Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of students with social, emotional, and mental health difficulties? Zest Education is currently seeking a dedicated and adaptable Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to join a special educational needs school in Tamworth.

As a HLTA, you will play a crucial role in supporting students aged 7-18 in their educational journey. With small class sizes of approximately 6 students per class, you will have the opportunity to provide individualised support and contribute to creating a nurturing learning environment. Working alongside experienced Learning & Support Mentors and Teachers, you will be part of a team dedicated to meeting the unique needs of each student.

At this school, we believe in providing a relaxed and inclusive environment where students feel valued and supported. With no specific school uniform requirements and a flexible curriculum, the school aim to create an atmosphere that encourages students to thrive academically and personally. Additionally, the school offer opportunities for educational visits and work-related learning experiences, giving students a broader perspective on their studies.

To be successful in this role, you should hold an appropriate Higher Level Teaching Assistant Qualification or equivalent. Your adaptability and willingness to work in various classroom roles, both indoors and outdoors, according to individual needs will be essential. Whether you are running classroom activities, leading outdoor experiences, or supervising pupils on exploratory outings, your responsive and caring approach will make a positive impact on the students’ growth and development.

This position is due to start as soon as possible and will continue on a long-term basis for the remainder of the academic year. If you are passionate about supporting students with social, emotional, and mental health difficulties and are ready to make a difference, we would love to hear from you.

Join our team at Zest Education and help shape the future of these incredible students. Apply now!


If you are interested in this position or want to find out more, email Steph at or ‘apply for job’ at the top of the page to submit your details.

Zest Education are an REC audited agency and are dedicated to safeguarding children. All candidates must hold an enhanced DBS (or allow us to process one for you) and be registered to the DBS Update Service, be able to provide references to cover the last two years and successfully pass all other necessary safeguarding checks prior to clearance for work.

Salary is dependent on experience, training, or qualifications. The minimum experience, training, or qualifications required for this position are recent school-based experience (within the last 5 years within a school that teaches the British Curriculum) and/or care-based experience within the last 5 years.

The role advertised is for temporary supply work.

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