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Senior Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

The Wyvern School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7069-170S
  • Posted:01/03/2023
  • Pay:KR8 + SENA
  • Start Date:April
  • App Close Date:22/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:27th March 2024


Following the retirement of a highly valued member of our support team we are looking to recruit a Senior HLTA to support our class teams to be highly effective in their roles.

This include recruiting the right person, providing support in class, advice and support with training needs and all aspects of wellbeing.

The successful applicant must be a people person, with excellent communication skills, that will remain calm and professional in all aspect of the role. You must follow and embed the School values throughout your daily tasks.

Your role will be to ensure the class based staff are performing at their best to ensure our amazing students receive the highest quality of education during their time at our school.   

We are looking for one full time candidate or two part time candidates for 3 days per week. (A classroom based HLTA role can be available for 2 days on Kent Range 7 if full time is desired)

22 hours / 3 days per week £14,755.74 (full time equivalent £28,598) + SENA (£1,422 full time equivalent)

37 hours / 5 days per week £24,816.47 (full time equivalent £28,598) + SENA (£1,422 full time equivalent)

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Visits to the school are encouraged.

Information about the school

The Wyvern School is a large, dynamic, forward-looking school, with the aim of helping to shape best practice for pupils with complex needs. The school caters for 350 pupils with severe, profound and complex needs including autism.

If you want to play a part in making a difference to the lives of children with complex needs, we would love to hear from you!

The Wyvern School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. For all positions where a criminal record check is identified as necessary, an application for a DBS check will be made in the event of the individual being offered the position. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Please see our school website for our policy on ex-offenders.

For further details on the schools Child Protection policy, please see our school website.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance 2023, as part of the shortlisting process the school reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence. Any relevant information found concerning a candidates suitability to work with children will be discussed with the applicant.

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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.