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Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) - Full-time

Goodwin Academy, Deal

  • Ref:KCC886-4023-317S
  • Posted:24/03/2023
  • Pay:£20,042 - £23,713 for hours and weeks stated
  • Start Date:May 2023
  • App Close Date:20/04/2023 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC


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Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

Salary: TSAT Pay Group 3 £20,042 - £23,713 for hours and weeks stated (FTE £22,818- £26,997).  Hours per week: 37 hour per week, 39 weeks per year (Term Time plus 5 INSET days)


We are recruiting an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant to support us with our responsibility for the development and education of children within our vibrant and engaging state of the art mixed academy. The successful candidate will support pupils with physical, emotional and/or educational needs in accordance with academy policy and under the direction of the Inclusion Manager/SENCO.  There may also be a requirement to work with pupils with Education, Health and Care Plans or additional educational needs throughout the Key Stages. 

Experience of working with primary or secondary aged children with the ability to raise aspirations to ensure the best possible outcomes will be beneficial, as will the ability to motivate children, have a passion to make a positive outcome for the children and have high expectations of children’s emotional, social and mental health development. Excellent interpersonal skills together with good knowledge of ICT would be essential.   An ELSA Qualification would be desirable, or the willingness to undertake training.


What we can offer you: 

  • Excellent CPD opportunities across the Trust, wherever you are in your career. 
  • Focus on staff wellbeing, including 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, free flu vaccination and eye care vouchers.  
  • Generous employer contribution to the Local Government Pension Scheme. 
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy and Rochester Grammar School
  • Free parking in our secure staff car park
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • TSTARS Staff Recognition Programme, including seasonal rewards for all staff.  
  • Refer a Friend Scheme. 

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.

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

Visits to our schools are encouraged. To arrange a visit please contact Geraldine Baird (Geraldine.Baird@goodwinacademy.tsat.uk)


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process, please email recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk 


Information about the school

We are passionate about nurturing our students to become confident, well-rounded and contented individuals who are equipped and ready to be successful for the world of work and the challenges of the 21st Century. We are committed to helping them to aspire to develop their academic and life skills which we deliver through our BEST Agenda – ‘Be Your Best

B = Brilliance, where students will be supported to be brilliant in everything that they do

E = Enrichment, where students will encounter a variety of educational opportunities outside of the classroom.

S = Society, where students will be encouraged to develop as responsible, active and informed world citizens, demonstrating mutual respect, empathy and community spirit.

T = Thinking, where students will join a global community of thinkers

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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.