

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 The Pinetree School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
School size
36 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

School location

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