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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    8 December 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    22 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Working pattern
Term time
8am-4pm (negotiable) Monday-Friday x 39.4 wks term time only
Contract type
£27,991-£30,510 FTE

Job summary

We are looking to recruit a proactive, resourceful, professional and articulate practitioner with previous experience of delivering effective support to children and families. Working in partnership with families, professionals and agencies you will be required to deliver a range of services to meet the needs of young people aged 11-18. You will also share responsibility for safeguarding and child protection across the school. The role will ultimately deliver support to both Heathside Weybridge and Walton as required, including supporting the transition of vulnerable Year 6-7 students.

Candidates must:
• be able to communicate effectively with students and their families
• be flexible and committed, occasionally attending case group meetings
• possess sound organisational, administrative and IT skills
• have the ability to remain calm and confident under pressure
• be competent using own initiative and managing time/case load
• demonstrate a secure knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding and be
confident in dealing with complex and potentially challenging situations
• have experience working within a Safeguarding/ Child protection context

Ideal candidates will embrace our principles of mutual respect and compassion that seek to enhance the life chances of our students.

Application forms and further details are available from our website. To apply please send fully completed application forms and letter of application by email.

Applications will be considered as they are received, we reserve the right to make an appointment prior to the closing date. Please note CVs cannot be accepted.

Closing date for applications is midday on Wednesday 8th Dec 2021.

ElmWey Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS disclosure. It is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Applying for the job

Application forms and further details are available from our website. To apply please send fully completed application forms and letter of application by email .

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1269 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01932 846162

About Heathside School

Heathside is a high achieving 11-18 co-educational converter academy with 7 forms of entry totalling 1279 students on roll, 212 of whom are in the sixth form. In 2019 91% of students achieved Grade 9-4 English and Mathematics. At A level 71% of students gained A*-B. The school’s value added has risen year on year together with its GCSE average point score. Although we are pleased with this progress, which places us in the top 20% of schools nationally, (P8 0.41) we think we can do even better and our aim is to be one of the highest achieving schools not just in Surrey but nationally.

Our staff are extremely dedicated. Many began their teaching careers at Heathside and have grown and developed into both pastoral and curriculum leaders. CPD is valued and tailored to meeting the needs of our staff and improving teaching and learning. We have a small team of Lead Practitioners, who work with the Assistant Principal, CPD, to offer a wide-ranging training programme to staff.

Our students predominately come from Weybridge and travel to school by foot, bicycle or train, with the furthest catchment area distance being 1.6 miles from the school. Year on year the school is heavily over-subscribed. The prior attainment of students at KS2 is above the National average and they make very good progress at expected and more than expected measures. Like all schools though, we still feel that there is more that we could be doing to achieve even better outcomes. We are a self- evaluating school and regularly look to see what we can do better to improve all areas of provision.

The school was graded as 'Good' in the last Ofsted inspection. In the 2018 report, Leadership and management, Behaviour and safety and the Sixth Form were judged outstanding. Governance was also found to be a key strength. You can read all of the reports on our website.

The School is part of ElmWey Learning Trust. A second school, Heathside Walton-on-Thames, a new free school, is set to open nearby to fulfil a basic need for more school places within Elmbridge, where pupil numbers are set to rise markedly by this point in time.

School location

Brooklands Lane, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8UZ

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