This job expired on 27 September 2021

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    27 September 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    17 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Will consider full time, part time
34 hours per week, term time only plus INSET days (39 weeks p.a) , part time will be considered.
Contract type
Fixed term (October 2021 to August 2023)
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
Kent Range 6 (£20,585 - £22,469)
Actual salary
Pro rata salary £15,852 at bottom of KR6

Job summary

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) – Fixed Term October 2021 to August 2023 (full/part time)

Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School is looking to appoint a Higher Level Teaching Assistant for a fixed term period to provide one to one support for the learning and welfare of a Sixth Form pupil with Autism; complex SEMH difficulties and a range of other Special Educational Needs.

The role is to ensure that the pupil can safely integrate as fully as possible in the activities generally undertaken by the other children in the class, and can fulfil their educational potential and work towards their independence. The HLTA will run specific programmes and activities to assist the pupil’s individual learning and social needs, and will implement the targets on the pupil’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) in liaison with the subject class teachers, Pastoral/ SEND support and the SENCO. This position a fixed term post for 34 hours per week (part time would also be considered), term time only, plus INSET days, (38 weeks per annum) 0.7701 fte. Salary is Kent Range 6 (£20,585 - £22,469), pro-rata £15,852 - £17,303; detailed job description is available on request from the school.
TWGGS is an 11 – 18 girls’ selective school of about a thousand pupils, where pupils are encouraged to be as active beyond the curriculum as they are within it. Trips, visits and extra-curricular activities are unrivalled in the state sector, but, more importantly, it is an amazingly happy, positive community to be part of. The prospectus is on the school’s website which may be found at; the school prospectus and website will, we hope, give you a feel for the atmosphere and ethos of TWGGS.

We are looking for a candidate who is appropriately qualified and/ or experienced, having an understanding of Autism; SEMH and emotionally unstable personality disorder. Enthusiastic and a strong team player, they will have the ability to work proactively and independently, to multi-task, prioritise and work under pressure. The successful applicant will have good communication, organisational and observational skills, and will care about children, particularly those who find learning and managing their emotions and behaviour difficult.
Having read about the post, we very much hope that you would like to apply: please complete the school application form and write a supporting letter, identifying your strengths and skills and showing how you feel you are well-suited to the post. Please return these by e mail to or by post to Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School, Southfield Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9UJ. The deadline for applications is 12 noon 27th September 2021. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. If you have not heard from us by 30th September, please assume that, unfortunately, your application has not been successful. We should like to wish you well in your future career whether at TWGGS or elsewhere.

Linda Wybar, Headteacher

TWGGS is an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1023 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01892 520902

About Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School

Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School is a successful and oversubscribed selective school. With 1025 pupils 11 - 18 years. The aim is to instil in each girl the curiosity and excitement of learning. The academic achievement of pupils is one of the school's principal priorities. The school works to help all pupils obtain, at each stage of their development, the highest examination grades of which they are capable. The curriculum at all key stages is balanced, broad and diverse. Scholarship and academic rigour are its central characteristics coupled with instilling and enthusiasm for learning

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School location

Southfield Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9UJ

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