Support Assistant Level 2

Learning 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:    September 2024

Location:      Callerton 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


‘Pupils at this school are polite, friendly and respectful’ -Ofsted, 2024


‘Staff enjoy working at the school. The school ensures that staff workload is manageable. It gives high priority to staff well-being.’ - Ofsted, 2024


Callerton Academy is an exciting and thriving new secondary school where staff are highly valued and invested in to be able to become exceptional practitioners. Inspected in January 2024, the school was awarded a ‘Good’ rating by Ofsted citing that our students are well behaved and that our curriculum is highly ambitious and inclusive. We strongly recommend you read our report, which can be found here.

As a school we are committed to providing the very best education for pupils from Year 7 to Year 11. Based in our excellent temporary site, formerly a school building which has been reconfigured in Newcastle’s Graingertown, we have access to a range of brilliant facilities. We will move to our brand-new site which will have capacity for 1200 students in 2025; this is located to the northwest of the city – close to Westerhope, Kingston Park and Newcastle International Airport. We are one of two new schools within Gosforth Group Multi Academy Trust and will be welcoming our fourth cohort of students when the position starts meaning that we will have Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. 

About the role

We are seeking a Learning Support Assistant to join our staff team at Callerton Academy. Alongside working within a multi-professional team to manage support on the school timetable, to assist teachers in facilitating teaching and learning activities, you will be a ‘hands on’ colleague who is willing to support other departments of the academy in its infancy.

 What we are looking for

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills  
  • Excellent numeracy/literacy skills
  • Ideally someone with previous experience of working with young people
  • Ideally someone who can demonstrate a good understanding of SEND or is willing to develop this quickly
  • A sympathetic understanding of broad needs of secondary aged students
  • Attention to detail
  • An effective team player
  • A colleague who is excited about the prospect of being part of a growing support team, setting up systems and problem solving to ensure the best possible environment and outcomes for all students.
  • Additionally, part of the role includes accompanying our students on the school transport service, starting at the Simonside Primary School site, a couple of times a week. Working hours therefore will be 8am to 4pm. 

What we can offer you

  • An opportunity to work with highly skilled professionals
  • Enthusiastic and motivated students who ‘have positive attitudes to their learning and behave well.’ (Ofsted, 2024)
  • An exciting and extensive commitment to professional development
  • A school with its community at heart
  • An exciting programme of staff well-being activities
  • Wider career development opportunities to be involved across the Gosforth Group
  • Staff parking

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a difference within a positive and exciting environment. If you share our community’s ethos of progression, diversity and dynamism then we would be delighted to hear from you.


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

We hope you’ll visit our website to find out more about us. 

If you would require more information about the role, please contact Mrs Onions, PA to the Principal, on

To apply

Please complete an application form and email to

Applications are shortlisted for interview as they are received, and so early application is encouraged.  We reserve the right to commence the interview process and close the vacancy prior to this date.


Closing date: 9.00am Thursday 27th June 

Interviews will be held the following week


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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