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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Behaviour Support

Heritage High SchoolDerbyshire

Location - Heritage High School

Grade and Salary: Grade 5 £20,138 - £21,789 pro rata (£24,982 - £27,041 FTE)

Working Pattern: 35 hours 50 minutes, 39 weeks (term time only)

Contract Term - Permanent

 The School

Heritage High School is a happy, safe and stimulating place to work and learn and it is our determination to continually improve that sets us apart from other schools. We believe that learning should be fun, challenging and stimulating and the quality of our people lies at the heart of achieving our goals.

The role: 

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen at Heritage High School for a Behaviour Improvement Officer. If you are successful for this position, you will join a supportive faculty and work with individual teachers to support the management of disruptive learners. 

The role will include working with a subject team to develop strategies to reduce the need for on call staff, to support colleagues within the behaviour team, to provide supervision and presence around the school entrance, provide an analyse data relating to negative behaviour and provide guidance and support for students displaying negative behaviours in order to try and modify said behaviours. 

The person: 

The successful candidate will have had experience working with secondary aged students and will have worked closely with children from different social backgrounds. The candidate will be a great communicator and administrator and will be able to show skills in resolving conflict between people. The successful person will have the skills to work productively with a range of different agencies and will have the capacity to impact favourably on children with difficult personal needs.

Why join us?

Our academy is part of The Two Counties Trust. This Trust has a forward-thinking HR strategy with all the professional benefits that this brings for staff. We are easily reached by public transport, and for those who drive, there is a large free staff carpark. We have some excellent facilities for staff and our students really want to learn and achieve. 

We offer:

• Highly competitive pay and pay progression opportunities. Our salaries for leadership and teachers on the Upper Pay Scale and in receipt of a TLR are above national pay scales and our minimum hourly rate for support staff is £9.25.

• An array of employee benefits and lifestyle options including discounted healthcare, gym membership and extensive high street retail discounts.

• Entry to a career average pension scheme.

• A full induction and a strong commitment to your professional development and career 

• Opportunities to experience and share practice in our partner schools across the Trust

• A stimulating, supportive and rewarding working environment with a dedicated team of like-minded professionals

• Excellent opportunities to develop your skills and experience and to progress your career

The environment

A happy, healthy and supportive work environment is very important to us. We provide a free Employee Assistance Programme for all employees from day one of employment and conduct a wellbeing survey annually to ensure we measure distance travelled and that we continually improve. 

We are mindful of the impact of the pandemic, and our schools continue to take steps to be Covid secure. This includes our curriculum support staff maintaining a safe social distance and as such you will not be working in close contact with students if you secure this role.

The closing date for applications is: 06/12/2021 

Interviews will be held on: TBC


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. An offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory enhanced level DBS disclosure with a children’s barred list check, two satisfactory references and successful completion of vetting procedures. It is an offence to apply for a role if you are barred from engaging in Regulated Activity relevant to children.


The Two Counties Trust takes the wellbeing and health of employees seriously. We have a range of support mechanisms and benefits available to employees and the Trust has signed up to the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter

We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and candidates who meet the minimum job criteria will be given an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at interview.


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