This job expired on 14 April 2024

  • Job start date

    3 June 2024

  • Closing date

    14 April 2024 at 9pm

  • Date listed

    8 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

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Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

29777.00 - 33945.00

Operational Behaviour - HLTA job summary

The Job:

Coal Clough Academy seek to appoint an Operational Behaviour Lead to support the Assistant Headteacher. The role is term time only (39 weeks per year) and full time. The actual salary is £26,189 to £29,855 per annum.

What does this job do?

  • To deal with behavioural, pastoral and welfare concerns
  • To lead on rewards across the school and to ensure the 6Rs are consistently promoted in and out of the classroom
  • Lead on pastoral/meetings in the absence of AHT
  • Attend District Panel/Fair Access meetings in the absence of AHT 
  • Attend LA behavioural support Networks
  • Positive regard/Positive handling/Trauma informed experience or willing to learn 
  • Leading on and liaising with pupils and families to maximise learning for individual pupils 
  • To contribute to the development of a whole school approach to overcome obstacles to learning and improve pupil participation in learning and whole school life
  • To complement the professional work of teachers by ensuring that the behaviour related policies of the school are carried out and provision for children with behaviour needs is of a good quality
  • To implement agreed work programmes with individuals or groups, in and out of the classroom
  • To support teachers and support staff in addressing the needs of all pupils but especially those pupils who need particular help to overcome barriers to learning. 
  • Establishing and maintaining productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and mentor. All the duties outlined are carried out under the general direction of the Inclusion Leader 

What are the job requirements?

  • Leading on the provision for behaviour management throughout the school  
  • To assess the needs of pupils on and use detailed knowledge and specialist skills to support pupils’ learning and positive behaviour development and make recommendations relating to this.  
  • Lead and implement intervention work in relation to behaviour in conjunction with senior leaders.  
  • Work closely with the Assistant Headteacher, MLT, SEND and Teachers to ensure continuity of behaviour provision throughout the school. 
  • Overview of case studies to show impact around behaviour, attendance and wellbeing
  • To ensure that all interventions across school are monitored, tracked and showing impact
  • Support and lead on QFT in and out of the classroom to help remove barriers to learning for our pupils
  • Take a role in assessing a range of activities, courses, organisations and individuals available to provide support for pupils to broaden and enrich their learning  
  • Supervise pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required
  • Implement supervision of pupils out of school hours as required   
  • Lead constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals, in liaison with the classroom teacher, to support achievement and progress of pupils 
  • Ensure consistent compliance of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, confidentiality and data protection throughout the setting, reporting all concerns to the appropriate person.   

About Coal Clough Academy:

Coal Clough Academy is an 11 - 16 Alternative Provision for young people, many of whom have found it difficult to be successful in a mainstream school.

We are making exciting and positive changes to our school and are very proud of the provision we offer. At Key Stage 3, the focus is on supporting young people to return to a mainstream school. At Key Stage 4, we focus on providing the opportunity for students to gain 5 GCSEs to ensure a successful transition to college, training or employment.

Pupils are taught in small groups, where they study the core curriculum and can receive the extra support they require. Students are then able to make good progress as staff can ensure that learning is tailored to individual student needs. In addition to the core curriculum, we provide rich and varied curriculum opportunities ranging from vocational courses, academic programmes and programmes that support pupils' personal and social development. You can view our full curriculum at other parts of this website.

Many of the young people who attend Coal Clough Academy arrive here at a difficult period in their lives. We aim to ensure that we give them the necessary support to improve their confidence, self-esteem and enable them to become successful learners in school and prepared for their future working lives.

About the Education Partnership Trust (EPT):

EPT was established in 2012 as a multi-academy trust and is an approved academy sponsor. Our vision is to create outstanding schools which transform learning, lives and communities. We benefit from our diverse and unique range of schools which include secondary mainstream, alternative provision and special and have a proven track record of sustained improvement. Our schools are united by a drive to improve opportunities and outcomes for children and young people within a collaborative learning culture.

Our staff are our most valued asset so we continually invest in our colleagues and we believe that all teaching and support staff posts within our schools are key in terms of supporting pupil achievement and improving their life chances. As such we are keen to recruit dedicated and ambitious professionals who will add value to our schools and trust by helping our young people to succeed. 

“If you’re good at what you do, you can work anywhere. If you’re the best at what you do, we want you to work for Education Partnership Trust.”


Our extensive range of rewards and benefits include:

  • Healthcare cash back plan provided free by the trust includes optical, dental, physio, diagnostics, health assessment, NHS prescription charges, hospital cover, discounted gym memberships plus lots more.
  • Employee Assistance Programme including, counselling, CBT, and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Access to government pension schemes.
  • Free parking.
  • Electric Car Scheme (Salary Sacrifice).
  • Training, mentoring and progression opportunities including our Emerging Leaders programmes.
  • Trust wide intranet to share knowledge and resources. 

Incomplete application forms will not be shortlisted, if you need to discuss a reason for being unable to complete a section, please contact the recruitment team HR@ept-uk.com


We warmly welcome an informal visit or a conversation prior to application. Please contact the School Business Manager – scarter@coalclough.org

Please be advised, as part of due diligence checks, online searches will be carried out on shortlisted candidates.

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 Coal Clough Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
School size
100 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

School location

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