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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

🕑 Full Time, 39 Hours per week

💰 £27,111.32 to £28.121.11 pa

🚗 Free on-site parking

🌮 Free food when working directly with pupils

⌛ 28/06/2024

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Monday to Friday – Term time only.

Full time contract – 39 Hours per week

Hours – 8.15am-4.45pm Mon-Thur, 8.15am-3.45pm Fri.

Salary Range, dependent on experience between £27,111.32 p.a. and £28,121.11 p.a.


Free on-site parking.

Free lunches.

Use of on-site gym

Farney Close School is expanding its number of Teaching Assistants and as a result needs A HLTA / Head TA for a section of our school.

Farney Close is a mixed independent residential special school for children aged 9 -18 who are in receipt of an (EHCP) because they experience a range of special needs including social, emotional and mental health needs. Specific Learning Difficulties such as Autistic Spectrum Conditions, ADHD, Dyslexia or a range of cognitive and processing needs

Situated on the A272 and the A23 intersection at Bolney, West Sussex, the school has an established and very successful reputation, achieving numerous outstanding and good Ofsted inspection judgements for educational and care provisions over the last decade.

The successful candidate will be either be a qualified HLTA or person with experience of being a Teaching Assistant (TA) who will undertake the award. They will also hold responsibility for line managing Teaching Assistants in our secondary provision.

They will be responsible to the Head of Education, will cover for absent TAs in some classes but ultimately ensure that the quality of support provided by secondary provision TAs is as required for working within a school such as ours.

Knowledge and experience of working with pupils with SEMH, ASC, SpLD, MLD and Trauma and Attachment would be an advantage but not essential.

We offer:

· Small class sizes.

· Support via our Line Management system.

· Ongoing CPD.

The role will also encompass maintaining high standards in Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Risk Assessments and Behaviour Support Plans.

Candidates are invited to apply for this role by completing our Employment Application Form which can be found on our website, or by contacting Vanessa Boniface, HR Officer at

This role is subject to receipt of two good employment references, one of which must be from your current employer, health clearance and an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Applicants invited to attend interview will be subject to online checks. They will also be required to complete a self-disclosure form and be provided with information about the filtering of criminal offences.

Salary point is dependent on skills, demonstrable experience and qualifications.

You are welcome to visit us prior to submission of your application. Please contact James Mills, Head of Education to arrange this on

You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible as there may be occasions where we will close a vacancy and interview once sufficient applications have been received.

Position open from September 2024

Farney Close is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and communicates a clear framework to employees. Safeguarding is a key aspect of every role and all staff must have read and be fully aware of the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

Farney Close School is an equal opportunities employer.

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