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Cover Supervisor HLTA - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Elms School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-7045-405S
  • Posted:20/02/2024
  • Pay:KR7 plus SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:21/03/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


(KR7, 30 hours per week, 39 weeks) 

 FTE: £25 378 + £1442 SEN (Pro rata: £17856 + £1331)

We are looking for three experienced, highly skilled practitioners to join our team of HLTAs and provide cover across the school, in both the Primary and Secondary phase.  Candidates will need to demonstrate a commitment to the school’s vision.  Candidates will need to be flexible and willing to respond to the changing needs of the school at short notice.

Knowledge of the National Curriculum and assessment systems are desirable and experience of working with children or adults with challenging behaviours is essential.  Candidates will need to understand the issues faced by pupils with SEN.  Candidates will need to show initiative and the ability to plan and deliver lessons at short notice.  Candidates will need good IT skills and the ability to direct TAs within the class. Candidates will need to be emotionally resilient with a good sense of humour and physically fit to undertake this role.  Knowledge of Restorative Approaches and Team Teach is desirable, although full training will be provided. 

A willingness to work beyond the school day when required is essential.

Candidates need to possess a minimum of GCSE grade C or above in English and Mathematics (or equivalent). 

The school places a high priority on professional and career development.  All staff receive a full induction and support programme throughout the year to achieve their performance management targets.

Elms School is committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check, pre-employment medical clearance, good references and verification of the right to work in the UK.

Informal visits to the school prior to your application are welcome, please contact Mel Wright to arrange an appointment.

For more information and an application pack, please contact the school office.

This school requires a completed application form – no CV’s accepted.

Information about the school

Elms School is a nurturing place of learning that has high expectations for all.

Our therapeutic approaches nurture students so they form relationships and to learn to; self-regulate; demonstrate respect; take responsibility; understand their and others’ emotions.

Our curriculum enriches the experiences of our students, develops independence and promotes collaboration.

Elms is a special school for pupils with social, emotional, mental health and learning needs. Most pupils display associated challenging behaviours resulting from a variety of difficulties and needs, including PTSD, attachment difficulties, ODD, ADHD, ASD and FASD.

Our broad and balanced curriculum is relevant, engaging and provides opportunities to achieve academic success as well as equipping them with skills for life. Our highly-trained staff provide bespoke therapeutic interventions, such as Thrive, to target developmental gaps and enable pupils to manage their behaviour and regulate their emotions so that they can form meaningful relationships throughout their lives. We also use Restorative Approaches to build and maintain a sense of community and to provide our pupils with the ability and attitude to respect the viewpoints of others and, when necessary, take responsibility for resolving conflict and putting things right.

In our Ofsted inspection in March 2023, Elms continues to be a Good school.

We have a large team, including our transport team who bring the pupils to and from school in our fleet of MPVs.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Melanie Wright
  • Address:Elms School, Elms Vale Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 9PS
  • Telephone: 01304 201964
  • Email: hr@elms.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01304 225000


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.