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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    8 January 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    6 December 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Part time: 32.5 hours per week, term time only

Contract type

Fixed term - until 31 August 2024 in the first instance

Full-time equivalent salary

£22,737 rising to £24,702

Actual salary

£17,779 rising to £19,404

What skills and experience we're looking for


  • Experience of being a Teaching Assistant work.
  • Working with young people of secondary age.
  • Previous work with SEND learners.
  • Experience of using IT skills effectively to support learning.
  • Working as part of a team.
  • Ability to work in a way to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

Skills and Abilities

  • Good understanding of numeracy/literacy skillsWorking knowledge of common ICT applications, especially Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Effectively plan and prioritise regular and irregular tasks
  • Communicate effectively and positively with students and staff
  • Motivate pupils to learn
  • Assist with the organisation of the learning environment
  • Undertake routine tasks under the direction of a teacher/HLTA
  • Maintain records and data for interventions and student files
  • Work effectively with adult team members
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Positive approach to tasks and able to promote a ‘can-do’ attitude

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer:

  • A welcoming school
  • Enthusiastic children who are keen to learn
  • A strong senior and curriculum leadership team
  • A supportive working environment
  • Strong support for professional development including membership of the Oaks Collegiate
  • Staff Wellbeing and support programme

Commitment to safeguarding

Hillcrest School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is committed to equal opportunities in employment and positively welcomes your application.
Successful candidates will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and relevant safer recruitment checks.
Please note that it is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.

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About Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre

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

Hillcrest School is an all-girls 11 to 16 school with a mixed sixth form located on a green field site in Edgbaston constituency on the southwest edge of Birmingham. Our students come from a range of backgrounds across Birmingham and surrounding areas.

The school was rated ‘Good’ with outstanding behaviour and safety by Ofsted in September 2013, and following a short inspection in July 2017 and again in September 2022, retained our ‘Good’ rating. We are focused on continuing our drive for excellent attainment and progress outcomes, with an aspiration to be rated ‘Outstanding’ at our full next inspection.

Arranging a visit to Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email enquiry@hillcrest.bham.sch.uk.

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