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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    10 June 2024 at 9:29am

  • Date listed

    14 December 2023

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 30 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 08:15-14:45, 39 weeks per year, includes Teacher Training Days

Contract type

Fixed term - until 19 July 2024

Actual salary

£13.93 per hour (£26,873 pro rata per annum)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a passion for delivering high quality and exciting opportunities for young people;
  • Has strong interpersonal and communication skills and is able to work with a variety of pupils, staff and parents;
  • Has superb attention to detail and organisational skills;
  • Is self-motivated dedicated and consistent;
  • Enjoys working with young people and can develop good working relationships with them;
  • Has the ability to deal with new challenging situations;
  • Can be a strong team player as well as use your own initiative;
  • Has a positive and flexible attitude;
  • Understands and is sympathetic to the needs of young people, including their social, emotional and mental wellbeing;
  • Has experience of supporting student’s learning;
  • Has a current First Aid or is prepared to undertake training;
  • Has a relevant Level 3 qualification (desirable);
  • Has experience working with young people with behaviour needs (desirable);
  • Is passionate about promoting independence, self-esteem and social inclusion for all.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer the successful candidate:

  • An ambitious and vibrant place to work, with enthusiastic children and staff who are passionate about learning;
  • A workplace where everyone feels valued and supported;
  • Opportunities for training and progression;
  • The support of Acorn Education Trust, with excellent opportunities to work with experienced colleagues;
  • A supportive and clearly defined induction procedure.

Further details about the role

Avon Valley Academy is looking to appoint two caring and motivated Inclusion Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs) to provide support to SEND students and / or those requiring behaviour intervention support. This is a wonderful opportunity to join its dedicated team, who encourage all students to have high self-worth and love coming to school.

We are a thriving, co-educational school, educating young people between the ages of 11 and 16. Located in Durrington, Wiltshire, our school has a strong reputation for being at the heart of the community and has built strong relationships with the two local army bases at Larkhill and Bulford. With our strong pastoral care and high standards for behaviour, we aim for every lesson and every day to be exceptional so that each individual can thrive and our dedicated and supportive staff go the extra mile to help all our students achieve their dreams. In May 2022 we joined Acorn Education Trust, which provides exciting opportunities to collaborate and improve local education.

As an Inclusion HLTA, you must be able to work across all age ranges and abilities within our school and be prepared to work flexibly to support our SEND and / or Behaviour leads in monitoring and raising the learning, achievement and attainment of pupils. This includes triaging behaviour incidents, liaising with teachers and SENCO and supporting students with behaviour needs, including those requiring SEN support, out of lessons. Candidates will be expected to support and promote an inclusive culture through the school, enabling all pupils to achieve their best and overcome barriers to learning and participation.

For information, please read our Applicant Information Pack. To apply, please download and complete an application form by the closing date.

Closing Date: Monday 18th December 2023 at 12pm

Interview Date: Tuesday 19th December 2023

Avon Valley Academy, as part of the Acorn Education Trust, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful in obtaining this post you will be subject to a Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and health screening.  We are an equal opportunities employer. As part of our safer recruitment processes, if you are shortlisted for the post, we will carry out a social media account search. 

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 Avon Valley Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
503 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01980 652467

Set in beautiful grounds and surrounding countryside in South Wiltshire, Avon Valley College is within easy reach of the spectacular Jurassic coast, the New Forest, and the historic cathedral city of Salisbury, chosen by the Sunday Times ‘Best Places to Live’.

Avon Valley College is much valued by its mixed civilian-military community. Owing to the rebasing of troops from Germany, we are in the process of a phased building programme to refresh and renew the entire estate, starting with a brand new purpose built 18-classroom block for the Arts and ICT, a state-of-the-art gym and specialist Sports Performance Facility.

The school has undergone a significant period of change in the last year and standards in all areas are now high. Results in 2018 were significantly better than in 2017 across the board, making it one of the most improved schools in Wiltshire. During 2018-19, there has been a significant investment in improving quality of practice and developing leadership, including National Professional Qualifications, coaching, and a number of bespoke sessions led by nationally recognised speakers. We also place a high value on staff wellbeing with regular after school sessions including yoga, mindfulness, sports competitions, bake-offs and much more to come!

Arranging a visit to Avon Valley Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@avonvalleyacademy.org.uk.

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