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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Literacy)

Donald Road, Bristol, Bristol, BS13 7DQ
Bedminster Down School
Full Time
Actual FTE salary £24,387-£24,842
28th November 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
12th December 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1290975

Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Literacy

Start: ASAP

Salary: Grade 6 – full time salary £28,900-£29,439 (actual FTE salary £24,387-£24,842)

Location: Bedminster Down School (near Bristol)

Contract: 37 hours per week. Term time only, plus two inset days.

Term: Permanent

Bedminster Down School is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic person to join a dynamic Special Educational Needs Team that thrives on supporting young people. Bedminster Down School is rated as good by Ofsted and our large support staff team play a vital role in ensuring that the wider needs of our students are catered for as effectively as possible.

As a Higher Level Teaching Assistant for Literacy you will provide support to students in school who need additional help to read, write and speak with the same level of confidence as their peers. As a direct consequence of your work, students will be able to engage more effectively with the whole school curriculum, allowing them to make the progress of which they are capable. You will work one-to-one and with groups of students, delivering interventions including Lexia and Read-Write-Inc which are proven to help young people to close their literacy gaps. In addition to the interventions groups that you run, you will also work closely with the teaching staff in the school, helping them to support the students you work with in their lessons. To ensure our package of support for our most vulnerable young people is having the very greatest impact, you will liaise effectively with the other staff teams who will be working with your students on their wider needs, including the attendance, behaviour and pastoral teams.

The ideal candidate for this post will be a qualified higher level teaching assistant, or be working towards HLTA status. They will have a range of experiences from previous employment of working with young people – particularly students with special educational needs. Most of all though, you will be patient, caring and have a ‘can-do’ attitude. You will be provided with a range of support and training, including any necessary qualifications, to ensure you can fulfill the duties of the post well.

In return we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • A full and varied training programme offering development for our staff
  • An opportunity to work in a supportive team from whom you can learn, develop and grow
  • Wider opportunities to be involved across the Futura Learning Partnership
  • An energised and professional working environment
  • Benefits include; pension scheme, discounted sports centre/gym membership, free wellbeing support & medical cover, free on-site parking and cycle to work scheme.

We are keen to ensure that you have as much information to proceed with your application as possible, so if you would like a conversation about either the academy or the position please contact Sarah Adams (SENCO) by E-Mail.  Contact details can be located within the 'Apply Now' section; please log in or register to view.

Futura Learning Partnership is a partnership of schools which span the Bristol - Keynsham - Bath area that are working together to provide a high-quality educational experience for all students in their care and be a truly inclusive provider of 4-19 education in the area.

The closing date for applications is: 23:59 on 11/12/2022.

Interviews are likely to take place on Thursday 15th December.

No CVs or agencies please

To apply:

  • Download the Job Description/Person Specification and Application Form
  • Trust Recruitment Pack
  • Click on the ‘apply’ button to be redirected and apply online via the Futura Learning Jobsite

PLEASE NOTE: Early applications are encouraged. Bedminster Down School reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement, should the School be able to appoint an appropriate candidate.


Safeguarding Statement:

Bedminster Down School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced CRB check is required for all staff within the school.
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