HLTA Behaviour Support, West London

Closing date:Expiring soon

Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA)West London

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £24,941-£27,875
Contract term: Fixed Term

The Role

The HLTA Behaviour Support will support the Assistant Principal - Behaviour and the pastoral team working vertically across all year groups in the academy, providing operational support to the Assistant Principal and Directors of Learning (DoLs). 

The post-holder will be expected to support the monitoring of students’ behaviour and attitude to learning across all year groups, liaising with teachers and subject leaders and offering assistance where necessary. They will have delegated responsibility for some aspects of our behaviour policy, for example they will support the effective running of internal exclusions, on call and detention duties. They will also act as a key point of contact for parents, and should maintain positive, professional relations with all our parent community.

It is not required for the post-holder to hold QTS and applications are welcome from outside of the education sector with relevant experience in behaviour management in children and young people.

Key Responsibilities

· To support day to day management of student behaviour, acting as a role model for students and staff by demonstrating high quality pastoral care and support, rigorous expectations and a visible, professional presence with students. 

· To support the effective running of internal exclusions, on call and detention duties. 

· To support all academy senior and middle leaders with regard to implementing academy behaviour systems. 

· To support the monitoring of student behaviour and, where necessary, refer students to the academy’s therapy and learning mentor services, in order to improve behaviour and student well-being. 

· To maintain communication with parents and carers to ensure the behaviour systems implemented within the school are supported and communicated clearly to parents. 

· To understand the range of barriers to learning that impact on student progress, with reference to behaviour and attitudes to learning in and out of the classroom. 

Outcomes and activities

  • To maintain regular formal and informal contact with staff to ensure high quality and consistent provision. 
  • To understand all the different care and guidance available for students, which includes Learning Support, Grandin Centre (KAA’s Autism Unit), Place2Be therapy, mentoring,      teaching assistants and services provided by external agencies. 
  • To provide a link for parents, tutors, SEN team, teachers, subject leaders, SLT and external agencies. 
  • To initiate and respond to communications with parents ensuring that they are kept fully informed and involved in the progress of their children. 
  • To oversee students on report and make contact with parents when necessary. 
  • To oversee elements of positive behaviour management. 

Person Specification

Qualification criteria

· Qualified Teacher Status is not mandatory for this role but we are aspiring to recruit an individual with demonstrable pastoral experience in a school setting or other relevant experience in working with children and young adults

  • Permitted to work in the UK 
  • Evidence of relevant and substantial CPD 

General - experience of:

  • Having contributed to the work of MLT team which has resulted in the success of the wider school. 

· Effective engagement with external partners (e.g. parents, agencies). 

  • Supporting intervention programmes at a department/year group/whole school level that      have had a proven and sustained impact on attitude and attainment. 
  • Tracking and monitoring identified groups and designing intervention programmes which have shown a positive impact on behaviour and progress. 

General attributes:

  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. 
  • Strong organisational skills: 
    • the ability to delegate
    • the use of effective time management
    • the ability to prioritise 
  • Resilience and motivation to support the academy through day-to-day challenges whilst      maintaining a clear strategic vision, staying positive, and focusing on key priorities. 
  • Genuine passion and belief  in the potential of every student. 
  • Strategic thinking and the potential to adopt an entrepreneurial approach to the role.
  • An educational vision aligned with the academy’s high aspirations and high expectations of      themselves and others. 
  • A clear understanding of the strategies required to establish consistently high standards of results and behaviour in a complex inner city school and commitment to relentlessly instilling      these strategies. 
  • An ambassadorial approach in all dealings with the community and subsequently to be positive and successfully market the academy in the community. 

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and the post holder must be committed to safeguarding the welfare of children. No job description can be fully comprehensive, and from time to time the successful candidate may have to undertake other duties as directed by the Principal. 

Applications must be sent to Payal Joshi at recruitment@kaa.org.uk by 9am on Wednesday 21st November 2018

Job location

More about Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 1 Silchester Road, Kensington, London, W10 6EX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 313 5800
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