This job expired on 9 August 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    9 August 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    23 July 2021

Job details

Job role
Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator (SENDCo)
Working pattern
Contract type
Grade 09 (Point 16-19) Actual Salary £22,052 to £24,188

Job summary

 Job Title: Higher level Teaching Assistants (HLTA) 

Location: Holbrook School for Autism, Portway, Holbrook, DE56 0TE or John O’Gaunts Way, Belper, DE56 0DB 

Grade/Scale: Grade 09 (Point 16-19) Actual Salary £22,052 to £24,188 

Start date: September 2021 

Contract: 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (TTO)  Holbrook School for Autism is a successful school for children and young people with autism and learning difficulties, aged 4–19.  Our students, may at times, display challenging behaviour related to their communication, social interaction and/or sensory processing difficulties.  Within a safe, structured and predictable environment, we deliver a person-centred curriculum that supports students in developing independence, confidence, academic and life skills. We strive to enable our students to participate fully in opportunities and experiences both in school and the wider community, so that students can make informed life choices.  We are seeking an outstanding HLTA to work with 4-19-year-olds with autism and learning disabilities. Reporting directly to the Senior Leadership Team, the ideal candidate will have a level 3 qualification or equivalent, positive approach to behaviour support and experience of working with young people with complex needs, including ADHD, SLD, SEMH  Benefits include: Teachers Pension Scheme, Westfield Health membership and free parking.  For further information, please contact Sam Bayliss, Headteacher Holbrook School for Autism, on 01332 880208, via email to or visit our website at Please use the relevant application form on the MAT website or apply via TES; CVs alone will not be accepted.  Closing date for applications: 09 August 2021 (Midday) Interview date: 17 August 2021   Esteem Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students.    We expect all staff, volunteers and agency staff to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. 

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 19
Education phase
School size
132 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19
Contact phone number
01332 880208

About Holbrook School for Autism

 Holbrook School for Autism provides specialist education and care for students with a diagnosis of autism aged 4-19, split over two sites in Holbrook and Belper; there are currently 132 students on roll. We also have a residential facility based at the Holbrook site that provides accommodation for up to 28 students a week, 7 per night, Monday to Thursday term time only.  The main cohort of our students have autism with profound learning difficulties and can present extremely challenging behaviour. The academy practices ‘Team Teach’, a holistic approach to behaviour support and interventions.  In addition to the main school, we also have a provision known as ‘The Hub’, which supports primary aged students with autism who can be working at age-related expectations. These students are currently unable to access mainstream school due to complex needs and behaviours and may have additional mental health needs.  Based in a rural area, Holbrook site has expansive grounds housing specialist climbing equipment for the younger students, trampolines and outdoor gym equipment. It also has access to a wooded area enabling us to provide Forest Schools.  The Belper site accommodates four classes of students aged 14-19. The town location allows for community cohesion, work experience opportunities and has good access links enabling students to participate in travel training.   We provide a personalised curriculum, designed to address the holistic needs of our students.  Students have identified differentiation as part of their ‘My Plan’ and individual timetables as appropriate, as well as working on the key skills of literacy, numeracy, and all the national curriculum subjects.  Situated in Derbyshire, most of our students live within the county including a significant number from Derby City. We also accept a small number from Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire.  Further information about our academy can be found on the website at 

Arranging a visit to Holbrook School for Autism

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 01332 880208 or via email: 

School location

Portway, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 0TE

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