Behaviour Support Officer (Maternity cover), Gateshead

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Whickham School and Sports CollegeGateshead
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Start date: Mid December
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £22,462 – £24,799 pro rata to term time only actual salary £19,127 - £21,177
Contract term: Maternity Cover

This is an exciting time to join our school. We are forward thinking and outward facing in the areas of restorative approaches, diversity and mental health. As a school we believe in restorative approaches and our systems are set up to de-escalate and return children to lessons as much as possible. We also challenge our pupils to have a growth mindset and to keep trying to be the best they can be, no matter what obstacles they face. There will be significant training offered with this post in the areas of Restorative Justice, Mental Health, Teaching and Learning and Attendance.

This role is pivotal to the success of the young people at Whickham School to support pupils to be the very best that they can be. 

The successful candidate will have the experience and capability to support learning in the B.I.S, and to plan or adjust activities as appropriate to each student.  Working with pastoral staff and under the guidance of your line manager, you will be part of the team ensuring that some of our most our challenging students with behavioural issues, are able to engage with learning and secure the best possible life chances. 

At Whickham School we understand that schools are about people and that staff who are happy and enjoy their work are more productive. Therefore, we are committed to ensuring we provide outstanding CPD and an environment that enables exceptional staff well-being. We will support you in your personal and professional development, enabling you to contribute fully to the creative and dedicated teams of dynamic and ambitious staff you will be joining.

We can offer you:

- Experience of working in a successful and improving school

- Being part of a dedicated and dynamic team 

- A significant investment in your professional development with a personalised training and development programme

We welcome applications from experienced professionals who understand the world of young people and the obstacles that they face.  The successful candidate will have a solution focused outlook and be an advocate for the pupils of Whickham School. If successful you will have to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure.

This is a maternity cover from mid December for one year.

The role is 37 hours per week term time 8.30 - 4.30 Mon - Thurs and 8.30 - 4pm Fridays.

More about Whickham School and Sports College
Address: Burnthouse Lane, Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, NE16 5AR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 191 4960026