Everyone deserves an incredible future!

Become a Literacy Support Assistant at The Greater Horseshoe School part of Acorn Education and Care and start working towards yours.

The Greater Horseshoe School is an independent special school for children aged 8 to 18 years old. The school is situated in a peaceful woodland setting near Newton Abbot in Devon.

Our school facilities are complemented by our nearby care farm, where we offer animal care, horticulture and a wide range of outdoor educational activities alongside academic and vocational programmes.

We are committed to providing the best education for young people with complex needs. We offer a unique tailored programme for every child, combining a therapeutic approach, outdoor learning and individual academic and vocational programmes to suit each young person. Everything that we do is based on thoroughly understanding the needs of our students and how we can best support them in achieving positive outcomes.

Our approach is caring, positive and adaptable, and is underpinned by a thorough theoretical knowledge. Our staff come from relevant educational and therapeutic backgrounds and have extensive experience of supporting young people with a range of needs.

The opportunity

Enjoy a rewarding education career and have a real impact on Children’s lives. Join an amazing team making our schools and classrooms supportive, enriching places where vulnerable children and young people achieve far more than they ever expected.

As a Literacy Support Assistant you will be working under the direction/instruction of the English Head of Faculty (HOF).  The HOF will take overall responsibility for the progress of pupils within the setting, but you will be required to carry out ‘specified work’ under their direction, which may take place in the classroom with small groups and/or delivering 1:1 learning. 

This role requires the ability to fulfil all aspects of Language and Literacy with confidence and fluency in English, to support our young people at GHS to interact effectively in the world around them, express themselves and communicate confidently.  That is support them to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in: Talking and Listening, Reading, Writing.

Who we are looking for

This role requires the ability to fulfil all aspects of Language and Literacy with confidence and fluency in English, in order to support our young people at GHS to interact effectively in the world around them, express themselves and communicate confidently.  We will provide you with full training and development to succeed within your role.

You will be adaptable and ready to work in a variety of classroom roles, both indoors and outside according to individual need. Taking a responsive and caring approach, you may be running classroom activities, leading outdoor experiences or supervising children as they explore further afield.

Our schools are built on great teamwork and mutual support. If you enjoy working as part of a dedicated team, sharing knowledge, experience and learning, simply fill in our safeguarding-compliant application form and a member of our team will be in touch.

Why join Acorn Education & Care? 

  • Up to £21,557.57 per annum
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Term Time Only
  • Permanent

Benefits

Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Holidays are equivalent to 5.6 weeks per annum
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS, which must be registered on the update service.

 

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