This job expired on 16 June 2023

  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    16 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

NJC E Point 15 -20

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Be a strong and positive role model to students, staff, parents and other members of the community
  • Be prepared to go ‘the extra mile’ to do what it takes to continually improve Brook Green Centre for Learning
  • Understand the importance of having a good work/life balance.
  • Be able to meet deadlines
  • Be able to work under regular and sustained pressure whilst demonstrating high quality work and decision making
  • Remain open to suggestions and be open minded in your general approach
  • Be prepared to develop both personally and professionally
  • Developing a strong network of partners locally and regionally
  • Be forward thinking
  • Be able to prepare ideas and initiatives thoroughly, present them articulately.
  • Understand the importance of both initiating and completing tasks whilst understanding how to consult appropriately
  • Be motivated, curious and have a passion to facilitate excellent education, interactions, experiences and relationships with students who can challenge
  • Experience of working with students with additional needs
  • Experience of working with disengaged students
  • Experience of post-16 provision in and around Plymouth
  • Knowledge of how to inspire students to raise their own self expectation and aspirations
  • Experience of using ICT
  • Experience of producing maintaining accurate records and producing clear and accurate reports
  • Experience of working under pressure and meeting deadlines.
  • Evidence of Continual Professional Development
  • Good communication skills
  • Good attendance record
  • Ability to work closely within a team
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work within school policies
  • Driving licence
  • Minibus licence
  • Experience of Compass+
  • Use Careers South West work experience database
  • Classroom management experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Gatsby Benchmarks and Provider Access Legislation

What the school offers its staff

A warm welcome to Brook Green Centre for Learning. The school was built in 2008, we currently have 102 students on roll and an average class size of 10 with one teacher and a range of TLAs. Our students come from across the city and the surrounding areas. Our amazing young people are best described as having complex learning difficulties and disabilities (CLDD) with a condition for admission that all children have ‘Low’ cognitive ability (MLD) and are working well below age related expectations. Additionally, many of our students have SEMH needs, ASD, Speech, Language and Communication Needs and/or other neuro-developmental or medical needs. There has been a significant increase in the number of students with an ASD diagnosis in the last 36 months. Less than 10% of students are independent travellers to school.

We include therapeutic support from speech and language therapists, an occupational therapist, CAMHS worker and counsellors in our provision to better meet the holistic needs of our young people and therefore impact upon student progress. We have a regular clinic on site with a Paediatrician to review student needs. We also work closely with the school nursing team and with our Educational Psychologist.

We offer a range of in-house therapies, delivered by our Teaching and Learning Assistants. Our curriculum is based on the secondary school model. Our students take GCSE, BTEC, Foundation Level and Entry Level Pathway qualifications and the Duke of Edinburgh award. At the end of Year 11 our students transfer to a College of Further Education, or specialist provider. Brook Green Centre for Learning is a truly unique place to learn and to work and if you feel you would like to join our thriving and happy school community in this exciting new post, we really would like to hear from you.

Commitment to safeguarding

Brook Green Centre for Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and our people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All teaching and support members of staff must undertake the required pre-employment checks which include the uptake of references both professional and personal, employment history checks and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

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About Brook Green Centre for Learning

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 16
School size
103 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01752 773875

Brook Green Centre for Learning, is a 11 – 16 special school for young people with Cognition and Learning Difficulties and associated SEMH. Our students come from across the city and from the surrounding areas. Our school provides our students with a sense of community. Our amazing young people are best described as having complex learning difficulties and disabilities (CLDD) with a condition for admission that all children have ‘Low’ cognitive ability (MLD) and are working well below age related expectations.

Arranging a visit to Brook Green Centre for Learning

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email brook.green.school@plymouth.gov.uk.

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