Permanent – Required to start as soon as possible

35 hours per week, Term-time plus 5 INSET days (39 working weeks / 44.652 paid weeks)

Salary range £16,407 – £19,133 actual gross per annum

  • Do you have a real passion for supporting young people to achieve more?
  • Are you looking for a new challenge in an energising and rewarding working environment where no two days are the same?

Our Student Support Base (SSB) is an area of the school designed for use by students who require additional support to enable them to access learning. As a Higher Level Teaching Assistant in the SSB, you will support individual and small groups of students to improve their school performance and to develop life skills. Some of these young people will be vulnerable and need targeted support around social, emotional and mental wellbeing. Specialist training will be provided.

Brannel School is characterised by the positivity of our staff and the supportive atmosphere around the school. You will work as part of a small, supportive team focused on inclusion, line managed by the SENDCo. You will work closely with outside agencies to deliver support plans for individual students. You will be based in our SSB but will spend a significant amount of time out and about working closely with individual students and staff across the whole school.

Brannel School is situated in the heart of rural Cornwall’s china clay communities and offers 950 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:     Tuesday 3rd January 2023 at 9am

Interviews to be held:                  Week commencing 9th January 2023    

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: