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  • Closing date

    23 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

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Working pattern

Full time, term time: Actual salary £35,192.42-£35,738.21 (41 weeks per year, 42.5 hours per week)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale

Grade 6 (Inner London)

Additional allowances

Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an experienced Behaviour Mentor to support our students at Harris Academy Battersea.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent
  • Knowledge of the academy behaviour for learning policy
  • Knowledge of the range of barriers to learning that students face
  • Training in child protection and safeguarding procedures
  • Basic knowledge of first aid; e.g. emergency first aid course
  • Two years' experience of working in an inner city school or educational establishment
  • Experience of dealing successfully with a range of behaviour issues
  • Experience of working with staff to ensure excellent behaviour for learning
  • Experience of working with families
  • Experience of supervising a group of students for detentions, referral and internal exclusion as appropriate
  • Experience of working with challenging students and finding ways in which we can meet their needs more successfully

For a full job description and person specification, please download the Job Pack.

What the school offers its staff

Harris Academy Battersea is a mixed state secondary school serving a truly comprehensive community in the heart of London. We are an Ofsted ‘Outstanding' school with a track record of delivering fantastic outcomes year on year for our students.

Our Academy is centred on the values of Knowledge, Integrity and Resilience and these underpin the way we work for both students and staff. Our staff are inclusive, diverse and committed to our mission: we develop aspirational young people to thrive in a changing world.

HABS offers a broad, academic and challenging curriculum founded on six key curriculum aims:

  • To develop deep, long-lasting knowledge
  • To develop students into accomplished readers, writers and orators
  • To provide experiences within and beyond the classroom that enrich learning and ensure students can make informed choices about their futures
  • To equip students to challenge injustice in all its forms
  • To enable students to understand how they learn
  • To support students to reflect on their choices and values to improve themselves and their community

These aims underpin all elements of our curriculum, andwe see our core academic curriculum and wider personal development curriculum as intrinsically linked. All staff at the Academy contribute to the personal development of our students through their roles as tutors and through their contributions to the wider life of the academy.

A thriving school can only function with fantastic staff, and our vision is to make teaching at HABS both enjoyable and sustainable. The wellbeing of staff underpins every decision we make, and we seek to ensure that every member of staff can enjoy a work-life-balance enabling them to bring their best to work each day.

At HABS, professional growth and development is central to our mission. Our professional development motto is ‘improve, not prove' and leaders are relentlessly focussed on supporting staff in getting even better through a wide range of internal and external training opportunities.

As a part of the Harris Federation, all staff in the Academy benefit from being part of our network of more than fifty primary and secondary academies across London. Vibrant networks of subject experts meet regularly, and teachers can access bespoke support from our central teams of consultants.

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.

In addition to the opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, and many other benefits. Learn more aboutour benefitson our website.

Further details about the role

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the consistent implementation of our behaviour policy
  • Taking responsibility for the calm and purposeful movement of students into/out of the academy and around the academy between lessons
  • Working with the other members of the behaviour team to ensure students are monitored and supervised before school, during break and throughout lunch
  • Managing detentions every afternoon.
  • Acting as the liaison between the academy and the local community (including the Police) for any aspect of behaviour issues arising during the academy day, such as truancy sweeps and liaising with local shopkeepers
  • Overseeing the entrance of students into the breakfast club
  • Ensuring that students enter the building in full academy uniform and if not, following the agreed procedures
  • Ensuring that faculty points are awarded as appropriate
  • Ensuring that follow up action is taken for students failing to meet academy standards
  • Designing and delivering, alongside the SLT, a variety of agreed enrichment and sporting activities
  • Following through any behavioural issues, such as taking student statements regarding incidents and passing these on to relevant colleagues
  • Mentoring students on PSPs, including supporting in lessons if required and presenting progress reports at review meetings
  • Preparing students' files for disciplinary panels or exclusion hearings
  • Ensuring all student safety issues, such as allegations of bullying, are passed on to academy colleagues for further investigation as required
  • Supervising students internally excluded, including liaising with the AP for behaviour to deliver the curriculum offer and supporting re-integration back into mainstream lessons
  • Liaising with teaching staff to ensure appropriate work is set and appropriate provision is in place
  • Liaising with parents/carers and relevant staff to ensure smooth transition to and from internal exclusion
  • Maintaining a calm and purposeful learning environment;
  • Following up on any truancy or attendance concerns;
  • Reducing potential permanent exclusion by offering an alternative curriculum which includes rigorous behaviour for learning intervention
  • Being a role model for students internally excluded and providing them with clear expectations of conduct, in line with those for all academy students
  • Ensuring that follow up action is taken for students failing to meet academy code of conduct while internally excluded

Commitment to safeguarding

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

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About Harris Academy Battersea

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1031 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
020 7622 0026

Harris Battersea was ranked 10th in the country in. With a Progress 8 score of +1.27, 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.

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