Kenton School, Drayton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3RU

Support Assistant - Higher Level

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

£26,446 - £29,174 pa, Actual Salary £23,771 to £26,223 pa

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

Kenton School

Drayton Road

Newcastle upon Tyne


37 hours per week, Term time plus 5 training days and 10 Additional Days to be worked during school closure as directed by the school

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.

Following the promotion of our team members into teaching roles, we are seeking applications to join our team of Support Assistant Higher Levels providing high quality cover for absent teachers across the school.

The role of Support Assistant Higher Level is a challenging yet rewarding one. It is an ideal opportunity for those with a strong academic background in one or more national curriculum subjects, who may wish to enter into teaching at some point in the future, to gain valuable experience whilst supporting our students through the delivery of high quality lessons. An equally an exciting opportunity for those who do not wish to pursue teaching but are seeking a career where they can positively impact on the progress and wellbeing of children and young people.

In addition to delivering sessions our SAHL’s also play a key role inputting and analysing progress data, supporting teachers to prepare resources for lessons, carrying out other admin tasks, liaising with parents/guardians and supporting all aspects of school life.

We are seeking applications from candidates with not only a minimum of an A-level qualification in a national curriculum subject, ideally combined with previous experience working with secondary school age children, but the flexibility, initiative, interpersonal skills and confidence to design and deliver high quality sessions to meet the needs of all our students, whatever their barriers.

If you have the skills, commitment and enthusiasm to succeed in this role, we want to hear from you. In return we can offer you,

• Access to the Local Government’ Pension Scheme

• Salary sacrifice schemes including Car Sacrifice, cycle to work and childcare voucher schemes

• Free on-site parking

• Free gym access at Kenton School

Closing date: 12.00 Noon on 10 October 2022

Northern Leaders Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all its schools 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, children and staff at school.


Closing date:

10 October 2022

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