Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)


We are seeking highly motivated and skilled Higher Learning Teaching Assistants for alternative provisions in Hinckley, Leicestershire. You will play an active part in the developments of the school by supporting curriculum and development strand leads. Your primary responsibility will be to assist and mentor students in their academic, social, and personal development.

As a HLTA, you will play a crucial role in providing guidance, support, and encouragement to individuals in need. This position requires excellent communication skills, a strong background working with children with SEN and challenging behaviour.

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others and have the necessary qualifications, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your application along with your CV for consideration.


  • Provide one-on-one mentoring to individuals, offering guidance and support.
  • Create and implement personalised plans to help individuals achieve their goals.
  • Assist with academic tutoring and homework help.
  • Develop and implement behaviour management strategies.
  • Collaborate with parents, teachers, and other professionals to ensure the success of the individual.
  • Monitor progress and provide regular feedback to individuals and their families.
  • Be a role model for Teaching Assistants and act as an ambassador for the school’s values and professional behaviours.
  • Be responsible for the day to day guidance of designated staff, providing regular support and supervision, lesson observations and informal visits.
  • Carry out additional duties as reasonably requested by your line manager and be responsible for your own continuous professional development.
  • Advocate on behalf of the young people and their families in your care.
  • Support and maintain high learner engagement levels.


  • Hold a Level 4 Higher Level Teaching Assistant qualification or an appropriate and relevant level 4 qualification.
  • To be able to produce evidence of previous continuous professional development including.
  • Be driven to provide positive outcomes to children, young people and vulnerable adults.
  • Extensive experience of working with Learners who have SEN requirements including Learners who portray behaviours associated with ADHD, Autism and other neurodiverse conditions.
  • Relevant experience of working with children and young people or vulnerable adults within an education, health or social care setting or appropriate qualifications at level 4 or above.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field preferred.
  • Experience working with children, preferably in a special education setting.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to effectively manage behaviour and create a positive learning environment.
  • Patience, empathy, and the ability to build rapport with individuals.
  • Knowledge of child development principles and best practices.
  • Ability to adapt teaching strategies to meet the unique needs of each individual.
  • Have high expectations of pupils’ achievements and a commitment to excellent standards
  • Work well as part of a team.
  • Be enthusiastic, energetic and committed to making learning exciting.
  • Have excellent communication skills with children and adults.
  • You must be able to apply for an Enhanced DBS or have a DBS certificate on the update service.

You will:

  • Positively demonstrate and role model the positive values, attitudes and behaviours that are expected of our Learners.
  • Work on a 1:1 or with small groups of Learners.
  • Demonstrate effective record keeping with an awareness of the Data Protection Act and sharing information protocols.
  • Demonstrate a wide variety of ICT skills (e.g. an understanding of google cloud and associated applications, Microsoft packages and e-safety).Provide 1:1 support via reflective and restorative practice.
  • Keep written records of individual students, log communication and update risk assessments as appropriate.
  • Ensure each student receives 1:1 mentoring to discuss their emotional and social behaviour progress.
  • Track the behavioural progress of students using the available data and monitor the impact of interventions, sharing this with the SENDCo and/or other relevant professionals.
  • Work with teachers, support staff, families, and external agencies to develop a solution focused approach enabling learners to regulate their behaviour and make good progress.
  • Establish positive relationships with students and interact with them according to individual needs.
  • Assist with the development, implementation and review of Individual Behaviour Plans and Risk Assessments for a designated group of students.
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students.
  • Set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence.
  • Support students to develop resilience and independence, both learning in lessons and forming positive relationships with peers and staff.
  • Promote good student behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage students to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality, and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Recognise and challenge any incidents of racism, bullying, harassment, victimisation, and any form of abuse of equal opportunities, ensuring compliance with relevant school policies and procedures and making sure the individual/s involved understand it is unacceptable.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
  • Assist with the supervision of students out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtime when required.
  • Accompany other staff and students on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.

NOW Education are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including an enhanced DBS check.

Now Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, race, religion or belief, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, or sexual orientation.

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