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Behaviour Support Officer

Behaviour Support Officer

Ark Greenwich Free School


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Negotiable dependent on experience
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Full Time, Permanent
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6 November 2017

Job overview

At GFS we believe that two things are necessary to create a transformational school community. That we deliver outstanding teaching to every pupil and that we combine this with personalised pastoral care for every pupil. We argue that if we provide these two things then every young person in our care can achieve beyond their expectations and we can transform their outlook and future possibilities. We are now looking for someone who shares this belief and can help us meet our promise to our students. 

The role of Behaviour Support Officer is a key new post for us. We are looking for someone who supports our approach to behaviour and manners and who can help us deliver our mission. This role represents an opportunity to work in a collegiate and supportive environment to transform the life chances of the young people we work with.

Alongside working in a school that values the importance of firm but responsive pastoral care you will also receive high-quality training and have access to world-class development opportunities through our partnerships with a wide range of schools and universities. You will work with a Student Development team that I truly believe are world class and they will provide you with guidance and advice to help progress your career.

Greenwich Free School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Details of two referees must be provided on the application form including a full postal address and an email address.  Referees must know you in a professional capacity and should be well placed to comment on your suitability for the position for which you are applying. One should be your current or most recent employer. We also reserve the right to approach any previous employer listed on your application form.  We will ask previous employers to provide information on any disciplinary offences, allegations and investigations, including expired offences.

If after reading the enclosed information you would like to apply, please complete the online application form and ensure you include a supporting statement setting out why you feel you are suitable for the role in an evidence-led way that addresses the key requirements of the job by 0900 Monday 6th November 2017.

CVs alone will not be considered

We value diversity and are committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. The successful candidate will be subject to enhanced DBS and any other relevant employment checks.

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About Ark Greenwich Free School

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We opened in September 2012 as a new Free School - a four-form entry, state-funded, mixed, non-denominational, 11-18 comprehensive school for the children of Greenwich. We are now full at 11-16. The School is extremely popular and is 6 times oversubscribed and staff are hard-working and committed to the school’s vision.

We have some very clear ‘givens’ and below is set out what we think are the most important features of our model. The school's ethos runs in line with our core values of Ambition, Growth, Fellowship & Scholarship. Underpinning this is a clear focus on Behaviour and we have exceptionally high expectations of our students.

We invest heavily in the curriculum and believe that the design and implementation of the curriculum is at the heart of school life.  It creates an atmosphere for learning and sets the tone and philosophy for teachers.

Alongside being a school that values the importance of subject disciplines we also invest in high-quality weekly training and have access to world-class development opportunities through our partnerships with a wide range of schools, universities and sector-leading organisations. We are an accredited CPD provider through the Teacher Development Trust, many of our departments have won external awards in History and Computer Science, and we work closely with well-regarded curriculum providers. This means that we can help all staff at the school grow and develop.

We run a compulsory enrichment programme every Wednesday afternoon to ensure all our pupils receive a more holistic education. All of the AGFS staff commit to delivering elements of this. We also run a series of 12 ‘Drop Down Days’ throughout the year where the timetable is collapsed, enabling all pupils to undertake day-long programmes and activities – for example, university visits and trips to museums and theatres -  as well as providing space for more intensive subject-led learning and extended academic projects.

AGFS has been described by The Economist as providing “plenty of hope for British education” and was selected by the Evening Standard as one of five “new model schools” in London. 

Additionally we have received the following comments:


“Fantastic and extraordinary…Quiet lessons, happy students, nuclear focus, masses of support for students” Tom Bennett, founder of Research Ed and behaviour adviser to the Department for Education

“Amongst the highest performing schools in London” Evening Standard

“It was a real pleasure to visit AGFS. You are absolutely focusing on the right things and should be extremely proud of your school” Rebecca Boomer-Clark (Former Regional Schools Commissioner)

'Every child deserves the best possible start in life - and nothing is more important to them than a good education. The teachers and staff at Greenwich Free School are passionate about the importance of education, and they combine their passion with great professionalism and skill. They will do their very best for your child.'
Lord Adonis, former Schools Minister

'GFS is one of the country's most impressive and forward-thinking Free Schools, attracting considerable national attention and setting an exceptionally high quality bar for future Free Schools. I'm confident that its superb team will provide an outstanding education for the children of Greenwich.'
Rachel Wolf, Director, New Schools' Network

We warmly invite you to come and visit GFS and see for yourself all that we are doing to provide outstanding teaching and pastoral care to all our pupils.

Life in the Greenwich Free School is hard work, but it is also truly engaging, exciting and fun. It is a school of which our pupils are proud – and we are proud of each and every one of them.

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