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HLTA PE Maternity Cover

Quest AcademyWarwickshire

Job Title: HLTA PE Maternity Cover Reference No(s): 0000000114

FTE Salary:  £21,226.24 - £25,471.49 Hours: 38 hours per week, Term Time Only

Location: Rugby, Warwickshire Closing Date:6th December 2021

Interviews: w/c 6th December 2021 Start Date: 1.1.2022 – 1.4.2023

Be part of a team that is passionate and committed to making a positive difference to the lives of the pupils and their families; in an innovative new school in Rugby, for children and young people with autism and/or social, emotional and mental health needs.

About Us

In September 2019, MacIntyre Academies Trust opened a new and exciting Academy in a purpose-built state of the art building in Rugby, Warwickshire for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs and/or autism, aged between 7 years and 19 years. The new school has specialist facilities including a sensory room, therapy room, interactive immersive classroom, soft play room, recording studio and photography suite. We are very proud of our holistic curriculum which enables the pupils to benefit from blended therapy in the classroom. We have a café located at the front of the school where parents can meet and the pupils can display the items they have made within the school which will be available to purchase. We are passionate to support our pupils and families from the local community to ensure the best outcomes.


Whilst the new building was being constructed the academy was located in a temporary school building on the outskirts of Nuneaton and opened with 30 pupils in September 2017 rising to 55 pupils in September 2018.


MacIntyre Academies is delighted to have been chosen to set up this new Academy which joins the existing ‘Endeavour Academy’ in Oxford which opened in 2014 and ‘Discovery Academy’ which opened in September 2015.  MacIntyre Academies is sponsored by MacIntyre Charity, which over the last 50 years, has developed a strong reputation nationally, as a high quality, person centred organisation.


The Role

We are currently recruiting for an inspirational and creative Higher-Level Teaching Assistant to join this new and exciting school, this a really exciting opportunity to be part of something very special.

Reporting to the Class Teacher you will be responsible for the support and delivery of teaching and learning.  The school needs a blend of Key stages 2,3 4 and 5 and you will model best practice to teaching support staff and provide effective communication surrounding lesson requirements.  

You will also work closely with internal and external stakeholders to successfully contribute to the delivery of the vision, ethos, aims and objectives of the academy; in turn, enabling successful learning and achievement by young people and sustained improvement in their spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical well-being in preparation for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

You will need to be an exceptional classroom practitioner and have demonstrable experience of working with Children and Young people with Autism, associated challenging behaviour and other complex needs.   

You must be an effective and confident oral and written communicator and be able to accurately record learning outcomes and keep detailed records.

MacIntyre Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All positions will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the DBS Update Service together with all other relevant recruitment checks including obtaining references.  This post includes engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and  is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.  Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide: DBS filtering guide - GOV.UK (  It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.  Referees will be asked to assess suitability of candidates to work with vulnerable adults, children or young people and will be verbally verified.   Individual Safeguarding Policies for our Academies can be found on our website under ‘Essential Information’ and candidates will be asked about this as part of the recruitment process. 

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