This job expired on 25 September 2022

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    25 September 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 September 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - Permanent – 33.75 hours per week. 39 working weeks, holiday entitlement means paid for 45.248 weeks

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


TIS/SEMH lead practitioner – Higher Level Teaching Assistant with supervisory responsibilities job summary

We are seeking to appoint self-motivated, caring and dedicated SEMH Higher Level Teaching Assistant, with supervisory responsibilities. You will be an advocate for Team Teach and train, support and coach staff to enhance and upskill school teams. As a key member of staff you will work collaboratively with teaching staff and assist teachers in the whole planning cycle and the management/preparation of resources. Also to supervise whole classes during the short-term absence of teachers and to cover PPA. Experience and a passion for supporting young people with complex learning, SEMH and sensory needs is vital. 

  • Working alongside SLT you will lead the day to day provision of SEMH and TIS informed practice across the school.
  • Be the team lead for HLTA’s and midday supervisors.
  • To work with colleagues as part of a professional team to develop best practise by working alongside and modelling for staff Trauma Informed approaches for pupils who require interventions and best practise support, including the development of support plans where needed.
  • To support the development of group supervision of staff across the school
  • Providing specialist trauma informed interventions and support both full classroom provision and learning activities for class groups/interventions
  • Providing planning support for pupils who need bespoke SEMH / TIS support to overcome barriers to learning, such as those with moderate, severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties and/or behavioural, social, communication, sensory or physical disabilities, and ensuring safeguarding of pupils.
  • Support/train other team members to upskill and enhance effectiveness across the school.
  • To support Teachers’ delivery of the curriculum and subsequent assessment, implementing the outcomes of the SPT PARRCS policy (Plans, Assesses, Records, Reports, Celebrates and Standards).
  • Contribute to the development of support staff, pupils, policies and strategies, working collaboratively with teaching staff on the whole planning cycle and management/preparation of resources.
  • To supervise whole classes during the short-term absence of teachers
  • To provide support for pupils, Teachers, Teaching Assistants and the Trust to raise standards of achievement, utilising advanced knowledge and skills
  • To encourage pupils to become independent learners, provide support for their welfare and inclusion of pupils in all aspects of schools’ life including mainstream attendance where appropriate
  • To uphold the HLTA standards in all aspects of work
  • To effectively contribute to all aspects of professional development including any development identified via the SPT/ school Performance Management process

Commitment to safeguarding

As a school, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. We recognise that everyone who comes into contact with children has a duty to safeguard and promote children’s welfare. We ensure that all appropriate measures are applied in relation to everyone who works in the school who is likely to be perceived by the children as a safe and trustworthy adult, including governors and volunteers. All members of staff are required to have an enhanced DBS check. An online check will be undertaken of all shortlisted candidates.
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About Doubletrees School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
97 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
Phone number
01726 812757

This is an exciting training and professional development opportunity, to join our team and to support the school in line with its shared values and improvement priorities. Doubletrees School provides a creative and ambitious centre of learning for over 90 pupils with a range of complex learning and communication needs aged from 2-19 years.

The school is a member of the Special Partnership Trust, an ambitious and inspiring collaboration of specialist provision in Cornwall, with a focus on excellence in learning for everyone. As well as complementing teacher’s delivery of the curriculum and contribute to the development of other support staff, pupils and school policies and strategies, this role will suit those who have specialist higher skills, especially within ASD and complex behaviour environments.

Arranging a visit to Doubletrees School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email lrabey@doubletrees.org.uk.

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