We have a great opportunity for a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to join our team to support with the teaching and learning through the delivery of the daily living, vocational, communication skills and functional academics. The purpose of your role would be to prepare young people to be employed and live healthy, happy, and independent lives after leaving Prior's Court.

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Key information:
Salary: £19,000-£20,500 per annum
Hours: 8:30 – 16:30 Monday – Friday (35 Hours per week – Term Time only)
Contract type: Permanent
Job description: HLTA Job Description
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About Prior's Court

Prior's Court was set up by Founding Patron Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose vision of a centre of excellence for children with autism became reality with the opening of Prior's Court School in 1999. We have since grown to support around 80 young people with autism aged between 5-25 years with the opening of Prior's Court Young Adult Provision in 2011.

Since opening, our autism practitioner team has grown from around 20 to 500 and we have built a reputation as a leading edge educational, vocational, and residential facility for young people with autism. Working with our young people can be challenging but extremely rewarding.

Hear from our staff who are passionate about the difference they make:

The role of a Higher Level Teaching Assistant 

Using our specialist approach and contributing to a high-quality learning environment you will support young people to grow and develop through autism best practice learning, enabling them to lead fulfilling and purposeful lives.

You will be offering support to education and residential teams to achieve the set goals for young people. You will be supporting the Teacher and Home Manager with young people programmes to manage the practical operation of the classroom/learning environment. It is important that we ensure a positive and proactive person-centred environment for our young people, which supports in the learning environment to achieve their targets, including independence.

This exciting role will allow you to work collaboratively with other members of the educational team/residential team/therapy team to deliver on the plans to develop positive learning programme outcomes.

Our thorough training and induction programme will ensure you have the support, skills and tools you need to deliver quality care for each young person. 


The ideal candidate for the role will be reliable and has a flexible approach - ability to work shifts including some weekends and bank holidays.

Be physically fit and able to support our young people in physical activities, hold a relevant Level 3 diploma or be willing to undertake a Level 3 diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools in accordance with statutory requirements of Ofsted


Our staff are the key to the progress and achievements of young people at Prior’s Court and we aim to make them feel valued and supported. Our thorough training and induction programme will ensure you have the support, skills and tools you need to deliver quality care for each young person. Many of our staff members become experts in supporting those with autism and are able to progress to more senior roles. Find out more about the career pathways available within our teams.

Learn more about working at Prior's Court including the benefits we offer, our beautiful working environment and more about how you can make a difference as part of the Prior's Court team:

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How to apply

Read through the application documents below, then complete an application form. Someone from the recruitment team will be in touch with you within 3 working days.  You can read about our application process in detail here.

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Contact us about this role

t: 0161 237 8081

e: [email protected]

All positions at the school are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references. 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.