Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Location: Henbury
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: jt 3/6/24
Salary: £22,874 - 25,175 per year + PAYE
Job Published: 21 days ago

An exciting opportunity to work at a rapidly expanding Special School.

We are working with a SEND school in Henbury who are seeking to appoint a Higher Level Teaching Assistant across their primary site in Henbury, Bristol.

The school rated 'good' for their last 2023 Ofsted, has a dedicated team of staff, governors and parents/carers who are proud to support the 80 children in their care. This primary school that caters for pupils with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs. Pupils who have difficulties with their emotional and social development may have limited social skills and find it difficult to make and sustain healthy relationships.

These difficulties may be displayed through the young person becoming withdrawn or isolated, as well as through challenging, disruptive or disturbing behaviour. SEMH can manifest as difficulties relating to problems of mood (anxiety or depression), problems of conduct (oppositional defiance and more severe conduct problems including aggression), self-harm, substance abuse, eating disorders or physical symptoms that are medically unexplained. In addition to this some of pupils may have recognised disorders such as attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), attachment disorder, or generalised anxiety disorders.

You will be required to work with individual children and groups of children, as well stepping up to lead the class in the teachers absence.  Candidates must bring energy, confidence and enthusiasm with a commitment to inclusion. We will provide a planned induction within a large, strong and supportive LSA and teaching team. Under the guidance of the teaching staff, you will provide direct support for the learning of individual children and groups of children to achieve defined progression targets.  Experience and knowledge in working with children within a special needs setting is desirable but not essential. This is an exciting opportunity to join a school in a period of rapid development. 

This is a permanent HLTA post.  35 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.45am to 3.45pm, including a 30 minute unpaid lunch break.  Term time only, working 39 weeks (including inset days).

NB: We are unable to sponsor visas for this role as it does not meet the required criteria for sponsorship

Start Date: As soon as possible, dependent on notice period and DBS clearance or September 2024


All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

Full assistance provided. For details of our privacy policy, please see visit the Protocol Education website.