Progress Coach, Abbey Wood, London SE2

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Horizons Academy BexleyAbbey Wood, London SE2

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Bexey 6 (Pro rata 39/52)
Contract term: Permanent

Aspire Academy Bexley; Endeavour Academy Bexley and Horizons Academy Bexley are all part of the New Horizons Hub which provides a continuum of education, support and guidance for pupils in Bexley and beyond whose needs are not best met in a mainstream school. We work closely with local stakeholders including primary and secondary schools in Bexley and the Local Authority as well as a wide range of support agencies to ensure that we can deliver the best education, interventions and opportunities for our pupils. Our offer is not only in our schools but beyond them in supporting pupils at risk of exclusion in the local community. Our aspirations are high for all of our children and young people and we believe in inclusion in the widest sense. Our ethos is of engagement and positive participation, a message we communicate to pupils, our staff and our stakeholders.

For further information about the school please visit the Academy website: 

We are seeking to appoint a Progress Coach to work as a key member of staff in supporting children and young people in making positive choices around their own education. Working closely with pupils who are with us on time limited placements, addressing their behaviour and supporting them in developing greater independence through self-evaluation and engagement. Being a role model to our students both inside and outside of the classroom, developing effective relationships and being a pro-active member of the team. Promoting education and inclusion through giving out positive messages relating to reintegration and transition, helping pupils develop increased resilience and coping strategies. Supervising pupils and engaging positively with them in both structured and unstructured times. Maintaining professional boundaries at all times and observing / upholding the values and ethos of the Federation whilst contributing to the overall vision of the organization. 

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages. 

For further information and an informal conversation about the role, contact Alan Farrell (Head of Alternative Provision) on 020 8312 2746 or for an application pack contact

 References will be requested for those short listed ONLY and prior to interview. 

Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted. 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks. 

The school is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.

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More about Horizons Academy Bexley
Type: Alternative Provision
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 16 years
Address: Lensbury Way, Abbey Wood, London, SE2 9TA, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 8312 2746