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)
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 – We would be interested in receiving speculative applications to hold on file. 
Hours: 33 hours per week / 39 weeks per year (term time only)
Location: Bay House School & Sixth Form, Brune Park Community School
Closing date: Friday, 22 June 2018 – 12:00pm
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.

We would be interested in receiving speculative applications to hold on file.

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

Role: Attendance Support Officer
Hours: 25 hours per week / 39 weeks per year. 5 hours per day – to be agreed.
Location: Bay House School & Sixth Form, Brune Park Community School
Closing date: Tuesday 26th September 2017 – 12:00pm
Actual salary: £10,095 including holiday pay


To work proactively with individual and groups of pupils and their parents, in collaboration with the Main School Office (including Year Office teams and wider pupil support team) in maximising pupil attendance and punctuality

Outcome – outcomes for individuals, vulnerable groups and whole school regarding levels of attendance and numbers of persistent absentees, are improved. Punctuality to sessions and to lessons is consistently expected and maintained across the School

Main areas of the role

 With Year Offices, use attendance data to identify pupils whose attendance is below expected levels (in particular those who are actual or at risk of becoming persistent absentees) or whose attendance has declined

Raise these pupils’ attendance through a range of actions/interventions including:

  • individual / group meetings with pupils
  • meetings with parents in school and/or at home addresses and where appropriate, explaining legal processes
  • making home visits to speak to parents/support parents in ensuring that their child attends school
  • phone, text and e-mail contact with parents

Reporting back to Year Office teams on interventions and parental contact, including where other interventions may need to be considered eg parent support referrals, safeguarding referrals or referrals to other in-house interventions from the pupil support team

Sharing information, including providing written reports for pupil files, for colleagues and for external professionals where appropriate

Monitoring punctuality across the School including through use of data, through corridor patrols and through gate duties. Tackling poor punctuality through, for example:

  • Supporting the consistent application of classroom and year office sanctions
  • Meetings with pupils and/or parents
  • Telephone calls and/or visits to pupils’ homes

Assisting and supporting Attendance in:

  • providing advice to Year Office Teams on current and any changes to legislation
  • liaising with SIMS team regarding management of and best use of attendance and punctuality information/data
  • case presentations at the School’s Attendance Panel to consider legal action
  • making referrals to the LA’s Legal Intervention Team
  • working with Year Office teams to record, monitor and interpret/analyse attendance of groups, in particular those who trigger the pupil premiums
  • supporting Year Teams with strategic approaches to closing any gaps for groups as well as for individuals
  • working with Main School Office Team in the development of strategies to improve attendance and punctuality

Flexibility Statement

The content of this Job Description represents an outline of the post only and is therefore not a precise catalogue of duties and responsibilities. The Job Description is therefore intended to be flexible and is subject to review and amendment in the light of changing circumstances, following consultation with the post holder.

Mobility Clause

As an employee of GFM Education, you may be required to work some of your contracted hours at other schools within the Trust as deemed reasonable and subject to the needs of the different establishments within the Trust.

For administrative purposes, including payment of travel expenses to establishments within the Trust, your work base will be at Bay House School. GFM Education reserves the right to change this location to another school within the Trust on a permanent basis. You will be given no less than one month’s notice of any such change.


  • To be a positive role model
  • To participate in the school’s professional learning programme
  • To contribute to the School’s self-evaluation processes
  • To comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified within the Job Description
  • To be courteous to colleagues and provide a welcoming environment to visitors and telephone callers
  • To play a full part in the life of the school community, supporting its distinctive mission and ethos, and encouraging and ensuring staff, pupils and students adhere to school expectations
  • Participate in whole-school activities such as Events Day, training and other learning activities

Such other duties as may be reasonably allocated by the Headship group

Role: School Leader
Location: GFM Education, Gosport
Closing date: Friday 29th September 2017
Salary Range: Leadership
Start Date: January 2018

The GFM is an exciting new way of leading learning in a group of schools.  The fundamental principle of our MAT is genuine collaborative approaches to education that impact across the age ranges.  This philosophy is extended to the leadership of our school with headship colleagues pioneering initiatives in more than one school.

We are looking to appoint a school leader to join our team as an AHT.  Ideally, you are an existing AHT, with a proven past record for leading whole school initiatives; and the ability to work with pace and rigour to impact positively on our organization.

Your reason for wanting to make such a career move would be your wish to work in a forward thinking team which has adopted a fresh and dynamic approach to school leadership and where working as part of a collective brings opportunity and new professional demands.

The GFM is unique in its determination about how to make a difference.  You will require a disposition to want to make this difference happen in our community and believe in the foundations we are creating – to achieve in Gosport an outcome that the school provision is excellent whatever school you attend.

We welcome any enquiries and particularly encourage you to contact us to arrange an initial informal meeting with one of the team. This will provide an opportunity for you to decide whether this prospect is for you and whether you wish to apply.

Role: Data Support Officer
Location: Brune Park
Closing date: Friday 6th October 2017 12:00
Salary: £14,034.20 Actual Salary Per Annum based on a FTE of £16,481
Start Date: asap on completion of safe recruitment procedures
Hours: 37 hours per week / 39 weeks per year

Gosport & Fareham Multi Academy Trust are looking to appoint an outstanding candidate to join our team at Brune Park Community School as soon as possible as a Data Support Officer.  Reporting to the SIMS Manager, the purpose of this role will be to provide and maintain accurate databases and statistical information relating to students for management requirements.  The role will also involve producing reports and spreadsheets for the recording and presentation of data.  The postholder must be proficient in the use of ICT equipment including knowledge and experience of Microsoft Excel and SIMS. A full job description for this role is available from HR.

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?

This role 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 or Rachael Twining

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.