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Higher Level Assistant Teacher

Higher Level Assistant Teacher

The Marlborough Science Academy


  • Expired
H9 plus Outer Fringe (£25874 to £27845 approx)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
1 December 2017

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen at our oversubscribed and rated "good" academy for students from 11 to 19 years of age, for a Higher Level Assistant Teacher to work as part of our Specialised Learning Faculty and line manage our team of Assistant Teachers.  We are looking for an individual with outstanding classroom skills and SEN experience and knowledge, who can support, motivate and inspire students who need particular help to overcome barriers to learning in a main stream educational setting. You will need to be a team player but also be able to work independently, show great flexibility, creativity and have outstanding communication and organisation skills. Ideally the successful candidate will be a qualified HLTA or have a comparative level 4 qualification or be working towards this.   

You will collaborate with teachers in planning and delivering programs of teaching and learning activities for classes, groups or individuals. The primary focus is to undertake educational activities with individuals, groups and whole classes within a framework agreed with and under the overall direction and supervision of a qualified teacher. You will undertake a program of monitoring alongside the SENCO to ensure high standards of support in the classroom.  

You should be able to demonstrate a successful track record in leading, motivating and organising a team. The ability to manage a team effectively is equally important in this role as any SEN knowledge and teaching experience. You will line manage and organise a team of Assistant Teachers, to help support students achieve effective learning and personal outcomes, both in the classroom and when taking examinations. You will also support the SENCO administratively and work alongside the SEN Admin Assistant to deliver exam access arrangements along with other admin tasks.  

This role will start ASAP and will be subject to a 6 month probationary period. Salary H9 £15.93 to £17.14 per hour, for 37 hours per week 38 weeks per annum plus 3 days inset. Working hours 8.30-4.30 Mon to Fri term time with 3 hours unpaid breaks per week. Closing date for applications Friday 91st December 2017 at 9am. please send completed application forms and person spec form to Ann Tyson We reserve the right to review applications upon receipt and therefore may appoint before the closing date.  

To learn more about what it is like to work at our school please see our recruitment film at  If you would like to visit our school please contact Ann Tyson HR administrator on 01727 731 395 

The school supports and promotes the safeguarding of children and is an equal opportunities employer. References will be sought prior to interview. This vacancy will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Candidates will be required to provide evidence of the right to work in the UK.

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About The Marlborough Science Academy

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The Marlborough Science Academy occupies a spacious site on the southern edge of the City of St Albans. We are very proud of our school and have all worked very hard to achieve our “Good” OFSTED grading in March 2014. 

Our ethos is simple, we want children to enjoy coming to school, to feel safe and make exceptional progress through outstanding teaching and nurturing.  We are an oversubscribed school of 1150 students in KS3, KS4 and with a growing post 16 provision working within the Alban Learning Partners consortium including Loreto, STAGS, Townsend and Samuel Ryder. 

We are exceptionally proud of our post 16 provision which is inclusive and whose value added puts us very firmly in the top 25% of schools nationally.   Full school uniform is expected from all students and professional dress from staff. The school’s behaviour policy gives an emphasis to positive reward as well as sanctions, and we operate in a calm environment, the Head is very clear that there is no shouting.    We work closely with the parents of our students and communicate school news to parents weekly via the school newsletter.  

We have a thriving and supportive body of parents who volunteer through the PTA to deliver a wide range of fundraising activities and their contributions daily to school life are exceptional.  

There is a commitment to developing every member of staff, reflected in a range of development activities.  These include access to courses, on-site coaching and observation programmes, regular reviews, full induction programme, opportunities to contribute to whole-school initiatives, and regular opportunities to present ideas to the line manager. Performance management forms a yearly cycle with ample opportunity to discuss career aspirations and how to develop your role within the academy. We actively seek to recruit and support non-teaching staff who are committed to a pathway to teach. In many cases we can support with classroom experience, secure training positions and then look to employ once qualified. We have a robust induction and mentoring program for all new staff regardless of experience to ensure that new colleagues settle quickly and are supported to be successful in their new role. Our track record in mentoring staff towards middle management and leadership roles is impressive. 

St Albans is a vibrant and well connected market town in south east Hertfordshire. Travel to London or Milton Keynes is fast via the Thameslink rail line. There is a good bus service to areas such as Luton, Hemel Hempstead and Hatfield as well as surrounding villages.

I look forward to meeting all future applicants who are considering a career move to teach at our school

Annie Thomson


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