Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

ACADEMY: Manor Drive Secondary Academy

ROLE: Emotional Literacy Support Assistant 


START DATE: September 2024

SALARY: Grade 7 Point 12 

Actual Salary £8,322

HOURS: Part-time role 

Monday and Wednesday 8.15am-3.35pm 

50 mins lunch unpaid 

Term time plus 3 days 

CLOSING DATE: Monday 24 June 2024

Manor Drive Secondary Academy is a brand new, oversubscribed school in the north of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. The school is very much the centre of the local community and is situated amongst a thriving new housing estate. We welcomed the first cohort of 120 Year 7 students in September 2022. Manor Drive is an ideal place to enhance your career, in a small team with high expectations. Whilst being an innovative and dynamic Academy, we have traditional values and high standards both for our students and staff. Staff are extremely supportive with ambitions of exceptional outcomes for all. 

We are looking to appoint an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) who is enthusiastic and motivated diverse and growing school. The role is to provide support for students with identified social, emotional and behavioural needs through the running of specific programmes and activities to assist the students individual needs and development.

You will have an opportunity to develop and deliver one to one emotional literacy support programmes and social skills in small groups for students who have difficulties understanding, identifying and managing their emotions so that they can develop these skills and subsequently become more emotionally resilient. 


  • The rare and exciting opportunity to work in a new, growing school and be part of something from early in the school journey
  • Strong focus on student and staff wellbeing 
  • Free staff parking
  • Use of staff room space
  • Staff gym 

Full details and how to apply can be found in the application pack below. We welcome questions from prospective applicants, please contact, Penny Noble by email: pnoble@manordrivesecondary.org.uk We reserve the right to close the job advert early should we receive a high number of applications.

Closing date for applications is noon on Monday 24 June 2024

Manor Drive Secondary Academy is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments involve regulated activity and are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, Barred Check List and two successful references. Online searches are carried out on all shortlisted candidates.