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HLTA - Routes to Employment - Term Time

The Beacon, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-7043-230S
  • Posted:29/11/2021
  • Pay:KR6
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:09/12/2021 at 10:00
  • Interviews:TBC


The Beacon School are looking to appoint a specialist HLTA at our 19 Plus Provision - Beacon Plus.

The focus of the role is to lead and co-ordinate the provision of work related learning activities across the school and work with individual pupils to access WRL opportunities to enhance learning. It will involved leading and organising the schools work experience programme, in line with agreed school policy and national / local initiatives and support the work of all aspects of the school to enhance pupil learning. 

The successful applicant will develop and maintain effective links with other providers within the sphere of vocational and work related skills. Together with the Head of Centre,  you will develop a Post 19 education and work ready programme in a collaborative partnership with external agencies, offering welfare support, engagement in learning and supporting social enterprise such as assisting participants with the running of a pop up shop.

HLTA’s are expected to work as part of the school team and contribute to plans to ensure the school meets its aims by supporting pupils in their education, social development and welfare. The post holders will be expected to progress pupils’ achievement and to assess, record and report on development, progress and attainment as agreed with the Head of Centre. 

The successful candidates will have excellent communication and inter-personal skills, an energetic approach to working in challenging situations and will have a flexible approach to their working day. The people we are looking for will have previous experience working with children and the ability to build trusting relationships within our school community.

This will be a challenging and fulfilling role that will place your skills at the heart of school community.
This role is for 31.25 hours per week over five days, term time only (39 weeks). Salary is Kent Range 6 plus SENA.  

Information about the school

The Beacon is a multi-site, all-age school (3-19 years) offering 380 pupils with complex needs, profound and severe learning difficulties and physical and sensory impairments a wide range of educational experiences. We currently work across four sites: the main site is Park Farm Road, Folkestone, a small 10 place satellite provision hosted by Castle Hill Primary School, Beacon+ College for 19-25 year olds based in the town centre and our new satellite provision in Walmer.

The Beacon has a strong cooperative ethos and culture, building on personalised learning to ensure all students thrive within school and beyond. Learning at The Beacon offers a child-centred ‘needs led’ curriculum, which incorporates elements of the EY Foundation Stage, National Curriculum and external accreditation as appropriate, including Life Skills and Social Skills.

We will also continue to provide training and support for mainstream schools through the Specialist Teaching and Learning Service team managed by the school. This team offers support, training, outreach advice and guidance to our mainstream colleagues. In addition, the Beacon has both conference and meeting facilities and regularly hosts nationally renowned speakers on its courses.

The Beacon also hosts a MultiAgency Support Hub. This is one of four centres across the County that brings NHS colleagues, paediatricians, 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.

At The Beacon, we are driven by our shared moral purpose to do all that we can to improve educational outcomes and life chances for all our young people. We believe strongly that the best way to do this is through the partnership, collaboration and a commitment to work together to achieve excellence in all we do. We expect the highest possible standards of ourselves and all stakeholders, believing that in this way we can maximise learning and develop a truly reflective learning community.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Katie Lonergan
  • Address:Park Farm Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5DN
  • Telephone: 01303 847555
  • Email: HR@thebeacon.kent.sch.uk


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).