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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    9 November 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    21 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Job share
part time (2 / 3 days per week)
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
Grade 4
Actual salary
(2 days equating to £6,505 - £6,903 or 3 days equating to £6,758 - £10,355)

Job summary

Birches Head Academy has recently become part of the Frank Field Education Trust and we work collaboratively with others in our FFET family, allowing our students and staff many opportunities to develop. This is embodied in the FFET vision: ‘Social Justice through Excellence in Education’ and in the Academy motto: ‘Aspire to be More’.
Birches Head Academy is looking to appoint a part time Inclusion Support Officer to join our dedicated staff, providing administrative/clerical support to the school, with specific assistance to the Vice Principal: Pastoral (Designated Safeguarding Lead), Inclusion Manager and the Special Needs Co-ordinator.
The successful candidate will have knowledge of safeguarding children procedures and have experience of working within a busy office environment, whilst remaining calm under pressure.
Experience of working in a school environment with 11-16 aged students and knowledge of school-based systems (e.g. SIMS, ParentPay, ClassCharts etc.) would be an advantage, but is not essential, as training will be provided.
You should possess the ability to communicate effectively with students, colleagues and parents / carers. You must be computer literate, organised and have at least five GCSEs, including Maths and English at grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications).
This post is demanding, requires a high degree of confidentiality and flexibility, and will prove both interesting and rewarding to the successful candidate.
All staff play a vital role in helping us to ensure our students receive a world-class education, thereby enabling each child to reach their full potential.
This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to demonstrate their ability to champion the Academy’s development and to be part of our exciting journey.
We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to have a staff body that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
888 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

About Birches Head Academy

Thank you for downloading this application
pack and for your interest in becoming
an Inclusion Support Officer at Birches Head
Academy, in Stoke-on-Trent.
This is an exciting time at the Academy, as we
have made dramatic improvements and seen
a complete culture change in recent years,
resulting in growing numbers of children
applying for places.
We have recently joined the Frank Field
Education Trust, providing a firm foundation
to enable us to flourish. As an Academy within
the Frank Field Education Trust, schools will
particularly benefit from the Trust’s access to
services that will improve the support we can
offer to all students and families and also
from the opportunity to work with likeminded
people, who want the best for
children and young people.
The Academy works in partnership with
a number of schools both locally and
nationally, including our primary feeder
schools and colleges to ensure all students
have the very best opportunities and
Our vision is to provide:
• An exceptional academic education to all
children (Intellectual Capital)
• A values led approach to education for
every child (Cultural Capital)
• The right environment for every
child to flourish by building learning
communities in partnership with parents
and carers (Social Capital)
Achieving these commitments will ensure that,
when pupils leave the Academy, they are ready
for the next step in their journey; leaving with
the necessary skills and knowledge, and the
desire to serve others, to become the next
generation of leaders.
Our determination to do this, in its fullest
sense, resonates with our Academy motto
inspired by the words of Oscar Romero
“Aspire to be More”. I have very high
aspirations for the young people at Birches
Head Academy. I want the very best for them.
I want them to ‘Aspire to be More’.
If you feel you can make a contribution
to this important enterprise and help our
children to be the best that they can be, then I
look forward to receiving your application.
If you would like to discuss this vacancy
or visit the school please contact Mrs
J Bracegirdle, Principal’s PA and Office
Manager, by email at: jbracegirdle@
Ms Katie Dixon

School location

Birches Head Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST2 8DD

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