Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Term time salary £15,309 FTE 0.8093 (G4, P13)
11 Oct 2018
28 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

SALARY Term time salary £15,309 FTE 0.8093 (G4, P13)





CLOSING DATE Friday 26th October 2018

The Role

We are looking for a highly motivated, exceptional individual(s) to take on the role of a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to support students in KS3/4. This would be an ideal opportunity for an experienced Teaching Assistant looking for a new challenge. The successful candidate will have a passion for helping children achieve their full potential in a team which values creativity and innovation, focusing on enabling children to learn well in exciting and engaging ways.

Successful candidate(s) for this post will require HLTA status or substantial Teaching Assistant experience and would consider undertaking additional training to qualify as an HLTA. The ideal candidate(s) will be committed in working with students with a wide range of special educational needs including ASD, ADHD, hearing impairment, emotional, social and mental health need, together with an interest and considerable expertise in supporting second language learners. A caring, flexible and common-sense approach is vital as well as being pro-active and demonstrating a can-do attitude.

This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of our school and to make a significant contribution to the educational outcomes for our students. We are looking forward to appointing an inspiring individual(s) who will inspire our students, a team player who works in close collaboration with colleagues as well as parents and students whilst contributing to the development of Inclusion Department which is integral to the school.

Avanti House is a very happy school where the behaviour and attitudes to learning, by all students are exceptional. Students have an established and meaningful ‘voice’ through the prefect system and school council. It is through working in close partnership with parents and students that the school has grown exponentially since its opening.

When Ofsted inspectors visited the school in July 2014, they reported:

“The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. They are, without exception, respectful and polite. New pupils are immediately included, and those with additional needs or who experience difficulty settling in are sensitively inducted until they feel safe.”

At Avanti House we deliver a rounded education to nurture confident and creative young people who will thrive in adult life. We put an equal emphasis on the highest academic achievement alongside the development of character and spiritual insight.

We offer students a diverse range of opportunities both in and out of the classroom. For example, we offer the Duke of Edinburgh Award and various trips including residential visits to Barcelona, Isle of Wight, Wales, Belgium, Rome and France.

Avanti House is part of the growing family of Avanti schools. Avanti schools are Hindu-designated faith schools. However, staff and students at Avanti House School do not originate from any specific faith background; applications are welcome from practitioners of any faith and from those of none. They will, however, be expected to be in full sympathy with the unique ethos and vision of the School.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic teaching assistant and key responsibilities are outlined below -

  • To implement agreed work programmes with individuals/groups, in or out of the classroom.
  • The teaching assistant may also supervise whole classes occasionally.
  • To provide pupil, teacher, curriculum and school support.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.