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Higher Level Teaching Assistant | Teaching Assistant

Tolworth Girls' School & Sixth FormKingston upon Thames

Tolworth Girls' School & Sixth Form is a World Class School with high expectations, encouraging our students to be aspirational with their learning and to enjoy all aspects of school life.  We are recruiting Teaching Assistants to join our highly committed Inclusion team. Our ideal candidates will have some experience of working alongside teenagers who struggle with aspects of their learning. 

We are recruiting three posts to join our highly committed and supportive Inclusion team, where you will primarily be based in either the main school or our Specialist Resource Provision. Our provision is specially designed for students with a primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition and SEMH needs. All students within the provision will have an Educational Health Care Plan and will complete their learning in both the SRP and the mainstream. 

Our ideal candidates will have some experience of working alongside students with ASC and SEMH needs who struggle with aspects of their learning and social communication. Applicants with speech and language, ASC and SEMH experience are particularly desirable to suit our student’s needs at this time. 

Our posts would also suit a graduate thinking of pursuing a teaching career or training to become an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant and would include opportunities to run intervention groups and work with small groups of students.

As candidates may consider all 3 posts, we would appreciate just one application, and ask you to clearly state in your letter where you feel your skills would be most suited. Alternatively do state if you would like to be considered for all posts. Job descriptions are attached for your perusal. Our posts are:

1. TA - Full-time for our Specialist Resource Provision

2. HLTA - Full-time for our Specialist Resource Provision – Maternity Cover

3. TA – Part-time for main school – Hours TBC, likely 22hrs+

Working hours for a full-time post are 8.20am to 4pm Monday to Friday, which includes unpaid rest breaks and totals 36 working hours per week.

The actual salary for this post working 36 hours term time only, plus 23 days annual leave and 8 days bank holiday (paid for 45.2 weeks) is:

TA: £16,503.00 - £16,903.00pa

HLTA: £17,162.00 – £18,814.00pa

Part-time posts are paid pro-rata, depending on the number of hours confirmed.


Employee wellbeing is a key part of our values, we have a wide range of incentives to engage staff and ensure they are appreciated and feel valued.  Our benefits include Local Government Pension scheme; early finish for all half and end of terms; discounted fees with a local nursery; on-site parking and flu jab vouchers. We have a dedicated newly refurbished staffroom, with free tea and coffee.

Tolworth Girls' School & Sixth Form

Our last OFSTED Inspection in September 2017 confirmed that Tolworth Girls' School & Sixth Form is an Outstanding school in all areas. In 2018 we also received World Class School Accreditation, supporting our absolute committed to providing the very best education for our students. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check. The School is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all members of the community regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.

Closing Date: 9am Monday 1 March 2021

Interviews: Candidates may be asked to interview virtually or face to face as school remains open. Candidates are advised to submit their application early, as we reserve the right to close the advert early if suitable applications are received.

Applications will not be considered from speculative recruitment agencies. We will only accept direct applications at this time.

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