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HLTA (Foundation Study Programme) - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Goldwyn School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7041-211S
  • Posted:09/01/2020
  • Pay:Kent Range 5 plus SENA
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:07/02/2020 at 11:00
  • Interviews:TBC


This position is based at our Goldwyn Folkestone site: Parkfield Road, Folkestone, Kent CT19 5BY 

This is a unique opportunity to make a real difference! 

Goldwyn Sixth Form College is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed HLTA who is passionate about working with young people with Special Educational Needs, and who can help us make a positive impact on a student’s life by helping them to achieve their full potential. This is an exciting time to become part of our organisation as we look to further expand and build on our success.   

Goldwyn Sixth Form College is an independent special post 16 provider for students with EHCPs. Currently courses on offer at the College include Construction, Motor Mechanics, English and Maths GCSE as well as a Foundation Study Programme.  The successful applicant will support students on a 1:1 basis and in group sessions to motivate the students to learn and engage them in each lesson. 

All our students have an Education, Health and Care Plan in place and a range of needs including Social, Emotional & Mental Health difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. 

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a passion and commitment to supporting vulnerable young people
  • Ideally has some knowledge or experience of working with young people with SEN
  • Is willing to work as part of a team
  • Has the commitment and enthusiasm to provide bespoke learning experiences to troubled young people
  • Is patient, resilient, calm and composed
  • Is flexible and adaptable
  • Has a proven ability to meet deadlines and work comfortably in a challenging and demanding environment
  • Has GCSE grade C or equivalent in English and mathematics
  • Has strong ICT skills
  • HLTA qualification (desirable) and full driving licence (desirable) 

We welcome and encourage visits to our College. Please contact Steve Badder, Head of Sixth Form College on 01233 622958 to arrange a visit. 

This post is for 32.5 hours per week 39 weeks per year (term time only plus staff development days)

And offered on a salary of Kent Range 5; £18,704 - £20,121 + SENA of £1274 per annum Actual starting salary (including SENA) is £15,182.55 per annum.

Closing Date: 7 February 2020 (11am)

Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received. Goldwyn School reserves the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process and early applications are encouraged.


Goldwyn School is committed to the highest standards in safeguarding procedures and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

References may be taken up before interview and the successful applicant will undertake an enhanced DBS check.


Information about the school

Goldwyn is a pioneering school that provides an exciting, high achieving and creative curriculum for students who have a "learning difference". Every child at Goldwyn is unique and it is our mission to design a learning pathway that reflects high GCSE aspirations as well as encouraging their inherent talents through music, art, languages, technology, science, sport, vocational education and much more. The Goldwyn leaders and all our staff are inspirational and committed to providing a happy, secure and stimulating school in which students enjoy their learning. We provide an education which develops the whole child academically, socially and emotionally. We focus our energies on ensuring that all children aim for excellence in their work and are able to achieve the very best that they can.

Goldwyn School is a KCC Foundation Special School for children and young people with an EHCP for SEMH needs from age 11 to 16 (provision for 16+ is delivered at Goldwyn Sixth Form College). Students who are admitted to the school have complex and wide ranging difficulties and come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and a wide geographical area.

Goldwyn School is an Outstanding School for students with SEMH needs, and consists of: • Goldwyn Ashford in Great Chart, Ashford (TN23 3BT) • Goldwyn Folkestone in Parkfield Road, Folkestone (CT19 5BY) • Goldwyn Plus at Goldwyn Educational Studios in Beaver Lane, Ashford (TN23 5NX) (our alternative curriculum programme) • Goldwyn Sixth Form College, Ashford (TN23 3BT) and Folkestone (CT19 5BY

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01233 662177


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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.