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Higher Level Teaching Assistant / HLTA - Full-time

Oasis Restore, Rochester

  • Ref:KCC887-4007-51S
  • Posted:12/04/2024
  • Pay:SCP 18 to 22 (£27,344 - £29,439)
  • Start Date:as soon as possible
  • App Close Date:22/04/2024 at 08:00
  • Interviews:30th April & 1st May 2024


  • Are you a qualified or aspiring Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) driven by a purpose to transform the lives of the most vulnerable children?
  • Do you have a keen interest in developing your knowledge, skills and practice to support with learning across the school?
  •  Do you see relationships as fundamental to your work with children, families, and the wider community? 
  • Do you want to be a part of an innovative and courageous team developing the UK’s first secure school?

We are offering an exciting opportunity for qualified or aspiring HLTAs to join the team in contributing to and supporting teachers and Head of Departments with delivering an outstanding curriculum and high-quality learning opportunities at the UK’s first secure school. Oasis Restore represents a revolution in youth justice: an opportunity for children within the criminal justice system to experience a truly restorative environment, that creates the potential for them to thrive in the future. You will be key to delivering a curriculum that provides nurturing, therapeutic and educational community that embeds hope, stability, and opportunity for children in our care. Come and develop your career within an organisation dedicated to transforming lives.

The role and what we are looking for

Your role as a HLTA will be integral to supporting the progress of all children at Oasis Restore, to help them to achieve their individual educational outcomes. You will be responsible for supporting the delivery of a bespoke, skills-based curriculum; and working with individual children and small groups within the classroom to facilitate a personalised and aspirational education for all. You will work as part of an education team within departments and contribute to the regular assessment of the children you are working with as well as forming part of a core team around the child and feeding into formulation meetings to report on progress and next steps.

You will be responsible for working with teachers to deliver lessons that develop curious and dedicated learners and meet their individual needs and interests. You will have the opportunity to feed into and continuously contribute to a creative curriculum underpinned by progressive pedagogies, in line with the national curriculum, setting a true gold standard for learning. You will be an integral part of a passionate, committed, and ground-breaking multidisciplinary team, working integratively towards improving the outcomes for children so often overlooked.

Together, we will devise strategies to empower children to take ownership of their own learning journeys, so preparing them for successful transitions into the next phase of their journey. As a champion of restorative practice, you will place relational connection at the heart of everything you do. Your work will be the driving force that enables children to transition out of Oasis Restore with the support in place for them to succeed in the next step of their journeys.

Information about the school

Oasis Restore is the UK’s first secure school that is a proof-of-concept policy initiative funded by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the Youth Custody Service. Oasis Restore’s mission is to transform the life chances of children aged 12-18 years in the criminal justice system through delivering psychologically informed, integrated practice that centres on trusted, safe relationships between staff and children. Oasis Restore is a learning community that embeds hope, stability, and opportunity for children beyond the secure school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Recruitment
  • Address:Oasis Restore, Sir Evelyn Road, Rochester, Kent , ME1 3YB
  • Telephone: 0207 9214243
  • Email: recruitment@oasisrestore.org


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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.