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Emotional Literacy Support Assistant - Term Time

Maritime Academy, Rochester

  • Ref:MED887-9999-28S
  • Posted:04/07/2022
  • Pay:TSAT Pay Group 3 £20,892– £25,070
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:17/07/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


We are recruiting for an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant from September 2022 for our new school. This is an exciting time to join our school at the beginning of our journey. You will be willing to take the opportunity to play a full part in the further development of our school and join us in our aims to make learning irresistible and to provide a nurturing and safe environment for everyone.

You will need to hold a relevant GCSE or equivalent, Grade C or above. Good ICT skills would also be desirable.

You will be working in a school with an initial cohort of 180 year 7 students within the first year with successive cohorts joining each year. Our school has been designed to be a carbon neutral build and we believe that we have a responsibility to continue this work to secure the school’s long-term environmental sustainability aims.  

Our students will move to the school site in September 2023, for the 2022/2023 academic year you will be based at a satellite site in Twydall, Gillingham (ME8 6JS). This will mean you will be influential in helping mould our new school and build successful relationships with our first cohort of students.


What you will need to succeed:

For a full list of roles and responsibilities please see the attached job description 

  • Experience working with primary or secondary aged children
  • Ability to raise aspirations to ensure the best possible outcomes
  • Be able to motivate children and have a passion to make a positive outcome for the children
  • Be skilled in creating a nurturing learning environment
  • Have high expectations of children’s emotional, social and mental health development
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills


What you will get in return: 

  • Strong links with the local community and other local schools within Medway and Kent
  • Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career 
  • Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas.
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy 


Next Steps

If you are interested in working in our school, benefitting from a supportive network of staff across our Trust we would encourage you to apply.

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

Information about the school

At Maritime Academy we have great ambitions and we’re proud to call ourselves a member of Thinking Schools Academy Trust. We are at the beginning of our journey and always growing which means we need a leader who shares our ambition, to join in with the most exciting part of our story; The Beginning.

Maritime Academy will continually support and enable the self-improvement of every staff member during their time at our school. We want to provide the very best education for our children and this is attainable only through talented staff capable of rising to these high standards.

At the Maritime, our mission is to offer a unique opportunity to learn in a modern setting with traditional values. Our school will ensure that students are confident, respectful and responsible young people, who are able to face the challenges of modern society. We believe that through our traditional ethos and values, we will create an environment where students are respectful for where they learn, who they learn with and who they are as unique aspirational young people.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Simon Arnold
  • Address:Allhallows Rd, Lower Stoke, Rochester, Kent, ME3 9SL
  • Telephone: 07545645822
  • Email: s.arnold@tsatrust.org.uk
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).