This job expired on 12 July 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    27 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

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Working pattern

Term time: 32.5 Hours, Term Time Only plus 5 INSET Days

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 6 – SCP 15-22​ - FTE: £27, 803.00 - £31,364.00​ - Actual: 20,914.61- £23,593.35​

What skills and experience we're looking for

Burtonwood CP School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, adaptable and highly skilled Forest School practitioner.​

​Burtonwood CP School is part of Omega Multi-Academy Trust and is located in a semi-rural setting on the outskirts of Burtonwood in Warrington. The school has considerable grounds, part of which has previously been allocated as a forest school. We are now looking to reinstate and develop this resource as a key element of our diverse curriculum and SEND provision. The post is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to continue to develop their skills and knowledge, within and across the range of vibrant schools that make up the Omega family. ​

​The successful candidate will hold relevant qualifications at Level 3 or higher and be able to:​

  • To promote outdoor education through the ethos of Forest schools, creating an inspirational, child-centered learning process. ​
  • Understand the core principles of Forest School education, including what constitutes best practice.​
  • To plan, prepare and deliver a range of Forest School sessions.​
  • Be willing to support schools within Omega Multi-Academy Trust as they look to develop their own outdoor provision.​
  • To create and maintain an engaging, fun and supportive environment, recording children’s development and progress. ​
  • To ensure the health and safety of all participants, including writing and checking risk assessments for the sites, tools and activities used. ​
  • To regularly check and maintain tools and other equipment. ​
  • To be responsible for the highest standards of safeguarding, care and education for all within the forest school setting. ​
  • Ensure effective communication with the headteacher, teachers, support staff and parents ​
  • To adhere to all relevant policies. ​

N.B- Experience of planning and delivering outdoor learning sessions is preferred but not essential, as further training will be provided.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer: ​

  • Additional training opportunities related to forest schools.​
  • A vibrant, inclusive school and trust family.​
  • Enthusiastic learners.​
  • A committed and dedicated staff team.​
  • A strong, supportive leadership team.​
  • Leadership that values and promotes the professional development of all.​
  • A sharp focus on staff well-being.​
  • Establish collaborative network opportunities as part of a school within the Omega Multi-Academy trust.

Further details about the role

To request an application pack please visit our website:Burtonwood Community Primary School - HLTA - Forest School Lead​ | Omega Multi-Academy Trust (omegamat.co.uk)

Application forms must be submitted to recruitment@omegamat.co.uk

Closing date: Friday 12th July 2024, 12pm​

Interview date: Monday 15th July & Tuesday 16th July 2024

The school is committed to the safeguarding of young people and candidates will be expected to adhere to these expectations. Appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks and enhanced DBS clearance.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Burtonwood Community Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
207 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11

Arranging a visit to Burtonwood Community Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email Recruitment@omegamat.co.uk.

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