Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Magdalen Court School

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • £18,169 per annum (actual salary)

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About Magdalen Court School
Magdalen Court School provides education for up to 80 pupils with special educational needs. The focus for the school is to support pupils with high levels of anxiety and specific learning difficulties including autism.

Magdalen Court School strives to create an environment where each pupil’s individual strengths, talents and aptitudes are nurtured and developed. It is an inclusive school which works to provide a first-class education that encourages pupils to think independently and to develop their full intellectual, creative and physical potential. Its success is the result of the recognition of the unique worth and importance of each child.

By knowing every pupil socially, emotionally and academically, Magdalen Court School can be sure that each pupil will flourish and acquire the confidence and self-belief to achieve a fulfilling and successful future and to become confident, accomplished and ambitious young adults.

We have a vacancy for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant for an immediate start. 

We require a HLTA, to provide support in addressing the needs of pupils who need particular help to overcome barriers to learning. Working hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm, term time only, 36.6 weeks per annum. Candidates will be expected to organise and provide cover within the HLTA team.

To work under the guidance of the teaching staff and Headteacher within an agreed system of supervision, to implement agreed work programmes with individuals/groups, in or out of the classroom. This will involve managing and preparing resources, and supervising/teaching whole classes on a regular basis. To respond to questions and assist pupils in undertaking set activities when fulfilling this supervisory role. Experience of working with children who have autism or complex needs would be an advantage. 

Other Duties
● To ensure the safeguarding of students as a priority, at all times following the school’s Safeguarding policies and practice.
● To ensure practice is in line with the school's Health and Safety policy.
● To undertake risk assessment of activities.

The above duties are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake tasks, roles and responsibilities as may be reasonably assigned to them by the Senior Leadership Team.

This job description will be kept under review and may be amended via consultation with the individual, Governing Body and/or Senior Leadership Team as required. 

A full induction programme and opportunities for professional development will be provided. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check. Please ensure you read and understand our Privacy Notice, which is attached with this pack, before applying. We make appointments in accordance with our Recruitment and Selection Policy. 

Interested applicants may email h.austin@magdalencourtschool.co.uk to discuss the role further and/ or arrange a visit.

A full induction programme and opportunities for professional development will be provided.

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

How to apply: 
Please complete the teacher’s application form which accompanies this advert and can also be found on our school website  https://magdalencourtschool.co.uk/about-us/vacancies/

When completing application forms, applicants are advised that submitting an incorrect or insufficiently completed application form will result in non-selection for an interview. Particular attention should be made to supplying a full career history since secondary education and referees meeting the required criteria

Please send completed applications to: h.austin@magdalencourtschool.co.uk by midday on the closing date.

Please note: CVs will not be considered. 

We reserve the right to conclude the application period before the closing date.

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationExeterDevon
  • Work Postcode

    EX2 4NU


  • Reference

    JS03603


  • Occupational GroupEducation Support


  • Salary Details

    £18,169 per annum (actual salary)


  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypePart TimeTerm Time
  • Hours

    8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday - Friday, 36.6 weeks per annum, term time only

  • Closing Date

    25/09/2022

  • DBS Check Required

    Yes