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  • Closing date

    3 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

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Working pattern

Full time, term time: 38 weeks per year, 37.5 hours per week; actual salary £23,298.56

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale

Grade 2 (Inner London)

Additional allowances

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

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an experienced Behaviour Support Officer to support our students at Harris Academy St John's Wood.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent
  • Knowledge of behaviour for learning policies
  • 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

In September 2017, we joined the Harris Federation, which runs over 40 successful primary and secondary schools in and around London. Every Harris academy inspected by Ofsted is rated ‘good' or ‘outstanding', with the majority rated ‘outstanding'.

We hope that this website gives you a sense of the opportunities on offer here. Please feel free to contact us if there is any further information that we can provide.

The core values and vision for the academy will be centred on dedication, determination and destiny. When students are dedicated to their studies and determined to succeed, all will achieve their destiny.

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 for teachers on MPS/UPS, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, electric car scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the implementation of the Behaviour for Learning Policy
  • The calm and purposeful entrance and exit of students into/out of and around the academy
  • Ensuring students are monitored and supervised before school, during break and throughout lunch
  • Managing late detentions
  • Ensuring that students enter the building in full academy uniform and if not, following agreed procedures
  • Ensuring that follow up action is taken for students failing to meet academy standards
  • Following through any behaviour issues, such as taking student statements regarding incidents and passing these on
  • Informally mentoring students on PSPs
  • Ensuring issues relating to student safety are passed on to academy colleagues, in a timely manner, for further investigation
  • Supervising students internally excluded or exited from lessons
  • Delivering the curriculum offer for the students attending the supervision room
  • Ensuring appropriate work is provided and appropriate provision is in place
  • Liaising with parents/carers and relevant staff to ensure smooth transition to and from internal exclusion
  • Being a role model for the students in the supervision room
  • Providing the students with very clear expectations of conduct, in line with those for all academy students, and ensuring action is taken when these are not met
  • Liaising with the Heads of House and Assistant Principals to support monitoring of students on behaviour and attendance/punctuality reports
  • Ensuring that designated students have up-to-date report cards and that completed cards are filled appropriately
  • Keeping records of poor punctuality and organising late detentions
  • Carrying out administrative tasks
  • Assisting the academy Leadership Group in maintaining the highest standards of attendance and punctuality to lessons
  • Overseeing the registration of students who are late to the academy

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

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 St John's Wood

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1332 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
020 7722 8141

Harris Academy St John’s Wood is an 11-18 secondary academy located in St John's Wood, central London, and serves an urban, highly multi-ethnic and disadvantaged intake. The academy joined the Harris Federation as a sponsored academy in 2017 and is on an exciting journey to achieve Outstanding in all areas within two years. The academy has new direction with the values of Dedication, Determination and Destiny. If you want to make a real difference to needy young people, and be supported to do so through great training and development as well as unrivalled progression opportunities, then joining this Harris academy could be for you.

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