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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Reference

PRI57071

Location

Tor view School - Trelawny Road,Tavistock, West Devon PL19 0JN

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£19,800 per annum

Hours

37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday - 39 weeks per year)

Job Advert Role Description

Aspris Children’s Services (an independent company which was formally Priory Education and Children’s Services) is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of specialist care and education for a reason. We recruit some of the most committed staff in the sector.

If you have experience in SEN and want to make a real difference to lives in an environment that has the needs of the young person at the heart of what we do, you should join us. We need dedicated, skilled and experienced staff. We offer a bespoke training programme and like minded colleagues that want to improve the lives of the young people as well as develop their personal expertise and experience with such complex needs.

In place is new local leadership that brings experience and recognition of the challenges and pressures that other establishments in SEN face. We enable staff to bring their skills, ideas and creativity to the school to contribute to the ethos and shared values.

Your day to day duties as a HLTA would involve:

  • Providing support for learners, the teacher and the school in order to enable high quality learning experiences that allow students to learn and progress.
  • Using prior experience, current training and skills to support teachers and teaching assistants with the delivery of the curriculum, with ownership of additional responsibilities that contribute to the school development plan.
  • Being aware of difference, promote inclusion and ensure that learners have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop. Foster and maintain positive relationships with all
  • learners, parents/carers, visiting professionals and members of the local and wider community.
  • Using behaviour and management strategies in line with school policies and procedures and promote the emotional well-being of all learners.
  • Monitor, assess and evaluate learners progress through a range of activities and give verbal and written feedback to learners, parents/carers on their progress.
  • Contributing to the ethos and aims of the school by attending meetings and training sessions and by making a positive input at those meetings to the ongoing development of policies and
  • procedures.
  • Contributing to the ongoing development of the school and support school improvement strategies.
  • Assisting teachers in the support, training, mentoring of other teaching assistants

Knowledge & Skills

  • Higher level qualification/s related to working with people with SEN.
  • Have English and maths skills at Level 2 or equivalent
  • Know how to use ICT to support your work
  • Be trained in relevant learning strategies, e.g. literacy
  • Have specialist skills or training in a curriculum area, e.g. sign language, literacy, numeracy, emotional development.

Experience:

At least 3 years’ experience in a related environment and have experience of supporting and supervising other staff.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all our employees to share in this commitment.

A clean driving licence and own transport is essential due to the location of the school.

Please note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of suitable applications.

Aspris 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 the Disclosure & Barring Service.

What do you get in return?

  • A generous salary
  • Being part of a company that invests in you and your team for personal and professional development
  • Reward and discount schemes
  • Pension
  • Enhanced DBS fee paid
  • Access to a holiday package
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing support

Please note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of suitable applications.

Division DBS info

References

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 may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

About us

Our UK specialist schools, colleges, children’s homes and fostering agency provide the highest standards of support to children with a range of needs. This includes autism, learning difficulties, social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties and supporting some of society’s most vulnerable children. With a large national footprint, as well as education services in the Middle East, this also offers significant and exciting development and progression opportunities for our staff.

Disclosure

Aspris Education & Children's 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. Aspris Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.

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Job Description

Teaching_Assistant.pdf

Closing Date

31/01/2022