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Holywell Church of England School - -1 days remaining
Closing Date 22/01/2021
Tawstock, , Barnstaple, Devon EX31 3HZ
£24,012 - £27,041 FTE (this will be paid pro-rata according to hours and weeks worked)
NOR: 108

Holywell Church of England Primary School is a member of Ventrus, a group of Devon schools who actively collaborate to improve children's outcomes. As a Trust, we offer excellent career and development opportunities.


Our highly regarded primary school is seeking a warm and enthusiastic Higher Level Teaching Assistant within this innovative post to support pupils with autism and PDA. The successful candidate will be a reflective practitioner who is passionate about teaching and learning. They will be keen to learn, possess a positive attitude, want to make a difference and be committed to improving the life chances and outcomes for every child. They will need to demonstrate that they possess exemplary professional, creative and personal qualities expected of Higher Level Teaching Assistants.

We are looking for a candidate who

  • Will be committed to supporting children to make good progress within their curriculum and inspire and motivate children and enable them to be the best that they can be 
  • Would be able to enhance the pupils’ learning and life skills in a way highly individualised to their specific needs whilst helping them to feel happy and secure.
  • May work on educational programmes in school and across a range of settings and creative off-site therapeutic locations.
  • Will be a guide, learning partner and facilitator, accompanying and participating in therapies, as well as facilitating learning and interaction with others at school.
  • Has relevant HLTA or equivalent qualifications or the desire to do so.
  • Will be expected to show a high degree of initiative and flexibility and be able to react to given solutions with integrity and compassion.
  • Will enjoy working as part of our dedicated team.
  • Is kind, patient, enthusiastic and compassionate with a lively, fun outlook and a curious and creative mind.

Candidates will be provided with training and be encouraged to avail themselves of opportunities for continued professional development that are provided for all staff. They will be led and supported by an experienced SEND Co-Ordinator every step of the way.

We welcome applications from highly motivated individuals who will work effectively as part of our excellent team and contribute to wider school life, building positive relationships with all members of our community. This is a permanent position working 32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year as of January 2021.

Closing date for applications is 22nd January 2021 at 12 noon. Interviews will be held on Friday 29th January 2021.


Ventrus is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure is required for this post.

More Information: https://ventrus.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/2073559

Related Documents
pdf file icon HLTA Grade E JD 24.3.20 SS
pdf file icon Ventrus HLTA Person Specification AL 2017