HEATHCOTE TEAM SUPPORT OFFICER (up to 2 months Maternity Cover)
Behaviour Support Officer
Scale 6, point 18 – 21 (£23,812 to £25,121 actual salary)
36 hours per week, term time only (Maternity Cover up to 12 months)
Commencing September 2020
We are looking to recruit a qualified and talented member of our Behaviour Team to support pupils with behavioural and emotional issues to help them reach their potential and focus on learning. The role will include providing support to teachers and helping to resolve issues where pupils are disrupting teaching and learning. You would oversee the internal exclusion room and also provide on call support, touring the school and addressing live issues where learning is being disrupted and would involve de-escalating conflict. The role will also include building relationships within the community and ensuring exemplary behaviour from our pupils outside the school. You will also deliver regular interventions with targeted pupils in both KS3 and KS4.
The successful candidate will have proven experience managing and mentoring pupils with behavior issues within secondary schools, and an awareness of the range of strategies available to address the differing behavior issues which exist in the mixed ability classroom, focusing on ensuring barriers to learning can be removed and they can make better progress in school. The role is a maternity cover post for up to 12 months.
Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 school on a rapid journey of improvement. The Headteacher joined the school in 2017 and is working with all stakeholders to ensure we provide the best education and life chances we can to the young people of our community. In September 2018 we had a full Ofsted inspection where we were graded as good in all areas. This is an exciting time to be at a school in an unparalleled setting with unlimited potential in a high challenge, low threat environment.
Ofsted (September 2018)
“The Headteacher and other senior leaders are ambitious for their pupils and provide strong strategic leadership.”
“Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They are courteous and respectful.”
“Teachers speak highly of the many opportunities they are given to develop their practice. Staff who are new to the profession feel valued, supported and enjoy their work.”
We encourage our pupils to take pride in their learning and community – to work hard, pursue continual improvement and achieve to the best of their abilities. pupils seek and embrace feedback and show tolerance and mutual respect to each other.
We challenge our pupils to take responsibility for their learning, to be resilient to failure and to self-regulate their behaviour. All our staff and governors are determined that all pupils confidently strive for success and expect them to be present and punctual.
We succeed when all pupils reach their academic potential and are thoughtful, caring and honest citizens; leaving Heathcote fully prepared for the next stage of their life – whether that be in education, training or employment. We succeed by letting them do so in a comfortable and safe environment where they take a proactive role and develop socially.
The school puts well-being and development at the heart of its work and we have very talented staff who are encouraged to grow, develop and work collaboratively, within school and with local schools, and to be the best they can be. We are working to ensure school improvement in a high challenge, low threat way and enable robust systems and structures to ensure consistency in all areas, encouraging the growth and development of all. The school has excellent resources and a stunning, spacious site on the edge of Epping Forest including a staff car park and surrounding roads that do not require a parking permit. We are also a 15 minute walk from Chingford Station which has great links into the City.
We aim to ensure our staff body reflects the diversity of our community and use blind-recruitment processes in our short-listing. We employ staff with diverse skills and backgrounds and this ensures that our policies and systems are always inclusive of all our stakeholders. We value and respect everyone’s identity and our Equality Information and Objectives Policy confirms our commitment to the 2010 Equalities Act.
If you are interested, please look at our school website www.heathcoteschool.com where you will find application forms and further information.
Completed application forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to these unprecedented times, we will make a decision about how to manage the selection process in liaison with shortlisted parties.
Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 1st June at 9am
Please note: applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close this position before the date specified above. We therefore urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.
Heathcote School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.