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Higher Level Teaching AssistantJob description

Fixed term contract: September 2024 until August 2025 due to a funding review

Passion – Urgency – Positivity – Aspiration – Commitment

STEP Academy Trust is an exciting, dynamic place to work that can offer great opportunities to the right candidate. If you are ready to take the next step in your career, join us as we ‘Strive Together for Excellence in Partnership’.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Higher Learning Teaching Assistant to join our team at Telscombe Cliffs Academy. Strong literacy/numeracy skills are essential, as well as the ability to relate well to children and adults. This post is for supporting individual and small groups of children with interventions that have a positive impact on their learning. You will also be required to provide support with children with high needs. This post is part of a permanent contract offering at Benedict Academy.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience of working within a school setting and be highly proactive and committed to going that extra mile to ensure pupils achieve the best they possibly can;
  • Have experience of planning and undertaking interventions that have a positive impact on pupils and their learning outcomes;
  • Be able to communicate with all staff and pupils;
  • Display a commitment to the Trust’s equalities policies;
  • An understanding of, and prior experience of supporting children with special needs is desirable.

We can offer you:

  • a dedicated leadership team, who are committed to supporting and developing colleagues;
  • excellent professional development and promotion opportunities;
  • membership to Perkbox discount scheme;
  • subsidised private health care with Benenden;
  • a free school lunch when working in school.

The Job Description and Person Specification fully outline the requirements of this post and can be found on our website. Supporting statements should be written in line with the Person Specification. You are welcome to contact Jayne Campling: [email protected] for an informal discussion about this post prior to application – CVs are not accepted.

Closing date: 18th July 2024

Interviews: W/C 22nd July 2024

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

STEP Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. STEP Academy Trust believes that its workforce should reflect the local community and that all groups within the community should have equal access to the Trust’s employment opportunities. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. Applicants must hold the right to work in the UK.

Job Type: Fixed term contract
Contract length: 12 months

Pay: £22,383.00 per year


  • Company pension


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: REC000262
Expected start date: 02/09/2024

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