• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    18 June 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    9 June 2021

Job details

Job role
SEN specialist
Citizenship, Relationships and sex education
Working pattern
Will consider full-time, job share
Contract type
Fixed term (Initially fixed term for one year with view to becoming permanent)
Grade 6

Job summary

This is an exciting time to join the Outreach team for Gloucestershire Hospital Education Service (GHES) as one of our Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs) who will be delivering our PSHE/Wellbeing curriculum to every student.  We want all students to thrive and achieve their potential despite their medical condition. Underpinning the success of this is the physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of each student. Your role will be pivotal in ensuring all of our students receive a high quality PSHE / Wellbeing curriculum that meets their needs as well as the statutory requirements. Whether it is working with students in their own homes, working remotely online, or with groups in our classroom, you will work with students to identify key milestones, develop strategies and skills, plan and deliver the PSHE /Wellbeing curriculum, and ensure they are well supported in the lead up to returning to their mainstream school.  This is a hugely rewarding role and the successful candidate would find themselves working in a team of highly motivated and creative teaching assistants and teachers.  The role is quite peripatetic and requires travelling across the county to visit children in their homes. Working days are varied ranging from delivering lessons in the outreach office, working online / remotely, travelling between homes and liaising with families and their other academic teachers.  We are looking for an individual who has experience of working with children with additional needs and professionals involved in the education system.   The ideal candidate will: 

  • Understand the graduated pathway and the need for a student-centred approach

  • Have experience of planning and delivering lessons

  • Have a passion for the PSHE curriculum

  • Have experience of, or a good working knowledge of the other professional agencies we work with in education

  • Understand the importance of safeguarding, especially as much of the work takes place in the home

  • Be well organised, can work on their own initiative and manage their time well

 Excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with students, parents / carers, staff at GHES and professionals in education and other agencies, are all important qualities for this role.  A firm belief that a medical condition should not stop a child fulfilling their full potential is essential.

Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 19
Education phase
School size
1 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19
Contact phone number
01242 532363

About Gloucestershire Hospital Education Service

The purpose of Gloucestershire’s Hospital Education Service (GHES) is to meet the LA’s statutory duty to provide equal access to appropriate education for young people medically too unwell to attend school (due to either physical or mental health needs). As a service, and registered Medical PRU (Pupil Referral Unit) GHES addresses inclusion and reintegration issues specific to young people with medical needs making it possible for a child to have a seamless educational transition between hospital, home and school. Children at GHES are supported to continue to achieve, thrive and reach their potential despite their medical needs. GHES Overview There are three branches of the service: 1) Education provision for paediatric inpatients at Gloucester Royal Hospital 2) Education provision for paediatric outpatients – GHES outpatients team 3) Education support and provision for pregnant schoolgirls/school-aged mothers 

Arranging a visit to Gloucestershire Hospital Education Service

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School location

St George's Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3EW

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