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About Magdalen Court School

Magdalen Court School provides education for approximately 90 pupils with special educational needs. The focus for the school is to support pupils with high levels of anxiety and specific learning difficulties including autism.

Magdalen Court School strives to create an environment where each pupil’s individual strengths, talents and aptitudes are nurtured and developed. It is an inclusive school which works to provide a first-class education that encourages pupils to think independently and to develop their full intellectual, creative and physical potential. Its success is the result of the recognition of the unique worth and importance of each child.

By knowing every pupil socially, emotionally and academically, Magdalen Court School can be sure that each pupil will flourish and acquire the confidence and self-belief to achieve a fulfilling and successful future and to become confident, accomplished and ambitious young adults.

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Salary: £21,623

Hours: 37.5 Hours per week 36.6 Weeks per Year

Contract type: Permanent

Main purpose

The HLTA will through supportive and encouraging learning relationships and interventions, establish effective mentoring with the pupils who specifically have SEMH provision.

  • To work in partnership with Teachers and Therapists to support the learning of a child with an Education, Health Care and Plan (EHCP), and as appropriate in line with National Curriculum, SEN code of practice and school policies and procedures.
  • Work with learners to develop their independence, self-esteem and social inclusion
  • Give support to pupils, individually or in groups, so they can access the curriculum, take part in learning and experience a sense of achievement including Outdoor Education and Personal Development.
  • Tutor English and Maths and other subjects to those pupils unable to manage in the classrooms.

Main Duties

  • Assist the class teacher to support the identification of specific difficulties and associated risks that prevent individuals from engaging in education and reaching their full potential.
  • Class teaching cover including PE
  • Develop additional and alternative creative interventions and learning activities that support progression achievement, build self-esteem and encourage learning and social participation.
  • As directed by the class teacher lead and deliver interventions and learning activities. Implement agreed approaches and relational support plans in a consistent, fair and unbiased manner.
  • Contribute to the positive emotional health and wellbeing of all pupils. Build positive relationships with pupils, parents/carers and external agencies modelling good practise.
  • Monitor effectiveness and accurately record progress and achievements in areas of behaviour, engagement, wellbeing and learning. Complete any associated paperwork and reports as required
  • Support learners working on outreach packages (driving off-site)

Please refer to the Job Description for more details.

A full induction programme and opportunities for professional development will be provided. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check. Please ensure you read and understand our Privacy Notice, available on our school website, before applying. We make appointments in accordance with our Recruitment and Selection Policy.

Interested applicants may email and to discuss the role further and/ or arrange a visit.

How to apply:

Please complete the application form which accompanies this advert and can also be found on our school website

When completing application forms, applicants are advised that submitting an incorrect or insufficiently completed application form will result in non-selection for an interview. Particular attention should be made to supplying a full career history since secondary education and referees meeting the required criteria. Following updated guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education, Magdalen Court School will undertake an online check of all shortlisted candidates


Closing date: Monday 3rd of June 2024

Please note: CVs will not be considered.

Please note that we reserve the right to conclude the application period before the closing date. We will be reviewing the applications and shortlisting for this post during the advertising period and the role may therefore be filled prior to the closing date.

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