Higher Level Teaching Assistant

SGS The Pegasus School

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Join South Gloucestershire and Stroud Academy Trust and be part of educating the workforce of the future, whilst receiving training and development to support your transition into an exciting new career.

We’re really keen to hear from enthusiastic, committed potential employees of the future. For our part, we will provide you with a rewarding career and the development and support you need to make this transition successful.

You will become part of the SGS family, which includes other schools within the Trust and SGS College.

Many valuable staff benefits. Including:

  • Free Parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted shopping benefits
  • Excellent Pension Schemes: Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for Corporate staff and Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS) for academic staff
  • Access to a wide variety of external health and wellbeing resources via SGS College’s occupational health portal.

What support is available to me?

You will be invited to attend our comprehensive induction programme and get up to date with all statutory and mandatory training. You will be entitled to a selection of training and development opportunities to support your professional and personal development.

SGS Academy Trust and SGS Pegasus School have an exciting opportunity for a HLTA behavioural 5 days a week

Closing Date: 30 October 2023

We are looking for a HLTA behavioural 5 days a week, to monitor the implementation of the behaviour policy and share information with the behaviour lead. To develop individual intervention strategies for individual children, groups or whole classes. Plan and prepare lessons, develop and prepare resources and to support children in out of school context, inline with the school policies and procedures. To provide detailed written reports on people progress such as outcomes through Thrive. Provides support and assistance for children’s pastoral needs. Maintain constructive and supportive relationships with parents and carers.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

As a Higher Level Teaching Assistant your role will involve you assisting with general support throughout the school. You will be taking on 1:1 sessions and small groups, as well as supporting whole classes. In general, you will be supporting SEN pupils through the academic, social and emotional elements of school life. You will need to be willing to support individual students with emotional regulations. To work closely with the pastoral team and staff to support the needs of the students.

You will be expected to promote and secure high standards of teaching and learning, whilst supporting pupil achievement and progression

You will need to actively contribute to SGS Pegasus School vision, aims and objectives.

Beneficial Skills & Qualifications

  • SEN related qualification/s desirable
  • Competent in Maths, English and use of ICT
  • Calm and supportive when a student is dysregulated and able to quickly resolve any anxieties
  • Embraces restorative practices when dealing with behaviour management and student learn to repair situations or relationships eventually leading the conversations themselves
  • Have a comprehensive CPD schedule/ log that shows development and willing to grow within your role

Why choose SGS Pegasus?

SGS Pegasus serves a vibrant multi-cultural in-take and celebrates diversity. Pegasus’ leadership and staff are passionate about the development of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and want this to be reflected throughout the Academy including representation within the staff body. A proportion of student are from different minority groups and disadvantaged backgrounds. Students are excited to learn and are real ambassadors for our diverse community. They benefit from a positive and supportive learning environment.

SGS Pegasus School provides a genuinely innovative school for children and young people with autism, located in our state-of-the-art school in Patchway, South Gloucestershire. We at SGS Pegasus look beyond autism in order to create and individual academic, social, emotional and physical learning experience to ensure each of our children realises their potential. We aim to develop the whole child by creating a bespoke learning experience that celebrates our talents and successes.

You will become part of the wider SGS family supporting you with your professional development, access to the LGPS scheme, discounted shopping benefits, and access to a wide variety of external health and wellbeing resources.

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College sponsor SGS Pegasus School as part of their Multi-Academy Trust, and their size and range of expertise forms the basis of the support for schools within the Trust. For more information, please visit academytrust.sgscol.ac.uk

If you are interested in this position please complete an online application form by clicking on apply.

  • Closing Date: 30 October 2023, applications in after this time will not be considered.
  • Expected Interview Date: Tuesday 7 November.
  • Expected start date: 04 December 2023

SGS Group is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and any offer of employment will be subject to a number of conditions including a requirement for providing satisfactory references. In line with KCSIE and having regard to all relevant guidance, a range of checks and online searches will also be conducted for successful candidates, and a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure will need to be obtained as a requirement of the job


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Date Posted: 11/10/2023

Deadline for applications: 30/10/2023

Location: SGS Pegasus School, Hempton Lane, South Gloucestershire BS32 4AJ

Start date: 04/12/2023

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