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  • Start date details

    Spring term 2024

  • Closing date

    17 April 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    5 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£26,059.00 Annually (Actual) Salary plus additional SEN Allowance (Actual starting salary based on FTE salary of £30,296)

HLTA Managed Intervention Centre job summary

Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) is delighted to have secured funding to set up two new, short term Managed Intervention Centres (MIC’s) aimed at reducing the risk of permanent exclusion and behavioural difficulties among pupils at participating OAT schools in Stoke-on-Trent and Norfolk. We are looking for HLTAs to work at both the Stoke-on-Trent and Norfolk centres.

The programme will be accessed by 8-10 schools, delivered by MIC staff under the leadership of OAT for a pilot period of three academic terms from April 2024, and independently evaluated. The HLTA roles will be offered on a fixed term basis initially for the duration of the funding period.

This project will make a real difference to the most vulnerable students and is aimed at improving the behaviour of those who have been identified as at risk of suspension and/or exclusion. Staff will take part in training that includes the ARC framework for trauma informed practice which teaches children strategies to manage and control their emotional responses and encourages children to express their feelings in safe and appropriate ways.

We are looking for HLTAs to work alongside the teachers and head of centre to plan and deliver lessons and activities to support the individual children within the class, providing a complementary service to that provided by teachers. You will be able to support the teacher in leading the class, including when the teacher is not present, to enhance the learning of pupils who need help and support to overcome barriers to learning in order to achieve their full potential.

MIC's offer short term, five week placements for students at risk of being excluded from mainstream school. There are a maximum of 15 referred students at any one time with four members of staff. The intervention programme is delivered within a safe and supportive environment for students, with a strong focus on fostering positive and trusting relationships. Students are taught an academic curriculum but with a heavy PSHE focus, and given strategies to cope better in lessons so they can return and complete their education back at their mainstream school.

At OAT, we believe there’s nothing more important than educating the next generation, and our teams across the organisation are dedicated to ensuring that the education we offer is the best it can be. When you join us at OAT, regardless of your role, you can be certain that your work will have purpose and meaning.

While you look after our students, we will take care of you. Wellbeing is at the core of our people strategy so we offer a range of practical and holistic measures to support your health and wellbeing, from access to emotional support services and retail discounts to salary sacrifice schemes for cars and bicycles available to all OAT employees.

If you are interested in exploring this opportunity further, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Wasim Butt, director of AP and special academies, at wasim.butt@ormistonacademies.co.uk to arrange an informal discussion.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 16th April, with shortlisting taking place soon after. Interviews are expected to be held at Flegg High Ormiston Academy on Friday 19th April.

Commitment to safeguarding

OAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the expectation is that all staff will share this commitment. Therefore, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS and barred list check.

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About Ormiston Academies Trust

Multi-academy trust

We are a national education charity, underpinned by our founder, Peter Murray’s (Ormiston Trust) belief that every child should be given a chance to thrive. We serve pupils from many communities, all with their unique character, strengths, and challenges.

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