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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) - Motor Vehicle at Goldwyn Sixth Form, Ashford - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Goldwyn School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7041-263S
  • Posted:14/12/2021
  • Pay:KR5 plus SENA
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:31/01/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Required as soon as possible

Goldwyn Sixth Form 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.   

Under the direction of the Teaching & Learning Lead, the purpose of this role is to help support and deliver Motor Vehicle courses to students who can display social, emotional and mental health difficulties and whose learning disabilities may be affected by an Autism Spectrum Disorder or students.

A minimum of level 2 in both English and maths is also required for this post as embedding of these two topics is essential in our move towards outstanding teaching, learning and assessment.

 All our learners 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 candidates who:

  • Is passionate and committed to supporting vulnerable young people
  • Has experience and a background in working within motor vehicle industry (desirable) 
  • Ideally has some knowledge or experience working with young people with SEN
  • Are willing to work as part of a team
  • Have the commitment and enthusiasm to provide bespoke learning experiences to troubled young people
  • Are 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
  • HLTA qualification (desirable) 

If you think you have the skills, drive and motivation to transform learner potential into successful learner outcomes, then this could be the opportunity for you.

This post is offered on Kent Range 5 £18,425 per annum pro rata (actual £14,901 per annum) plus SEN Allowance of £1,323 (total Annual Salary £16,224 and is for 32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks a year (term time only plus 5 staff development days).    

You are welcome to visit at your earliest opportunity - please contact Angela White, Vocational Centre Manager: angela.white@goldwyn.kent.sch.uk 

Information about the school

Goldwyn is a pioneering school that provides an exciting, high achieving and creative curriculum for students who have social, emotional and health needs. Every child at Goldwyn is unique and it is our mission to design a learning pathway that reflects high 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 18. 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 Sixth Form in Leacon Road, Ashford, Kent (TN23 4FB) • Goldwyn Plus in Beaver Lane, Ashford (TN23 5NX) (our alternative curriculum programme)

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01233 662177

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).