Permanent – Required to start 1st September 2022

31.25 hours per week

Term Time plus 3 INSET days (38.6 working weeks / 44.194 paid weeks)

Starting salary £13,120 actual gross per annum

  • Do you have a real passion for supporting young people to achieve more?
  • Are you looking for a new challenge where no day is ever the same?
  • Could you inspire, motivate and support young people to develop the literacy skills they need to do well at school and in their future lives?

At Brannel School we are expanding our Learning Support Team to reflect a whole school focus on literacy. Improving literacy has a significant impact on the academic attainment, self-esteem, motivation and behaviour of young people, and reading has a direct impact on their ability to communicate effectively, develop empathy and to broaden their knowledge of the world. As one of our new Literacy Teaching Assistants, your focus will be on supporting individual and small groups of students to achieve expected progress in literacy.

Brannel School is situated in the heart of rural Cornwall’s china clay communities and offers 850 places to students aged 11-16.  Our school values are Excellence, Creativity and Community.  We aspire to be a truly outstanding school, delivering the very best educational opportunities, nurturing academic excellence, and fostering ambition in every one of our students.  Brannel School is part of the Cornwall Education Learning Trust (CELT), which is responsible for educating learners in four secondary schools, one junior school and nine primary schools across Mid-Cornwall from Newquay to St Austell.

Application forms and full details are available to download from below.

Applications by CV, letter or social media alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications:     Thursday 7th July 2022 at 9am

Interviews to be held:                  Week commencing 11th July 2022          

Cornwall Education Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All offers of employment are subject to the satisfactory completion of safer recruitment checks and references including an enhanced DBS check.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).  This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers and, if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.  Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: