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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    29 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    27 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£19,150.00 - £21,459.00 Annually (Actual)

Teaching Assistant 3 (HLTA) - Leagrave site job summary

TA3 (HLTA)    Grade L5 (SCP 15 - 20)

31.50 hours per week

39 weeks per year

Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri 8:55am - 15:25pm

Wed 8:55am - 16:55pm

Teaching Assistants are involved in INSET days and after school workshops to equip and train staff to work in our specialist setting.

To assist you in completing your application, please download our recruitment information sheet.  Supporting statements should be completed using the job description provided, demonstrating how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the post advertised.

Please look at our website www.ladyziawernherschool.com to see the excellent facilities and resources we offer and to see some of our activities

Knowledge of a range of special needs would be useful; however, we do provide a comprehensive induction and training programme. 

We are very proud of our school and we encourage and welcome visits.  Please telephone for an appointment 01582 728705.

About our School

We are looking to recruit a HLTA based  at our site in Leagrave, (Strangers Way, LU4 9ND). On rare occasions HLTAs may be asked to cover on their non-based site. Expenses would be covered if this was the situation.

Lady Zia Wernher school is a special place of learning to enable pupil voice, curiosity, independence and happiness for today and tomorrow.

It is an outstanding maintained Luton community special school educating children in EYFS, KS1&2. All children attending the school have severe or profound learning difficulties. Additional pupil need’s can include physical, sensory and communication impairment, autistic spectrum disorder and/ or complex medical needs.

Our curriculum offers pupils engagement in differentiated teaching and learning supporting pupil progress and achievement. We celebrate success at all levels of education, equipping children for the next steps in life. 

We have a shallow water pool at our Stopsley site.  TAs are expected to participate in our pool-based lessons, this requires water competency and confidence rather than swimming skills.

Whilst experience with pupils with special needs is favoured, recruitment is also based on willingness to learn, and a clear identification with the school’s values.  Our recruitment process involves practical engagement in our classrooms on the interview day.

Our teaching assistants undertake regular training to develop their skills for our specialist setting.  HLTAs attend 5 INSET days per year and 1.5hrs training/meeting time per week. There are opportunities to progress within our TA structure leading to a UQT position. Over the past 20 years we have had many TAs acquire degrees and move on to attain qualified teacher status. LZW school is committed to best practice and improvement for all – pupils and staff.

CVs will only be accepted alongside a completed application form.  A CV on its own will not provide adequate information and does not replace the need for candidates to explain how they meet the essential criteria in full.  Please contact HR on 01582 728705 if you need assistance.

Please note that if you are shortlisted for this role, or an alternative role, an online name search will be undertaken, as per Keeping Children Safe in Education.  The purpose of the search is to help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the school or college might want to explore with you at interview.  Further information on how online search will be undertaken can be fund in our schools Recruitment and Selection Policy.

Applicants for this public-facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse, and provide effective help or advice, fluently in spoken English.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

This post meets the definition of ‘Regulated Activity’ as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for an enhanced DBS check to be undertaken. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare all unspent cautions and convictions; and also any adult cautions (simple or conditional), and spent convictions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020). A person’s criminal record will not in itself prevent a person from being appointed to this post. Applicants will not be refused posts because of offences which are not relevant to, and do not place them at or make them a risk in, the role for which they are applying. However, in the event of the employment being taken up, any failure to disclose such offence, as detailed above, will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the School / Authority.

Disclosures are handled in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be accessed via www.disclosure.gov.uk

Please note the school reserves the right to close adverts prior to the closing date if a sufficient response is received. Early applications are advised in light of this.

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 Lady Zia Wernher School

School type
Special school, ages 2 to 11
School size
198 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Lady Zia Wernher School is an outstanding rated community primary school education children between the age of 3 and 11 years where standards of education are very high. Our core values are respect, creativity, passion and independence.

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