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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Zone 1 Primary Phase - Term Time

The Beacon, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-7043-146S
  • Posted:06/09/2019
  • Pay:KS6 Plus SENA
  • Start Date:October 2019
  • App Close Date:16/09/2019 at 10:00
  • Interviews:Friday 20th September


Would you like to work in an outstanding special school?

If so, we are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate and motivated HLTA to work at The Beacon to provide high quality cover for all classes within our primary zone.

Hours: 8:50 to 3:25 Monday to Friday, term time only plus five inset days (39 working weeks per year)

Salary: KR6 £20,222 - £22,072 (pro rata to £14,266 - £15,527 term time) depending on experience plus £1,274 SENA.

The successful applicant will be working within a dedicated highly skilled, friendly and supportive team who continually strive to ensure all children make excellent progress from whatever their starting point is, because learning is personalised and expectations are high.

The school prides itself on providing our students with much more than academic support within lessons and we are looking for people willing to commit to providing the very best all round education for these exceptional young people.

The role includes:

  • Working in collaboration with teachers to plan, deliver and assess lessons for PPA cover within the identified zone
  • Organising, managing and delivering learning activities to pupils, adjusting activities according to pupils’ needs and selecting/preparing necessary resources to lead learning activities, providing feedback in order to support pupils’ learning.
  • Monitor and evaluate pupil responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies against pre-determined learning objectives, providing feedback and reports to teachers in order to provide evidence of the range and level of progress and attainment
  • Be flexibly deployed according to the changing needs of the pupils and school

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

The successful applicant will have a good standard of education with a minimum requirement of English and Mathematics at GCSE (C) or equivalent.  

As part of the interview process if shortlisted, you will be observed working with children, and so a visit to the school to gain an understanding of our ethos and practice is advised (contact lauren.scott-smith@thebeacon.kent.sch.uk should you wish to book a visit).

The Beacon is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Please note that this post is subject to an Enhanced DBS and receipt of two acceptable 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.