Pastoral and Academic Learning Support (PALS)
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Pastoral and Academic Learning Support (PALS)

This is a highly rewarding and challenging role involving teaching small groups and supporting students in class with either English, Maths or Science so you would need to be confident with Key Stage 3 and GCSE knowledge of one or more of these subjects. This post would also be ideally suited to individuals who may be considering a career into teaching to gain valuable classroom experience.


You will be supportive, non-judgmental, patient, easy to talk to, positive and flexible. You must be able to speak to pupils in a manner which encourages and supports them, enabling you to build trusting relationships. You are confident working with pupils on a one-to-one, small group basis or supporting in class, enabling all pupils to overcome any barriers to learning.


The role involves working with pupils of all abilities, including those with special needs. Pupils with physical disabilities may need help with mobility and accessing materials, for example. Pupils with behavioural difficulties require particular support to help them achieve their full potential.


You need to be a responsible and organised person. You will have a GCSE minimum grade C or equivalent functional skills in English and Maths. Educated to degree level desirable or with proven knowledge/ experience..


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

  • understand how children develop, think and learn
  • are able to manage groups of children.
  • have a passion for every child achieving beyond what they might have thought possible
  • have a commitment to breaking down barriers to learning
  • have a strong commitment to safeguarding
  • have a determination to secure positive progress and high aspirations for and with students
  • are committed to nurture a child’s happiness and enjoyment of school and life
  • are an enthusiastic individual with a good sense of humour
  • build positive relationships with pupils
  • are a good team player who is able to develop good relationships with the people they work with


If you would like to find out more before making your application, please contact or telephone 02932 616012 to arrange

GFM Education
Bay House School
Gomer Lane, Alverstoke
PO12 2QP

Company number: 07834711