HLTA (Educational Teaching Manager) - Fairfield School (11401)

Special Schools
Fairfield School
31.5 hours per week working Mon to Thurs 8.45am - 3.30pm, and Fri 8.30am - 3.30pm
White Lee Road, Dewsbury WF17 8AS
Grade 9
£23,684 - £25,720

We are seeking to appoint a qualified full-time permanent dynamic HLTA who can inspire, engage and excite our students in their learning through a creative and personalised provision and provide innovative and inspirational learning opportunities.

This is a great opportunity to be part of our motivated team and continued outstanding provision.


Fairfield is a large special school which provides for learners with a diverse range of complex and profound learning difficulties including physical and medical needs from 3-19 years.  We offer a broad, balanced and personalised curriculum which provides opportunities to enrich the daily lives of our students. At Fairfield we strive to encourage and develop a strong sense of achievement for all our pupils. Through our nurturing environments we build each individual’s potential to succeed in learning opportunities as valued members of our school community. We believe in having a positive approach towards school life; our pupils are encouraged to become motivated and confident individuals.

Fairfield was judged as continuing to be a ‘good’ school by OFSTED in June 2022. More details about our school can be found at https://fairfieldschool.uk/


The successful candidate will:

  • be expected to undertake the role of HLTA in complementing the professional work of teachers by taking responsibilities for agreed learning activities under an agreed system of supervision
  • be expected to plan from the teachers’ framework and to implement a range of purposeful learning activities. They will also support teachers in monitoring and evaluating pupil’/students’ progress and achievements using a range of assessments as agreed.
  • be expected to assist and collaborate with teachers in short term planning and the implementation of specific areas of provision
  • be able to demonstrate relevant experience and qualifications (intent to achieve qualifications will be considered) in order to fulfil the duties consistent within the attached job description as well as working across different pathways within the school
  • have the ability to demonstrate a differentiated, inspiring approach to meet specific needs and to transfer skills creatively across the curriculum
  • have knowledge and skills of sensory approaches and a range of physical therapies including Intensive Interaction and Sensory Integration
  • have a passion and commitment to education for students with complex needs
  • bring enthusiasm and energy to the role
  • be adaptable
  • have excellent communication skills
  • have ability to form positive and effective relationships

The school has a clear focus on improving standards for all. If you have the creative skills, expertise and passion for this exciting post we would love to hear from you.

We are a supportive school with a strong leadership team which can offer wide opportunities for continuing professional development and training. You must be committed to high standards, actively promote safe and happy learning and be ambitious for the success of the pupils, families and the school community.

To apply for this role, please download and complete the application form attached.  

Application forms should be returned to the School Business Manager by e-mail to stevewalsh@fairfieldschool.uk

We would recommend all interested candidates to visit Fairfield for a tour of the school. To arrange this, please contact us on the same email.

A job description is available to check if you have the ability to meet the requirements of this challenging and important role.

Closing Date: Friday 5th January 2024 at 12 noon

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 15th January 2024

Start date: Monday 19th February 2024

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

05 January 2024, 12:00 PM

Important Information

This vacancy is closed to applications.