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  • Job start date

    4 September 2023

  • Closing date

    19 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    8 June 2023

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: Full time - term time only - permanent

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

Skills Required

Ability to demonstrate active listening skills.


Ability to use language and other communication skills to which children can relate.


Ability to empathise with the needs of children.


Ability to work effectively with other colleagues.


Ability to provide appropriate levels of individual attention, reassurance and help to achieve the intended learning outcomes.


Ability to undertake observations of individual children and complete records under the direction of the teacher.


Knowledge Base

A good standard of education, particularly in English and Mathematics.


Knowledge of appropriate First Aid procedures.


Knowledge of National Curriculum requirements for the age of the pupils.


Knowledge of the use of basic technology i.e. photocopier, computer, DVD and digital camera.


Knowledge of Child Protection issues.


Knowledge of issues relating to pupils with SEND, including speech and language.


Full working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice/legislation



Evidence of attainment in a recognised HLTA qualification or equivalent NVQ L4 qualification


Numeracy and Literacy equivalent to GCSE (A-C or 4-9).


Training in relevant learning strategies for pupils with a range of needs.


Evidence of attainment or training in Child Protection issues/procedures.


Willingness to participate in further training and developmental opportunities offered.


An ability to plan and teach a variety of subjects to small nurture groups.



Relevant experience in an educational establishment/setting.


Demonstrable evidence of establishing positive relationships with children.


Demonstrable evidence of experience in supporting children in a learning environment.


Experience of working with children with SEND.



Willingness to be professionally discreet and to maintain confidentiality on all academy matters.


Willingness to adopt a flexible approach to all directed tasks.


Willingness to work as part of a team.


What the school offers its staff

BHSA is an all through 3-19 years girls’ academy sponsored by the Girls’ Day School Trust, and is, and will continue to be, a highly successful centre of education where every student matters, where expectations of all members of our community are high and where personal achievement and fulfilment are valued and sought after.

BHSA promises the highest level of academic provision alongside an extensive programme of enrichment activities, and all within a friendly and supportive family environment.

BHSA places a high value on CPD and supports all staff in accessing top quality training.

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 Birkenhead High School Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 19
School size
1210 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19

Birkenhead High School Academy is unique on Wirral as a 3-19 girls state academy. We are a thriving, all through learning community, embracing core traditional values with a firm eye on the ever-changing future. Our overall school direction can be encapsulated in three words: challenge, opportunity and partnership. Girls are encouraged to be challenged, take risks and to develop a life-long love of learning. They are given every opportunity to develop in to fearless, confident and responsible young women. We foster a family community within the school and also, we are very much part of the GDST wider family, sharing their aims as pioneers and shapers of girls’ education. BHSA students are strong members of this movement, with our girls benefitting from and contributing to the GDST’s extensive network.
We firmly promote the all through approach to education, with the Junior School’s “Grow, Flourish, Think” model seamlessly blending in with the Sixth Form “Aspirational, Inspired, Independent” message.
We have the highest standards in achievement, attendance, appearance and conduct. Our girls have access to outstanding levels of support both on the academic and pastoral front, coupled with plenty of stretch and challenge. Our high aspirations culture and ethos permeates both in and outside of the classroom and girls are encouraged to take advantage of our extensive enrichment programme and the plethora of GDST activities throughout their time at the school.

Arranging a visit to Birkenhead High School Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email j.campion@birkhs.gdst.net.

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