Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time - term time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 08/11/2023 12:00
£20,854 - £22,854 Pro-rata.
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching Assistant
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Highfield Middle School
Number of posts:
Closing date:
8 Nov
Further Information
Highfield Middle School, (9-13 Years Middle School)
Part of the Cheviot Learning Trust.
Headteacher: Mr Richard Oades.

37 Hours per week,
Term Time + 3 days,
Band 5 £24,496-£26,845 FTE,
£20,854 - £22,854 Pro-rata.
Pending agreement of the 2023/24 support staff pay award

Required as soon as possible.

We are looking to appoint a passionate and positive Higher Level Teaching Assistant to begin working with us as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will become a vital part of our team and provide the highest standards of education to our pupils, who are keen to learn. This is a permanent position which offers a great opportunity in a varied, demanding and hugely rewarding role. The successful candidate will work closely with senior leaders and our SENDCo to lead our skilled and dedicated support team and ensure high quality educational provision for our pupils. You will be instrumental in designing individual learning pathways, supporting young people with additional educational challenges and promoting inclusive education. You will also be required to cover lessons when teachers are not available and co-ordinate other staff providing cover across the school.

The successful candidate must:
• Be passionate about supporting the education, personal development and wellbeing of young people
• Be committed to personal and school improvement
• Be able to motivate and inspire our pupils
• Be able to support and manage our team of brilliant Teaching Assistants
• Have excellent behaviour management skills
• Be committed to supporting disadvantaged pupils and those with SEND
• Have the highest expectations of our pupils
• Have resilience, ambition and a sense of humour 

We firmly believe we offer a fantastic school to work in, with wonderful pupils, brilliant colleagues and a strong and supportive senior team. We are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If you are invited for interview, you will be required to disclose convictions that would not be filtered, prior to the date of the interview. Certain spent convictions and cautions will be ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed. Full details on protected convictions and information about which convictions must be declared during job applications can be found on the Ministry of Justice website. You will be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process. If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure and Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed. This role will include Regulated Activities and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure is required for this post.

You can view the professional standards associated with this role here. Visits to the school prior to interview are available on request.

Please contact Jenny Jewitt (School Manager) to arrange a visit: admin@hms.cheviotlt.co.uk 01661 833922 Application forms can be downloaded from the Cheviot Learning Trust website. Completed applications should be returned directly to the school, by email to admin@hms.cheviotlt.co.uk

Closing date: Wednesday 8th November 12 noon
Interviews will take place: WC 13th November 
Please note
This job is closed for applications.