Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs)

We are looking for experienced and nurturing Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs), including one Senior member to lead the team as a manager, to join our team of exceptional educators.

We are thrilled to introduce our groundbreaking Learning Support Hub at St. James’ School, dedicated to providing exceptional support and education to students with Special Educational Needs (SEN). At our Learning Hub, we believe in empowering every child to flourish, regardless of their individual challenges or abilities. As an HTLA, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the educational journey of our students, providing personalised support, and nurturing their academic and personal growth.

About St. James’ School

St. James’ School is an independent co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 11 to 18 years old, in Grimsby.

Our new Learning Support Hub caters to young people aged 11 to 18 years old, with special educational needs. At St. James’ we are committed to building bridges to success for every pupil. Our mission is to provide exceptional education, support and opportunities for children with special educational needs. Through personalised learning, holistic development and a nurturing environment, we empower our pupils to reach their full potential and thrive as confident, capable individuals. We strive to create a community where every pupil is valued, respected and celebrated for their unique strengths. Together, we bridge the gap between ability and achievement, inspiring lifelong learning and fostering a bright future for all.

About the Role and You

Positions: We are looking for 4 HLTAs and 1 Senior HTLA

Contract type: Full-time, permanent, term time only

Salary: £22,000 to £40,000, dependent on qualifications, experience, and responsibilities

Start date: Immediate start is available for all positions

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Providing one-to-one support to our pupils
  • Developing and implementing Individualised Education Plans
  • Monitoring and evaluating pupil responses to learning activities through a range of predetermined assessment and monitoring strategies against given learning objectives
  • Fostering an inclusive and nurturing learning environment

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has relevant experience in a similar role (essential)
  • Can teach Maths and English to GCSE Level (Manager level responsibility)
  • Has a compassionate and empathetic approach towards supporting students with diverse needs
  • Has strong communication skills.
  • Has a relevant Teaching Assistant qualification or a relevant SEN qualification
  • Has experience working with children with special educational needs.

Why work at St. James’ School?

At St. James’ School, we are dedicated to creating an environment where both students and staff flourish. In addition to being part of an exceptional team, here is what you can expect:

  • A competitive salary
  • Access to a collaborative learning community.
  • Coaching development.
  • Excellent pastoral care and development.
  • Refer a friend scheme with a financial reward.
  • Wellness programme.
  • Attractive life assurance package which is 3* your annual salary.
  • Mentorship programme.
  • Discounted fees for your children at any Alpha School
  • Free lunch.

To find out more about this role, please read our Job Description.

If you are passionate about making a difference, we encourage you to apply today.

How to Apply 

To apply for this role, please also fill out our Application Form and return this to recruitment@alphaschools.co.uk along with your CV.

We look forward to welcoming you to St. James’ School!

St. James’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants for ALL jobs will undergo appropriate child-protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to enhanced level, with costs covered by the company. This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.