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GSL Education

GSL Education

Guardian Selection Ltd, 15 Cotton's Gardens
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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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.


Support Workers Required for Children's Provisions and Homes Immediate Start Full-Time Role Temp-Permanent Full Drivers Licence and access to a car required. This is an Alternative Schooling and Residential Provision which caters for children and young people (age 4-17) with various SEN including Highly Sexualised behaviours, SEMH, Attachment Disorder, Autism, ADHD, Aggression and those from Broken homes. Your role will involve supporting the class teacher, Support Staff and multi agency teams devise learning and care plans and to encourage the child/ young person to reach their full potential. You will be working with children and young people outside of the school setting to encourage hard to reach individuals to integrate into education.


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.


We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to help with interventions at a primary school in Salford. It's an exciting time to join the school since they're eager to add to their ever-growing team of devoted teachers and support staff. You will be expected to assist both the teacher and the students, as well as participate in the school's extracurricular events. Intervention Teaching Assistant Salford £65 - £80 Per Day January 2022 start Main Duties · To work with identified pupils and small groups of pupils under the supervision of the teacher including the implementation of ILPs and the keeping of up to date records of interventions.


Job Title: Behaviour Support Worker Location: Tower Hamlets Salary: Scale 4 (term time only) Start Date: Immediately We are currently recruiting for Behaviour mentors to work at an Alternative Provision. The role involves working 1:1 with children with Extremely Challenging Behaviour, Autism, ADHD, Aggression, SEMH, LAC, CSE/CSA, those who are at risk of harm to themselves or others as well as individuals with Attachment difficulties. Due to the children's requirements/ personal circumstances, support workers (Mental Health and youth), security, residential, SEN trained TAs, children's services and sports coaches will be favoured who will be reporting to Pastoral Learning Mentor. About the role: Providing 1:1 behaviour support to pupils with extremely challenging behaviour.


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.


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.


Education Support Worker - Greenwich Long-term/Full-time £80-£95 a day SEN Primary School for children aged 11-16 Supporting children with Autism, SLD, PMLD and complex needs Education support workers will support students on a 1:1 basis and in small groups We are working with a specialist school for KS3 and KS4 students with autism, severe learning difficulties and complex needs. We are looking for Education Support Workers to join the team on a full-time, long-term basis and support the class teachers by assisting specific students with work and managing behaviour.   Education Support work can act as a stepping-stone to several careers including Educational Psychology, SEN Teaching or Clinical Psychology. This is a great opportunity for people who are passionate about supporting challenging classes and improving the both the education and social life of children with SEND.



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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.


Specialist Support Worker - Lewisham Long-term/Full-time £75 - £90 a day SEND school for 4–16-year old's with complex needs such as Autism and SEMH needs Excellent experience for aspiring SEND Teachers, Educational Psychologists, Child psychologists and Counsellors Specialist Support Workers will assist children 1:1 and in small groups We are working with a specialist school for primary and secondary age children with social and communication difficulties including ASD and SEMH needs. We are looking for a Specialist Support Worker to work on a one-on-one and small group basis with specific children who need extra help to achieve their goals.     This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to gain further experience in a specialist school and are passionate about supporting children with SEND.   Experience required:   - Experience with traditional SEN / Autism / challenging behaviour - Previous experience working with children on a one-to-one basis - Learning Support Assistants, Specialist Support Worker, Behaviour Mentor, Teaching Assistant, SEN Teaching Assistants - Enthusiastic, patient and committed personalities   The school will be interviewing via phone over the next week so a quick application is a must.

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