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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - MFL

Job Description

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) - Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Location: Slough

School Rating: Ofsted Rated Good

Start Date: ASAP or September 2024

Are you passionate about languages and education? Do you have the skills and dedication to support students in their language learning journey? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

We are a well-respected secondary school in Slough, recognised for our commitment to excellence and student success. As an Ofsted rated 'Good' school, we pride ourselves on our supportive and collaborative environment. We are currently seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) for our Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) department.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting Learning: Assist in the planning and delivery of engaging and effective MFL lessons, supporting students in their language acquisition and development.
  • Small Group and One-to-One Support: Provide targeted support to students in small groups or on an individual basis, helping them to achieve their full potential.
  • Resource Preparation: Aid in the preparation of teaching materials and resources to enhance the learning experience.
  • Classroom Management: Assist in managing classroom behaviour and maintaining a positive and conducive learning environment.
  • Assessment and Feedback: Support the MFL teachers in assessing student progress and providing constructive feedback to promote improvement.
  • Extracurricular Activities: Contribute to the organisation and delivery of MFL-related extracurricular activities, such as language clubs or cultural events.

What We Offer:

  • Professional Development: Access to ongoing training and professional development programmes to enhance your skills and advance your career.
  • Collaborative Environment: Work alongside a dedicated team of educators and support staff committed to making a difference in students' lives. Opportunities for collaboration and sharing best practices with experienced colleagues.
  • Supportive Leadership: Benefit from the guidance and mentorship of experienced leaders who are invested in your growth and success.
  • Work-Life Balance: Enjoy a balanced work schedule with holidays and weekends off.


  • Experience: Previous experience as a Teaching Assistant or HLTA, preferably within an MFL department.
  • Qualifications: Relevant qualifications in education or language studies.
  • Skills: Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, in English and at least one other foreign language. Ability to engage and motivate students.
  • Passion: A genuine passion for languages and education, with a commitment to supporting student achievement.

If you are excited about this opportunity and believe you have the skills and dedication to make a positive impact in our school community, 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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