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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Inclusion Centre)

Starbank School - Hob Moor Road SiteBirmingham

Do you have the drive, passion and commitment to deliver outstanding support to help young people in a disadvantaged community? If so, joining the Star support team might just be the best career move you ever make. This is your opportunity to join a dedicated team of support staff who are committed to providing the best possible education for our pupils.

About Starbank

Starbank school in Birmingham is a large all through school for pupils aged 3 to 16 years old. We have over 2,000 pupils and are based across three sites in close proximity to each other. We joined Star Academies in 2020 and, like all Star schools, we have a leadership specialism.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for a dedicated individual to provide tailored support to our pupils.  You will be committed to making a positive difference to young people’s lives and in supporting and developing their learning.  Your intervention will help enable an outstanding learning environment for our young people, providing the support they need to succeed.

The successful candidate will be a committed team player with excellent organisational and technical skills.  You will have the ability to effectively support learning and teaching, and to develop relationships across our school and the Star community.


You will have:

  • GCSE in English and Maths at Grade C or above.
  • Meet HLTA standards or equivalent qualification or experience.
  • Experience working with children in a secondary school or other setting.
  • Experience supporting children with special educational needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with students, parents and staff.


About Star Academies

Star Academies is a high-performing multi-academy trust that runs more than 25 primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. Every single day you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future - our STAR values embody what we believe is needed to succeed.

Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we continually invest in our employees through our learning and development centre, Star Institute. With a wealth of training, mentoring and progression opportunities across a growing group of academies, joining our team of leading education experts could propel your career to the next level. 

We can also offer you a range of rewards and benefits, including competitive salaries and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlements and healthcare cash plans.

Find out more

Please download the job description and person specification below for further information about the role.  For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please call us on 01274 681455.

We will shortlist as soon as possible after the closing date and will be in contact with shortlisted candidates to make arrangements for assessment. We will determine on a job by job basis the most suitable method for assessment in light of the current situation.


Key Dates

Closing Date: Friday, 15 January 2021 at midnight

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Proposed Start Date: To be confirmed


Application Process

To apply for this vacancy please use the 'Apply for job' link below. You should ensure your application form and supporting statement address all elements of the person specification. We will only consider candidates who meet the vast majority of the essential criteria outlined in the person specification.

Our Commitment

Star Academies is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils. Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Successful candidates are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.

We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

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