Behaviour Support Officer
Leeds West Academy
C1.12 - .17 £21,589 - £23,836 per annum, pro rata, (actual salary £18,383 - £20,296 per annum)
37 hours per week, all year round
Accountable to: Behaviour and Attendance Leader
Leeds West Academy is a school with a remarkable sense of community which has recently been judged as ‘Good’ across all areas of the Ofsted framework. In the Ofsted report inspectors commented; 'Leaders' have secured strong support of staff, who share their ambitious vision and inclusive values.’
Over the last three years the school has been on a rapid journey of improvement securing our best ever GCSE results in summer 2019. Housed within a state-of-the-art school building, with stunning views, Leeds West Academy is an oversubscribed 11-16 school, committed to delivering an outstanding education to each and every one of our students. Leeds West Academy is also a highly desirable and dynamic world-class establishment for ambitious professionals and which provides excellent and varied opportunities for professional development through The White Rose Academies Trust’s CPD programme.
We are looking to recruit two Behaviour Support Officers to join our Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare team providing effective support to ensure that high standards of behaviour are maintained to underpin good academic development.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
To consistently promote and uphold the academy behaviour policy, in keeping with academy values.
To supervise and support students ensuring access to learning, encouraging independence and positive behaviour.
Support with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes.
To establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model, providing support, encouragement, guidance and assistance for learning, being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.
To encourage students to reflect on their behaviour and to accept responsibility for their actions, advocating restorative processes where appropriate.
To be a member of the on call duty team, attending lessons where support is needed.
To encourage effective learning and promote high standards of achievement, behaviour & discipline.
To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students, seeking appropriate and impactful methods to support students in improving their behaviour.
To be aware of student problems/progress/achievements and report to the relevant member of staff.
To undertake and maintain regular student record keeping, including logging behaviour incidents/attendance issues on SIMs/Behaviour Watch.
To establish constructive relationships with parents/carers, exchanging information, facilitating their support for their child’s attendance, behaviour and access to learning.
To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
To assist with the supervision of students out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes.
To accompany teaching staff and students on visits, trips and out of the academy activities as required.
The successful candidates will have experience of supporting young learners in an organisational setting, along with experience of improving behaviour of groups of students & supporting students to overcome a range of personal barriers. They will also have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop positive relationships with a wide range of young people.
Part of The White Rose Academies Trust - the most rapidly improved family of schools in the region - Leeds West Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students, secure an Ofsted rating of outstanding.
We're securing our 2020 vision for Outstanding by growing our family of exceptional education professionals; dedicated specialists and passionate leaders with the shared goal of transforming future prospects for the next generation in West Yorkshire.
We provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society
The White Rose Academies Trust is a local Trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students.
The Trust employs almost 400 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation.
We benefit hugely from our sponsor, Leeds City College. Our sponsor, which like The White Rose Academies Trust is part of the Luminate Education Group (other members include Harrogate College, Leeds College of Music, Keighley College), provides leadership and operational support and advice to all our academies. They also share our vision of creating a truly Outstanding Trust.
Closing Date: Tuesday 21st January 2020 at 12noon
Shortlisting: Tuesday 21st January 2020
Interview Dates: Between 23rd January 2020 and 28th January 2020, exact date to be confirmed
Start Date: As soon as possible
For more information, please visit our website at www.leedswestacademy.org.uk . To apply, please complete the application form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date of Tuesday 21st January 2020 at 12pm. Please note we are unable to accept CV’s.
The White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expect all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and a DBS check.
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