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Specialist Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Posted 2 days 22 hours ago by Outcomes First Group

£23,859 Annual
Full Time
Education Jobs
Cornwall, Truro, United Kingdom, TR1 1
Job Description

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Job title: Specialist Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Location: Oak Tree School, Truro, Cornwall

Hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 4.30pm

Salary: £23,859.10 per annum

Contract: Permanent; Term time only

Due to growth in service, we are recruiting for an Specialist Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our amazing team.

About the role

To provide a high quality education service to pupils and in accordance with Company policies, procedures and practices and the standards set by the Regulatory Body by complementing the teachers' delivery of the School's Curriculum framework and work cooperatively with teachers, pupils and other support staff.


  • Undertake activities with individuals, groups or a class of pupils in order to facilitate their physical, emotional and educational development within a safe environment usually under the supervision of a teacher
  • Carry out pre-determined educational activities and work programmes ensuring that specific guidelines are followed whilst promoting independent learning to support the pupil's understanding.
  • Help pupils make progress in a range of classroom settings, ensuring all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the preparation and planning of lessons including developing resources and opportunities for pupils to learn in school and out-of-school contexts in accordance with lesson plans and in response to pupil need
  • Prepare and deliver lessons, under the direction of the teacher, including covering for teacher absence and deliver specific interventions to pupils
  • Provide detailed verbal and written feedback on lesson content, pupil responses to learning activities and pupil behaviour, to teachers and students
  • Use behaviour management strategies, in line with the school's policy and procedures, to contribute to a purposeful learning environment and encourage students to interact and work co-operatively with others
  • To ensure that the available equipment and resources are used, stored and maintained efficiently
  • Promote and reinforce student's self-esteem and independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement and self-reliance
  • Monitor, evaluate and provide teachers with feedback on pupils' participation, progress and achievement

About us

Oak Tree School in Truro has recently expanded and developed two new buildings and undergone a successful inspection from Ofsted allowing us to offer a wider age range of pupils from 5 - 18 years the opportunity to have the best education possible. Oak Tree School is a specialist SEMH provision positioned near the city of Truro in Cornwall. The school provides full-time specialist co-education for up to 135 pupils and young people aged 5 to 18 who experience social, emotional, mental health, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviours. These pupils and young people often cannot cope, function or achieve within a mainstream environment. The aim is to provide a structured, nurturing approach, with pupils accessing a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum to meet their significant needs.

This opportunity is in Truro which is within commutable distance of Redruth, St Austell and surrounding areas.

We are part of Acorn Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We are really proud to say that in 2024, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a 'Great Place to Work' for the fifth year running.

Why join Acorn Education?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you'll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters" - access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that's right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100's of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that's not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you'll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.

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