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HLTA Higher Level Teaching Assistant


Shaw Education Trust


Secondary Comprehensive



Contract Type

Term Time only + 1 week (5 INSET Days) = £19,881 to £22,837

Start Date

1st September 2019


SET Grade 7, Scale point 17 – 22, full time salary amount £22,911 to £26,317

Age Range


Number of Pupils



Tottington High School

Closing Date

Noon, Monday 24th June 2019

This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to join Tottington High School as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. You will be joining a professional team working in ‘The Hub’, our new Inclusion Facility. Tottington High School is part of the Shaw Education Trust which is committed and dedicated to Inclusion and developing every child to the best of their abilities.

The successful applicant will possess ambition and motivation to make a positive impact in our excellent Inclusion Faculty (SEND). You must have experience and knowledge of social, emotional and mental health aspects of SEND to work in ‘The Hub’. Reporting to the SENDCo and Assistant SENDco, you will act as a Key Worker for identified pupils in order to motivate and encourage them to achieve success.

We are a school where children are offered a unique and inspiring curriculum, which enables each child to meet their full potential both now and in the future. Our inquiry-based curriculum promotes the highest standards of literacy and mathematics skills whilst allowing pupils to develop their curiosity and thirst for learning, a sense of personal health wellbeing and a creative approach to problem solving. We aim to inspire and enthuse every pupil through the challenge of learning.

Tottington High School is supported by an excellent Trust Executive Leadership Team steeped in school leadership and improvement experience: They are committed to the continued professional development of all members of staff and the sustained successful performance of all its academies.

We offer access to The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) as a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in the Shaw Education Trust plus excellent CPD and an opportunity to develop your skills in a supportive and progressive environment.

At our academy each pupil can feel that they belong to a caring and supportive environment. The academy is committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo appropriate child protection screening including a DBS check.

Application Forms: All applicants are required to submit an application form for this role and should forward completed forms to:



Application Form


Job Description


Recruitment Monitoring Form

Guidance Notes for Candidates

Disqualification Declaration Form

by Jun 14, 2019 No Comments
Bury College Taster Day

Bury College Taster Day


As part of the school’s careers provision students have access to a range of information and support so that they are prepared for when they finish school in year 11. As part of this provision, and in collaboration with Bury College the school has been able to organise a day in college for all year 10 students. The day has been organised to provide students with an opportunity to experience college life and study subjects and courses that they may pursue after leaving school.

Taster sessions for the range of subjects/courses (from A-levels to apprenticeships) available at Bury College have been provided to students and they have made their choices for the day. The sessions are taster sessions and we have encouraged students to make their selections with this in mind as the day is a valuable opportunity to investigate subjects/courses that they would like to know more about. Each student will be provided with an individual timetable based on their choices and they will follow this for the day. As well as the opportunity to sample the different subjects and courses the day has also been organised with the aim of providing students with an experience of wider college life.

Students will be required to make their own way to/from Bury College, navigate around the site during the day and study in the surroundings and facilities of a large campus. We hope that this challenge is one that students will embrace and to support them with this members of Tottington High School staff will be present in the taster sessions and around the campus during the day.

In terms of organisation on the day, students will be expected to arrive promptly for registration at the college. Registration will take place at 9:30am. Students will be required to organise their own transport/journey and they can bring a packed lunch or money to buy food from the college. Students will not be allowed off the college campus during break and lunchtime and students will be dismissed at 3:15pm. If there are any particular issues with transport, please contact me at school.

Any student that receives school meals will be provided with a packed lunch if required (please indicate this on the reply slip below).

Students will not be required to wear school uniform and should come dressed appropriately for the day. Standards of dress and professionalism will be emphasised to students before the visit. As with all of our non-uniform days, make-up and jewellery rules will be ‘relaxed’ but we insist on ‘sensible’ amounts of both. Tops must not reveal midriffs or shoulders and should not be ‘low-cut’. Any student who we feel is not following these guidelines will be removed from the day (parents/carers will be contacted). Under the circumstances we would appreciate your support in reinforcing this point to your child.

For some of the vocational courses specific clothing will be required. Particular requirements will be organised with individual students depending on the course/s they have chosen. Students will also be issued with a timetable that will provide details of the lessons and rooms that they will be in for the day.

It is hoped that the day will be a valuable and rewarding one for all year 10 students and that the experience of college and of subjects/courses that they are interested in will help support their post 16 choices and provide them with the motivation to fulfil their potential in year 11.

Students will be reminded of the importance of excellent behaviour and their responsibilities as representatives of the school. As with the appropriateness of clothing above, students that do not meet these high standards whilst at the college will be withdrawn from the day. Additional actions will be taken when back in school and there will be further implications for participation in future school visits and end of year activities.
I would like to thank you in advance for your support with this college visit for your son/daughter. Please could you complete the slip below and return it via your son/daughter to the Main Office at school.

Bury College Taster Day 2019

by Jun 10, 2019 No Comments
Stars Of The Week w.e. 17.05.19

Stars Of The Week w.e. 17.05.19

Student News

A huge congratulations to this week’s Stars Of The Week. Pictured are pictured are:

Jess K – for great comments from staff and great attitude to school. Also going above and beyond for extra curricular activities
Rhiannon A – for excellent attendance and work ethic
Caitlin N – for always being polite, contributing to lessons and always challenging herself in lessons
Emma S – for being the Perfect Pupil in Year 7
Mr M Rigby – for always supporting staff whenever they need assistance and going above and beyond his role
Jack W – for always being polite, contributing to lessons and always challenging himself in lessons

Well done to all our super Stars Of The Week!

by May 17, 2019 No Comments