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Reflection and Inclusion Officer

Harris Academy BatterseaWandsworth

We are looking for a Reflection and Inclusion Officer to join our outstanding team at Harris Academy Battersea.

You will effectively support the running of the reflection room liaising with the Inclusion Manager to ensure students are provided with and carry out work in line with the curriculum requirements as well as maintaining a high standard of behaviour, so that all students develop into aspirational young people who thrive in a changing world.

About Us

In terms of the school more broadly, Harris Battersea achieved progress results that placed the school within the top 1% nationally for the fifth year running. With a Progress 8 score of 0.96, students achieve more than one grade higher than they would in an average school. Such progress, alongside the best A-level results in Wandsworth, reflect the exceptional dedication with which everyone in the academy has applied themselves.

People who choose to work with children are choosing a demanding career and it is our aim to make sure that staff are as well supported as they can be. We have a zero tolerance approach to anything that interrupts the learning in a classroom and our central team that deals with both behaviour and homework detentions does so to make sure that our staff are as free as possible to do the three things that matter most: mark, plan and teach.

Any position in education is inevitably laden with values and ideals and we are a school built on a shared ownership of these. We wish to give our students the very best start that we can in life and, through hard work and determination, we hope that our values and ideals take shape as something recognisable in the futures that we help build.

Should you wish to find out more about what we do or would like to talk to the Principal directly, then please feel free to do so using d.carr@harrisbattersea.org.uk 

Main Areas of Responsibility

  • Supervision of Internally Excluded Students in the reflection room at Harris Academy Battersea
  • Provide the curriculum work to students in the reflection room (and or inclusion as advised by the Inclusion Manager).
  • Use appropriate resources for the reflection room (and or inclusion as advised by the Inclusion Manager).
  • To support the administration of inclusion and exclusion under the direction of the Inclusion Manager
  • To support the administration of records/logs of student attendance, behaviour and progress within the inclusion and reflection rooms and effective use systems in place to monitor and track students ensuring that all students’ information is up to date and accurate.
  • To support students with individual learning needs (SEND) within the reflection room (and or inclusion as advised by the Inclusion Manager), including the use of diverse resources so that all students develop into aspirational young people who thrive in a changing world
  • To attend all appropriate staff meetings.
  • To assist in any Administration duties for the inclusion and reflection rooms under the direction of the Inclusion Manager, including the exchange of relevant information and smooth transition for those students in need of support.
  • To supervise students in internal reflection room, supporting a number of students located there on a temporary basis due to behaviour issues and not attending their normal lessons.
  • Liaising with and supporting the Inclusion Manager with relevant tasks for both the reflection and inclusion rooms
  • Ensure the aims and objectives of the inclusion and reflection rooms are maintained.
  • Ensure the inclusion and behaviour policies are adhered to.
  • To work as a member of a designated team and to contribute positively to effective working relations within the Academy, assisting in other teams when necessary.
  • To have appropriate contact with staff, students and parents. This includes communication of incidents and sanctions to stakeholders with clarity and in a timely manner.
  • Ensure routines in the reflection rooms are applied with 100% consistency and in line with the ‘How we do this at HABS’ document.
  • Use the core value, over communicate the ‘why’ and use the language from the ‘How we do this at HABS’ document with students in behaviour conversations
  • Supporting the Inclusion Manager with administrative tasks e.g. communication regarding detentions, reports, telephone calls and letters home, meetings with parents, referral to the inclusion or reflection rooms.
  • To support the strategies to for attendance and punctuality of students in the inclusion and reflection rooms.
  • To support the Academy Reward systems recording students’ achievements.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Educated A Level/Level 3 standard or equivalent
  • Good Knowledge of ICT systems including Microsoft software
  • Knowledge of the MIS systems for input and export of student data
  • Evidence of pastoral related training
  • Training in child protection and safeguarding procedures
  • Basic knowledge of first aid; e.g. first aid course or willingness to undergo training
  • Experience of working in an inner-city school or educational establishment
  • Experience of working with students from the 11-16 age range
  • Administration and working with young people
  • Using ICT for curriculum and administration purposes
  • Using extra-curricular activities to enhance motivation and attainment
  • Managing class groups

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.

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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