Progress and Welfare Assistant, Kingston Upon Thames

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The Kingston AcademyKingston Upon Thames

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £26,013 - £31,878 dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent


The Board of Trustees wish to appoint a talented and motivated Progress and Welfare Assistant to join our fast growing and ambitious Academy.  The post holder will take responsibility for the pastoral welfare of a designated group of pupils and ensure effective communication with the families of these students, to engage them as key stakeholders in their child’s educational experience. The Progress & Welfare Officer and will ensure all pupils in their care wear their uniform with pride, are punctual and ready for learning.  As part of the role, the successful candidate will also be required to carry out cover supervisor duties up to a defined maximum number of lessons per week. 

The Kingston Academy is new Free Secondary School in North Kingston, which opened for the first time in September 2015 with a cohort of Year 7 pupils.  The school will grow annually by an additional year group until 2021.  TKA has received a substantial capital grant for the refurbishment of the existing educational facilities and for additional new modern buildings. Our mission is to provide a world-class education for all the young people within our community to ensure that every pupil is safe, happy and succeeds.  By September 2018 we will have around 710 pupils across the four year groups of 7, 8, 9 and 10.

Candidates wishing to visit the school are welcomed and encouraged.  To arrange a visit please contact Justine Free, PA to the Head Teacher on 0208 465 6208 or email  However, if you are unable to visit the school prior to the deadline, your application will not be disadvantaged in any sense.

The successful candidate will have overall pastoral responsibility for pupils in one of our four houses.  As such they should possess the following attributes:

  • Good honours degree
  • Experience of behaviour support in a secondary setting (desirable but not essential)
  • The ability to lead, inspire, motivate and support pupils
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a curriculum / subject team
  • Effective ICT skills
  • Ability to maintain good classroom behaviour
  • Effective organisational skills e.g. lesson preparation, scheme of work development, meeting deadlines, good record keeping etc.
  • Effective inter-personal skills

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More about The Kingston Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 5PE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8465 6200
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