• Location: Penarth / Llandough,
  • Subject:
  • Hours: Not Specified
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £25,000.00 - £30,000.00
  • Language: English
  • Closing Date: 16 April, 2024 12:00 AM

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HLTA - Ysgol Y Deri

HLTA - Ysgol Y Deri

Vale of Glamorgan Council
About us
Do you want to be part of an exciting period of growth in a forward thinking an innovative school?

Ysgol Y Deri is a local authority day special school maintained by the Vale of Glamorgan
local authority. Currently there are over 475 pupils on roll.

Our Penarth site caters for pupils aged between 3 and 19. We support children and young people, with either severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties, moderate learning difficulties, social emotional and mental health needs or autistic spectrum disorders.

Due to expansion, Ysgol Y Deri are interested in recruiting dynamic and energising HLTAs to join our amazing team. We believe school should be unmissable.

Are you dedicated to making a difference but find yourself frustrated that often you are prevented from doing just that? Then we might have the job for you.

Our dedicated team provides a broad, lively, and stimulating person-centred curriculum for our pupils, we focus on inspiring change within our pupils to ensure their successful future.

We have several posts available. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team who put pupils at the centre of everything we do.

About the Role
Pay Details: Grade 6 SP 14-19 £27,334 - £29,777 + SEN allowance Pro rata

Days / Hours per Week: Full Time (Monday- Friday 8.30pm - 3.30pm) Term time only.

Permanent / Temporary: Permanent


Ysgol Y Deri are interested in recruiting a dynamic and energising Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our amazing team. We believe school should be unmissable and audacious.

We are looking for a HLTA who is willing and able to turn their hand to a variety of Curriculum areas and activities; someone who can help our pupils engage and enjoy life affirming experiences. Someone who recognises the importance of both high support and high challenge. If you think that's you, please do get in touch.

Whilst a background in special needs is not essential, a strong understanding of the needs of learners with ALN and/or social, emotional and mental health needs would be a adventitious.

The successful applicants will be expected to cover classes in the absence of the class teacher and must be passionate about teaching and learning. It would be an advantage to have experience of working with pupils with Additional Needs.
Applicants must meet the HLTA requirements or have equivalent qualifications / experience
About you
You will need:

This would ideally suit someone who loves working with children, someone who loves to impart knowledge and support children to thrive. The successful candidate should be prepared and excited to take on something completely different. The role on offer includes supporting and teaching groups of pupils as well as 1:1 academic lessons across our curriculum.

We are looking for someone who truly wants to make a difference to young people's lives; someone willing to be the difference. Someone who wants to help our students fulfil their potential by giving them a chance to change; someone humble, yet confident, enthusiastic yet understands the need for boundaries. Can you be an extraordinary role model at Ysgol Y Deri?

The successful candidate will have excellent classroom practice, including use of ICT, high expectations of pupil engagement and achievements and a willingness to work as part of a dedicated team that is committed to providing the very best opportunities for all of our pupils.

DBS Check Required: Enhanced

EWC Registration Details: It is a statutory requirement that applicants for these posts have to be registered with the Education Workforce Council before they can start work in a school. If you are not already registered further information including how to register can be found at

Oes angen gwiriad y Gwasanaeth Datgelu a Gwahardd?: Manwl

Angen cofrestru gyda'r CGA: Mae'n ofyniad statudol bod yn rhaid i ymgeiswyr ar gyfer y swyddi hyn gael eu cofrestru gyda Chyngor y Gweithlu Addysg cyn y gallant ddechrau gweithio mewn ysgol. Os nad ydych eisoes wedi cofrestru, mae gwybodaeth bellach, gan gynnwys sut i gofrestru, ar gael yn
How to apply
For Further Information, contact: Viv Burbidge-Smith

Take a look at our website, / and our social media pages
Facebook - Ysgol Y Deri Special School
Twitter - @YsgolYDeri @DeriYsgolPrim @yydsecondary

Return Method e.g. e-mail / return to school: V Burbidge-Smith,
School Business Manager (HR)