School image

Higher Learning Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Aureus SchoolHarwell, Didcot

Are you an experienced teaching assistant looking for your next career challenge?

Your opportunity

Come and join the growing SEND and Inclusion Team to support children’s learning as directed by the SENDCo working with groups of students or individuals ensuring all students have access to the curriculum in a safe, caring and learning environment.  In addition to supporting 11-16 students, you will also manage a team of teaching assistants and work towards implementing the School Development Plan priorities. Experience of working with primary school age children will be an advantage but not essential. This appointment will be for 33 hours per week over 39 weeks of the year - term time only (including INSET days). The actual starting salary will be £17,744 with an FTE equivalent of £22,500 which is Specialist grade of the GLF Associate Pay Scale. Working hours are Monday - Friday 8am-3pm, (Thursday 8am-3.30pm).

About Aureus School

Aureus School is a state of the art co-educational comprehensive 11-16 school that opened on the Great Western Park, Didcot in 2017. Aureus School is a highly ambitious secondary school with a rigorous approach to academic standards. We are ambitious for educational success for all our learners. We collaborate with local stakeholders, such as Oxford University, Culham Science Centre and the Harwell Innovation Centre to shape our offer as a STEAM specialist mixed school to create choice for the wider community in Southern Oxfordshire. As a purpose built school, Aureus has brand new classrooms using the latest equipment such as SMART TV boards in every classroom and visualisers enabling teachers to bring learning to life and engage our learners. We are excited to collaborate with local stakeholders to shape our offer as a STEAM specialist mixed school to create choice for the wider community in southern Oxfordshire.

What we are looking for

● Be able to develop positive relationships with students

● Be able to stay calm and objective when presented with unusual or challenging behaviour

● Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team

● Be a confident and clear communicator with students

● A commitment to raise the achievement of all students of all abilities

Why work at Aureus School

Our vision for Aureus extends beyond the classroom and the curriculum, to the culture and ethos that will be at the heart of our school’s learning environment. Our commitment to you:

• Dedicated and passionate staff

• Inclusive learning environment

• Dynamic teaching and learning

• Creative curriculum and resources

• Outstanding leadership at all levels

• Thriving students who are healthy and happy

Thrive in a Career at GLF

GLF Schools is a dynamic, innovative and forward thinking Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff. Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience. GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish. Our offer includes:

• Continuous Professional Development

• Work life and family friendly policies

• Flexible Working

• Staff Wellbeing

• Career Pathways and Talent Management

• Staff Benefits

• Community and Collaboration

• Valued worker scheme

The Details

Start date: 4th January 2022 

FTE Salary- £22,500 GLF Specialist Pay Scale

Closing date for applications – Sunday 5th December (Midnight)

Interview date – Mutual convenience of candidate and interview panel

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy or appoint at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.


For more information about Aureus School or the role please email

Supporting documents

Please note that you are wholly responsible for fact checking in respect of the information provided by schools. Please also check for the latest visa and work permit requirements that may apply. Tes is not responsible for the content of advertisements or the policies adopted by advertising schools. Tes asks that all schools follow Tes' Fair Recruitment Policy.