Whitby School - Advanced Teaching Assistant and / or Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Advanced Teaching Assistant and / or Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Location: Whitby School and Sixth Form
Contract: Permanent

ATA Hours/ Working Pattern: Full-time (32.5 hours per week) or part-time considered with the successful candidates, term-time only

HLTA Hours / Working Pattern: Part-time (6.5 hours, one day a week) term-time only
ATA Pay: Grade C/D £12.00 - £12.38 per hour, £23,114 - £23,893 per annum FTE + SEN Allowance
HLTA Pay: Grade F £13.02 - £13.93 per hour, £25,119 - £26,873 per annum FTE 
Closing Date: 9am, Monday 10th June 2024
Start Date: 1st September 2024 (with the possibility of starting sooner, subject to availability)
Are you a strong team player with a passionate commitment to improving the lives of children? Are you looking for an opportunity where no two days are the same and where the rewards are plentiful?
Our opportunity
This is an outstanding opportunity to join our new secondary school (with sixth form provision) and work with teachers to support teaching and learning by working with individuals or small groups of students under the direction of teaching staff/the SENCo. The postholder may be asked to work across our two sites, or in an area of specialist provision, such as in our Alternative Provision facility, as directed by the SENCo.


You will:
  • Be able to provide one-to-one, small group and in-class support for students, under the direction of the class teacher and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.  
  • Be confident and empathetic working with students who have a range of support needs, which can include physical, learning, emotional and behavioural needs. 
  • Have good literacy, numeracy and interpersonal skills and have experience of supporting and working with students with a range of additional learning needs.
  • Have suitable experience of working in a school environment with students and possesses an understanding of the importance of safeguarding children in a school setting. 
We can offer you
  • A supportive, collaborative team who openly share ideas and best practice
  • A wider network within The Whitby Secondary Partnership Federation
  • A school community that prides itself on engagement, generosity, dignity and inspiration
  • Access to Mental health and Wellbeing support services
  • Opportunities for CPD and career progression
We encourage applications from candidates who have a passion for supporting students in their education with individual needs and who wish to work in a setting which offers rewards and challenges, where no two days are the same.


The successful candidate will:
  • For the ATA role you will need relevant NVQ Level 3 or equivalent 
  • For the HLTA role you will need relevant HLTA status or QTS
  • Have suitable previous experience in working with children and young people, with a passion for developing their practice and knowledge further to best support the students in the provision.
  • Be able to support in the delivery of high-quality learning experiences for all students. 
  • Be supportive, nurturing and understanding. 
  • Seek to make learning exciting and a positive experience.
  • Enjoy working as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills both orally and in writing.
Queries / School Visits
Informal chats about the role are welcomed. For queries or to arrange a call or visit please contact:
Please contact Chloe Bullen on 01609 536 964 or via chloe.bullen@northyorks.gov.uk
Chloe has been engaged to support us with recruiting to this exciting opportunity.
Application Process

Application Pack

Please complete the online NYC Jobs application form. If you experience any problems completing your application, or require any further information please email us at: chloe.bullen@northyorks.gov.uk
Please state which role you are applying for in the supporting statement section of your application.
We do not accept CVs. 


We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We have a robust child protection policy and all staff will receive training relevant to their role at induction and throughout employment at the school. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

This post is subject to satisfactory references and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records check for work with children. An online search may be undertaken as part of the recruitment process on information available in the public domain. Candidates should disclose anything that may be relevant in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education.

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Whitby School - Advanced Teaching Assistant and / or Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Location: Whitby School & Sixth Form