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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Job Description

Job Title: Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK
Contract Type: Full-time, long-term/permanent
Start Date: 15/04/24

About The School:
A reputable Special Educational Needs (SEN) school based in Maidenhead, dedicated to providing outstanding education and support to their students. The school offers a nurturing and inclusive environment where every child can thrive and achieve their full potential.

Role Overview:
As a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), you will play a pivotal role in supporting teaching and learning across the school. You will work closely with the teaching staff to deliver tailored educational interventions and activities, providing vital support to students with special educational needs. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a genuine passion for SEN education to make a real difference in the lives of their students.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivering high-quality educational interventions to support students' learning and development.
  • Assisting with the planning, preparation, and delivery of lessons under the guidance of the teaching staff.
  • Providing one-to-one support and small group interventions to students with special educational needs.
  • Creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment where every student feels valued and respected.
  • Monitoring and assessing students' progress, providing feedback to teachers and contributing to the ongoing evaluation of intervention strategies.
  • Collaborating with the SENCO and other members of the school team to ensure the individual needs of students are met effectively.


  • Experience working within an SEN environment, preferably within a school setting.
  • Hold a relevant HLTA qualification or equivalent experience in a similar role.
  • Strong understanding of different learning needs and strategies to support students with SEN.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, staff, and parents/carers.
  • Patience, empathy, and a genuine passion for working with children with special educational needs.
  • Flexible and adaptable approach, with the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression within a supportive environment.
  • A welcoming and inclusive school community dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of their students.
  • Access to comprehensive training and resources to support your role.
  • A fulfilling and rewarding career where you can truly make a difference.

If you are a dedicated and compassionate individual with a passion for supporting children with special educational needs, we would love to hear from you.

If this is a role that you would like to learn more about or would be interested in applying to, then please contact Jake Walsh at Dunbar Education on 01908 929605.

If this isn't what you are looking for, but are interested in hearing about other roles, then Dunbar Education would love to hear from you. We also pay £250 for any successful referrals.

If you have not received a response, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please refer to our website for other available positions.

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