Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) with specific responsibility for Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), london

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Chelsea Academylondon

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: SALARY: Points 26-28 £26 865 - £28 440 PER ANNUM. ACTUAL PAYABLE SALARY WILL BE £22 581.07 PER ANNUM, TERM TIME ONLY.
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking to appoint a Higher Level Teaching Assistant who, in addition to their main duties will be responsible for Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC). A good knowledge of, and experience working with students with ASC is therefore essential for this role.The position is suitable for a qualified HLTA or an aspiring HLTA. For aspiring HLTAs, the successful candidate will be expected to complete the relevant HLTA assessment within six months of accepting the role.

Please refer to the detailed job description attached. For further details or informal discussions, please contact Judith Piggins, Head of Individual Needs (Learning)

Academy Overview

We hope that the application pack, along with the Academy’s website, gives you all of the information that you need to help you apply for a post here. Chelsea Academy is a great place to work and visitors often comment on the excellent behaviour of our students, the friendliness of our staff and the fantastic Academy building. Our aim is simple; to provide the best quality education for all the students who attend the Academy, to produce happy and employable young people and to become one of the best schools in London.

We are currently graded outstanding by Ofsted and SIAMS, a World Class School and are a member of the Leading Edge network. In the summer we achieved our best ever GCSE and A level results in terms of both progress (top 10% nationally) and attainment. However, we are much more than a successful, academically focused school. We believe in educating the whole child and our Christian values of joy, perseverance, servant leadership, charity and forgiveness underpin everything we stand for. It is important that all of our staff, whether they are teachers or not, work closely with our young people and ensure that they are successful in all that they do. We are looking for staff who will always go the extra mile for our young people and believe that education happens both in and out of the classroom.

Chelsea Academy is a great place to work (we are one of the few schools in the country with Investors in People Gold), our staff are friendly and supportive and we offer a whole range of professional development opportunities no matter what stage you are at in your career. We want all of our staff to be outstanding and so offer unrivalled professional development and support. This includes a CPD session every week and access to a library of online courses besides bespoke training available for individual roles to carry out their responsibilities. Pastoral training is also available to help staff mentor students as Learning Coaches. Academy staff have access to a wide range of benefits these include a private healthcare package, 24 hour GP service, physiotherapy and a confidential well-being support line as well as a laptop and free lunch

How to apply

Please visit our website for an application form that needs to be completed and returned to the Academy. Sorry but we do not accept CV’s. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 17th July at 12:00pm.  

Due to the proximity to the end of term, the Academy reserves the right to interview suitable applicants before the closing date. Early applications are advised.

It will assist the shortlisting process if applicants can address directly the criteria in the person specification in their supporting statements.

If you have any further questions about this post, then please feel free to contact Anisha Yatally (HR Adviser) who will put you in contact with the relevant staff member. Visits to the Academy and / or requests for informal discussions with the Principal are welcome and can be arranged by Anisha. 

Equal Opportunities and Safer Recruitment

Chelsea Academy is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from suitable candidates no matter their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, however, we do expect all our staff to note and follow our Christian ethos which is outlined on our website. Please note that Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to satisfy successful references, an enhanced police / Security Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and right to work in the UK prior to starting employment with the Academy.

If you want to work in a happy, purposeful inner city Academy with a strong Christian ethos and commitment to helping every student go on to University or meaningful employment, then we would welcome your application.

Closing Date: Tuesday 17th July at 12:00pm   

Matt Williams


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More about Chelsea Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Lots Road, London, SW10 0AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7376 3019
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Chelsea Academy is an Outstanding, World Class School, sponsored by the London Diocesan Board for Schools and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. We are a warm, friendly and inclusive school with a strong  Christian ethos and have a track r...