Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Littleover Community School, Derby, Derbyshire, DE23 4BZ

9 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    31 October 2022

  • Application deadline

    3 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 September 2022

Job details

Job role

  • Higher level teaching assistant

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover (Maternity cover until July 2023)

Full-time equivalent salary

£26,975-£30,095 (pro-rata)

Pay scale

Grade G

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) job summary

Temporary maternity cover post from 31/10/2022 to 21/07/2023, approximately. (The end date may be liable to change as this is a maternity cover post). 

Thank you for your recent enquiry regarding the above position. I would like to clarify that the advertised salary: Grade G SCP 21-25 £26,975-£30,095 is for full-time and therefore the 23.5 hours advertised, over 39 weeks, will be a proportion (pro-rata) of this. 

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to the post of Higher Level Teaching Assistant, supporting students with varying educational needs within the English Department and primarily at KS4. The position requires someone who:

• Is caring and patient and able to cater for the individual needs of the child - social, emotional, communication and language support. 

• Can support students in KS4 and GCSE in English. 

• Can support appropriate access to learning. 

• Is capable of working in partnership with teachers and parents. 

• Has high expectations of children's attainment and behaviour. 

• Is hard-working, flexible and a good team player. 

• Preferably has some experience of students with ASD, Dyslexia or Physical Impairments. 

Experience of working in a school environment/similar role, is desirable for this post. Excellent standards of literacy and numeracy (GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths), are essential. Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for more detailed information. 

Completed application forms, with supporting letter explaining why you feel you have the qualifications, experience and personal qualities required for this post, should be returned by email to: jobs@littleover.derby.sch.uk 

Please note, school will only contact successful candidates. 

Closing date for applications : Monday 3rd October at 12 noon

Interview date to be confirmed. 

Information and application forms are available from the school website: www.littleover.derby.sch.uk 

Littleover Community School is a diverse and highly successful comprehensive school, with consistently outstanding levels of attainment and progress across the curriculum. We are proud of our academic record, and of the pastoral care which maintains a feeling of community in a large and expanding school.

Littleover Community School welcomes enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. The school actively promotes equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including those with criminal records. 

As an organisation assessing applicants’ suitability for positions which are included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order using criminal record checks processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Littleover Community School complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-code-of-practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. 

Littleover Community School undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a criminal record check on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed and can only ask an individual to provide details of convictions and cautions that they are legally entitled to know about. 

Where a DBS certificate at either standard or enhanced level can legally be requested (where the position is one that is included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 as amended) and where appropriate Police Act Regulations (as amended), Littleover Community School can only ask an individual about convictions and cautions that are not protected. 

Littleover Community School selects all candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful candidates. Copies of our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, along with other school policies, are available on our website at: https://www.littleover.derby.sch.uk/information.php#policies

We would advise anyone applying for a position at LCS to read the above documents, along with the following Keeping Children Safe in Education document: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2 

Thank you once again for your interest

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Information and application forms are available from the school website: www.littleover.derby.sch.uk

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About Littleover Community School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1824 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01332 513219

Littleover Community School is a Derby City Council, 11-18 co-educational, comprehensive school. Our school is situated four miles to the south west of the centre of Derby, in pleasant, spacious grounds and has a proud academic and pastoral record. Many teachers, after thriving here and developing their skills, go on to posts of responsibility here or elsewhere. Others, happy to work in a school which values effective classroom teaching above all else, stay here and contribute hugely over the years.

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