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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

The Cooper SchoolOxfordshire

Bernwode Schools Trust is seeking to appoint a Higher Level Teaching Assistant for a January 2021 start. The role will be based at The Cooper School but the post holder will be expected to work flexibly across all academy sites.

The post is to work 33.75 hours per week for 39 weeks per year (term-time only plus INSET days). The starting salary will be Grade 6, point 8, currently £20,493 (full-time equivalent). The actual salary will be £16,032.79 per annum for the hours and weeks worked. On achieving the required HLTA qualification the salary will increase to Grade 8, point 18, currently £24,982 (full-time equivalent). The actual salary will be £19,737.60 per annum for the hours and weeks worked.

Candidates who already hold the relevant HLTA qualification will have a starting salary of Grade 8, point 18.

We offer:

• competitive salary;

• an excellent pension scheme;

• regular training opportunities;

• friendly and supportive colleagues;

• an energetic, vibrant and diverse environment where everyone is valued.

We are looking for an individual who has:

• HLTA standards (level 4) or the equivalent foundation degree (level 5) or be willing to work towards them;

• experience of supporting students with Special Educational Needs;

• a willingness to attend training which is relevant to the post;

• effective oral and written communication skills;

• excellent interpersonal skills both in relation to students as well as other adults (including outside agencies);

• good organisation and time management skills;

• sound ICT skills to support learning and to maintain electronic information systems;

• ability to remain calm in challenging situations;

• ability to empathise with students’ primary carers;

• an awareness of responsibilities for health and safety of themselves and others;

• a commitment to safeguarding children.

Please contact Human Resources with any questions on 01869 362697 or email

Further details and an application form are available from our website:

Closing date: Friday 27th November at 9am.

Bernwode Schools Trust have the right to interview and appoint at any time throughout this recruitment process. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

Applicants from outside the EU will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.

Bernwode Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding children. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly CRB) in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.

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