Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Permanent, 37 hours per week term time only
Salary: NJC Scale 6 (Point 18 – 22) £21,644.39 to £23,428.30
Start Date: 1 September 2022
Priestnall School is a popular, over-subscribed 11-16 school situated in the pleasant residential area of Heaton Mersey, Stockport. Our community benefits from wonderful students and a hardworking and committed staff.
Priestnall School is looking for an exceptional colleague to work closely with our Resource Centre Manager on an exciting opportunity.
In September 2022 the school will open a Resourced Provision for learners with Special Educational Needs. Temporarily housed in its own specially adapted part of the school, this provision will cater for up to 6 young people in the first year. Local authority funding allowing, the provision will grow to a maximum of 30 young people across five years.
Priestnall School is a forward thinking, dynamic, student focussed school. We care about our role in the community and we are excited by the chance to give learners with moderate Special Educational Needs, the opportunity to learn and thrive within a mainstream setting. Our new cohort will be taught both within the new provision and within mainstream lessons, dependent on individual needs and abilities, supported by a team of colleagues.
The new post holder will have the opportunity to help the school build this provision from the ground up, establishing processes and routines in what is a brand-new adventure for the school. The HLTA will also dedicate part of their time to supporting students in mainstream classes.
The opening of the new resourced provision is a great opportunity for Priestnall School and a great opportunity for the right candidate seeking a new, exciting challenge.
We are seeking a well-qualified colleague who has:
- An innovative and creative approach with excellent interpersonal skills;
- the learner at the centre of their vision;
- excellent classroom practice;
- the ability to inspire, challenge, motivate and empower young people to achieve excellence;
- an absolute commitment to achieving the very highest of standards.
The application form and supporting documentation, including a letter from the Headteacher, are available in the ‘Vacancies’ section of the school website as well as other recruitment platforms.
Completed application forms should be emailed to email@example.com marked for the attention of Mr Craig Burns, Headteacher. Please note we do not accept CV’s. This email address should also be used to submit any queries regarding the role.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and candidates will be expected to adhere to these expectations. Please see our safeguarding statement and Safeguarding Policy included with the application pack for further information on the safeguarding checks carried out.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore you are required to declare: All spent convictions and adult cautions that are not protected (ie that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020). It is a criminal offence for an individual who is barred from working with children to apply for a role which is classed as regulated activity.
Closing date: 9.00am on Friday 8 July 2022
Interview date: To be confirmed