This job expired on 2 October 2023

  • Start date details

    November 2023

  • Closing date

    2 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

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Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week, term-time plus 5 PD days

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 6 - 7 point 7 - 17

What skills and experience we're looking for

Our amazing special school is growing - we need you to be part of our wonderful team!

Do you remember that person from your school days who inspired and motivated you, and maybe changed your life? Could you be one of those adults for our children and young people? Are you ready to change lives?

We want your skills to help shape the futures of our amazing young people, to help them to become the best they can be. Our school is unique, full of love and laughter, and as a dedicated team of supportive colleagues, we hold the young people at the heart of everything we do. We want you to join our team, we want you to be a part of the change for our children and young people who may have never had a positive experience of education, we want you to help us to make a difference.

Can we promise everyday will be easy? No.

Can we promise that every day will be challenge-free? No.

Can we promise that you’ll love every second at our school? Absolutely.

We are interested in WHO you are and WHAT you can offer. For example, you could be an ex-tradesman, a keen gardener, or have a youth work or residential care background; we want the right people and the training and qualifications, we’ll take care of that. There are a number of roles available, and we want to shape them around you!

If you feel you have something to offer, we want to talk to you - so get in touch or hit ‘APPLY’.

What the school offers its staff

We offer:

  • Excellent professional learning and support at every stage in your career, with opportunity for continued personal development through our Talent Pathway
  • Career development opportunities
  • Excellent resources and facilities
  • A core belief in staff wellbeing and work life balance for all, evidenced in policy and practice
  • Benefits including funded counselling, physiotherapy and GP and other medical support
  • As a school in the Marches Academy Trust teachers have opportunities to engage with staff across the Trust to support and collaborate with peers and colleagues in sharing the expertise across our family of 10 schools.

Commitment to safeguarding

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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About Woodlands School

School type
Academy, ages 9 to 16
School size
50 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 16
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Woodlands is a special school for pupils who have social, emotional and mental health needs. We are part of the Marches Academy Trust, based in the beautiful county of Shropshire

Arranging a visit to Woodlands School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email lisa.dugmore@wdl.mmat.co.uk.

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