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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Goresbrook SchoolBarking and Dagenham

Post: Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Secondary)

Location: East London

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 25th January 2021

Do you want to be part of a team that transform the lives of young people?

As a new all-through school, Goresbrook School is attempting to do the seemingly impossible; ensure all young people, regardless of background, have the real option to succeed at a top university. Goresbrook School is an exciting new school that opened in 2016. Tenacious in approach, our team are committed to transforming the lives of students and do so through unwavering belief, positivity, creativity, hard work and collaboration. Many of us are Teach First Ambassadors but regardless of our how we came into the profession we are all determined to leave a legacy.

We require a Higher Level Learning and Teaching Assistant (HLTA) with strong literacy and numeracy skills and a professional approach to provide support to our teachers and students in the classroom, covering a variety of learning activities. You will also provide support to the wider school and as an integral member of the Learning & Teaching team you will be part of the planning and development meetings each week. The ideal candidate will relish the challenge of working in a fast paced environment. They will be highly committed and unwavering in their desire to make a real difference to the lives of young people. This position is ideal for any individual considering pursuing a career in teaching in the future.

We are particularly interested in candidates who have got experience and/or a keen interest in working with students with social, emotional and mental health needs. A significant part of the role will involve providing intervention to this group of students and overseeing the running of our internal respite provision. The role is well suited to any candidate who is looking for a new challenge, who has high expectations of all young people, who is committed to supporting vulnerable students and who has a great sense of humour.

The vacancy represents an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious organisation that works within the nationally renowned United Learning Trust. We would welcome applications from candidates who are eager to play an important role in the future of our school.


What we offer as a school:

- Clear purpose. We are all here to make a real difference to students lives

- An environment in which student behaviour is exemplary

- Year groups of 120 students. We are a small school and pride ourselves on knowing our students

- Weekly in-school CPD

- External CPD programmes

- Opportunities for promotion and development

We currently have 600 students, years 7 - 11. We will continue to grow each year until we are at full capacity, 720 students including our Sixth Form. Whether you are an outstanding experienced pastoral practitioner looking for a new challenge, or someone seeking your first role in education, you will play a key part in the school’s development.  You could play a part in leading and shaping the vision and future of our school for many years to come.

If you align with our vision, values, and are committed to ensuring that ‘disadvantaged’ does not dictate educational outcomes, then you will greatly enjoy working at Goresbrook.


About United Learning

United Learning is a large and growing group of schools which aims to provide a life changing education to children and young people across England.  United Learning has schools throughout the country and a strategy of building tight geographical clusters of schools.  Goresbrook School and Walthamstow Academy will form one of these clusters.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us to share knowledge and resources, simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a group we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay and benefits, and ultimately the satisfaction of helping children to succeed.  We invest in staff wellbeing.  Our academies have eight INSET days per year (with three dedicated to planning).  It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

For more information or a confidential discussion about the role please contact: hr@goresbrookschool.org.uk

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