Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) - Part-time - Special Needs Position

Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-4043-23S
  • Posted:10/07/2020
  • Pay:Kent Range 6
  • Start Date:01/09/2020
  • App Close Date:10/08/2020 at 10:00
  • Interviews:TBC


HLTA – September 2020 onwards


We are looking for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to provide one to one support for the learning and welfare of a Sixth Form pupil with Autism and severe OCD, including SEMH. The role is to ensure that the pupil can safely integrate as fully as possible in the activities generally undertaken by the other children in the class, and can fulfil their educational potential and work towards their independence. The HLTA will run specific programmes and activities to assist the pupil’s individual learning and social needs, and will implement the targets on the pupil’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) in liaison with the subject class teachers, Pastoral/ SEND support and the SENCO.  The detailed job description is attached.


TWGGS is an 11 – 18 girls’ selective school of about a thousand pupils, where pupils are encouraged to be as active beyond the curriculum as they are within it.  Trips, visits and extra-curricular activities are unrivalled in the state sector, but, more importantly, it is an amazingly happy, positive community to be part of. The prospectus is on the school’s website which may be found at www.twggs.kent.sch.uk; the school prospectus and website will, we hope, give you a feel for the atmosphere and ethos of TWGGS.


We are looking for a candidate who is appropriately qualified and/ or experienced, having an understanding of Autism and severe OCD. Enthusiastic and a strong team player, they will have the ability to work proactively and independently, to multi-task, prioritise and work under pressure. The successful applicant will have good communication, organisational and observational skills, and will care about children, particularly those who find learning and managing their emotions and behaviour difficult.


Having read about the post, we very much hope that you would like to apply: please complete the school application form and write a supporting letter, identifying your strengths and skills and showing how you feel you are well-suited to the post.  Please return these by e mail to admin@twggs.kent.sch.uk or by post to Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School, Southfield Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9UJ. The deadline for applications is 10th August 2020. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. If you have not heard from us by 17th August, please assume that, unfortunately, your application has not been successful. We should like to wish you well in your future career whether at TWGGS or elsewhere.


Linda Wybar, Headteacher

 Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. As such, the successful applicant will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School is an equal opportunities employer.

Information about the school

Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School is a successful and oversubscribed selective school. With 1019 pupils 11 - 18 years. The aim is to instil in each girl the curiosity and excitement of learning. The academic achievement of pupils is one of the school's principal priorities. The school works to help all pupils obtain, at each stage of their development, the highest examination grades of which they are capable. The curriculum at all key stages is balanced, broad and diverse. Scholarship and academic rigour are its central characteristics coupled with instilling and enthusiasm for learning

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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.