Join Athena - Inspiring World-Class Education Together!
At Athena, we are a passionate and forward-looking educational organisation committed to providing world-class education and helping individuals lead great lives. Our core values of "Dream Big, Take Responsibility, and Be Kind" guide our mission to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment where everyone can excel and grow.
At Athena, we believe in the power of education to transform lives and shape a brighter future. We are dedicated to fostering a strong sense of community, where students, educators, and parents collaborate to achieve academic excellence and personal growth. Our commitment to "Dream Big, Take Responsibility, and Be Kind" underpins everything we do, inspiring our students to aim high, take ownership of their learning, and treat each other with respect and compassion.
We are inspired by wisdom, creativity and learning. Determined to create a world where all children get to go to great schools, our mission is to provide the knowledge and education to bring opportunities, choices and freedom.
If you want to be part of an inspirational team of big thinkers who will support you to develop your full potential and value your knowledge, passion, wellbeing and commitment, it sounds like you could be on your way to joining us and becoming an Athenian.
Our Commitment to You:
We recognise that all of our people have a role to play in ensuring our students have access to world class education and so are our most valuable asset. We are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive work environment that promotes both personal and professional growth. Here are some of the benefits and perks you can enjoy as a member of our team:
People: passionate about making a difference in the lives of each other and our students
Development: we love learning and provide all with professional development opportunities. We invest in our employees' growth and development through continuous learning opportunities, training programs, and mentorship.
Flexibility: We believe in achieving work-life balance, and we offer flexible working arrangements to suit your individual needs. Our staff work flexibly within a range of different patterns and positions
Value: our staff have a great pension, lots of holiday entitlement, access to sick pay and nationally negotiated rates of pay
Impact: we work as a team to improve our children’s life chances and opportunities
Leaders: we see everyone as a school leader
Support: valuing our employee time and impact by investing it well and providing wrap around support
Wellbeing: we value the holiday we have to do things that make us happy and healthy
Employee Wellbeing Initiatives: your wellbeing is important to us. We offer a range of initiatives and resources to support your physical, mental, and emotional health.
Car Schemes: we offer car schemes that cater to your commuting needs.
Perkbox: Enjoy access to Perkbox, a platform offering a wide array of discounts, benefits, and rewards to enhance your lifestyle.
Join us on this journey to inspire greatness in ourselves and others. Together, we can create a brighter future and make a lasting difference in the lives of our students and the communities we serve.
How to Apply:
If you are passionate about our values and dedicated to making a meaningful impact on education, we invite you to apply. Please complete the application form on My New Term and tell us about how you connect with our values of "Dream Big, Take Responsibility, and Be Kind" and what you feel you can contribute to our team and our goal to deliver world class education.
Working as part of the Student Support Team based in the Reflection room, supporting students to learn and engage successfully and ensure they continue to access world class education. This role requires you to be able to communicate effectively with students and staff and to be confident and calm in busy working environments.
Key areas of responsibility - What will you be doing
Keep up to date with best practice in maintaining student attendance, behaviour and engagement
Educate students on how to realise success in their educational and personal journey
Foster strong and positive relationships students
Mentor students to achieve success at school
Build effective relationships with colleagues and parents where required
Demonstrate reliability, integrity, and professionalism in handling sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality
Assess and prioritise tasks focussing on pre-empting student behaviour and implementing proactive and preventative interventions
Efficiently manage time and resources to ensure the completion of essential tasks while balancing competing demands.
Clarity and Energy
Communicate clearly and concisely to convey information, instructions, and goals effectively to team members and other stakeholders.
Exhibit enthusiasm and motivation in daily activities to inspire and energise the team and create a positive work environment.
Be clear and positive about what we expect from students.
Monitor and track progress on various initiatives and tasks to ensure that they are completed as planned.
Proactively follow up with team members and stakeholders to address any potential issues and ensure accountability for assigned responsibilities.
Be consistent in your approach, ensuring our College rules and values are understood and upheld by all.
Person Specification - How you will be doing it
● Deliver value opportunities for world class education for all students
● To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties for the department.
● Ensure Health and Safety and Safeguarding are at the centre of your approach.
● Take accountability for your own development and aspire to deliver the very best practice across all areas of your role.
● To encourage acceptance and inclusion of all students.
● Support positive strategies for promoting equality and for challenging racial and other prejudice.
GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in Maths and English
Relevant experience working with young people
Calm, approachable and adaptable
Strong communication skills
Adaptable under pressure
Competent use of IT equipment and systems
Experience mentoring or coaching
Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.
Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description
You could reasonably be asked to work out of our partner sites to support where required
Please refer to our safeguarding policy on the Athena Learning Trust website at:
This school accepts applications through their own website, where you may also find more information about this job.
Skilled worker visa sponsorship is not available for this job.