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General Assistant/Student Support

Harris Academy FalconwoodBexley

We are looking for a General Assistant/Student Support to join our Academy.

About Us

In September 2008 we joined the Harris Federation, a not-for-profit charity with 25 years of experience in education.  In joining the Harris Federation, we have become part of a family of more than forty happy and highly successful primary, secondary and sixth form providers in schools across London.  Being part of such a successful Federation allows our teachers and leaders to continue to develop their practice.

We pride ourselves in creating a supportive community where our students are offered the best educational experience in order to develop confidence, self-belief and self-drive.

Main Areas of Responsibility

Job Purpose: To provide support to the Pastoral team, undertaking break and lunch duties

Reporting to: Pastoral Team Leader

Liaising with: Assistant Principal for Behaviour, academy Leadership Group, Student Support Services relevant non-teaching support staff, parents and other appropriate stakeholders

Behaviour for Learning

  • To support the consistent implementation of the academy Behaviour for Learning policy.
  • To work with the other members of the behaviour team as a unit to ensure students are monitored and supervised during break and throughout lunch
  • To be responsible for calm and purposeful movement around the academy between lessons.
  • Ensuring that follow up action is taken for students failing to meet academy standards particularly outside lessons;
  • 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 mentor students on PSPs, supporting successful achievement of targets and contributing to meetings/ 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;
  • To liaise with the AP for behaviour to deliver the curriculum offer for the students attending the exclusion centre and the re-integration back into mainstream lessons;
  • To liaise with teaching staff to ensure appropriate work is set and appropriate provision is in place.
  • To be responsible for maintaining a calm and purposeful learning environment;
  • To follow-up on any truancy or attendance concerns;
  • To reduce potential permanent exclusion by offering an alternative curriculum which includes rigorous behaviour for learning intervention.

Other Duties

  • To be role models for the students of the academy;
  • Under the direction of the academy Leadership Group, undertake such other tasks that may be required to further the efficient running of the academy, commensurate with the level of the post holder;
  • To assist as required in playing a lead role in the implementation of the academy Behaviour for Learning policy, for example, staffing the Reflection Unit as required;
  • To participate in academy trips/visits when requested;
  • To be responsible for own professional development, identifying training needs and requesting courses as appropriate.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Commitment to providing a high level of service
  • Good communication skills and ability to follow instructions
  • Good time management
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Well organised and self-motivated
  • Able to take initiative and work without supervision
  • Flexible approach to work allocated
  • Ability to work as team player
  • Physically able to undertake necessary tasks
  • Ideally, experience of working in a school

Professional Development & 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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