Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Required: as soon as possible

Full time: 36.5 hours per week, term time only

Salary: Grade 4, Point 23-31 (FTE £26,999 – £33,799) actual salary depending upon experience is £23,534 – £29,461

Status: Permanent


Cockshut Hill School provides a friendly and supportive working environment, valuing each individual.  We are committed to providing our students with the best education they need to become confident, articulate and successful adults of the future.  We are one of the few schools in Birmingham to receive The Rights Respecting Schools, UNICEF UK Gold Award, for successfully embedding children’s rights throughout the school in our practices and ethos.  This is an exciting time for our school as we strive to improve and we are proud of our commitment to teaching and learning – our school motto is ‘Nothing But the Best’.

We are delighted to offer an opportunity to work within our supportive SEND Team, in which we aim to help students reach their full potential in a supportive environment.  We are seeking to appoint a qualified HLTA, who is energetic and has the ability to lead on interventions; planning and delivering individual and group work intervention sessions.  The successful candidate must have:

  • GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English grade C or above
  • a Higher Level Teaching Assistant qualification or equivalent
  • experience of working across KS3 and KS4
  • experience of planning, delivering and evaluating a range of evidence based interventions
  • the ability to inspire, challenge and motivate students to achieve, through your own best practice
  • good interpersonal skills and a commitment to working as part of a team to improve teaching and learning
  • the capacity to work flexibly in order to meet the needs of our students

We believe in working collaboratively, sharing ideas and supporting each other to achieve great things as we further develop innovative teaching and learning strategies.  Cockshut Hill School is a developing and improving school and this is an exciting opportunity to be a part of that journey of school improvement.

The Summit Learning Trust comprises of three secondary schools, four primary schools and a Sixth Form College. The Trust’s commitment to excellence is recognised nationally and internationally. All schools work in partnership with the Trust to support staff development, which further extends the scope of opportunities for career advancement in working with other schools.

Why work for us?

The Trust offers:

  • High quality training and support
  • Opportunities to work across a number of schools
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Employee discount schemes

For further information and an application pack please see the links below


The closing date is midday on Monday 02 March 2020 and it is anticipated that interviews will be held later that week.


We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.  The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and we expect all applicants to share this commitment.  Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure with barred list check.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and we expect all applicants to share this commitment.  All appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, including a Children’s barred list check.