This job expired on 27 September 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 November 2021

  • Application deadline

    27 September 2021 at 8:00am

  • Date listed

    16 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Working pattern
Will consider full time, part time, term time
39 weeks per annum, either 37 hours per week or fewer may be considered
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£34,202 to £38,039
Actual salary
£29,400 - £32,698 full time, term time

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint a Mental Health Lead. The previous post holder has left us after 10 years of excellent service to pursue the next stage of her career. The incumbent will continue to champion the positive mental health of our students and ensure our school remains at the forefront of best practice.

Our Mental Health Lead manages a team of eight counsellors and/or therapists who provide our students with a counselling service for a range of low level mental health needs. They will work with external agencies to gain support for more complex needs.

The successful applicant will identify students in need, provide a range of services to both promote and intervene, analyse data for impact and trends, and develop policies, procedures and plans to further develop our progressive mental health services.

The successful candidate will manage disclosures and safeguarding issues appropriately to ensure students’ well-being and safety. They may also personally counsel some students.

This role is suitable for a qualified Counsellor, mental health practitioner or might suit a teacher looking for a non-teaching role.

Knowledge or experience of working in an educational environment would be desirable, but is not essential. Experience of working with young people is essential.

In return, we offer the opportunity to work in a friendly, vibrant and outstanding school, pay for supervision sessions, provide a good pension and a free Employee Assistance Programme.

In recognition for its work on mental health, Wycombe High School is a Gold Mind Index Award holder.

Additional allowances

Term time only, plus Inset Days
Staff wellbeing programme
Award-winning Employee Assistance Programme
Pay for supervision sessions

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1303 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact email

About Wycombe High School

Wycombe High School is a girls’ selective state academy school with 1304 students on roll, of whom around 400 are in the Sixth Form. Each year 192 girls are admitted into Year 7. All students are assigned to a vertical tutor group consisting of about 21 students; usually three students from each year. group There are six houses with 10 tutor groups in each house. Our school is part of the Wycombe High School Academies Trust.

The school has educated girls of High Wycombe for over a hundred years and is very highly regarded in the local and wider community. There is a strong and shared sense of community and collective pride, built on core values. Parental support is strong. We have excellent links with other local schools, colleges and universities. We have a knowledgeable and supportive Governing Body fully involved with all aspects of school life, and an enthusiastic and active Parents and Friends Association.

Our staff are professional, forward-looking and committed to extending the horizons of our students, encouraging them to aim high, to take on leadership roles and to become independent learners. We have an ambitious development plan, with a focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning, both within and beyond the classroom.

We are a National Support School, a Teaching School and one of 35 Mathematics Hubs nationally. We are delighted to have been designated as a National Mathematics and Physics SCITT in 2017 and have strong community partnerships. We have invested substantially in IT systems and training. We also have an outstanding reputation for the performing and visual arts. Numerous educational visits take place each year and for every age group, at home and abroad.

Our school motto summarises our ethos and sense of community. All those who study, work at, or send their children to our school are part of this community and are role models for our ethos.

Look beyond the traditional grammar school.

Look beyond league tables and exam results.

Look beyond stereotypes and conventions.

Look beyond a world where futures are fixed.

At Wycombe High, we look beyond.

All those who study, work or send their children to our school are part of the Wycombe High School Family and are ambassadors for our vision, mission, values and Wycombe High School characteristics.


Wycombe High School is a school where students relish challenge, chase excellence and inspire those around them at every stage of their lives

Mission We build an ambitious and compassionate community of people who contribute eagerly to school life. We provide opportunities which propel our students out of their comfort zone, whilst supporting them at every stage and guiding them towards diverse futures


Infectious Joy

School days should be “the best days of your life”. We create a joyful environment where each girl can experience the thrill of success, seek opportunities that make her smile and develop long-lasting friendships.

Limitless Ambition

We reject the notion that there is anything in the world that a girl ‘cannot’ do or ‘should not’ strive for. We galvanize every girl to be boldly brilliant in whatever she wishes to achieve, pushing her limits without fearing failure.

Insatiable CuriosityFor us, learning is a process which extends beyond your time at school; it’s a lifelong passion. We aim to uncover an innate intrigue and thirst for discovery in our girls, whatever their chosen subject(s) might be. We prepare our girls to think big and think globally.

Generous Spirit

We champion a collective and collaborative spirit. We provide an unbreakable support network, sharing in our girls’ successes and enabling them to bounce back from times of difficulty.

Arranging a visit to Wycombe High School

Unfortunately, due to the current climate, we are not able to offer visits to the school prior to application.

School location

Marlow Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1TB

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