Student Supervisor, Barking and Dagenham

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Riverside SchoolBarking and Dagenham
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Start date: September 2017
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: APT&C Scale 3 (point 14 – 17)
Contract term: Permanent

As part of the Inclusion Team, Student Supervisors support the smooth running of the school by supervising and directing pupils in and about the school during the day. They report to the Assistant Headteacher (Pastoral) but are part of a large team, whose staff are all of equal value in working to involve all pupils positively in the life of the School to achieve their targets.

•Student Supervisors work throughout the day on a rota depending on the school’s needs. During lesson times, duties may involve supervising the school building and grounds and picking up pupils who are absent from lessons without permission, checking and monitoring toilets or recording the names of pupils who arrive late to school and follow up with persistent offenders. They can support cover staff new to the school and escort students sent out of lessons to the place designated. During changeover of lessons and at breaks Student Supervisors will supervise and direct pupils paying particular attention to their safety and security. Other duties may be required during the day but these will be subject to individual negotiation


• Assisting and directing pupils as required. Dealing with incidents of inappropriate behaviour and intervening quickly where possible to prevent further incidents.

• Implementing the School Code of Conduct.

• Implementing the School Policies on Equal Opportunities, Anti-Bullying, Child Protection and Behaviour and reporting any concerns to the Senior Student Supervisor.

• Monitoring the security of the pupils and staff, reporting any concerns immediately.

We expect our Student Supervisors to:

• Always expect the best from pupils

• Make it clear to pupils what is expected from them

• Reward and praise pupils when they do the ‘right’ thing

• Value pupils efforts and achievements

• Make time to get to know individual pupils

• Avoid personalising individual behaviour problems – be hard on the incidents but caring towards the pupil 

• Treat difficulties as an issue between you and the pupils, not just them!

• Be prepared to change what you do, to change pupil behaviour

• Be loyal to the pupils and staff at the school

• Always report in writing incidents that occur during the day

• Always make your Line Manager aware of any problems that may escalate into an incident, giving them the opportunity to defuse the situation.



Skills and Aptitude

• High skill/aptitude levels in dealing with young people

• Excellent interpersonal skills

• Effective use of ICT 

• Good communication skills (written and oral)

Qualifications and Experience

• Minimum Level 2 or equivalent qualification in English and Maths

• Previous experience of working with children in an educational environment preferred

• Outstanding record of attendance and punctuality


• An ability to work as part of  a team

• High levels of integrity, trust and endeavour

• Self-confidence and calm approach when dealing with challenging and difficult circumstances

• An understanding of how important a pleasant and positive working environment is to our young people

• An ability to understand and follow instructions from Line Manager

• The ability to prioritise and use own initiative when appropriate.

• An ability to complete written reports when required

• A willingness to undergo training and development on a regular basis

A fully enhanced clear DBS is essential for this role. 

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