Behaviour Support Worker, Leeds

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Leeds East AcademyLeeds
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: B1- 3 13 – 17 £16,491 – 20,138 Pro Rata £14,042 – £17,148 Term time only plus 5 days (salary dependant on experience)
Contract term: Permanent

Role: To contribute to the key objective of the Academy Development Plan, ‘Ensuring that all students have a positive attitude to learning’ and ‘Positive Behaviour is applied consistently across the Academy’. The ‘Behaviour Support Worker’ will be focussed on engaging and supporting pupil’s who need particular help with behaviour management to overcome barriers to learning.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

-Provide levels of individual behaviour modification support to pupils as directed by the Behaviour Leader

-Implement strategies to support pupils with (SEMH) social, emotional, mental and behavioural difficulties, setting challenging and demanding expectations and promoting independence to meet behaviour targets in and outside the classroom

-Develop one to one and small group mentoring arrangements with pupils with SEMH needs as required and provide support for distressed pupils

-Assist in the development and implementation of Individual Education Plans and Behaviour Support Intervention Plans under the direction of the Behaviour Leader

-Provide in-class monitoring and support for assigned pupils with SEMH needs so that teaching objectives are met and best use is made of teaching time

-Support the class teacher to develop one to one mentoring arrangements with pupils and provide support for distressed pupils

-Carry out daily lesson ‘drop ins’ to monitor student behaviour and attitude to learning

-To establish good relationships with pupils and act as a role model and enforce the expectations of Positive Behaviour at all times in the Academy and set a good example to pupils through own presentation and personal and professional conduct

-Monitor the school hallways throughout the day challenging where required any student who is out of lesson

-To support the effective transfer / integration of pupils who have been extracted from the mainstream curriculum or who are returning from exclusion or who are subject to a managed move or who are being integrated from alternative provision

-To monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of all individualised behaviour support programmes and provide a half termly impact report/presentation to the Pastoral team

-To assist in establishing good relationships with parents and carers and provide regular feedback information about social and behavioural progress and targets

-Respond to requests for ‘on call’ in the Academy, visiting classrooms and removing students where required by the classroom teacher allowing learning of other students not to be impacted by behaviour

-Support in the management of after school detentions. Collecting students where required from lessons before the detention begins

-To assist the Pastoral team in coordinating the re-integration of pupils back into mainstream lessons

-Cover breaks and periods of illness in the schools Inclusive learning provisions where required

-Establish productive working relationships with both staff and students, acting as a role model, providing support, encouragement, guidance and assistance for learning, independence, practical activities and social skills

-To contribute to extra-curricular activities in order to provide further opportunities for pupils’ social and cultural development

Leeds East Academy – Soaring to Success

Leeds East Academy is an 11-16 school, flourishing in a state of the art new building which provides a fantastic learning environment for students. We are a vibrant and expanding school which thrives at the heart of a diverse and dynamic community. We provide an exceptional education and life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society. Our vision at Leeds East Academy is clear: we will be Ofsted rated as outstanding within three years. 

The White Rose Academies Trust is a local trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students. The Trust employs over 300 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation. Working in partnership with Gorse Academies Trust, we are on a significant journey which will see all of our schools Ofsted rated as outstanding within three years.

We are sponsored by Leeds City College, who provides expertise, international networks and highly desirable employability prospects within education and beyond.

If you would like to apply for this role please visit the careers page on our website at  to download an application form.  Once completed please return to

Advert live date: ASAP

Closing date: Monday 30th October 2017 12 noon

Shortlisting:  Tuesday 31st October 2017

Interviews: Wednesday 1st November 2017

Start date: As soon as possible

Job location

More about Leeds East Academy
Address: South Parkway, Seacroft, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS14 6TY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 2731964