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New Horizons Childrens Academy
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Salary: TSAT Pay Group 4 Pro rata £21,389 - £25,091 for hours and weeks stated (£25,743 - £30,198 FTE)  


Start date: February 2023
 Contract: Permanent
 Hours: 35 hours per week, 39 weeks (Term time plus 1 week)
 Closing date: 16 January 2023
 Interview: TBC



We require a HLTA to join New Horizons Children’s Academy.  The successful candidate will provide support to pupils, individually or in groups, to enable them to access the curriculum, take part in learning and experience a sense of achievement. They will work alongside class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of pupils, promoting pupils’ independence, self-esteem and social inclusion.   


We are a "Good" school (Ofsted May 2022) with a three-form entry that teaches over 600 children from the local community. We have modern classrooms and facilities that will help the successful applicant teach an inspiring and creative curriculum to our students.


This is an exciting opportunity to join our contemporary school and join our Trust. You will work with modern facilities and grasp the opportunity to influence and shape the vision of our Academy.


Watch the below video from our Headteacher to learn more about our school

Click here


What you will need to succeed: 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Committed to supporting pupils
  • Effective communicator both orally and in writing
  • Effective ICT skills 
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Understanding of the educational system and current developments
  • Ability to motivate and to support learning


Additional skills and experience:

  • First Aid experience


We can offer you: 

  • A supportive network of senior leaders within the school and across our trust
  • Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
  • Membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Discounted membership to our state of the art gym and fitness suite on site


The Thinking Schools Academy Trust


The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth. 


We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.


Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

  • Think about their Thinking
  • Be their Best self
  • Shape their Success

In this way we transform life chances


Click Here To view our Trust video to gain an insight into The Thinking Schools Academy Trust


What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working at our small and friendly school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!


Early applications are encouraged, we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.


If this position is not quite right for you, but you would be interested for any other positions within our Trust please click here to join our Talent Pool.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process, please email recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk



The following documents are available relating to this vacancy:

Job Description - Education Support - HLTA (NHCA).pdf

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