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  • Closing date

    30 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    2 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

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Working pattern

Full time, term time: Actual salary £22,635.32-£22,976.95 (39 weeks per year, 37.5 hours per week)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale

Grade 2 (Outer 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 a Behaviour Support Officer to join us at Harris Lowe Academy Willesden.

This is a new and exciting opportunity for a dynamic and highly motivated individual to join our pastoral team to further strengthen the support that we provide to all students. You will have a passion for making a difference in the lives of young people, will be sensitive and resilient and will be on the front line in supporting our young people to exceed their potential and become students with character, courage and conscience who are academically and personally successful.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent
  • 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
  • Experience of working with students from a range of ethnic backgrounds

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

What the school offers its staff

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 our Harris Allowance for teachers on MPS/UPS, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, and many other benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our website.

Further details about the role

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the consistent implementation of the Behaviour for Learning Policy
  • The calm and purposeful entrance and exit of students into/out of the academy
  • Working with the behaviour team to ensure students are monitored and supervised before school, during break and throughout lunch
  • The calm and purposeful movement around the academy between lessons
  • Managing and supervising late detentions every afternoon
  • Ensuring that students enter the building in full academy uniform and if not, following the agreed procedures
  • Ensuring that follow up action is taken for students failing to meet academy standards
  • Following through any issues to do with behaviour as required
  • Informally mentoring students with repeat incidence of exit or exclusion and those on PSPs, including supporting in lessons where appropriate
  • Ensuring that all issues that relate to student safety such as allegations of bullying are passed on for further investigation
  • Supervising students internally excluded or exited from lessons
  • Ensuring that students actively engage with meaningful learning whilst in the supervision room
  • Liaising with teaching staff to ensure appropriate work is provided and appropriate provision is in place
  • Liaising with parents/carers and relevant APs and subject staff to ensure smooth transition to and from internal exclusion
  • Maintaining a calm and purposeful learning environment
  • 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 organise the late detentions
  • Carrying out administrative tasks for the Vice Principal as requested
  • To assist the academy Leadership Group in maintaining the highest standards of attendance and punctuality to lessons including corridor sweeps that ensure that students make their way to lessons punctually
  • Overseeing the registration of students who are late to the academy as required

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 Lowe Academy Willesden

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1156 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
020 8838 8700

Harris Lowe Academy Willesden provides an exceptional environment for academic and sporting excellence. We foster artistic creativity, wellbeing and leadership potential within a rich and diverse community.

Our core values of determination, integrity, curiosity and empathy inspire and nurture a passion for learning and success with a strong sense of inclusivity, individuality and responsibility. We use our voices purposefully as global citizens.

From its origins as the first city academy, the exceptional education we provide takes advantage of the opportunities offered by our privileged location and facilities in the most vibrant, multi-cultural city in the world. The enthusiasm, discipline and ambition of our students combined with the high expectations, outstanding teaching and creative dedication of our staff makes our vision a reality.

The foundations of achieving our vision are:

Capital Curriculum: outstanding quality and breadth of education
Capital Classroom: exceptional teachers who support students’ passion for learning with the tools for success for every individual
Capital Community: relationships, routines and recognition that lead to a sense of belonging, wellbeing, mutual respect and exemplary behaviour both within Capital and in our local community
Capital 6: post-16 excellence with a broad range of pathways, sporting academies and inspiring student leaders
Capital Arts & Sports: specialisms that embed essential skills and enable exceptional performance

Our moral purpose is to ensure our students and staff have access to the best possible futures and contribute positively to society through an outstanding careers/development programme, excellent leadership, and coaching.

Our Values

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