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Behaviour Support Officer

Harris Girls' Academy East DulwichSouthwark

We are looking for a Behaviour Support Officer to join us.

This is a new and exciting opportunity for a dynamic and highly motivated individual to join our pastoral team to further strengthen the support that we provide to all students. You will have a passion for making a difference in the lives of young people, will be sensitive and resilient and will be on the front line in supporting our young people to exceed their potential and become students with character, courage and conscience who are academically and personally successful.

About Us

Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich is an outstanding place-for students and staff alike. We pride ourselves on helping our students to be incredibly successful and we are as driven to support our staff, with an excellent CPD programme and development opportunities for all staff at the academy. We encourage our students and staff to live our core values of character, courage and conscience in our community and beyond. We have an excellent staff who are highly motivated, committed and happy. 

Main Areas of Responsibility

Behaviour for Learning

  • To support the consistent implementation of the academy Behaviour for Learning Policy
  • To be responsible for the calm and purposeful entrance and exit of students into/out of the academy
  • To work with the other members if the behaviour team as a unit to ensure students are monitored and supervised before school, during break and throughout lunch
  • To be responsible for calm and purposeful movement around the academy between lessons
  • Managing late detentions every afternoon
  • Ensuring that students enter the building in full academy uniform and if not, following the agreed procedures
  • Ensuring that follow up action is taken for students failing to meet academy standards
  • To follow through any issues to do with behaviour as required by the academy Leadership Group, for example, taking student statements regarding incidents and passing these on to relevant colleagues
  • To informally mentor students on PSPs, supporting successful achievement of targets reports in relation to student progress on PSP. This may include supporting in lessons as appropriate
  • To ensure that all issues that relate to student safety such as allegations of bullying are passed on to academy colleagues, in a timely manner, for further investigation as required
  • To be responsible for supervising students internally excluded; or exited from lessons
  • To liaise with the Vice Principal & Head of House to deliver the curriculum offer for the students attending the supervision room and the re-integration back into mainstream lessons
  • To liaise with teaching staff to ensure appropriate work is provided and appropriate provision is in place
  • To liaise with parents/carers and relevant APs and subject staff to ensure smooth transition to and from internal exclusion
  • To be responsible for maintaining a calm and purposeful learning environment

Supervision Room:

  • To be a role model for the students in the supervision room
  • To provide the students with very clear expectations of conduct, in line with those for all academy students
  • To ensure that follow up action is taken for students failing to meet academy code of conduct while internally excluded
  • To follow through any issues to do with behaviour as required by the Academy Leadership Group, for example, taking student statements regarding incidents and passing these on to the relevant colleagues
  • To ensure that all issues that relate to student safety & welfare as allegations of bullying are passed on to academy colleagues, in a timely manner, for further investigation as required

Qualifications & Experience

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of the academy behaviour for learning policy.
  • Knowledge of the range of barriers to learning that students face.
  • Training in child protection and safeguarding procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of first aid, e.g. emergency first aid course
  • Two years’ experience of working in an inner-city school or educational establishment.
  • Experience of dealing successfully with a range of behaviour issues.
  • Experience of working with staff to ensure excellent behaviour for learning.
  • Experience of working with families.
  • Experience of supervising a group of students for detentions, referral and internal exclusion as appropriate.
  • Experience of working with challenging students and finding ways in which we can meet their needs more successfully

Next Steps

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

Rewards & Benefits

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities

The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

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