Leader of Learning Support Unit - The Becket School

The Becket School, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, NG2 7QY

8 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    31 August 2022

  • Application deadline

    7 July 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    23 June 2022

Job details

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£21,601 - £24,306 Per Annum

Leader of Learning Support Unit - The Becket School job summary

School: The Becket School

Location: West Bridgford, Nottingham

Contract Type: Permanent

Contract Term: Full-time, 35 hours per week, term-time plus 1 week

Band: OLOL Band 5, NJC Scale Points 19 - 24

Salary: Actual Salary Band £21,601 to £24,306 per annum

Start date: 31 August 2022

Closing date: 9am, Thursday 7 July 2022

We are seeking an experienced, energetic, and highly organised individual to lead our Learning Support Unit and team. The Learning Support Unit incorporates the Damascus Centre (which offers a mentoring and support provision) and The Reflection Centre and Removal Room (areas for students to reflect on serious breaches of the school’s behaviour policy). The successful candidate will be accountable for the quality and consistency of the provision and the outcomes for students who access this support.

The successful candidate will:

• be able to inspire and enthuse students
• be able to liaise and communicate with parents, external agencies, and key staffs in the school.
• be able to lead on the day-to-day support of students’ wellbeing and mental health.
• be able to support our most vulnerable students and their families to develop better learning, behaviour, student wellbeing and social strategies and so maximise their potential.
• be able to lead, organise and line-manage a team of student engagement officers ensuring quality and consistency of provision
• be able to integrate the LSU with the school behaviour policy and ‘The Becket Way’.

We can offer:

wonderful students who have a passion for learning and deserve the very best.
a team of talented and highly committed staffs.
a supportive working environment with excellent facilities.
professional assistance through our Employee Assistance Programme.
our commitment to nationally agreed terms and conditions.
a commitment to outstanding CPD opportunities for all staff through our position as a lead school in the Trust’s CPD Hub.

The Becket School, part of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust, is an Ofsted rated 'Good' school.

For an informal discussion about the role and our school please contact the school office on 0115 982 4280.

The Trust and The Becket School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks are required for successful applicants.
Our Trust strives to be a supportive, inclusive, caring, and positive community where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We are committed to cultivating an equitable working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect and where every individual can fulfil their potential.

We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities, and beliefs. This includes those of all faiths, the Catholic faith and those without a faith who are supportive of the Trust’s Catholic character and Christian ethos. This diversity is fundamental to our values and enriches the lives of the students within our schools.

We are a Disability Confident Committed employer and welcome applications from people with a disability or long-term health condition.
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About The Becket School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1119 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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As a Catholic school we recognise the uniqueness and worth of each individual and that each of us has a valuable role to play in The Becket. Students, staff, families , governors – all work together seeking the very best and giving their best.

Each individual child is important to us and our expectation is that all our students will develop and grow as young people as they make their journey as part of our community.

What makes The Becket special is the real sense of community that you can see and sense as you walk around the school. There are very good relationships between staff and students and we aim to work in partnership with our parents and families. The quality of teaching is strong and our staff are talented, caring and dedicated. We also have high expectations for all our students and this is one of the main factors behind our excellent reputation both in our local community and beyond into the East Midlands Region.

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