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Higher Level Teaching Assistant – SEN

Reference: 49a3db70-b62f-4db8-a56d-ff2e9128e1ca
Employer: The Aurora Group
Location: Leatherhead
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Overview and Responsibilities

Higher Level Teaching Assistant – SEN

Location: Effingham, Surrey

Hourly Rate: £14.70 – £16.04 per hour (£26,265.95 – £28,660.26 actual salary dependant on experience and qualifications) Plus £2000 Welcome bonus For HLTA with SEN Experience

Hours: 40 hours per week. Term time only.

Aurora Poppyfield School

We’re looking to recruit a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our team at Poppyfield School. The successful candidate will be supporting the teacher within the class.

Our autistic students are aged between 11 – 16, they have associated behavioural and communication difficulties. Some pupils may have multiple learning difficulties.

Poppyfield is part of the Aurora group, they share their Principal with Redehall school, but all other staff are specific to each school

To see more about the work that Poppyfield does please follow this link – If you are viewing this advert on Reed please visit our website directly.

What’s in it for you?/ Why Should You Apply?

  • You want to make a difference in the lives of our pupils and their families.
  • You are looking for a role where you are given the opportunity to lead lessons and develop your skills to support teaching and learning.
  • You want to contribute to our broad and creative curriculum offer.
  • You want to work with an inspiring pupil population.
  • You enjoy working as part of a collaborative and committed multi-disciplinary team.
  • You have a strong commitment to pupil and staff well-being and want to work in an organisation with the same strong values.
  • You want to work within an organisation that support, develops and invests in their staff.

Key Duties:

Pupil Welfare and Safeguarding

  • Take responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils according to the school’s policies, including safeguarding and PREVENT.
  • Provide meaningful feedback on pupil behaviour, relationships and attitudes.
  • Monitor pupils conduct and behaviour throughout the learning process and intervene to resolve highly complex, difficult or very challenging issues and to keep records of incidents, health, behaviour etc. as necessary.

Supporting Teaching and Learning

  • To lead in the absence of any Class Teachers across the school.
  • Assist the Class Teacher with carrying out the professional duties of a teacher as outlined in the Professional Standards for Teachers.
  • Know and understand the Class Teacher’s curriculum planning and to plan, prepare and deliver assigned programmes of teaching and learning activities to individual, small groups and/or classes modifying and adapting activities as necessary within agreed systems of supervision.
  • To provide high quality, challenging and differentiated educational activities and experiences through teaching a broad and balanced curriculum aiming at pupils achieving their full potential in all areas of learning.
  • Develop and implement individual plans for pupils (such as the educational elements in an EHCP), including attendance at, and contribution to, reviews if requested.

Like many SEN environments; your duties are likely to vary and therefore candidates will need to be flexible and be able to lend a hand whenever required.

Duties will vary, for a full job description please contact Liz from the recruitment team:

Skills and Qualifications

  • GCSE Maths and English qualification minimum Grade 4 or equivalent is essential.
  • The Higher Level Teaching Assistant Diploma or equivalent Level 4 qualification or demonstrate equivalent skill level.

Benefits and Additional Information

Be part of our successful team and also benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Life assurance and Pension
  • Welcome bonus is payable in 2 payments – 50% following successful completion of probation and 50% after one year service
  • Perkbox – offering high street discounts.
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Fully funded training and qualifications
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Free membership to our Health cash back plan – Claim back money on services such as dental, optical, physio and many more.

How to apply:

You can apply by completing our online application form.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Aurora Group is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer.

This advert could be taken down at any point in time without prior notice if the position is filled.


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