Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) or designate, Leeds

Closing date:

The Ruth Gorse AcademyLeeds

Date posted:
Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade SO1: £25,951 - £27,668 Pro rata
Contract term: Permanent

Required to start January 2018  

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) or designate 

Grade SO1: £25,951 - £27,668 Pro rata (This grade is for applicants already qualified as a HLTA. Designate grade will be C3, £23,398 - £24,964 pro rata.) 

Actual starting salary SO1 - £22,292 or C3 £19,923 for 37 hours per week, term time only + 5 days 

(subject to a 6 month probationary period)  

Working as part of The GORSE Academies Trust, The Ruth Gorse Academy will ensure that students receive an outstanding education that focuses on aspiration, high expectations and personalisation. Together these non-negotiable values will instil in young people a self-belief that enables students to access the highest standard of higher educational provision and employment. We believe that poverty and deprivation should in no way limit either the quality of a young person’s educational experience or the levels of achievement to which those students are able to rise.  

We are seeking to appoint a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (or Designate) to plan, deliver and evaluate sessions with individual children, small groups and whole classes. The successful candidate will be a dedicated, talented and energetic individual with the ability to support the learning of students within the fields of literacy and numeracy. Building excellent relationships with students, parents and teachers forms an essential part of this role.  

The successful candidate will support students with weak numeracy or literacy skills across the school and lead on planning and delivering programs that enable students to make better than expected progress within these areas. They will play a pivotal role in developing new approaches to supporting young people both within and outside the classroom. Training will be provided and opportunities for further professional development will be made available.   

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who is keen to be at the forefront of our organisational change. The GORSE Academies Trust continues to demonstrate exceptional opportunities for the students within the Trust. Recently, The Ruth Gorse Academy joined Hillcrest Academy, The Morley Academy and The Farnley Academy in being rated as Outstanding in all categories in their OFSTED inspections.  

An application pack is available to download direct from www.tgat.org.uk or www.ruthgorse.leeds.sch.uk 

CV’s are not accepted.  

Closing date for applications: Friday 8 December (noon)

Interviews will take place: Tues/Wed 12/13 December 2017

Applications should be returned to: recruitment@ruthgorse.leeds.sch.uk 

Please be aware that The Ruth Gorse Academy is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, and applicants will be subject to full employment checks, including DBS checks.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Black Bull Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1HW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 2531 600
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About The Ruth Gorse Academy

The Ruth Gorse Academy is a newly built free school located in Leeds, West Yorkshire. First opened in 2014, the Ruth Gorse Academy is part of the Gorse Academies Trust, a relatively small trust supporting eight schools. T...