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Job Ref No. ECC7030-175S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 5 (Points 9-12)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 27/06/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) post

Kingswode Hoe School is a welcoming, positive and supportive special school environment for pupils aged 5-16 years with Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) and complex needs.

We encourage pupils and staff to GROW!

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and well-motivated HLTA to join our team of specialist lead support staff in our MLD Special School team and Trust.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a dedicated, pupil-centred and forward-thinking staff team within a school judged to be 'Good' in all areas.

It is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills and experience. We believe in sharing best practice and provide excellent, informative training and supportive mentoring to be able to have a positive impact on pupil learning and outcomes straight away.

We offer you:

  • Great pupils who are eager to learn
  • A diverse staff team with expertise and experience in MLD, SLD, SEMH, Primary, Secondary and GROW settings, who actively share best practice and welcome innovation and new ideas
  • Commitment to ongoing training needs with time allocated as part of working hours
  • Variety- no two days are the same!
  • Committed and passionate colleagues and Trust who put pupils at the heart of decision making
  • Specialist facilities, high quality resources and working environment.

We are seeking an organised, efficient and energetic HLTA who is:

  • Professional, caring and calm when supporting pupils with challenging behaviour
  • Confident in leading individuals and groups of pupils to achieve their outcomes
  • Proactive and positive when working with pupils, families and colleagues independently
  • Enthusiastic to lead and contribute in an area of expertise and share strategies to support further developments within school
  • Able to communicate and collaborate with others, solution focused with a sense of humour
  • Keen to learn and be part of a supportive team and whole-school sharing culture.

SEAX Trust application form must be completed - available on the school website, or on request from the school office. We cannot accept applications via CV only.

The SEAX Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All posts are subject to satisfactory medical checks, enhanced DBS clearance and references.

Information about the School

Kingswode Hoe is a special school for pupils with complex learning difficulties. We take pupils aged between 5 and 16 (Y1 - Y11) living in the Colchester area. All pupils are admitted to the school by the Statutory Assessment team of Essex Local Authority based at Essex House in Colchester. We are currently funded for 151 places.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Alice Constantine
Kingswode Hoe School
Sussex Road, Colchester
Essex, CO3 3QJ
Telephone: 01206 576408

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