5 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    18 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare
  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

Salary: Support Staff Pay Scale F: £23,715 to £25,823 pro-rata per annum (£26,421 - £28,770 per annum full time/full year equivalent)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualifications: • GCSE English (or equivalent) • GCSE Maths (or equivalent) • Relevant Level 3 qualification

Experience: • Successful working relationships with all stakeholders, including pupils, staff, parents/carers and the wider community • Ability to exercise considerable initiative as undertaking ‘specified work’ that contributes to pupils’ learning and progress • Ability to work with groups of pupils carrying out specific tasks or on field trips etc • Ability to resolve more complex problems and/or queries, referring most complex issues to the teacher, or other suitable member of staff

Skills, Knowledge: • Able to make decisions, identify and solve problems based on thorough analysis and sound judgement • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication and presentation skills • Strong organisational skills and ability to work well under pressure • Ability to delegate, plan and manage time effectively • Personal resilience and the ability to maintain staff morale at times of pressure and change • Knowledge of the key factors that can affect the way pupils behave • Awareness of the statutory frameworks relevant to their role. • Knowledge of the legal definition of Special Education Needs and familiarity with the guidance about meeting SEN given in the SEN Code of Practice. • Knowledge of a range of strategies to establish a purposeful learning environment and to promote good behaviour. • Experience of working with/supervising pupils including knowledge of behavioural and learning difficulties • Practical knowledge of equipment, including IT equipment where appropriate, to support learning, under the direction of the teacher • Ability to recognise changes in pupils' behaviour and report to relevant staff • Ability to promote and support the inclusion of all pupils in the learning activities in which they are involved. • Ability to recognise and respond effectively to equal opportunities issues as they arise, including by challenging stereotyped views, and by challenging bullying or harassment, following relevant policies and procedures. • Ability to monitor pupils’ participation and progress, providing feedback to teachers, and giving constructive support to pupils as they learn. • Ability to advance pupils’ learning in a range of classroom settings, including working with individuals, small groups and whole classes where the assigned teacher is not present. • Ability to contribute to review meetings, if required. • Ability to disseminate key information to other staff. • Ability to take direct responsibility for pupil safety and progress.

Personal qualities and attributes: • A highly professional and positive role model acting as an ambassador for the Trust at all times • Respectful towards all pupils, with an unshakable belief in their entitlement to the highest equality education and ability to achieve whatever their personal circumstances • Ability to contribute to the planning of opportunities for pupils to learn in out-of school contexts, in accordance with school policies and procedures. • Ability to support the teacher in creating a positive learning environment. • Ability to follow written instructions. • Ability to complete a range of paperwork e.g. incident report form, pupil progress records. • Ability to resolve more complex queries and problems.

What the school offers its staff

The Inspiration Trust offers all staff a range of benefits via our ‘my lifestyle' portal. All eligible staff will have access to a range of benefits from salary sacrifice schemes and employee discounts.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About Hethersett Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1174 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Hethersett Academy is one of East Anglia's top performing schools - recording the highest Progress 8 score in East Anglia in 2017 - and is rated Outstanding by Ofsted in all areas. We are proud of our strong academic approach, without neglecting the richness that comes from experiencing and enjoying sport and culture.

We are a National Teaching School, and part of the Inspiration Trust family of schools, dedicated to ensuring that our young people have the greatest possible opportunities regardless of their background.

Arranging a visit to Hethersett Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@inspirationtrust.org.

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