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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Nexus Foundation Special School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-7051-278S
  • Posted:01/05/2020
  • Pay:KR7 - KR8 (depending on experience)
  • Start Date:Sept 20
  • App Close Date:01/06/2020 at 08:00
  • Interviews:tbc



We are are looking to appoint a number of HLTA's.  Our HLTA's also support school improvement in a number of areas including Behaviour, Communication, Creative and Physical Development.  All of the areas are outlined in the attached job description.   

As an HLTA you will be expected to support the development and embedding of these areas / practices across the school, including training and up-skilling staff, working with small groups as well as individual students. 

Should you have a preference to focus on one of these areas in particular, please make this clear in your application.  

Experience of working with children with profound and multiple learning disabilities would be an advantage.  

We are looking for people who are passionate about working with children and young adults with special educational needs and are able to help us make a difference and our pupils to achieve their full potential.

Hours of work are 9.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. (35 per week) Monday to Friday, term time only (39 weeks)   

Nexus is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.  References may also be taken up prior to interview.

Should you have any queries please e-mail

Information about the school

The School where Excellence meets Opportunity

Nexus is an ambitious school for children and young people aged 2-19 with profound, severe and complex needs, many of whom have a diagnosis of autism.

In September 2017, we moved into an amazing state of the art multi-million pound purpose built school, complete with woodland walk and life skills house based in South Tonbridge. We are situated just off the A21 and have a large staff car park. However, we are also only a 15-20 minute walk from Tonbridge Station. In addition, we opened a Satellite Provision based at Wouldham All Saints Church of England Primary School in September 2018.

Nexus invests in employing the best staff and in training them to achieve. We strive to engage staff who are self-motivated, professional and ambitious.

We are members of KASS (Kent Association of Special Schools) which comprises of 24 special schools across Kent and are also part of the Collaborative Learning Alliance of Special Schools (CLASS) Multi-teaching School Alliance.

We are looking for exceptional people to join our team who are able to demonstrate belief in our school culture and ethos; have a passion for working with children and young people with special needs as well as creativity and energy.

In return, we are able to offer friendly, enthusiastic and delightful pupils and a committed, supportive and motivated staff team who are dedicated in providing the best education and support.

We have high expectations for our pupils, striving to ensure that they all achieve their maximum potential; celebrating difference and encouraging curiosity and creativity. We work hard to ensure that their individual needs, interests and abilities are met and that they are resilient and make positive life choices.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join the school at a very exciting time when we are expanding provision and pupil numbers.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and all posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Emma Holt - Assistant School Business Manager
  • Address:Upper Haysden Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8AA
  • Telephone: 01732 771384
  • Email:


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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.