SGS Create- Higher Level Teaching Assistant

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

  • up to £26,220.00
  • Gloucestershire / South West
  • Permanent
  • Full Time, Term Time Only
Posted 2 weeks ago

SGS Create- HLTA

Post Number: REQ001073
Location: Stroud Campus
Salary Range: £25,080.00 – £26,220.00 (Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience)
Actual Salary: up to £23,920.48
Contract Type: Permanent, Term Time only
Hours: 37hours a week, 41 weeks a year                                                                                 

Are you ready to embark on a journey with a transformative educational institution in the heart of the South West?

SGS Create, our innovative provision, opened its doors in September 2023, welcoming 80 enthusiastic Year 10 learners. As we continue to expand, we are seeking passionate and experienced educators and support staff to deliver a first class, broad and balanced curriculum to our current Year 10 cohort and the incoming students set to join us in September 2024.

We are in search of an outstanding HLTA to join our team.

This post demands flexibility from any candidates as the role and subjects supported will vary, and will include PSHE, academic support in core subjects, academic mentoring for our learners and short term cover for our colleagues. We welcome applications from candidates who possess a HLTA qualification or are willing to embark on this training. We are looking for people with a broad range of experience in working with young people in KS3/4 across diverse educational settings. Our ideal candidate will demonstrate a good understanding of SEMH and SEND learners, coupled with an empathetic approach to working with our learners. At SGS Create, we prioritise fostering strong connections with both students and parents, making our learning environment and school ethos truly exceptional.

Leaders have been courageous in their development of new full-time provision for learners aged 14 to 16. They have committed substantial resources, time and research into developing the curriculum to ensure that it meets the needs of these young learners extremely well.”- Ofsted 2024

Financial Rewards and Benefits:

  • Opportunity to make a positive impact within the community and on learners’ lives
  • Competitive Pension Scheme -Academic roles benefit significantly by their access to the teachers’ pension scheme (TPS), with a generous employer contributions of over 23%
  • SGS Create teaching staff and corporate staff will be allocated 13 weeks holidays each academic year, only to be taken in line with the school holiday term breaks. Some cover might be needed during term breaks but this will be with prior agreement.  A full- time teaching timetable would be 25 hours timetable per week to allow for PPA, over 39 teaching weeks, this will be reduced to reflect any agreed remission allocated for specific roles or responsibilities.  All posts will be subject to the Colleges academic employment Terms and Conditions.
  • Extensive professional development with ongoing support for your personal & professional development, including 25% tuition discount for immediate family of SGS employees.
  • Family friendly policies and a proven commitment to supporting flexible working practices
  • Access to ‘My Lifestyle’ discounted shopping benefits, cycle to work scheme and a Technology Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • Free Annual Eye test
  • All staff members can buy a TOTUM card(formerly known as NUS Extra cards), as part of being an affiliate member of the Students’ Union 
  • Staff have access and supported to be part of inclusive or sustainable staff networks and communities
  • Free car parking at all campuses (Except Queens Road Art School)
     

We engage with 14-16 learners who are particularly interested in the creative industries and would benefit from more vocational education as opposed to the standard KS4 curriculum experienced in schools. These learners may currently have become dis-engaged or suffer with anxiety which has led to long-term non-attendance, have mental health concerns, be neuro-diverse or are simply looking for an alternative offer to school.

Our vision is to create an education environment that inspires you to be your best.  With an aspirational, supportive and flexible curriculum, for 14-16-year-old learners’ needs at its heart, enabling young people to learn skills, gain qualifications, improve confidence, be creative and respectful of their society and the environment to enable progression to the next step in their education. If you share our vision, we would love to hear from you.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To work alongside the SENDCO and teaching staff to manage the personalised education of SGS Create learners
  • Liaise with professional or specialist support staff involved in the student’s education
  • Evaluate students’ progress and assess students’ responses to learning tasks
  • Use behaviour management strategies, in line with the college’s policy and procedures,
     

Beneficial Skills & Qualifications

  • A qualification in English/Literacy and Mathematics/Numeracy equivalent to at least level 2 of the National Vocational Qualifications framework
  • Mentoring and/or teaching assistant qualifications, or a willingness to work towards
  • Prior experience working with children or in an educational setting.
  • Experience of supporting pupils with SEND

We welcome applications from candidates who possess a HLTA qualification or are willing to embark on this training. We are looking for people with a broad range of experience in working with young people in KS3/4 across diverse educational settings. Our ideal candidate will demonstrate a good understanding of SEMH and SEND learners, coupled with an empathetic approach to working with our learners

Please email hrservicedesk@sgscol.ac.uk or sgscreate@sgscol.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Closing Date: Noon on Tuesday 11th June 2024

Interview Date: Tuesday 18th June 2024

SGS College is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and any offer of employment will be subject to a number of conditions including a requirement for providing satisfactory references. In line with KCSIE and having regard to all relevant guidance, a range of checks and online searches will also be conducted for successful candidates, and a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure will need to be obtained as a requirement of the job.

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