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Higher Level Teaching Assistant - SEN

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Term-time only (Permanent)
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
18/05/2021 12:00
£25,991 - £29,577 pro rata
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
The Oaks Secondary School
Number of posts:

Job details 

Closing date:
18 May

Further information

Higher Level Teaching Assistant - SEN
Required From 1st September 2021 (or sooner if required)
Grade 8 £25,991 - £29,577 pro rata

This post is based at the Oaks Secondary School which is a generic special school for pupils who have moderate, severe, or profound and multiple learning difficulties or Autism Spectrum Conditions. The school has received an outstanding grading from Ofsted in its last three inspections.
The Oaks Secondary School is federated with Evergreen Primary School at Bishop Auckland and Croft Community School at Annfield Plain and there may be a requirement to work at these schools.

The Governors wish to appoint a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to work as part of a multi professional team providing for the needs of the pupils attending the school. The posts will have specific responsibility for Transition.

Applicants will have NVQ level 3 in Child Development (or equivalent) and should preferably hold the Higher Level Teaching Assistant certificate (status), or must be in the process of completing HLTA status within the next year. Payment for HLTA duties can only be made when full HLTA status is held.

The Oaks Secondary School is maintained by Durham County Council which is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are welcome from applicants from all sections of the community. Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met.

The Oaks Secondary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to pre-employment and DBS enhanced disclosure checks.

Calculation of term time only plus two weeks’ pay

Term time only plus two additional weeks’ pay is calculated on the basis of the following:
• Number of ‘teaching’ weeks – 38 weeks; plus
• Public (bank) holidays – 1.6 weeks (8 days); plus
• Two additional weeks, inclusive of CPD – 2 weeks; plus
• Individual leave entitlement - 5.2 weeks (26 days) or 6.2 weeks (31 days)
Individual leave entitlement is calculated on the length of continuous service.
Employees with less than 5 years’ service will receive 26 days annual leave.
Employees with more than 5 years’ service will receive 31 days annual leave.
For example:

Calculation for employees with less than 5 years’ service:
40 weeks (term time plus 2) + 26 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 46.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Calculation for employees with more than 5 years’ service:
40 weeks (term time plus 2) + 31 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 47.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Application forms and an information pack are available from and returnable to Sarah Cochrane, Finance Officer, The Oaks Secondary School, Rock Road, Spennymoor, DL16 7DB or email s.cochrane200@theoaks.durham.sch.uk

Completed applications should be returned to Sarah at the above by Tuesday 18th May 2021 by noon.
Interviews will take place on Tuesday 25th May 2021 and will be conducted by Governors of the Federation via Microsoft TEAMS.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for shortlisting purposes.

This post is not open to job share.

The Oaks Secondary School
Rock Road,
Co Durham,
DL16 7DB

Tel: 01388 827380
Email: s.cochrane200@theoaks.durham.sch.uk
Website: www.theoaksschool.co.uk

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