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  • Start date details

    September 2024 or sooner

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    5 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

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English Additional Language (EAL), Special Education Needs (SEN), Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant, Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Working pattern

Part time, full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,693.00 - £27,794.00 Annually (Actual) £22,693.47 to £27,794.09 (Actual salary for term time only, 39 weeks, 37.5 hours per week, paid year round). Pay rise expected from September 2024.

Learning Support Assistant job summary

With four of our current team becoming trainee teachers, we are looking for more Learning Support Assistants to join our increasing Grow and Thrive team. The successful candidates will be passionate about working with young people, and preferably have a knowledge of the local area or similar area.

We offer exceptional training and development opportunities. We will offer extensive support and guidance to help you achieve your aspirations while you help the children achieve theirs. You may work across the school, or specialise within an identified subject area where you will be supporting and learning from others. The ability to specialise in literacy would be welcome, but not necessary.

You may want to become an experienced LSA, or perhaps you want to become a teacher, an educational psychologist, an expert in speech and language or EAL, or another education-based career and are looking for that special school to gain some experience in an education setting. We have a track record of developing people in the direction they want to go, whether it is remaining within our Grow and Thrive team, growing within the Saracens family, or moving elsewhere.

Saracens High School has a family ethos and is committed to supporting staff in this rewarding job, while recognising the stress it puts upon us. With generous loadings, the opportunity for colleagues to take family days, and access to a staff counsellor, we do all we can to look after our staff.

With strong ties to the wider Saracens organisation, we base all we do on the values Discipline, Hard Work, Honesty, and Humility. Our approach to education focuses on character development and making memories, as much as outstanding academic attainment. Our aim is to develop aspirational life-long learners, who will thrive in their chosen career path, embracing our values, and demonstrating a strong moral purpose and a desire to make a positive contribution to society and their local community. (Hear behaviour expert and author Paul Dix speak about Saracens High School here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Utm3ocGeII)

Saracens High School is a secondary school that opened in September 2018 for Year 7 pupils, growing each year until the school is full in 2024 (1130 pupils). We serve a wonderfully diverse community in the Colindale area of North London, which also has exceptional transport links with the Northern Line (Colindale) and mainline trains (Mill Hill Broadway), and easy access to main commute routes (M1, A1, A41).

This post is for 37.5 hours per week, term time only (39 weeks).

How to apply:

Your supporting statement must include references to the job description and person specification. In addition, please explain why you are the right person for the role, specifically in relation to Saracens High School.

If you have any questions or would like a general conversation with the Principal about the role, please email principal@saracenshigh.org

The closing date is 17:00 on Friday 12 July 2024. As we are a growing school there are multiple vacancies available. Please note that we may choose to interview and appoint outstanding candidates in advance of the deadline.

Saracens Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS check.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trustees and Governors recognise their responsibility under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We are committed to working with other organisations and agencies to ensure good arrangements within the school to identify assess and support those children who are suffering harm or at risk of harm.
The principles on which our policies are based apply to all trustees, governors, staff and volunteers working in or with the school.

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About Saracens High School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
827 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Saracens High School is a new secondary school which opened in September 2018. This year we have our first cohort of Year 11s sitting exams in the summer and we open our Sixth Form in September 2023.

The school is located in the Colindale area of North London with easy access to the Northern Line (Colindale) and mainline rail (Mill Hill Broadway) as well as the M1 and A1.

We will moved into our brand new state of the art building in the autumn of 2021.

Learn more about the school at our website www.saracenshigh.org or here https://www.tes.com/jobs/employer/saracens-high-school-1168079

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