Closes 08.05.19

Headteacher: Tara Bell

BSL Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Full and Part Time will be considered (up to 30 hours per week)
Term Time Only (39 weeks)
Scale 6: points 18-20
From £19,790 for 30 hours per week (£27,402 FTE). Pay award due

The Wandsworth Hospital and Home Tuition Service (HHTS) has an exciting opportunity for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) who is able to use British Sign Language to join our service.
HHTS encompasses St George’s Hospital, CAMHS School, Community Education, Mental Health Outreach and Corner House; the National Deaf CAMHS inpatient unit, where we provide small group teaching to the d/Deaf learners in our care across the age ranges.
The successful applicant will predominantly be based within Corner House, but will be able to develop their expertise through working across the service as needed; working as part of our skilled, multi-disciplinary team to support and lead activities and liaise with key professionals.
You will be joining our creative, supportive and enthusiastic team and will receive training to support you in your role and to further develop your professional expertise.
A minimum of BSL Level 2 is required, with higher levels of BSL being desirable.

About The School

The school was graded ‘Outstanding’ once again in the 2018/2019 inspection and is situated a short walking distance from Tooting Bec Underground station with excellent transport links.

HHTS is a Medical Pupil Referral Unit that provides education for a diverse range of students aged 5-18 who are experiencing a severe or chronic illness, have mental health issues, or are pregnant/young parents.

Our students have the opportunity to make accelerated progress through personalised learning programmes delivered in small groups or in one to one tuition. Staff and students build positive nurturing relationships enabling students to grow in confidence, self-acceptance and compassion for all.

The ideal candidate:
• Has experience within an education and/or care setting
• Has a minimum of BSL Level 2
• Is flexible and adaptable and able to work as part of a team
• Has very good numeracy and literacy skills
• Has experience working with pupils for whom English is not their first or sole language

How to apply

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and CVs are not accepted.

Please contact Davinia Gordon ( 513 6103) for more information about the role, or to arrange a visit.
An application form, job description and person specification can be downloaded from our website in the ‘Recruitment and Training’ section.

Completed applications should be returned to the school either by email to or by post.

Closing Date: Wednesday 8th May 2019
Interviews: Monday 13th May 2019