Student Support Officer: On Call, Huddersfield

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North Huddersfield Trust SchoolHuddersfield

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 7 (£19,273 - £20,533)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Student Support Officer: On Call 


Job Summary

To provide support for colleagues across the school in instances where students’ behaviour is causing disruption to teaching and learning. To build positive and supportive relationships with students and parents; in particular, those students whose behaviour or attendance is cause for concern.

Key Responsibilities:

1. On call 

2. Student support

3. Genera

Key Accountabilities 

  • Through   operational management of the On Call system, support teachers in the   management of disruptive learners and help reduce the behaviour management   workload, allowing classes to focus on teaching and learning
  • Use   Restorative Practice principles to resolve differences and enable the student   to re-enter the classroom to continue their learning without being disruptive
  •  Play   an active part in the school’s student support systems, including working   with the Student Development Centre, to encourage students to manage their   own behaviour and work better with others
  • Provide   guidance and support for students where necessary
  • Share   on call information with colleagues, parents and other stakeholders as   required
  • Work   with senior colleagues to develop strategies and practice that reduce the   need for on call
  •  Promote   a positive working attitude and set an excellent example for students, in   particular those who display extreme behaviour
  • Assist   with the supervision of students when they are not in lesson time, including   break and lunch time duties as required
  • Assist   with day to day operational aspects of the school’s work as required
  • Support   and contribute to initiatives and policies designed to improve behaviour   across the school
  • Produce   and communicate data on on call incidents as required
  • Attend   meetings as required

 Targeted   support

  • Work   with colleagues to identify students most at risk of failing their potential   through behavioural or attendance issues
  • Under   the guidance of senior leaders, offer 1:1 and small group support to targeted   students to improve attendance and behaviour and reduce exclusions
  •  Provide   support for the school’s Attendance Officer in building relationships with   parents and students to improve attendance, particularly for persistent   absentees
  • Provide   individual and group support of targeted students to ensure that all students   understand how to achieve their full potential
  • Develop   one to one and group mentoring relationships with students who require   particular support to achieve their targets
  • Build   relationships with parents, including home visits as appropriate, of targeted   students to support and nurture students to improve standards
  • Produce   regular reports for stakeholders to reflect the impact of the targeted   support / mentoring programme
  • Attend   meetings as required

Job location

More about North Huddersfield Trust School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Woodhouse Hall Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD2 1DJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1484 452100
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Based in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, North Huddersfield Trust School is a secondary coeducational school for children aged between 11 and 16. It is a non-denominational establishment based in Huddersfield. Its funding status is state-foundation. The sc...