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  • Closing date

    6 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

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No, visa sponsorship not available

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Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Pathway 4, Point 14-18 £21,663 - £23,313 (FTE £25,409.00- £27,344.00)

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant job summary

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

 Hours: 37 hours per week 8.00am-4.00pm Monday-Thursday 8.00am -3.30pm Friday (with 30 minutes unpaid lunch)

 39 weeks per annum (term time plus one week)

 Salary: Pathway 4, Point 14-18 £21,663 - £23,313  (FTE £25,409.00- £27,344.00)

 Site: Queen Katharine Academy

 Closing date: 9am Friday 6th October 2023

 Start: ASAP

 Please note – Thomas Deacon Education Trust withhold the right to withdraw the advert and/or interview suitable candidates before the specified closing date.

 Queen Katharine Academy is a rapidly expanding Academy in Peterborough.  We are looking to appoint a qualified Emotional Literacy Support Assistant ( ELSA ) who wants to make a difference to our students and join our enthusiastic, hard-working and committed Special Educational Needs and Disabilities team.

Queen Katharine Academy is part of the Thomas Deacon Academy Trust and we are dedicated to being an inclusive centre of educational excellence. The needs of all learners are at the heart of all we do and the ELSA role is an intrinsic part of this.

Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Establishing supportive, caring and secure relationships with learners, and to be available to offer individual support and someone for a learner to talk to.
  • Develop knowledge of a range of learning and behavioural support needs and to plan, devise and implement appropriate programmes to help develop learners’ emotional literacy skills and emotional wellbeing.
  • Ensuring that all records and notes are kept up to date, using the Assess Plan Do Review process
  • Contributing to the annual review process for students with EHCPs

The department is well resourced and includes fantastic practitioners.  We are looking to appoint a colleague who shares our vision and determination to help every student achieve their potential.

 The successful candidate must:

·         Have ELSA accreditation and registration

  • A sense of humour.
  • Flexibility and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Level 2 qualifications in Maths/numeracy and English/literacy or able to demonstrate competency in literacy and numeracy equivalent to level 2.
  • Experience of supporting teaching and learning in a formal setting.
  • Experience of working with children who have SEMH difficulties.

The ability to establish mutually respectful and supportive relationships with our students is essential to this role.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a school within one of the most well-regarded Trusts in the eastern region. The school has a great history of success and a bright and exciting future.   We are looking for an ambitious and dynamic teaching assistant as we enter the next stage of our development and growth.

 Collaboration, educational research and professional development are at the core of how the schools within Thomas Deacon Education Trust work together. With a clear focus on colleagues at all levels, the Trust is well placed to provide great opportunities.

 The Trust offers:

·         Excellent salary package.

·         Fantastic training/CPD opportunities in a friendly supportive environment.

·         Opportunity for progression across Thomas Deacon Education Trust.

·         Use of Academy facilities (including an onsite car parking).

·         An engaging, creative and welcoming environment to learners who take pride in their school.

·         An inclusive and collaborative approach.

·         A talented, highly motivated, committed and professional team of colleagues, both within the school and across the trust.

·         An actively supportive Local Academy Committee and Trust leadership.


Thomas Deacon Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 The Academy will require the successful candidate to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

 If you have any questions regarding this post or would like to arrange a visit please contact the HR Team on e-mail hrteam@tdet.education.

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About Queen Katharine Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1559 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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