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Higher Level Teaching Assistant




Progression House, 39-41 Station Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1AP

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time


£10.48 per hour / £18,069 per annum


37.5 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Our Sketchley School sites provide specialist education for young people aged 8-19 with high functioning autism. Pupils may also have challenging behaviour as a result of their communication difficulties and a lack of social understanding.

Our Post 16 site, Progression House in Hinckley, is where students have the opportunity to continue GCSEs and begin college courses or work placements with full support from our staff.

Due to a number of new students joining us and natural progression of year groups, we are now looking to recruit an experienced Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to cover staff sickness on a fixed term contract for three months until the end of term.

To join us as HLTA, you will have the ability to support student’s academic learning in an autism friendly way, as well as supporting wider behavioural and emotional needs.


You will also:

- Share our passion for high aspiration and achievement for all

- Have excellent interpersonal skills

- Have a good knowledge of autism and/or experience of working with young people on the autistic spectrum

- Be highly organised, adaptable and enthusiastic.


You must also hold a full driving licence, as part of your role will be working off site with students engaging in curriculum activities, using school vehicles.

In return, you will join a supportive and experienced team, and have every opportunity to develop the role.

Previous applicants need not apply.


Priory Education Services are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with current and past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau. You will be required to provide full employment history should you be invited to interview.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Division DBS info


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.

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