Staff Vacancies

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) XS10.8

Salary details: Grade 9 (SP 2-31) (£12.27 - £14.63 per hour - pay award pending)

Term Time only (45.66 weeks per year – to include attendance at INSET days)

Permanent contract

We are seeking to appoint a highly skilled, dedicated and effective Higher Level Teaching Assistant who is experienced in supporting pupils with complex communication needs in all ages across Years R – 4.

The post will involve working within our Complex Communication Needs base, alongside a Lead Teacher and an additional teaching assistant. The successful candidate will be a highly flexible individual who would be both willing and able to lead the base in the absence of the Lead Teacher.

The successful candidate will need to:

  • be an outstanding practitioner experienced in working with primary aged children
  • demonstrate excellent classroom management skills and have high expectations of children’s learning & behaviours
  • hold an HLTA qualification or above, or be willing to undertake relevant HLTA training
  • demonstrate, through practice, their knowledge and understanding of complex communication needs and appropriate planning, monitoring and assessment to support those needs.

We have high expectations of all staff and visits to the school are warmly welcomed. For further information to support the application please visit

Parley First School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; this is a commitment which we expect all staff and volunteers to share. The successful candidate will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check in line with the Governments safer recruitment guidelines.

For more information please telephone the school on 01202 874400. Applications to be made online via the Dorset For You Website.

Closing date for applications: 8 May 2018

Interviews: 17 May 2018

If you do not hear from us by 11 May 2018 then please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Supporting Documents :

1.  Person Specification

2.  Job Description