• joannejackowiak

Support Assistant - Higher Level, full time, term time +15, Actual salary £23,362 to £25,772 pa


Permanent, 37 hours per week

Term time only plus 5 training & 10 additional days

Grade N6: Actual Salary £23,362 to £25,772 pa, pay award pending

Kenton School is a vibrant and inclusive secondary school at the heart of the community in which we serve. With just 1800 students, we are amongst the largest schools in the North East. At Kenton we are passionate about providing the very best education possible for young people in our city, our region and nationally and our strong and committed team share our vision of ensuring all our students not only reach their potential but that they are confident, happy and resilient students who treat each other with compassion and respect.


Following the promotion of our team members into teaching roles, we are seeking applications to join our team of Support Assistant Higher Levels providing high quality cover for absent teachers across the school.


The role of Support Assistant Higher Level is a challenging yet rewarding one. It is an ideal opportunity for those with a strong academic background in one or more national curriculum subjects, who may wish to enter into teaching at some point in the future, to gain valuable experience whilst supporting our students through the delivery of high quality lessons. An equally an exciting opportunity for those who do not wish to pursue teaching but are seeking a career where they can positively impact on the progress and wellbeing of children and young people.


In addition to delivering sessions our SAHL’s also play a key role inputting and analysing progress data, supporting teachers to prepare resources for lessons, carrying out other admin tasks, liaising with parents/guardians, promoting the safeguarding and wellbeing of pupils and supporting all aspects of school life.


We are seeking applications from candidates with not only a minimum of an A-level qualification in a national curriculum subject, ideally combined with previous experience working with secondary school age children, but the flexibility, initiative, interpersonal skills and confidence to design and deliver high quality sessions to meet the needs of all our students, whatever their barriers.


In return Kenton School offers full training in the role, support from our fantastic teaching and learning team, and other developmental possibilities due to its success, size, facilities and a forward thinking management and staff.


Click here to download Candidate Information Pack


If you feel you have the experience, skills and attributes to succeed as part of our team, please complete the online form via www.tes.com/jobs/ selecting ‘Quick Apply’ or download an application form from our website www.kenton.newcastle.sch.ukand return it to human.resources@kenton.newcastle.sch.uk.

Closing date: 12.00 Noon on 3 December 2021

Kenton Schools Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all our schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. This post does involve engaging in regulated activity as defined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 and is except from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended 1975, 2013 and 2020).

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