Support Assistant level 2

Support Assistant Level 2


Salary:           N3, £19,824 - £20,155 (actual gross salary)

Hours:           37 hours per week, term time only

Contract:       Permanent

Start date:     March 2024 or as soon as possible

Location:       Great Park Academy

You will be employed by the Gosforth Group and may need to work across all locations within the Multi Academy Trust as required.

About the Trust

Gosforth Group are a dynamic and diverse Multi Academy Trust – this means we have a clear energy and purpose and all students are valued equally, regardless of their background or ability.  We are a growing multi-academy trust currently comprising of 6 academies, two of which opened in September 2021.  The Trust currently has approx. 6000 students and 650 staff.  ‘Create your future’ encapsulates our purpose as a Multi Academy Trust: to educate, support and nurture all of our students so they can achieve their potential and fulfil their ambitious aspirations.  

About the Academy

Come to work in a thriving community. Great Park Academy is a growing school committed to providing the very best education for pupils from Year 5 to Year 11. The school opened in September 2021 on a temporary site at Gosforth Academy. We will move to a brand new 1200 capacity school building in 2025 which will be situated in the Great Park area of Newcastle.

We are one of two new schools within the Gosforth Group Multi Academy Trust and will be welcoming our new cohorts of students when the position starts meaning that we will have Years 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. This is a wonderful opportunity for a dynamic, creative Learning Support Assistant to help shape the future of our school.

About the role

We are seeking a committed professional to join our successful Student Support Base within our school. You will work as part of a multi-professional team to provide general educational support for students. This will include support with learning and also with behaviour and attendance issues as appropriate.

What we are looking for

· Experience/Desire to work with students with SEND

· Can demonstrate a good understanding of Social, Emotional or Mental Health difficulties (SEMH) that young people face

· Effective communication and organisational skills

· A sympathetic understanding of broad needs of students ages 9-16

· Experience of working with young people

What we can offer you

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave
  • Benefits including; excellent pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, free on-site parking.
  • An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals
  • Enthusiastic and motivated students
  • An exciting and extensive commitment to professional development
  • A school with its community at heart
  • An exciting programme of staff well-being activities, from football to surfing!
  • Wider career development opportunities to be involved across the Gosforth Group

A full information pack which includes the job description and person specification is on the Gosforth Group’s website, click here.[CJ1] 

If you would like to discuss this vacancy further, please contact

To apply

Please complete an application form and email to

               Closing date: 9.00am  Friday 15th March 2024


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.  This means certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide and you can view our Policy on the Employment of Ex-offenders here


Gosforth Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. References will normally be requested prior to interview for those candidates shortlisted. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, along with other relevant pre-employment checks, including an online check.


The Trust is committed to equality, inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.


Following the shortlisting process, where applicable, candidates who attend interview, will be reimbursed reasonable expenses for travel and accommodation.



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