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Solent Academies Trust

Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Outdoor Learning Instructor


We are excited at the prospect of developing our staff and are pleased to inform you that we are looking to recruit Band 6, Higher Level Teaching Assistants to join our wonderful team at Cliffdale Primary Academy.  We are an outstanding special school for children aged 2-11 years who have severe and complex learning needs, including a high percentage of pupils with autism.

This is a new role and we are recruiting an Outdoor Learning Instructor who has experience working in Forest School or Outdoor Education. You will provide a hands-on, fun, creative and innovative environment for our children to learn.

Personal attributes

You will need to be proactive, highly organised and a strong communicator, working collaboratively with our team of teachers and supported by leaders to ensure our children receive the very best!  You will have the opportunity to be innovative, creative and have fun, whilst making a real difference to the lives of our pupils who face significant challenges in their learning and development. Some planning, assessment and reporting will be required for the role.

Salary & Benefits

Band 6, £20,850 - 24,049 (FTE £24,148 - £27,852)

37 hours, term time only

By joining the Cliffdale Primary Academy team, we offer you:

  • Excellent staff induction with a commitment to high quality professional development
  • The opportunity to be part of an innovative and forward thinking Trust
  • Superb resources
  • A happy, committed and supportive community
  • Local Government Pension Scheme with the option of a 50/50 contribution to build over time
  • 18.9% employer pension contribution
  • Confidential Counselling & Wellbeing Support Service
  • Life Insurance - 3 times annual salary (for members of the pension scheme)
  • Wellbeing Inset Day to support the wellbeing of our staff
  • Financial contribution towards eye test and glasses for visual display users
  • Employee Referral Scheme

If you want to make a positive difference and enrich the lives of our pupils, then this could be the school for you!


Cliffdale Primary Academy
Battenburg Avenue

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Deadline and how to apply

Please complete a Solent Academies Trust teaching application form accompanied by a letter of application.  In your letter, please describe the contribution you feel you can make to the achievement of pupils in our school.

If you have any questions at all, or wish to submit an application please email recruitment@solentacademiestrust.info.

Please note we will only accept applications completed on our Solent Academies Trust application form.

Closing date is Monday 20th February at 9am

Interviews will be held on Friday 24th February

We look forward to receiving your applications.

Equal opportunities

Solent Academies Trust welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. Only applications submitted on the academy’s application form will be accepted Solent Academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.