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Higher Level Literacy Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Orchard Mead Academy
Leicester, Leicestershire
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Full Time, Term Time
£19,379 - £21,395 (Actual)
Start Date
25th August 2022
12th August 2022 09:00 AM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Job Reference
Start Date
25th August 2022
  • Contract Type :Fixed term contract
  • Contract Length: 1 year
  • Job ID: 1261960

Hours: 37 hours per week | Term Time plus 3 days 
Contract: Fixed term for 1 year 
Start Date: 25 August 2022
Salary: Grade 5, Points 11-14 (Actual salary £19,379 - £21,395)

We are looking to appoint a enthusiastic and committed Higher Level Teaching Assistant, specialising in Literacy Intervention, to join Orchard Mead Academy. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a dedicated team. The successful candidate will be expected to use a range of strategies (digital and paper) to deliver interventions in either one-to-one or in a group setting. Initially the main focus will be to support those who need to close the gap between their reading and chronological age, therefore a passion for reading and an understanding of the role that this plays in a pupil’s academic development is crucial. Experience of working with young people is essential and an understanding and experience of working with those with SEND essential.

The ideal candidate will be patient, caring and supportive while remaining resilient and will be passionate about helping students with additional needs. We are looking for an individual with a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a teaching assistant and with experience of achieving an educational impact for students with SEND. 

 About Us

Orchard Mead Academy is a culturally diverse comprehensive school with approximately 1200 students situated in the North East of Leicester and is part of The Mead Educational Trust (TMET). The Trust is a growing partnership of primary and secondary schools situated in the East Midlands. It provides its academies access to a world-class education network and staff with an employer providing high quality professional development. We are committed to ensuring each Academy enables every pupil to achieve the very best. We believe that together we make a positive difference.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure check.

How to apply

If you are interested in this post, please complete the application form online.

Closing date: 12 August 2022, 09.00am

Orchard Mead Academy is committed to:

  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
  • Equal opportunities and equal value for staff and students, and prevention of discrimination in its many forms. 



Safeguarding Statement:

Orchard Mead Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Orchard Mead Academy

Orchard Mead Academy

Part of The Mead Educational Trust

The Mead Educational Trust