HTLA 1-1 Support

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Didcot Girls’ School

Committed to Excellence


Position: HLTA 1-1

Role commences:     As soon as possible until April 2024 in the first instance

Grade:                       7 or 8 depending on experience

Salary:                      £17,203- £22,924  

Working hours:        8.30am - 3.30pm   

Closing date:           As soon as possible

Thank you for your interest in this exciting post. 


Didcot Girls’ School is a dynamic school. In December 2015, the school was judged to be Outstanding. As Ofsted recognised, we invest in all of our staff: ‘Staff have exceptional opportunities for professional development. Staff feel valued and really like working in the school. Morale is very high.'(Ofsted).

We are a values-driven school, committed to high quality teaching and learning and respectful relationships within an inclusive learning community. Developing stimulating and student-centred teaching and learning is at the centre of our school development work. We work hard to ensure that all girls’ education enables our students to develop confidence, leadership skills and high levels of aspiration.

Summer 2022 GCSE results were superb with 88% of all students achieving 4+ in English and Maths, and 72% doing the same at 5+.  Results at A level in the mixed sixth form shared with our partner school, St Birinus School, are also extremely strong with 44% of grades awarded as A* or A and 68% achieving Grades A*-B. These results place us as one of the highest performing schools in the county.


The Post

We are looking for a specialist 1:1 Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our experienced and dynamic Learning Support Team to support the learning and preparation for adulthood for a student with learning needs. The role involves pre-teaching, devising and delivering lessons, as well as supporting the named student in class. The successful applicant will be someone who works well in a team, can prioritise and is able to work flexibly with colleagues and parents to support students. Good communication skills are essential as the post holder will work closely with staff, students and the family to enable successful reintegration. Commitment to the core values of the school and to the importance of your own professional development are essential.

Responsible to: SENDCO

Contract:  This is a term time only role. It must be performed in accordance with the provisions of the terms and conditions of employment of the Ridgeway Education Trust Multi-Academy Trust

Working time:

5 days a week. Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm, with a 20-minute unpaid daily break.

Application process:

To apply please complete:a support staff application form (available in the document section below)

Completed applications should be sent to Frances Adley at   as soon as possible. Shortlisting will take place on receipt of applications and the school reserves the right to appoint following on from a successful interview.

Please be aware that you will be required to bring proof of residence and your Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or CRB certificate, if applicable, to your interview. 


I thank you for your interest in this exciting post and wish you well with your application. 

Georgina Littler



Didcot Girls School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff working in all its schools to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check along with standard pre-employment safeguarding checks.

Please be aware that you will be required to bring your original qualification certificate(s), proof of residence and photographic ID to interview.

Didcot Girls School is an equal opportunities employer.



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Application Form DGS Support Staff 22 23 16th Dec 2022 Download
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