HLTA (Literacy Specialist)

Howard of Effingham SchoolSurrey


During the current period, due to the Coronavirus, interviews for this role are still going ahead remotely via TEAMS or SKYPE. 

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:12pm, with 30 minute unpaid lunch break.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Literacy Specialist) to join the team at the Howard of Effingham School. 

The successful applicant will support identified students with special educational needs and/or disabilities to enable them to access the curriculum.  In addition, the postholder will plan and run small group English withdrawal groups and will line manage the team of Learning Support Assistants.

Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal and listening skills with a commitment to helping each student achieve their full potential. A HLTA qualification is essential for this role (consideration will be given to candidates working towards their HLTA qualification).

This position may be of interest to people who wish to consider a career in teaching to get classroom experience prior to commencing teacher training.

THPT can offer: 

  • An opportunity to be part of a dynamic and developing organisation
  • Excellent benefit package to include Cycle to Work, Sainsbury’s Loyalty Discount and access to discount schemes
  • Fantastic Local Government Pension Scheme, including generous employer contributions
  • Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty and Service Awards

To find out more about joining our team and to find out further information about our schools and THPT as a whole please visit our website.

Howard of Effingham is a high-performing school and is the lead school in our Multi-Academy Trust. It offers maximum opportunities for young people to develop academically and socially in an environment that is stimulating, caring and supportive. The school sets high standards that instil values which enable students to develop into confident and responsible young adults.

What Ofsted said: Pupils value the educational opportunities they receive at this school. They are ambitious and want to succeed. They engage well with their teachers and peers and behave well in classes and around school. Leaders have the highest ambition for pupils to succeed. They are determined to help all pupils achieve the best possible outcomes by the time they leave the school.  Ofsted 2019

If you have any questions about the role or the application process please contact the THPT Recruitment Team by email.

Interviews may take place prior to the closing date by mutual agreement.

Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

The Howard Partnership Trust is school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our Vision is to excel at ‘bringing out the best’ in young people of all abilities and aptitudes, and so increase their life chances for their future success and fulfilment.

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