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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    25 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    11 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week. Term time only

Contract type


Pay scale

SCP 18-22 (FTE £27344 -£29439) Actual salary £23416 - £25210

What skills and experience we're looking for

An exciting opportunity to join the team at Oasis Academy Sholing

It’s time to work in a job that you love. Change the lives of young people in Southampton as you work closely with our teachers in all departments, being an influence who believes, makes a difference, and supports them to achieve beyond their expectations.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated HLTA.

In collaboration with class teachers and other support staff, the post holder supports, plans, prepares, and delivers elements of learning to students on a one-to-one, small group, or class basis.

You will work under the guidance of designated teachers and senior staff, undertaking whole class cover and support programmes that enable access to learning for our pupils. You must have a real passion for supporting staff and children to create a rich, inclusive, and balanced educational environment. You will be positive, passionate, and enthusiastic with the ability to instill these qualities in our children.

We need you to be a highly-skilled, positive, and friendly team player, be able to model excellent spoken and written English, and be dedicated to building positive relationships with families to boost achievement and well-being. It is vital you are committed to and skilled at helping children achieve, no matter what their starting point is. What can you add to our team?

To be successful in this role you will

  • Have at least NVQ Level 3 and GCSE Level C or above in English and mathematics.
  • Lead whole classes or small groups of pupils
  • Establish relationships with other professionals or agencies to support the work of pupils
  • Attending staff meetings and contributing to the development of the school
  • Assisting teachers in offering guidance to support staff
  • Preparing and developing resources for learning activities
  • Reporting on the progress made by pupils

What the school offers its staff

Our offer to you When you join the Sholing family there are several offers you’ll receive that make us stand out as an employer of choice. These include but are not limited to:

  • School holidays - we want you to enjoy your time off!
  • Opportunities for training and development internally and externally
  • Defined benefit pension scheme (inc. life cover, lower tax, set rate 1/49, and ill health cover)
  • Access to free counselling service
  • Free eye tests
  • A lively environment with colleagues who care
  • The opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young people
  • Cycle-to-work Incentive
  • Healthcare Cash Plan Scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Free use of our dedicated gym area

Our academy Oasis Academy Sholing is a rapidly improving, forward-thinking Academy that maintains high expectations of staff and students. We have been on a journey of improvement and development, since becoming an Oasis academy in 2018. Our focus is on our children, staff wellbeing, and our community; parents and the wider community are engaged with our school, supporting our leaders, and playing an active role in community transformation through academy-led projects.

Sholing is part of the highly successful Oasis Community Learning multi-academy trust therefore we benefit from support and sharing of best practice from our regional schools, Regional Director, and wider Oasis family.

The successful candidate will share the ambition of community transformation, delivered by exceptional education at the heart of the community.

Commitment to safeguarding

Oasis Charitable Trust is wholly committed to ensuring that all children and adults at risk who engage with Oasis activities across the Oasis group through its subsidiaries (Oasis UK, Oasis Community Learning, Oasis College, Oasis Community Partnerships, Oasis Aquila Housing and STOP THE TRAFFIK), are cared for in a safe and secure environment. To fulfil this commitment, a number of safeguarding arrangements are in place.

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About Oasis Academy Sholing

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1040 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

We are an inclusive of all secondary school based in Southampton catering for students aged 11-16. We believe that Oasis Academy Sholing celebrates success through world class aspiration and recognises the enjoyment in learning so that all are inspired to achieve.

Arranging a visit to Oasis Academy Sholing

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@oasissholing.org.

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