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    10 December 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    28 November 2023

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Special Education Needs (SEN), Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant

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£22,619.00 - £24,208.00 Annually (Actual) NJC Scale 4A Points 11-15 (FTE £25,979 - £27,803 pro rata – actual £22,619 - £24,208)

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) (Literacy) job summary


JOB TITLE: Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) (Literacy)

BASED AT: Samuel Whitbread Academy

SALARY/GRADE RANGE: NJC Scale 4A Points 11-15 pro rata (FTE £25,979 - £27,803 - actual £22,619 - £24,208)

RESPONSIBLE TO: Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

HOURS: 37.00 hours per week (working Monday to Friday) term-time only (to include five designated staff training days)

The Bedfordshire Schools Trust (BEST) is a multi-academy trust providing exceptional education across our community of 10 schools and five nurseries. Since forming in 2016, we have grown significantly into one of the largest single employers in Central Bedfordshire. We now educate more than 5,000 children across the area, from nursery age to advanced level study. It is our aim to grow the BEST in everyone, and everything we do is driven by our values, but our aims can only be achieved if we recruit, retain and develop the highest quality workforce – and we want those we employ to be valued in the workplace. The first five years of BEST has been a real success story – and we are looking forward to an exciting future, too.

Samuel Whitbread Academy is searching for a motivated and skilled Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) with a specialism or focus in literacy.

In this role, you will be responsible for supporting, assessing and planning learning for pupils, encouraging them to develop and achieve. Your duties will include contributing towards learning plans, providing verbal and written feedback, managing behaviour as well as promoting inclusion within the learning environment.

The sucessful candidate will have the ability and willingness to work as part of a large team and offer flexibility in supporting individual children, or small groups, within a classroom setting.

We expect our HLTAs to be passionate in supporting pupils, creating aspirations and helping them to achieve. The ideal applicant would be able to demonstrate consistent behaviour management skills whilst remaining a patient and positive role model to pupils. Excellent communication skills are required to ensure all staff work collaboratively and efficiently to help accelerate pupil's progress to be the 'best they can be.'

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.

This role will involve working closely with the pupils at Samuel Whitbread Academy and you will be engaging in regulated activity with children.

CLOSING DATE: Midnight, Sunday 10th December 2023

INTERVIEW DATE: w/c Monday 11th December 2023

For general enquiries about this role, please contact Elle Rees-Rinaldi on 01462 628021 or erees-rinaldi@bestacademies.org.uk

Information about Samuel Whitbread Academy can be found on the school website https://www.samuelwhitbread.org.uk/

Applications may be made online via the MyNewTerm website, If you would prefer a Word Application Form, one may be obtained by directly emailing Samuel Whitbread Academy via the contact details provided below.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children's welfare and offers of employment are subject to DBS clearance and two satisfactory references.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Strictly no agencies.

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About Samuel Whitbread Academy

School type
Academy, ages 13 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1674 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18

Samuel Whitbread Academy

We offer an exceptional academic and extracurricular experience at Samuel Whitbread Academy in an outstanding learning environment where students are expected to work hard and achieve their best.

In our last Ofsted inspection, we were judged as ‘Good’ with many outstanding features and over the next three years we have set ourselves the target of being Outstanding!

Our GCSE results are amongst the best in the Local Authority. We offer a well-balanced curriculum with plenty of choice to prepare our students for the next stage in their lives. Most of our students continue on to the Sixth Form, which is one of the largest and highest performing in the area - providing students with a huge range of courses designed to match the expectations of universities and employers.

Our pastoral care is exceptional and we have dedicated pastoral support teams for each Year Group. The Academy is also broken down into five houses, named after people who have made a distinctive contribution to our community. These provide the framework for the multitude of different competitions, celebrations and charity events that bring our school community together during the year.

Extra-curricular opportunity is a vital part of our ethos and we expect all of our students to get involved in at least one club or activity. There are a huge number of opportunities ranging from highly competitive sports teams to spectacular drama and musical performances.

We enjoy showing visitors around the school so please take the opportunity to come and see us during the school day, so you can see Samuel Whitbread Academy in action and we can answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Nick Martin, Principal.

Shefford, Bedfordshire

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