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Higher Level Teaching Assistant Teaching/Child Support - Full-time

The Beacon, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-7043-112S
  • Posted:28/11/2018
  • Pay:KR6 plus SENA
  • Start Date:Jan 2019
  • App Close Date:09/12/2018 at 20:00
  • Interviews:TBA


The Beacon, Folkestone are looking to appoint a HLTA to work with our post 16 students.

We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced HLTA’s to join our dedicated and highly effective team. The school prides itself on providing our students with much more than academic support within lessons.

This role includes, planning and delivering specified learning activities to individuals, small groups and/or classes set by or with teachers and/or support pupils undertaking lessons delivered via distance learning or computer aided techniques.

The successful candidate will be expected to progress pupils’ learning and to assess, record and report on development, progress and attainment as agreed with the teacher.

It is necessary for the candidate to have qualifications in Maths/Numeracy or English/Literacy equivalent to at least NVQ Level 2. An HLTA qualification or evidence of working at this level would be advantageous.

This post is term time only (39 working weeks per year) KR6 £19,864 - £21,789 (pro rata to term time) depending on experience plus £1,257.60 SENA (pro rata to term time).

This role provides an exciting and excellent opportunity to work in a brand new, high quality and well-resourced environment and to work with an established, experienced and highly motivated team.

The Beacon is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Please note that these posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS and receipt of 2 good references.

Information about the school

The Beacon, Folkestone is a purpose built centre of excellence for learning, with outstanding facilities including hydro pool, hi-tech sensory rooms, soft play areas, state of the art PE hall, specialist subject rooms, sensory garden, grassed amphitheatre and life skills house.

The school building is specifically designed to meet the needs of the pupils and caters for 370 pupils aged 3-19 years with Profound, Severe and Complex Needs (PSCN).

The Beacon also hosts a Multi Agency Support Hub. This is one of four centres across the County that brings NHS colleagues, pediatricians, speech and occupational therapists, and nursing services, alongside children’s social services and portage colleagues into one cohesive centre. We are proud of the strong partnerships this brings to benefit the children and families of Shepway.

The Beacon is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and views it with paramount importance. It engages with children and staff in policy and practice developments, and proactively encourages feedback. All postholders are required to obtain an enhanced Criminal Records disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), including checks against the barred list together with all other appropriate vetting procedures.

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.