We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, well organised and ambitious ALN Support Officer.
With the support of both the Primary and Secondary School ALNCOs, the ALN Support Officer will have the responsibility of supporting a number of identified students with social, emotional and mental health additional learning needs within both King Henry VIII Secondary School and its partner primary schools.
The ALN Support Officer will work in close collaboration with the Educational Psychology Service, Wellbeing Leads and other relevant local authority and regional services e.g. the School Based Counselling Service, PRU, Gwent Community Psychology Team, Monlife. The role will include the delivery of bespoke activities that help to address student’s well-being and skills deficits whilst building upon their interests, talents and aspirations through a person centred approach.
The ALN Support Officer would be responsible for helping to monitor and shape additional learning provision through liaison with all stakeholders, ensuring effective transition between different learning settings. This will lay the foundations for students to make good academic progress, whilst supporting their mental health and well-being.
The Abergavenny Cluster within Monmouthshire is made up of eight primary schools and King Henry VIII Secondary School, an English medium, 11-19 mixed comprehensive school. The cluster area includes Abergavenny town and the surrounding rural areas that range from Goytre in the south, Pandy in the north, Llantilio Crossenny and Clydach in the east. Students from all schools are well motivated to achieve and have very positive attitudes to learning. The Abergavenny cluster have a strong tradition of partnership working including pastoral and curriculum links including the innovative maths and oracy programmes.
It is essential that the successful candidate has excellent organisational and communication skills including the ability to multi-task, perform under pressure, work as part of a team and be able to use their own initiative.
King Henry VIII School is committed to developing the potential of all staff and students. A full programme of training and support will be available for all new staff.
King Henry VIII 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.