Higher Level Teaching Assistant

HLTA - Tower Hamlets, North East London

Ref: 3403Wednesday 3 January 2024

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Higher Level Teaching Assistant 

LOCATION: Tower Hamlets


CONTRACT TYPE: Temp – Perm       

PAY: £120 Per day PAYE

Are you passionate about working with children with special educational needs?

Would you like to help young people overcome barriers and give them a chance at a brighter future

Have you got good experience as a Teaching Assistant?

The role

I am seeking a fantastic Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join a fantastic team in a Mainstream Primar School based in Tower Hamlets, East London.

This fantastic school has a brand new, purpose-built building with excellent teaching facilities.

They also have a great SEN inclusion room where they have specialist TA’s and teachers to support children with various needs, such as Autism.

I am looking for a HLTA with previous experience as a HLTA or TA with experience of leading a team of TA’s. You should be passionate about your job and really have a passion to support the education of young, vulnerable people.


  • To undertake the daily supervision and teaching of students in the Inclusion Room and Learning Resource Centre.
  • To liaise with Heads of Department to ensure students have access to suitable resources.
  • To ensure that students have full access to the curriculum while they are in the Inclusion Room and Learning Resource Centre.
  • To liaise with the SEND department to ensure that students are receiving additional learning support during their placement.
  • To work with the pastoral team in order to understand the needs and behaviours of the students being referred.
  • To provide behavioural and emotional support for students who have been placed in the Inclusion area.
  • Assess, record and report on development, progress and behaviour.
  • Liaise with staff and other relevant professionals and provide information about pupils as appropriate.
  • Support pupils with their social and emotional well-being, by developing effective SEMH strategies for students during their placement.
  • Support the role of parents/carers in pupils’ learning and contribute to meetings with parents/carers to provide constructive feedback on pupil progress/achievement etc.
  • To ensure students have a clear reintegration plan at the end of their placement and to monitor their reintegration back to mainstream.
  • Liaise with external agencies on a regular basis.
  • Supervise students at breaks and lunchtimes and take duties as required.
  • To take a positive approach to behaviour by forging strong and respectful relations with students.
  • To contribute to the school’s rich extra curricula programme.
  • To work effectively within a team, support colleagues and not be afraid to ask for support.
  • To take responsibility for your own professional development including attending relevant CPD events and identifying personal developmental targets.

What’s in it for you?

  • The opportunity to work in a great, inclusive school
  • An easily accessible school with good transport links
  • To work with a great team of support staff
  • PAYE payments!
  • The chance of a permanent contract

Why work for Parker Smith?

  • We are specialists in what we do
  • We have a passion for working honestly and with integrity
  • Our ‘people before profit’ ethos means we put our candidate’s needs first
  • PAYE payments
  • A genuine passion to help people reach their potential in their SEND career

Interested in hearing more?

If you want to hear more about our SEND opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by response to this advert! Applying on our company website, uploading your CV to our website, or emailing your CV to mickie@psinclusion.co.uk If you are not contacted within 5 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for this role. However, we will keep your CV and you are welcome to contact us to discuss your SEND career development.

Parker Smith Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We will help you with this. By applying for this role, you are consenting to Parker Smith Inclusion Ltd storing your personal details in our fully encrypted database, in line with the new GDPR requirements.



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