9 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    31 July 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    4 October 2023

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time, term time: 37 hours per week Monday to Friday. 39 weeks per year (Term-time including INSET days)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Bucks Pay Range 3 Point 16-20. Approximate gross salary £23,164 to £24,848 per annum (FTE £27,310 to £29,295 per annum)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Ideal candidates for this role will have a minimum of three years’ experience of working with children and young people who have a range of special educational and complex needs either in a special school or similar setting, or maybe through a different job role. You will be able to liaise with other professionals in order to carry out recommendations required and also work on your own initiative. A good working knowledge of ICT to be able to effectively support learning and a commitment to training is expected. Resilience, common sense and a commitment to working as part of a team are also key attributes. Please see candidate pack for further details

What the school offers its staff

Booker Park is a member of the Vale Federation of Special Schools, together with the secondary and post-16 school Stocklake Park. With 239 pupils on roll, Booker Park caters for primary aged children with a broad diversity of complex needs including profound and multiple, severe and moderate learning difficulties. Almost half of the pupils have an additional diagnosis of an autistic spectrum condition. We are fortunate enough to have wonderful facilities including two large halls, a computer suite, hydrotherapy pool, soft play room, an observational mirror room, dark room and sensory theatre. We have purpose built outdoor spaces including a MUGA (multi use games area), climbing castle, pirate ship and sensory path which are available to all pupils. We are close to bus and train links and on-site parking is available for all staff. Enjoy the benefits of working within Buckinghamshire Council including financial rewards and discounts on purchases from local shops, cafes and restaurants, pension scheme and a 24 hour free confidential Employee Assistance Programme.

Further details about the role

As a Senior Teaching Assistant the successful candidate will work under the guidance of teaching and senior staff and within an agreed system of supervision, to implement agreed work programmes with individuals/groups, in or out of the classroom. with the class teacher in lesson planning, evaluating and adjusting lesson/work plans as appropriate. You will assist with the development and implementation of individual education and personal care plans, attending to personal hygiene needs and administering medicines. You will be required to lead whole classes in the absence of both the Teacher and Assistant Teacher within the class. We offer comprehensive training from our many in house experts, a full induction programme and numerous career paths as you progress. Please see candidate pack for further details

Commitment to safeguarding

The Vale Federation of Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to provide two satisfactory references, undertake pre-employment checks including a health check and have a cleared Enhanced Disclosure & Barring check. An online search (including social media) will be carried out for all shortlisted candidates as part of our recruitment process.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@thevalefederation.com

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About Booker Park Community School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 11
School size
239 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01296 427221

Booker Park School is a special school meeting the needs of primary age pupils with a range of complex needs. These may include moderate or severe learning difficulties, autism, physical and other sensory disabilities, and sometimes challenging behaviour as a consequence of these difficulties. We look for all our young people to be successful learners enabling them to achieve in a caring and supportive environment. Together we work to provide the best that we possibly can to support all their unique learning needs.

Booker Park School is a member of the Vale Federation of Special Schools, together with the secondary school Stocklake Park, and its post-16 site Harding House.

Arranging a visit to Booker Park Community School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@thevalefederation.com.

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