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Higher Level Teaching Assistant -Visual and Performing Arts

Higher Level Teaching Assistant -Visual and Performing Arts

Heartlands High School


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SO1: £27,801 (pro rata)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
As soon as possible
Apply by:
9 February 2018

Job overview

Higher Level Teaching Assistant required to start as soon as possible

Visual and Performing Arts

36 hours x 40 weeks

Salary: Scale SO1: £27,801 (pro rata)

Contract: Permanent

Heartlands High School is a new mixed comprehensive 11-16 school that opened in September 2010. Popular and oversubscribed within the local community the school will take 1080 students when full with 25 places in a specialist Autism provision. Our recent Ofsted described the school as a “Leaders have been able to cultivate an ethos of focusing on the needs of individual pupils. Pupils irrespective of their starting points, receive a range of support. Many pupils make very good progress.’’ (Ofsted 2016)

We are looking for outstanding and talented HLTA for Visual and Performing Arts who will influence the development of an outstanding Learning Support Department. HLTAs will be asked to support students with special educational needs, EMTAG and EAL, or who are gifted and talented, Looked After, vulnerable or underachieving; and to ensure their inclusion in the classroom and school community. Building relationships with students, parents and teachers forms an essential part of these roles. HLTAs play a key role in inclusion and will lead some groups. They will form an important part of our dynamic faculty teams leading active learning and helping all students to make outstanding progress. 

The successful candidates will be:

· Supporting teaching staff within the faculty in the planning and delivery of lessons.

· Providing small group support for students in music, drama and art lessons. 

· Supporting in the assessment of students in line with Faculty procedures. 

· Setting targets and providing feedback to students. 

· Promoting good student behaviour for learning, helping to resolve conflict and encourage responsibility.

· Building the confidence of students to engage and achieve in their lessons.

· Taking responsibility for at least one Faculty club or enrichment activity.

· Provide flexible support on school trips and off-site learning.

· Supporting the preparation and rehearsals for school theatrical productions and performances.

For further information or if you would like to arrange a visit to the school please contact An application pack is available from the TES and the School’s website: us/vacancies/support staff.

Closing date by 12 p.m. Friday 9th February 2018. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 21st February 2018. 

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by the School.

Heartlands High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and young people. The successful applicant will therefore be required to complete a DBS check. We encourage applications from all sectors of the community to reflect our diverse student population.

Please click on the 'Quick Apply' button below to submit your application today. 

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About Heartlands High School

Our amazing school is looking for people with high aspirations, the desire to achieve and succeed – both for themselves and the students, but also for the community and their colleagues. This means we’re looking for creative thinkers, inspiring individuals and team players.

Part of SEARCH Education Trust, Heartlands High School is located within Wood Green, Haringey.  We opened as  a new school in September 2010 in state-of–the-art facilities.  We are now oversubscribed and a first choice school for parents and students in the local community.  Our intake is diverse and is a real reflection of the community that we serve.  Our aspirations for this community are high and we want our students to have access to the very best education.

Our vision for the school is simple.  We want our students to obtain a commitment to learning through achieving outstanding learning, outstanding partnerships and an outstanding ethos.  We expect our students to achieve higher than the national average results and we support them in getting there.

The ethos within the school is consistently recognized as a strength, supported through SEARCH.  We teach our students that school matters, that the effort is essential, that achievement will carry them forward, that active citizenship matters and that none of this can be achieved without the highest of aspirations.

SEARCH staff are rewarded through access to a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to;

  • Continuous professional development
  • Teacher training programme (Early Career Teacher/Teach First /Schools Direct /Apprentice)
  • Leadership programmes
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Tech Scheme
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • GP helpline service
  • Season ticket loans
  • Generous annual leave
  • Benefits/ discounts platform
  • Health and Wellbeing events/ resources
  • Access to onsite fitness sessions
  • Flexible working options
  • Family Friendly Policies
  • Employer pension contribution

If you are passionate about innovative education, have a commitment to personal excellence and are ready for a new challenge, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Support and development:

At Heartlands, we use School IP to track and support training and ongoing CPD. Depending on your need and level of experience, you will be placed on a training pathway.

The CPD plan is released in September each year and includes a range of internal training sessions before and after school as well as on inset days.

Examples of supported external training:

• Outstanding Teacher Programme
• Developing Teacher Programme
• Exam Moderation Training.

Please review our website and twitter feed for all the latest news and views from HHS including our relevant policies including Safeguarding and child protection as well as data and privacy statements

Heartlands High School, Part of SEARCH Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and additional pre-employment checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance.

NOTE: It is an offence to apply for a role if the person is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. ( - section 7(1)(a) of the SVGA 2006)

In line with KCSIE updates, an online search will be conducted as part of our due diligence checks on shortlisted candidates.

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