Higer Level Teaching Assistant / Cover Supervisor

The Acorn School, 248 Calder Road Lincoln LN5 9TL

Job Category
Schools - Support
Job Location(s)
GLEA 6.15 -6.18 (23,541 to 25,991 pro rata)
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Appointment Type
Hours per week
Contact Name
Rosie Rowe
Contact Phone Number
01522 822428
Contact Email Address
Closing Date
Job Reference

This is a full time (term time only) temporary position to 21st July 2021, though we would always discuss flexible working arrangements for the most suitable candidate.

Acorn is situated in a pleasant residential area of Lincoln. We are seeking a talented and motivated HLTA, who has the drive and ambition to join and develop our Alternative Provision Free School. 

Acorn works in partnership with secondary schools throughout Lincolnshire and into Nottinghamshire, supporting pupils who are presenting with emotional and behavioural challenges.  Pupils are all dual registered; with Key Stage Three students placed for short-term intervention and then phased back into their mainstream setting. The Key Stage Four offer is full time and permanent; we offer GCSEs in core subjects as well as a full suite of vocational options, all of which are classed to be of high quality. We pride ourselves on our ability to teach GCSE courses whilst at the same time providing students with the Personal Development Opportunities that they may need.

The successful candidate will join a school of highly committed, professional and caring staff who are dedicated to raising achievement and providing aspirational role models for all of our children.  The successful candidate will predominately work alongside teachers by taking responsibility for learning activities under an agreed system of supervision in the absence of the class teacher.  Leading and delivering learning objectives to small groups of children and young people as directed, and providing one to one support.

We are looking for a candidate who:

  • Is able to work well in partnership with classroom teachers.
  • Is committed to and has experience working with children and young people
  • Is able to motivate and encourage children to meet their targets for learning and/or behaviour
  • Can demonstrate outstanding behaviour management skills and strategies.
  • Can support the development of an innovative and engaging curriculum.
  • Supports the inclusive ethos of the school and believes that every child should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
  • Is committed to their own personal and professional development.
  • Thrives in a collaborative working environment.

Due to Covid restrictions applicants are welcome to visit the school at the end of the school day by prior appointment with the Headteacher.

Application packs are available by emailing enquiries@theacornschool.co.uk

Closing date for applications  12:00 noon Thursday 3 December 2020l

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 8 December 2020.

Acorn is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and we expect everyone to share this commitment.  The School is legally obligated to process an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before making appointments to relevant posts.

The DBS check will reveal both spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings, and any other information held by local police that’s considered relevant to the role.

Any information that is “protected” under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 will not appear on a DBS certificate.

For posts in regulated activity, the DBS check will include a barred list check.  It is an offence to seek employment in regulated activity if you are on a barred list.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

When interviews do take place the school will contact you directly.

When interviews are taking place schools will follow all Government and Public Health England Guidelines.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Here at Lincolnshire County Council, we want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

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