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HLTA - Cognition and Learning

  • Employer: Maghull High School
  • Reference: 05633
  • Published: Wed 24/05/2023, 11:09 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 30/06/2023, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 34.59 hours per week, Term Time Only
  • Salary: Grade F, Scale Point Range 12 - 19, £24,496 - £27,852, (pro – rata, actual salary £19,900 - £22,627)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Maghull High School, Merseyside

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HLTA - Cognition and Learning

POST:   HLTA – Cognition and Learning

NJC Local Government Pay Band F (Pay Scale 12 – 19) (£24496 - £27852 per annum pro – rata, actual salary £19900 - £22627)

We are seeking to appoint a HLTA to our Inclusion team to enhance and bolster support for both individual and groups of students who identify with cognition and learning needs. The successful candidate, working alongside our key stage 2/3 teachers and inclusion team will support both groups and individuals to make good progress in their learning. We are dedicated to supporting pupils with SEND needs and are looking for motivated, inspiring, and influential candidates who will contribute to the intellectual, technological and social development of some of our most complex and vulnerable students, supporting their achievement across all curriculum areas.

This role is ideal for a candidate who has experience and knowledge of Special Educational Needs who is now looking for a management position in a supportive role.

Working alongside the SENDCO and Assistant SENDCO you will also support the management of staff members including TAs and outside agencies/practitioners to ensure strategies and targeted support delivers positive impact.  You will support with administrative processes and be expected to keep accurate and detailed records. 

The successful candidate will be required to confidently collaborate and communicate across departments, inclusive of the Pastoral team, and with feeder primary schools maintaining positive and successful working relationships.

Maghull High School is part of the Southport Learning Trust, which currently includes Greenbank High School, Stanley High School, Birkdale High School, Meols Cop High School, Bedford Primary School and Kew Woods Primary School.  Our Trust welcomes teachers who are enthusiastic, energetic, and dedicated individuals with a talent for working with young people and a love of education.  We are seeking colleagues who can build robust and effective relationships with staff, parents, students, and the wider community in order to further the ethos of the Trust.                               

For further information and application pack please visit

For any enquiries about the post, please contact Miss N Bowen at  or telephone: 0151 527 3961.

CLOSING DATE:  Friday 30 June 2023, 12:00pm

INTERVIEWS TO BE HELD:  Week Commencing 3 July 2023


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