5 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    8 January 2024

  • Closing date

    8 December 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    15 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£26,189.00 to £29,854.00

Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Learning & Pastoral Support job summary

The Job:

The Heights, Burnley are seeking to appoint a Pastoral Support Teaching Assistant Level 3 on a full time and permanent contract to start in January 2024. This role will be term time only working 39 weeks per year and full time working 37 hours per week.

What does this job do?

  • To work under the direction of the Assistant Head Teacher, to implement interventions and support to remove barriers to learning, working with individual or small groups of pupils in order to support pupil progress, particularly with pupils who have poor attendance, behaviour or SEND concerns.
  • To work under the direction of the Assistant Head Teacher to further support pupils' progress, such as study skills or homework clubs to small groups of pupils.
  • To promote the inclusion of all pupils by developing their communication skills, supporting and mentoring as required to help them manage their behaviour, developing independence and social skills.
  • To work closely with the Assistant Head Teacher to plan bespoke interventions meeting the needs of all pupils who are placed in internal inclusion to support them to make continued progress and receive feedback on their learning
  • To provide mentoring support and challenge in order to overcome barriers to learning, including in relation to behaviour and attendance

What are the Job Requirements?

  • Experience of working with children in an educational setting in particular meeting the needs of children who may face barriers to learning
  • Experience of assessing the needs of pupils and using detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support improving pupils' attendance and behaviour
  • Experienced in sound behaviour management techniques
  • Is able to build and maintain successful and positive relationships with pupils, treating them equitably with respect and consideration.
  • Child Care/NVQ/ HLTA or other relevant qualification (related to education is desirable i.e. a degree) at level 4 or agreement to work towards this qualification within 12 month.
  • Experience of planning, preparing and delivering supporting programmes for individuals or groups of pupils.
  • Excellent awareness and experience of good safeguarding practice and procedures 
  • Experience of developing successful parent partnerships and working with external agencies to support pupil progress.

About The Heights- Burnley:

We are a 5-16 Alternative Provision School. Our provision caters for those pupils who have found it difficult to achieve in a mainstream school. Our staff are dedicated and committed to providing the best educational experiences including vocational studies, learning outside of the classroom, personal and social development programmes, as well as the core curriculum: developing successful learners who can make a positive contribution to, and are prepared for, their future working lives.

We are passionate about making a difference, having a positive impact, delivering high quality teaching and learning, and achievement for all. Pupils are taught in small groups, which allows us to provide bespoke support packages and interventions for everyone. We pride ourselves in knowing each pupil, therefore, tailoring our approach and support appropriately. We thrive off helping our pupils achieve their goals and celebrate their success.

With the highest of expectations, our dedicated and skilled team create an environment where pupils are happy, challenged and successful.

About the Education Partnership Trust (EPT):

EPT was established in 2012 as a multi-academy trust and is an approved academy sponsor. Our vision is to create outstanding schools which transform learning, lives and communities. We benefit from our diverse and unique range of schools which include secondary mainstream, alternative provision and special and have a proven track record of sustained improvement. Our schools are united by a drive to improve opportunities and outcomes for children and young people within a collaborative learning culture.

Our staff are our most valued asset so we continually invest in our colleagues and we believe that all teaching and support staff posts within our schools are key in terms of supporting pupil achievement and improving their life chances. As such we are keen to recruit dedicated and ambitious professionals who will add value to our schools and trust by helping our young people to succeed. 


“If you’re good at what you do, you can work anywhere. If you’re the best at what you do, we want you to work for Education Partnership Trust.”

Our extensive range of rewards and benefits include:

  • Healthcare cash back plan provided free by the trust includes optical, dental, physio, diagnostics, health assessment, NHS prescription charges, hospital cover, discounted gym memberships plus lots more.
  • Employee Assistance Programme including, counselling, CBT, and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Access to government pension schemes.
  • Free parking.
  • Green Car Scheme (Salary Sacrifice).
  • Training, mentoring and progression opportunities including our Emerging Leaders programmes.
  • Trust wide intranet to share knowledge and resources. 


Incomplete application forms will not be shortlisted, if you need to discuss a reason for being unable to complete a section, please contact the recruitment team HR@ept-uk.com.

We warmly welcome an informal visit or a conversation prior to application.  Please contact the School Business Manager – dbury@theheightsburnley.com

Please be advised, as part of due diligence checks, online searches will be carried out on shortlisted candidates.

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About The Heights Burnley

School type
Free School, ages 5 to 16
School size
1 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16

School location

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