Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Autistic Spectrum Condition (HTLA ASD), Kensington and Chelsea

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Chelsea AcademyKensington and Chelsea

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Start date: November 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Greater London Provincial Council Pay Scales (Competitive)
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking to appoint an innovative, inspiring and well qualified HLTA ASD to work within the SEND department leading on provision for students with Autism. The successful applicant would be expected to support in the classroom and offer guidance to teaching staff on strategies to support autistic students as well as taking small groups of students for various interventions. They will work as part of a team of Teaching Assistants to have an impact on the progress and achievement of students with Autism. Other key aspects would  be to support behaviour and promote an environment for learning that supports the progress of all students.

This role is available for qualified teachers (especially those that can offer maths or science) and professionals that have experience in schools but do not hold QTS. We would expect any unqualified teacher to have significant experience working in secondary education and this should be demonstrated through the application form and will be tested at interview. 

Academy Overview

We are currently graded outstanding by Ofsted and SIAMS, a World Class School and are a member of the Leading Edge network. In the summer we achieved our best ever GCSE and A level results in terms of both progress (top 10% nationally) and attainment. However, we are much more than a successful, academically focused school. We believe in educating the whole child and our Christian values of joy, perseverance, servant leadership, charity and forgiveness underpin everything we stand for. It is important that all of our staff, whether they are teachers or not, work closely with our young people and ensure that they are successful in all that they do. We are looking for staff who will always go the extra mile for our young people and believe that education happens both in and out of the classroom.

Chelsea Academy is a great place to work (we are one of the few schools in the country with Investors in People Gold), our staff are friendly and supportive and we offer a whole range of professional development opportunities no matter what stage you are at in your career. We want all of our staff to be outstanding and so offer unrivalled professional development and support. This includes a CPD session every week and access to a library of online courses besides bespoke training available for individual roles to carry out their responsibilities. Pastoral training is also available to help staff mentor students as Learning Coaches. Academy staff have access to a wide range of benefits these include a private healthcare package, 24 hour GP service, physiotherapy and a confidential well-being support line as well as a laptop and free lunch

Please use "Quick Apply" on TES to apply for this post. Sorry but we do not accept CV’s. The deadline for applications is Monday 11th November 2019. Interview date is to be confirmed.  It will assist the shortlisting process if applicants can address directly to the criteria in the person specification in their supporting statements.

 If you have any further questions about this post, then please feel free to contact Anisha Yatally (HR Advisor) on recruitment@chelsea-academy.org who will put you in contact with the relevant staff member. Visits to the Academy and / or requests for informal discussions with the Principal are welcome and can be arranged by Anisha. Please note that Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. 

Equal Opportunities and Safer Recruitment

Chelsea Academy is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from suitable candidates no matter their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, however, we do expect all our staff to note and follow our Christian ethos which is outlined on our website. Please note that Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to satisfy successful references, an enhanced police / Security Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and right to work in the UK  prior to starting employment with the Academy.

Yours faithfully

Matt Williams


More about Chelsea Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Lots Road, London, SW10 0AB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 7376 3019
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