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Higher Level Teaching Assistant




Forest House School, Forest Road, Narborough, Leicestershire, LE19 3EQ

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£11.00 per hour / £18,898 per annum


37.5 hrs per week

Job Advert Role Description

Aspris Children’s Services (an independent company which was formerly 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.

Forest House is located in the village of Narborough, close to the city of Leicester. This site is where the majority of our Key Stage 4 pupils are based. Here they have the opportunity to complete GCSEs, functional skills qualifications and a range of academic curriculum enrichment, with the aim of working towards moving onto positive outcomes and destinations at Key Stage 5.

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. The majority of the role will require you to provide in-class support, but you may also be required to:

  • Support learners on a 1:1 basis
  • Assist class teachers with essential paperwork and records
  • Accompany students on educational visits and excursions
  • Travel between sites as needed

You will also:

  • Be passionate and committed to achievement for all
  • Be personable and approachable
  • Be aware of the challenges faced by young people living with autism
  • Be highly-organised, reliable and punctual.

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

In return, you will join a team with a clear vision for success and support to help you develop in the next stages of your career.

For more information about this role, please email

What we can offer you

  • 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

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.

At Aspris, we are dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of the children and young people within our homes and schools, and always celebrate uniqueness and diversity.

Our homes are part of a large children’s group with a national footprint offering significant development, support and progression opportunities. We also operate a fostering service and a number of high quality specialist schools in both the UK and the Middle East. 

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 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.


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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