Support Staff

Role: Learning Support Assistant

Contract: Fixed Term 1 Year in the first instance

Hours: 34.5 hours per week / 40 weeks per year (term time)

Working pattern: 8.30 – 4.30 pm Wednesday, remainder of week 8.30 – 3.45 pm (can be flexible)

Salary range: £11,977 - £15,079 actual, including holiday pay

Location: LWS Academy, Montefiore Drive, Sarisbury Green, Southampton, SO31 7NL

Gosport & Fareham Multi Academy Trust are looking to appoint a confident, self-motivated individual who is a good communicator, patient with a friendly approach and able to work independently to join the Learning and Pastoral Team at LWS Academy.

You would be supporting secondary aged boys with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. This is a challenging but rewarding role for the right person with the right temperament. Previous experience of working with disengaged adolescents would be an advantage.

We would be interested in receiving an application from you if you;

  • Have a passion for inclusion
  • A commitment to breaking down barriers to learning
  • A demonstrated commitment to safeguarding
  • Outstanding inter-personal skills and are an effective communicator
  • Sensitive to students’ needs
  • A determination to nurture enjoyment and success for students
  • Are an enthusiastic individual with an excellent sense of humour
  • Proven team player

Role: Cover Supervisors - across MAT

Hours: 33 hours per week / 39 weeks per year (term time only)

Location: Bay House School & Sixth Form, Brune Park Community School

Actual salary: £12,516 including holiday pay

Gosport & Fareham Multi Academy Trust are always looking to recruit highly motivated Cover Supervisors to work across the secondary provision within the MAT.

You should be able to take classes for absent teachers, ensuring pupils complete work set by the teacher and practical classroom and administrative support when cover supervision is not required. Experience of classroom and behaviour management would be desirable, however training will be given. Applicants will need to have grade C GCSE or equivalent in English and Mathematics.

Duties include:

  • Supervising students in lessons between the ages of 11 and 16
  • Issuing work set by the absent teacher
  • Managing the class to ensure all students continue to learn effectively

Desirable knowledge, skills and experience

  • A commitment to the education and well-being of pupils
  • Empathy with pupils and sympathetic to their needs
  • Proficiency in literacy, numeracy and ICT
  • Experience of working in a school environment or other environment with young people
  • Good communication skills and able to clarify and explain instructions clearly
  • Professionally discrete and able to respect confidentiality on particular issues
  • Well developed interpersonal skills and sense of humour, enabling effective relationships with a variety of different people
  • Team worker
  • Capable of working on own initiative
Job Description & Person Specification

Contract Permanent

Start date asap following completion of safe recruitment checks

Hours 37 hours per week / 39 weeks per year (term time)

Actual Salary £14,289 including holiday pay

Closing date Wednesday 2nd May 2018. noon

Are you driven to make a difference to the lives of young people?

Gosport & Fareham Multi Academy Trust are looking to appoint a confident, self-motivated individual, who is a good communicator, patient with a friendly approach and able to work independently, to join our team across Bay House and Brune Park Community School.

This post is ideal if you have a genuine passion for supporting pupils and families to maximise attendance and punctuality. You must be an enthusiastic self-starter and be able to work well as an individual and as a member of a dedicated pastoral team. You should be confident and have good inter-personal and communication skills as this role will involve visiting pupils and their families in their home and engaging in meetings with outside organisations and agencies.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, innovative and vibrant team who are always striving to improve and we want you to be part of this journey.

Job Description & Person Specification

How to apply

Applicants applying for a position must complete the GFM application form. Please ensure all sections of the application are filled in and that all gaps between employment are noted.  Please do not send CVs as we are unable to accept these.

For enquiries and to return applications email or telephone 023 92 616012

Where we receive a large volume of applications, we may close the post early, therefore you are strongly advised to submit your application as soon as possible.


Application Form – Support Staff


Thinking about training to become a teacher?

Our support staff roles could provide a suitable level of experience to support an application to our School Direct Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Programme (both Salaried and Training) or other opportunities in the field of education. We support both School Direct and PGCE initial teacher training opportunities. For further information please contact David Higginbottom and Kate Walker

Safeguarding statement

GFM Education is committed to safeguarding children 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. A ‘prohibition from teaching’ check will be completed for all shortlisted teaching candidates including those applying for a teaching assistant/Cover Supervisor/Other work deemed directly involved with pupils where it is indicated that they have qualified teacher status or have previously worked as a teacher. All successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service check along with other relevant employment checks. GFM Education pursues a policy of equality of opportunity.