Behaviour Support Assistant
37 hours per week
Term Time Only / Permanent Post
TPLT 5 £19,220 - £21,645 (actual salary pro rata)
The Priory Learning Trust is looking to recruit a Behaviour Support Assistant to work at Priory Community School – An Academy. This is a non-teaching role focussed on supporting the wider operations and structures of Pastoral Support and Teaching within the Academy. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who would relish the chance to join us.
What you will do:
• Support the day-to-day running of the Supported Learning Room (SLR), ensuring that students are effectively supervised, and that high standards of behaviour are achieved.
• Ensure students are aware of the procedures and expectations whilst in the SLR and, when necessary, reinforce the reasons for the sanction.
• Be responsible for ensuring there is work provided by staff and ensuring that all work is effectively distributed and collected at the end of each day.
• Develop additional programmes of work for students to complete during periods of time in the SLR in liaison with subject leaders so that student learning is maximised.
• Will have GCSE Grade C/4+ or above in English (Literacy) and Maths (Numeracy) or numeracy and literacy skills equivalent to NVQ Level 2. Training in relevant learning and SEND support strategies.
• Will have awareness of national frameworks, and evidence of working with students with a range of learning difficulties.
• Able to use ICT effectively to support learning.
• A good working knowledge or willingness to learn the relevant teaching programmes/strategies and a good understanding of child development and learning processes.
• Self-motivated with a desire to improve own practice/knowledge through self-evaluation and working with others.
• Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills. A commitment to young people, their welfare, education and personal development.
About The Priory Learning Trust:
TPLT grew from an intent to bring the power of partnership and sharing to bear and provide a first-class education to a wide range of children, from all backgrounds.
At our heart is a passion to put ‘Students First’ and deliver exceptional education; beyond outstanding for every single child. We do this with a relentless drive for academic excellence, shared moral purpose and values combined with lots of fun and happiness. We believe that happy schools are also high-achieving, successful schools.
We strive for partnerships between students, families, staff and the wider community to create exceptional student outcomes. We also ‘cherish’ our staff. We believe they are amazing and are passionate to empower them through support, training, and career opportunities. With such brilliant people all aiming for the same goals, we are able to ensure every student achieves all that they are capable of and more, regardless of their background.
TPLT is also a successful Training School Alliance. This has been a great foundation on which to build for excellence. We know that this key focus on staff development will deliver exciting and effective learning to our children and young people.
Nathan Jenkins, Interim CEO
For further information on the benefits of working with The Priory Learning Trust, please see the relevant page on our Careers Hub.
Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
The Priory Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All paid positions which involve working regularly within academies are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. You must declare all convictions (including convictions with Absolute Discharge), cautions or bind-overs you may have, even if they would otherwise be regarded as ‘Spent’ under this Act and where applicable any disqualifications under the Childcare Act.
The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’ and are not subject to disclosure to employers, and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service filtering guide.
This role involves working with children on a daily basis and is therefore in regulated activity.
Offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.
Closing date: 13 July 2022
Proposed Interview date: 15 July 2022
Proposed Start date: 01 September 2022