Higher Level Teaching Assistant

The Kings of Wessex Academy, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3AQ

14 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    6 June 2022 at 8:00am

  • Date listed

    13 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary

£20,043

Actual salary

£14,625

Higher Level Teaching Assistant job summary

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
Permanent – Required for September 2022
32.5 hours per week, term time only
Grade 13 £20043 - £22129 per annum pro rata
Starting Salary £14625
Monday – Friday 8.30 am – 3.30 pm
(30-minute unpaid lunch break)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant to join our team. The primary duty will be to work with and support a student on a 1:1 basis throughout the school day. This support will be a combination of support in lessons and following specific training undertaking a range of physiotherapy interventions as recommended by the physiotherapist and other medical professionals.

Candidates will need to demonstrate the following:
• Experience of working with or relating to young people and have a commitment to their education, development, welfare, and aspirations – with particular focus on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
• Ability to follow medical care and physiotherapy plans as directed by the physiotherapist, occupational therapist, and other health care professionals
• To be able to support an individual student throughout their time at school, supporting with academic work as well as social and emotional wellbeing
• An understanding of the curriculum and assessment expectations as well as a range of experience in working with SEND children
• Good interpersonal, communication and administration skills
• Confidence in communicating with school staff, healthcare professionals and acting as a strong communication link with parents.
• Be prepared to undertake some personal care duties (appropriate training will be provided)

Closing date: Monday 6 June – 8.00 am
Interview date: To be confirmed

To apply for this position, please complete a support staff application form, (which is available on our website), together with a letter of application for the attention of Mr D Wiltshire (Headteacher). Your letter should be no more than two pages of A4, detailing your experience to date and why you are the best candidate for the position. Completed applications should be returned by post for the attention of the HR department or by email to jobs@kowessex.co.uk

This post requires a criminal background check via the Disclosure Procedure

Applying for the job

To apply for this position, please complete a support staff application form, (which is available on our website), together with a letter of application for the attention of Mr D Wiltshire (Headteacher). Your letter should be no more than two pages of A4, detailing your experience to date and why you are the best candidate for the position. Completed applications should be returned by post for the attention of the HR department or by email to jobs@kowessex.co.uk

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About The Kings of Wessex Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 13 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1013 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18
Contact email
jobs@kowessex.co.uk
Contact phone number
01934 742608

The Kings of Wessex Academy is in the Cheddar Valley on the southern side of the Mendip Hills and has its origins in the 18th Century when Hannah Moore established a church school in Cheddar. The school moved to its present location in the early 1960s and in 1976 it became an Upper School, taking in students within the age range of 13 - 18 years.There are currently 1000 students on our roll, including a popular Sixth Form and we are proud of our traditional values, commitment to academic success and the excellent reputation we enjoy within the community.

The Kings of Wessex Academy provides a happy and caring environment in which all children can flourish. Considerable emphasis is placed on good behaviour and respect for each other. Students are taught largely in ability groups and this enables them to make good progress and receive the support they need to do well. All Year 11 students have a personal mentor who works with them to help them achieve the best grades. Extra sessions are provided by all departments at lunchtimes and after school, as well as our highly successful Easter Revision programme.

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