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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    30 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

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Working pattern

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

Contract type


Pay scale

G6, £23,779 – 25,911. 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

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
  • Encourage pupils to interact and work cooperatively with others and engage all pupils in activities
  • Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance, such as providing feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement

Support for Teachers:

  • Organise and manage appropriate learning environments and resources, to include teaching and learning objectives. Evaluate and adjust lessons/ work plans as appropriate within an agreed system of supervision.
  • Monitor and evaluate pupils responses to learning activities through a range of strategies against pre-determined learning objectives, providing objective and accurate feedback
  • 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 learning activities to pupils within agreed system of supervision, adjusting activities according to pupils 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
  • Use ICT effectively to support learning activities to develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use
  • Prepare resources and lead learning activities, 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 as priority
  • Show all 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

We all have a statutory duty to “safeguard and promote the welfare of children” and the safety of our young people is paramount to us. At Springwell Alternative Academy Mablethorpe we have robust safeguarding practice and procedures, overseen by a very experienced Safeguarding Team.

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About Springwell Alternative Academy Mablethorpe

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 16
School size
32 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16
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Springwell Learning Community Lincolnshire is a collaboration of 4 schools across the county of Lincolnshire. Our schools are located in Lincoln, Mablethorpe, Grantham and Spalding.

Our aim is to provide the young people of Lincolnshire with high quality education that is bespoke to their individual needs, supporting both their academic and personal development.

We work with young people that have either been permanently excluded or have been referred via the Lincolnshire Behavioural Inclusion Ladder, accessing an intervention place for 16 weeks. Regardless of how our young people arrive with us, our aims and goals are the same; to support the next steps of the young person, whether that is reintegration into mainstream, special or post 16 education.

Arranging a visit to Springwell Alternative Academy Mablethorpe

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

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