Kenton School

Support Assistant (Enhanced Inclusion Programme)

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time - term time plus specified days

N5: Actual Salary £19,346 to £20,939 pa, pay award pending

This school has Academy status and you will be employed by the Board of Trustees.

Kenton School - all different all equal

Drayton Road

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE3 3RU.

Support Assistant (Enhanced Inclusion Programme)

37 hours per week, Permanent

Term time only plus 5 training days.

Kenton School is a vibrant and inclusive secondary school at the heart of the community in which we serve. With just over 1800 students, we are amongst the largest schools in the North East. At Kenton we are passionate about providing the very best education possible for young people in our city, our region and nationally and our strong and committed team share our vision of ensuring all our students not only reach their potential but that they are confident, happy and resilient students who treat each other with compassion and respect.

An exciting opportunity has arisen through the establishment of a new provision at our school. The In School Enhanced Inclusion Programme will have the core aim of ensuring students who are disengaged from mainstream education have their curriculum needs met through bespoke and high quality intervention and support.

We are seeking a capable and inspiring Support Assistant to work within our In School Enhanced Inclusion Programme, alongside the Programme Manager, Teacher and subject leaders to help raise standards of achievement supporting students both whilst in the provision and with their reintegration to mainstream.

If you are the person we are looking for you will possess:

• A proven track record undertaking pastoral work in a secondary school environment, ideally working with children and young people with SEMH needs.

• Knowledge of a range of behaviour improvement and engagement strategies.

• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to provide a balance of challenge and empathy.

• The ability to work effectively with colleagues, stakeholders and otheragencies.

• The ability to deliver strategies and approaches to support students to achieve and return to mainstream provision.

In return Kenton School offers fantastic developmental possibilities due to its size, facilities and a forward thinking management.

Candidates can apply through the TES website by clicking on the Quick Apply link. Alternatively you can download and application pack from our website at and selecting Vacancies. Applications can be returned either by email to

Kenton Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families.


Closing date:

23 September 2021

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