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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    5 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    18 May 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£16,309 - £17,929 (Dependent on service and experience)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Applications are invited from suitably-qualified, experienced and enthusiastic candidates to support individuals or groups during independent /group work and support the teacher in any way necessary. The successful candidate will have good communication and listening skills and be fully aware of responsibilities relating to the duty of care. They should have experience of TA work and have experience of working with students who have autism and attachment difficulties.

What the school offers its staff

At Higham Lane, our staff are our most precious resource. We are committed to offering you:

  • Excellent continuous professional development
  • Reduced workload
  • Behaviour for learning that empowers teachers to teach and students to learn.
  • A range of imaginative approaches to ensure staff wellbeing

We provide a supportive Employee Assistance Programme as well as an Employee Benefits Scheme, offering discounts on everyday essentials.

Further details about the role

Higham Lane School is delighted to welcome applications for the post of Teaching Assistant (Level 2) to start as soon as possible.

How to Apply

Please complete the Application Form, as well as the Equality Details Form, that you will find on the School’s website (www.highamlaneschool.co.uk) and email them to jobs@highamlaneschool.co.uk, indicating in the message title the post you are applying for. If you would like to have a chat about this post, please contact Donna Greenfield, SENDCo by calling the School on 024 7638 8123.

The closing date for applications is midday, Monday 5th June (If you encounter a problem in meeting this deadline, please contact the School).

Interviews likely to be Thursday 8th or Friday 9th June.

Additional Information

Please note our clear expectations regarding personal and professional conduct of staff and the safeguarding of students:

  • To have total regard for the need to safeguards students' wellbeing, in accordance with statutory provisions.
  • To have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school, and maintain high standards in their own attendance and punctuality.
  • To have an understanding of, and always act within, the statutory frameworks which set out their professional duties and responsibilities.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and will also be taken through the School's vetting procedure. Higham Lane School is also strongly committed to protecting personal data. Our Privacy Notice, which can be found under the GDPR section on the School website, describes why and how we collect and use personal data and provides information about individuals’ rights.
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About Higham Lane School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1418 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

Higham Lane is a large, 11-18 comprehensive academy, set on an attractive site on the Warwickshire-Leicestershire border, easily accessible due to excellent road, train and bus connections. Achievement in all its forms: artistic, academic, social, cultural, sporting and intellectual is equally valued in our diverse five-year, knowledge-rich curriculum. We were extremely pleased to have been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in May 2019, one of only a small number of schools in England to have achieved the highest rating that year. We are enormously proud to have performed in the top 20% (yes that’s top 20%!) of schools in England for student progress at GCSE in 2019. (As you are aware, schools have not published results for 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic). We are also delighted to have achieved impressive A level results in our high-performing Sixth Form. Our progress figures indicate that our teaching and learning and student behaviour and engagement are excellent! We are also delighted that the Department for Education has given us permission to open a new secondary Free School, Higham Lane North Academy, within the next few years after we have formed a new Multi Academy Trust. In July 2021, we were granted World Class Schools status, one of a very small number of schools to achieve this. Our school has a strong ethos based on mutual respect between students and staff and very clear expectations regarding students’ effort and behaviour. We enjoy an excellent reputation with parents/carers and are always over-subscribed. You will find a happy, caring and purposeful environment at Higham Lane. Students get on exceptionally well, both with each other and with our staff, who take pride in working here. Our students are encouraged to do their very best in every aspect of their lives and to reach the highest standards, irrespective of their ability. We encourage them to “Be the best you can be!” At Higham Lane, our staff are our most precious resource. We are committed to offering you: • excellent continuous professional development • reduced workload • behaviour for learning that empowers teachers to teach and students to learn • a range of imaginative approaches to ensure staff wellbeing. We offer an Employee Assistance Programme, providing practical and emotional support. In addition, we have an Employee Benefits Scheme, offering discounts on everyday essentials.

Arranging a visit to Higham Lane School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jobs@highamlaneschool.co.uk.

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