Behaviour Support Officer
Salary: Grade F. NJC (FTE £25,878 - £28,371) actual salary from £22,253 (pay award pending)
Hours: 37 hours per week (Mon- Fri)
39 weeks of the year -Term Time (37 weeks) plus 2 weeks as directed
Location: Polam Hall School, Grange Road, Darlington, DL1 5PA.
Closing date: 24th September 2023.
Interviews: w/c 2nd October 2023.
Behaviour Support Officer
- To support the work of Polam Hall School in ensuring that all students reach their full potential by removing barriers to learning such as poor conduct.
- To supervise the daily operations of the Prepare for Learning facility.
- To develop and implement long-term behaviour plans and interventions that will have a positive impact on student behaviour.
- To assist the Vice Principal and Pastoral Leaders in working proactively with students who are at risk of permanent exclusion.
Liaising with: Senior Leadership Team, Pastoral Leaders, Heads of Faculty, Learning Mentor, Attendance and Welfare Officer/assistant, SEND Manager, teachers, external outreach services, parents.
Will have experience of supporting students in an organisational setting. Working knowledge of the range of barriers young people experience in relation to achieving academic success and the ability to work strategically as part of a wider team in line with agreed behaviour management practice to support and encourage positive outcomes.
Polam Hall School is a 4 – 16 all-through academy and is part of Woodard Academies Trust. We have 790 pupils on roll, with one and a half forms of entry in our Primary Phase and four forms in our Secondary Phase. Polam Hall is a school with a unique and long history which today is proud to be a fully comprehensive school serving the young people of Darlington. Our mission is to educate the whole child, developing leadership, compassion, character and academic ambition, through the combination of our Academic and Concordia Crescimus curricula. We have high expectations and aspirations for every member of our school community.
Polam Hall is a community where staff and students work together for common goals. We make every effort to develop our staff team, offering professional development opportunities and the chance to be part of a wider Trust, yet retaining the friendly atmosphere of a small school. We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic people to join our team, who have children at the heart of their practice and who will help us to drive forward our aim: to deliver an outstanding education to every single one of our pupils.
Visits to the school are welcome. Contact reception to arrange.
Please note applicants should use the supporting statement section of the application form to clearly evidence their ability to meet the requirements outlined in the person specification. The information in this section will be used to shortlist applicants for the role and therefore it is important that enough detail is provided to give a full picture of skills and experience and what can be contributed to teaching and learning at Polam Hall.
Polam Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.