Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Scale SO1, point 23 – 25 (£29,078 – £29,941 per annum)
36 hours per week, Term Time only + 5 INSETS (45.46 weeks)
Fixed Term 1 year- September 2023 Start
Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 School with an ambitious vision and plans to provide the best possible education for all young people in Waltham Forest – we are highly inclusive and our diversity is our strength. The school is on a rapid journey of improvement ensuring the ‘good’ status (Ofsted 2018) is retained and for the school to ultimately become ‘outstanding’ in all areas. This is an exciting time to be at a school in a stunning setting with unlimited potential and a school wide commitment to ensure that the pandemic does not prevent the ambition and success of our pupils and staff, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Staff feedback is very positive about working in our school.
We are looking to recruit a HLTA to support SEND students from a specific year group and the management of other teaching assistants including allocation and monitoring of work, performance management and training. The HLTA role may also include a higher level of responsibility for taking classes or small groups on a regular basis as appropriate. This is a fixed term contract for one year.
The successful candidate will be a strong practitioner who understands the demands of pupils with a wide range of needs, liaising with teachers to establish an appropriate learning environment for those students requiring support. You will be working with and supported by an experienced team of teachers and leaders and Teaching Assistants.
The school puts well-being and development at the heart of its work and we have very talented staff who are encouraged to grow, develop and work collaboratively, within school and with local schools, and to be the best they can be. We are working to ensure school improvement in a high challenge, low threat way and enable robust systems and structures to ensure consistency in all areas, encouraging the growth and development of all. The school has excellent resources and a stunning site close to the forest.
We aim to ensure our staff body reflects the diversity of our community and use blind-recruitment processes in our short-listing. We employ staff with diverse skills and backgrounds and this ensures that our policies and systems are always inclusive of all our stakeholders. We value and respect everyone’s identity and our Equality Information and Objectives Policy confirms our commitment to the 2010 Equalities Act.
If you are interested, please look at our school website www.heathcoteschool.com where you will find application forms and further information. If you wish to speak to someone about the role please contact Heather Fleetwood, HR Manager on 0208 498 5110.
Completed application forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for receipt of applications: 29th September 2023 at 9am
Indicative date for interviews: TBC
Please note: applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close this position before the date specified above. We therefore urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.
Heathcote School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.