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GSL Education

GSL Education

Guardian Selection Ltd, 15 Cotton's Gardens
London
Kent
E2 8DN
United Kingdom
Tel: 01227 936880
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About our company

Welcome to GSL Education – passionate about building effective partnerships with educational professionals and schools since 2000

We hope you enjoy reading our exciting journey, from humble beginnings in 1990, to the official opening of GSL Education in 2000, and the proud and established company we are today.  We hope you feel inspired to join the GSL family.

Our Story - Education at our roots

With experience within education itself, GSL was created out of a motivation to contribute to the provision of education for all young people.  Our core objective has always been guided by raising standards in education and providing a better opportunity for the disadvantaged.

Throughout our history, GSL have built our business on the experiences gained through direct support for education including: initiatives to create access to education and teaching in the UK and abroad; collaboration with universities to address teacher shortages; and targeted initiatives within schools.

Charitable beginnings

The building block for GSL, was the founding of the ‘Keen Students School’ (KSS) - a charitable trust, aimed at helping hundreds of struggling GCSE and A-Level Students to successfully re-sit their examinations.

Between 1990 and 2016 KSS provided pupils, lacking in motivation, the tools they needed to obtain university degrees and forge successful careers for themselves beyond schooling.  KSS became nationally recognised as a “great model” (former Education Secretary - Estelle Morris).

Inspired by the success of KSS, GSL currently provides GCSE tutoring to hundreds of students in disadvantaged communities in East London. Students particularly at risk of failing in English, Maths and Science are supported by outstanding tutoring from GSL, in a number of secondary schools.

More than a Recruitment Agency

Kamal Ahmed (founder) has always encouraged young people to take up teaching as a career, often working on the behalf of newly trained teachers to help them find employment – all in a voluntary capacity.

With the support of his local Head Teacher network, Kamal set up a formal recruitment service for the local community schools and teachers. It was this initiative in the East End of London that inspired the establishment of GSL Education but the motives behind KSS formed the foundation for our vision to “Make a positive impact in the world of education”.

Having been born out of experience gained through charitable initiatives aimed at providing solutions, GSL continues to strive to support schools and their staff in removing barriers and facilitating success in new and innovative ways.

We aim to make links for life, not just for profit and nurture each individual, so they feel confident in our support for them.

In short, we like to think that through our intentions and actions – GSL Education inspires loyalty.

Driving Quality Education in the UK...

GSL always takes an interest in the broader issues facing education and recommends initiatives aimed at overcoming challenges faced by schools in the UK and beyond.

We closely monitor developments within education and seek solutions to the challenges faced by schools and teachers. We offer training, intervention support packages, administration support, information and collaboration. We explore opportunities to develop extended partnerships, which will further benefit our community.

For example: to address the acute shortage of qualified teachers of Math’s and Science, in 2002, GSL pioneered a PGCSE programme for foreign graduates in partnership with the Institution of Education at the University of London. The joint venture with the Institute of Education of the University of London (IOE) was to recruit 22 high-calibre overseas graduates in Maths and the Sciences, and train them to work in English schools as fully qualified teachers, following completion of their PGCE at the IOE. The graduates were then employed by the partner schools. It was a three way partnership between GSL, the schools as employers and the IOE.

GSL also successfully ran an overseas exchange program for more than 80 teachers, on the request of a local education authority as a project assignment, aiming to promote diversity.  Due to GSL's growing reputation we were considered the ideal partner for this project.

Education cannot support children in isolation and is dependent on successful collaboration with other agencies and departments.  In 2004 we helped local authorities manage a staffing crisis in child protection Social Work departments and delivered projects to recruit, train and employ a large number of overseas qualified social workers.  This project not only required talent identification overseas, but also brought greater diversity understanding to London.

…and beyond

In 2010 GSL set up a sixth form college ‘The Regent College’ in Dhaka, Bangladesh, for talented young people aspiring to study at top universities around the world.

This proved a valuable asset to the capital city of Bangladesh, resulting in fruitful and fascinating career journeys for many excellent students. Furthermore, this was a wonderful, mind-opening pursuit for the many esteemed teachers from England, who joined the project.

GSL continues to explore new ways to support schools, and find solutions to the challenges faced in education today.

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Graduate Teaching Assistant Location: West Hull Start Date: As soon as possible Pay Rate: £60-£90 per day   Are you a recent Graduate looking to work in the Education sector? Do you aspire to become a SENCO, Teacher or Education Psychologist? We are seeking a number of Graduates to work within a local Trust. made up of Secondary and SEN schools.

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Job Title: Learning Support Assistant (LSA) Location: West Hull Start Date: As soon as possible (Term time only) About the school: Provides a holistic, person-centered service to students Both students have autistic spectrum condition and associated complex needs On site facilities include: hydrotherapy pool, sports hall, and horticultural facilities Students between 8-19 years old Co-educational, supported by an in-house multidisciplinary clinical team Job Requirements: Ensure the safety of the children Be aware and consider the safety implications to children, parents, other staff, and themselves Help plan, organise and successfully carry out activities following a theme or within a structure that relates to the Early Years Foundation Stage or National Curriculum at Key Stage 1/2 Ensure that all children's work is displayed in an attractive and presentable manner, that displays have an educational purpose, and are changed at regular intervals Arrive at the school allowing sufficient time to make any necessary preparations before the arrival of the children Be aware of the importance of each individual child's background and varied cultural patterns and to be able to work with children, staff, and parents in accordance with the school's Equal Opportunities Policy Have a pleasant personality which will assist with the development of the relationships between parents, children and other members of staff Take a share in the break and lunch supervising duties Be flexible, patient, creative, and energetic A sense of humor is vital We offer: Competitive rates of pay A dedicated Consultant who will cater to your employment needs Commitment to quality and safeguarding 24/7 support for interview and lesson observation preparation Candidates wishing to apply, please don't hesitate to do so!

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Job Title: Cover Supervisor Location: East Hull Start Date: Immediately Salary: £75 - £90 per day* We are looking to hire a number of Cover Supervisors to operate under the supervision of topic leaders and oversee classes during short-term teacher absences throughout a Secondary and Sixth Form school in East Hull, from as soon as possible.   The position offers a fantastic opportunity to hone your teaching abilities.   As a Cover Supervisor your main responsibilities will be to: In the event of a teacher absence, supervise courses across the curriculum. Make sure students are staying on task.

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Job Title: Teaching Assistant Location: West Hull Rate: £10 per hour Start Date: Immediately (Term time only) We are currently looking to appoint experienced Teaching Assistants to work across a client SEN School in The East Riding. You should have experience working with individuals and small groups of children and young people. As a Teaching Assistant, you will be working closely with the class teachers to support, motivate and encourage students to reach their full potential. The successful individual must have the ability to motivate students and support them to achieve successful results.

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Job Title: SEN Teaching Assistant Location: Ealing/Northolt Salary Scale: £80 per day Start Date: ASAP   We are seeking a SEN Teaching Assistant for a school located in Ealing. The school requires an experienced professional who has the passion and determination to work with pupils having special needs. The selection of applicants will be based on a trial and interview with the school. The School: This is a mixed school with multi-cultural, inclusive, safe & engaging environment offering state-of-the-art facilities for its learners.

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We are looking to recruit a Behaviour Support Assistant to work at one of their client schools in Stockport. The school provides a specialist setting that caters for the needs of young people with additional needs that include: Social, Emotional, Mental Health Autism ADHD Learning Difficulties & Attachment Disorder The school provides support for pupils from Key Stage 1 right through to Key Stage 5. Pupils at this school enjoy a very contemporary and resourceful building that assists a strong and  skilled staff team to deliver a broad and engaging curriculum.

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Job Title: SENCO Location: Pontefract, West Yorkshire Salary: £26,619 – £51,237 per annum Start Date: As soon as possible / January 2022 We are seeking a qualified SENCO for a client Secondary Academy near Pontefract, West Yorkshire. This is an immediate or January 2022 start to cover a Maternity Leave, on a full-time basis. About the School: Ofsted ‘good' school and are firmly on a trajectory to be rated Ofsted ‘Outstanding' at their next inspection. A thriving, high performing, and successful place where students grow into the very best version of themselves.

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1:1 SEN Teaching Assistant Leicester Immediate start Temporary/Permanent The school is committed to providing high quality learning for all children and are looking to recruit a 1:1 SEN Teaching Assistant to support pupils. Particularly there is children with high complex needs and has a range of SEN needs This post is suitable for experienced Teaching Assistants, preferably someone who has worked with individual children. This is a temporary post with an opportunity to become permanent. Qualities we are looking for in our 1:1 Teaching Assistant: • An interest in, and love of, working with children with specific educational needs • Support individual children on a one-to-one basis or in a small group to develop their skills • Passion and initiative, in delivering and supporting stimulating learning opportunities for children • Have a positive approach and be flexible to the demands of the job • Demonstrate versatility, tact, commitment and the ability to use initiative • Be patient, able to stay calm, listen, and value children's views • Has experience of some behaviour management techniques and understands the needs of children with attachment difficulties Interview for the role starts immediately!

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Primary School SEN Teaching Assistant - Leicester We are working with a wonderful primary school in Leicester who is looking for SEN Teaching Assistants to join them on a full-time basis as soon as possible to assist with children with special educational needs. Teaching Assistant for Special Education Primary SchoolExcellent support and amazing staff £65-£85 per day Full time position Immediate start The school is seeking for one Teaching Assistant who has either worked with children with special educational needs before or is a recent graduate in Education or Psychology who wants to work with children with special educational needs. The school is based in Leicester with great transport links. Children in this mainstream primary school have a range of special educational needs, including ASD, ADHD, challenging behavior, and developmental delays, so if you've worked one-on-one with SEN students or have a passion for supporting children with special needs, these could be the opportunities for you.

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Job Title: Teaching Assistant - Behaviour Support  Location: Leicester Daily Rate: £70 - £85 Nature of Employment: Permanent/Contractual/Supply Start Date: January 2022 We are actively looking for Behaviour Support Assistant who have experience working with young people who have SEMH and learning difficulties. The school setting is based in Leicester. Currently the provision is looking for candidates to work full-time (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday to Friday) with their primary pupils. The potential candidate will work closely with a team of professionals to provide tailored and specific support for young people who have additional requirements in either Academic or Communicative development.

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