Forest Academy

Job Title: Higher Level Teaching Assistant 

Salary: Grade 4 point 12-14 dependant on experience

15.5hours per week/ 39 weeks per year (8am - 4.30pm 2 x days a week)

Job type: Permanent


An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to join the Forest Academy team. 


You will support teaching and learning, working independently with whole class, small groups and one-to-one as required. This is a challenging role, but incredibly rewarding as part of a team which works together to make a real positive difference to the lives of our children with ASD, Social, Emotional and Mental Health barriers and behavioural issues.


We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience of working as a specialist teaching assistant.

  • Is committed to Inclusion.

  • Has at least an NVQ4/diploma or equivalent in the field of child development or working with children.

  • Is flexible and can use their own initiative, understanding a range of duties.

  • Can work independently and as part of a team.

  • Is resilient, hardworking and self-motivated.

  • Has a good sense of humour.

  • Can adapt to suit the needs of individual learners.

  • Has the ability to manage change well, and support children in a variety of situations.



As part of the Forest Academy, we offer:


  • a wide range of professional development opportunities as part of an ever growing SEND team

  • a supportive working environment.


Visits to the school are recommended.  For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact April Grimes (Headteacher) on 01842 810309.

Application form and further details are available from the Office at school.

Closing date 13/10/2021

Interviews w/c 18/10/2020


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