6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 April 2024 at 1pm

  • Date listed

    15 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£25,119.00 - £27,334.00 Annually (FTE) pro rata plus 5 days 37 hours per week

HLTA job summary


Monday – 8.00 am – 4.15 pm

Tuesday and Wednesday – 8.00 am – 4.00 pm

Thursday – 8.00 am – 4.15 pm

Friday – 8.00 am – 3.00 pm

An opportunity for a HLTA is now available.

The Cedars is a purpose built centre, opened in the summer of 2019, which lies at our Woollam Crescent, Links Academy site in St Albans. We provide 2 terms of education for young people aged 5-11 years old with SEMH needs, or who could be permanently excluded or at risk of permanent exclusion from their school. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum, within a supportive, nurturing environment. All students are known and valued as individuals and are helped to achieve their potential.

At The Cedars we aim to establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are heard when they have a worry or concern. Safeguarding is of paramount importance at The Cedars, and feeling safe and secure are the most important aspects of the centre. The Cedars ensures students know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried.

The staff ratio at The Cedars is very high, allowing us to help all the students as much as they need, while always being mindful to develop their independence to allow a successful transition back to their mainstream school.

We are recognised as a 'School of Character' and encourage Responsibility, Respect and Resilience. These are characteristics we expect of all of our studnets and staff regardless of their role within the school.

The Links Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We will also require two appropriate references. As part of the recruitment process on line checks will be carried out on shortlisted candidates.

We reserve the right to appoint during the recruitment process.

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 Links Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
School size
0 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

School location

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