Location: South Shields
Job Type: Supply Teaching
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: HLTA10072024ST
Salary: £90 - 120 per day + CPD Training, £50 Refer a friend, No Payroll fee, Pension
Job Published: 6 days ago

Position: Higher Level Teaching Assistant - SEN School and Local Authorities in Sunderland, South Tyneside, or Gateshead (Based on location).


We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our team at a SEN school or support one of our Local Authorities in Sunderland, South Tyneside, or Gateshead. As a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, you will play a critical role in supporting the educational development and progress of students with special needs.

Key Responsibilities:

The role of Higher Level Teaching Assistant will involve leading small intervention groups for English and Mathematics, as well as providing cover for planned absences within the school. You will also have the opportunity to take on additional responsibilities, such as:

  • Autonomously teaching classes
  • Managing and supervising other learning support staff
  • Assisting with lesson plans and classroom preparation
  • Providing additional support to students with special needs
  • Recording and reporting student progress to the teacher
  • Evaluating work and providing constructive feedback
  • Motivating and encouraging students to reach their full potential
  • Supervising students during school trips and activities
  • Attending meetings and collaborating with other staff members


We are seeking a candidate with exceptional communication skills, the ability to effectively engage with both teachers and students, and active listening skills. The ideal candidate should demonstrate empathy, sensitivity, and a comprehensive understanding of the curriculum and teaching methodologies. Proficiency in utilising computers and relevant software is also essential, along with the aptitude to thrive under pressure and adapt to dynamic situations. A mature, professional, and positive demeanour is pivotal for this role.

Application Process:

If you are interested in the position of Higher Level Teaching Assistant and meet the aforementioned requirements, we urge you to apply immediately by submitting your CV and a cover letter. Alternatively, you can email Lewis at lewis.sutherland@protocol-education.com for further information.

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.

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