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HLTA Speech and Language Assistant

Meadow Vale School
£18,672 - £21,693 Part-Time Pro Rata (Depending on skills and experience)
Meadow Vale Primary School, Moordale Ave, Bracknell
Working Pattern:
Part Time/Term Time
27.5 hours per week. Term-Time.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
08/02/2019 at 14:30 PM
Meadow Vale School

Meadow Vale Primary School

HLTA Speech and Language Support Assistant

Full time – 27.5 hours per week

Required from Monday February 25th 2019

Salary Range: BG1 17 – BG 123 (£18,672 - £21, 693 per anum pro rata, salary depending on skills and experience)

We require a Higher Level Learning Support Assistant who displays initiative and patience, to work in our Speech and Language Resource.  You will work under the guidance of the Speech and Language teacher to provide individual and group support for children with speech and language difficulties. Previous experience in this area and a knowledge of speech and language interventions (such as ELKLAN) would be preferable.

Meadow Vale is a popular and thriving three-form entry primary school, with a dedicated and professional team of staff and governors who provide an environment where all pupils are encouraged to reach their full potential and enjoy all aspects of learning.

This post will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Work in a diverse, inclusive, energetic and established school with excellent facilities.
  • Be part of a team who pride themselves on responding to the individual needs of pupils and who offer a wide range of interventions to support pupils with SEND.
  • Inspire our enthusiastic pupils, who are highly motivated to learn.

Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged. Please contact the office on 01344 421046 to arrange a visit.

Closing Date: Friday 8th February 2019 at midday

Interviews: w/c Monday 11th February 2019

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please apply online (see link below) or contact the school for further details. We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.

We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.


We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.


Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.

This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.

To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/applying-job/applications-work-children-young-people-or-adults-risk

The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/keeping-adults-and-children-safe/protecting-children/safeguarding-children-board

Pre–employment medical check

You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.


On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.

Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.

We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

Further information on this vacancy