Prior’s Court is a residential special school for children and young people from ages 5-25, all of whom have complex autism and learning difficulties.

We are looking for an experienced HLTA to join our Ofsted outstanding school (May 2022) and help transform the future for our young people. You will support the teaching and learning through the delivery of the Vocational and Keeping Me Safe Areas of Learning which will prepare all young people to enter the world of work and live healthy, happy, independent lives after leaving Prior’s Court.

  • Are you looking for your next step as a HLTA?
  • We welcome applications from primary and secondary HLTAs looking to move to a SEN school.
  • Working in our Post-16+ and Young Adult Provision (19 to 25).
  • Term time only, 40 weeks per year.

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Key job information: 

Wage: Salary from £20,082 per annum (Dependent on qualifications and experience)

40 weeks / 37.5 hrs per week

Contract type: Permanent - full time

Job description

The role of Autism Practitioner – Education & Vocational Learning

We welcome applicants with experience of special and/or mainstream schools. 

We are a well-resourced and well-equipped school, set in beautiful grounds in Hermitage, West Berkshire. Our vision is for our young people to be healthy, happy, independent, and have work skills at the level relevant to the individual. 

You will work with amazing children and young people with autism, supportive colleagues, have access to professional development opportunities and have a good work/life balance with a high level of leadership time. 

The successful candidate will be inspiring, resilient, organised, flexible and able to motivate others.

Read a full list of responsibilities in the job description.


We aim to make all staff feel valued and supported with training and a competitive salary along with providing the knowledge and skills needed to do a great job. Find out more about the benefits we offer.

How to apply

Read through the application documents below, then complete a short online application form to apply. You may be required to fill in additional forms depending on the role and will be advised by HR following your application. You can read about our application process in detail here.

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Application links: 
Job description Application form

Recruitment policy Safeguarding statement Equal opportunities statement
Documents to prove eligibility to work in the UK Job applicant privacy notice

Contact us about this role

t: 01635 247202
e: [email protected]

All positions at Prior's Court are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and receipt of the appropriate Right to Work documents. Prior’s Court Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Prior’s Court is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek and embrace differences in thinking, experience, ethnicity, age, gender, faith, personalities and styles.

The different skills, experiences and backgrounds our employees bring to their roles create a workforce as diverse and individual as the young people we support and makes Prior’s Court a special place to work.

We strive for an inclusive environment where employees feel safe, engaged and supported to make a difference.

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