Higher Level Teaching Assistant, London SW12

Closing date:

La Retraite RC Girls' SchoolLondon SW12
Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: NJC Scale 6, Pts 26-28: Actual salary £22,412 - £23,725 pa. 35 hours per week, term-time only (39 weeks per year).
Contract term: Permanent

La Retraite is a highly successful, diverse and over‐subscribed girls' 11‐19 Roman Catholic VA comprehensive school with a strong reputation for all‐round excellence. We achieved a second ‘Outstanding’ OFSTED judgement in all categories in 2013.  

We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced individual who will complement our teachers’ delivery of the National Curriculum and contribute to the development of other support staff within the SEN Department. 

The successful applicant will work collaboratively with teaching staff and assist them with the planning cycle, the management and preparation of resources. You must be able to supervise whole classes occasionally during the short term absence of teachers.  You will support students, teachers and the school in raising standards of achievement by utilising advanced levels of knowledge and skills when assisting with planning, monitoring, assessing and managing classes to encourage students to become independent learners. 

Some of the key skills and qualifications that you must have are:

  • Meet HLTA standards or equivalent or experience
  • Hold relevant qualifications at a level equivalent to at least NVQ Level 3 or be willing to work towards it
  • Demonstrable levels of numeracy and literacy equivalent  to GCSE (grade A*- C) in Maths and English

Weekly working hours will total 35 per week, Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4pm with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break.

We offer all staff access to a Private Healthcare scheme and an Employee Assistance Programme. We are in a good location 10 minutes’ walk from both Balham and Clapham South tube stations and near a number of key bus routes.

Please go onto our website www.laretraite.lambeth.sch.uk to the vacancy section, where you can apply online.    

If you should have any queries please email Ms Clarke, HR Manager, at aclarke@laretraite.lambeth.sch.uk. 

Visits are encouraged and can be arranged by emailing Ms Clarke or telephoning her on 020 8673 5644 extension 159. 

Closing date is 12 noon on Monday 24th September 2018 

Interviews are expected to take place by the beginning of October 2018 

The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check. Further information about the disclosure can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

La Retraite RC School is committed to safer recruitment and is an Equal Opportunities Employer. 

Faith - Values - Excellence

La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls’ School 

Atkins Road, Clapham Park, London SW12 0AB.

Tel: 020 8673 5644.  Fax: 020 8675 8577. 


Headteacher: Mr Dominic Malins

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