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HLTA Ks3 English - Part-time - Special Needs Position

Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre, Tenterden

  • Ref:KCC886-5408-1143S
  • Posted:17/05/2024
  • Pay:NJC
  • Start Date:27th August 2024
  • App Close Date:16/06/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


Salary: NJC Scale 4/5 Points 7-17 £18,273 - £21,640 (pro rata from £24,294 - £28,770)

32.5 hours per week, term time only

Initial Fixed Term Contract for 1 academic year

The successful candidates will be part of our Learning Support team working with students who experience difficulties in accessing the curriculum. 

The objective of this post is to provide support to targeted individual students, small groups and classes during Key Stage 3 English lessons.  The needs of the students will vary; some will have special educational needs such as Dyslexia or ASD.  The successful candidate will generally work with small groups of students, within the main classroom, to ensure students’ progress and to boost their confidence.  The role will involve planning, preparing and delivering group work or team teaching with the main class teacher.  The successful candidate will also be expected to deliver interventions to targeted students focusing on pre and post teaching of English set texts, exam skills and vocabulary.

As with all HLTAs the post holder will progress students’ learning and with other professionals to support pupils’ social, emotional and physical wellbeing.  It is necessary for the candidate to have qualifications in Maths/Numeracy or English/Literacy equivalent to at least NVQ Level 2.  The post requires a good standard of education and an attitude which is positive and supportive towards young people. 

We seek to develop our staff through a professional growth model and treat everyone as an individual; we value personal strengths and qualities.  Our school is set in a 55 acre site midway between London and the Channel Ports and is easily commutable via major roads and motorways.  You will enjoy a unique working environment in the heart of the Weald of Kent including discounts and offers with Kent Rewards, RAC and enhanced pension contributions.   There is also a nursery based on the school site which offers discounts to Homewood Staff. 

More information on this successful school can be accessed on the following website www.homewood-school.co.uk alternatively please send an email to Megan Wanstall in Human Resources on vacancies@homewood.kent.sch.uk .

Closing date for applications: 16th June 2024 however early applications are encouraged as we review applications as we receive them.

Information about the school

Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre is a mixed 11 – 18 wide ability school with Academy status with 2000 students including 350 in the Sixth Form. We are part of Tenterden Schools’ Trust working in collaboration with local primary schools and nurseries serving the Wealden town of Tenterden and the surrounding villages. The school is situated on the edge of Tenterden and enjoys a large semi-rural site overlooking open countryside. Home Farm Nursery is based in the grounds of Homewood School.

Homewood has excellent facilities for all its students and our specialisms in Performing Arts, Applied Learning and the Rural Dimension underpin our approaches to learning which are designed to raise achievement across the whole student body. We aim to maintain and develop the cultural aspirations of the school community in line with our priorities of “belonging” and “respect” and offer a broad range of curriculum opportunities in all subject areas. This also extends into the local community through partnerships across primary, secondary and higher education sectors as well as non-educational community partners.

Homewood provides a secure and caring learning environment in which all students can flourish and succeed. It is a school renowned for its support for students’ wellbeing. Heads of Community provide academic and pastoral leadership for the students in their Community, supported by dedicated form tutors, a Family Liaison Officer and Assistant Head of Community. A range of other staff including counsellors and a qualified nurse help and support the students through their time at Homewood. Consideration and respect for each other is central to our work and we are justly proud of our students’ achievements.

I hope you will be inspired to submit an application to join us. If you are successful, you can be assured of a very warm welcome and a real opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the young people of this part of Kent.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Karen Nicholls
  • Address:Homewood School And Sixth Form Cent, Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6LT
  • Telephone: 01580764222
  • Email: vacancies@homewood.kent.sch.uk


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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.