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  • Start date details

    Required for September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    14 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare
  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Term time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £29,777 and £32,076. Actual salary between £21,870 and £23,559 - pay award pending

Pay scale

Grade 7, SCP 19-23

What skills and experience we're looking for


Essential · Level 4 Qualification in an appropriate subject area or ability to demonstrate equivalent level of experience and/or knowledge · GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above or equivalent · Team Teach Trained Desirable · Certificate of Safeguarding lead (DSL) training ( or willingness to train) · Evidence of study at Degree or Equivalent Level · Relevant qualifications and/or training (e.g. Lego therapy, drawing and talking, creative therapy etc.) · Specialist skills/training


Essential · Successful experience of handling difficult and sensitive situations · Relevant and recent experience of working with children and young people in a formal setting · Experience of Dealing with complex behaviour/emotional needs · Experience of dealing with students that may demonstrate challenging behaviour · Experience of pastoral work within a secondary environment · Experience of working with colleagues in other teams or from other institutions Desirable · Experience of working with colleagues in other teams or from other institutions · Attending recent and relevant in- service training · Experience of working in an SEMH setting · Experience of working in a PRU setting. · Experience of developing change strategies according to student need

Knowledge, Skills,

Experience and Behaviours

Essential · Have an understanding of mental health issues that affect young people and be able to adapt their working practices to each individual child. · A good working understanding of Behavioural needs of young people. · An awareness of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection · Ability to communicate school vision and ethos · Thorough understanding of the issues surrounding the safeguarding of children and commitment to child welfare and safety Desirable · Good understanding of child development and learning processes · A good working understanding of SEMH needs of young people. · Ability to apply therapeutic strategies manage behaviour and learning. · Full working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation · First aid trained or willing to undertake

Planning, Organisation and Mental challenge:

Essential · Ability to work flexibly and constructively as part of a team, understanding school roles and responsibilities and own position within these · Ability to self-evaluate, reflect and change strategies according to student need · Highly organised and efficient · Hard worker who is able to take on any required task · Able to undertake Dynamic Risk Assessments ‘in the moment.’ · Ability to remain calm amd reassuring when students are escalting

Interpersonal & Communication Essential · Ability to manage difficult conversations with a range of audiences including students, parents/carers, colleagues and external contacts · Ability to produce written reports and present to other colleagues as may be required · Proactive with the ability to use own initiative to identify and solve problems · Ability to work independently and as part of a team · Good interpersonal skills with the ability to enthuse and motivate others and develop effective partnerships

Physical Skills and Demands:

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and other systems e.g. Integris, CPOMS or similar · Ability to extract data from school systems/records, and analyse to formulate plans for support · Able to Team Teach pupils in crisis

Initiative & Independence

  • Innovative and willingness to take risks · Ability to self-manage workload. · Ability to work autonomously and as part of a · Ability to influence strategic decision making.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer the successful candidate:

  • A forward-thinking and supportive leadership team
  • An outward-facing school with strong links in the local community
  • A dedicated, supportive and enthusiastic administration team
  • Positive and established partnerships with our parents and the wider community
  • Friendly, well-motivated children who enjoy learning
  • A challenging and highly supportive governing body
  • A culture of continual professional development
  • An inclusive and happy working environment with a great team

Commitment to safeguarding

Snapethorpe Primary is committed to the safeguarding of children and is a committed equal opportunities employer. Please note that our safeguarding requirements and practices mean we are only able to consider complete applications submitted using the application form – we cannot accept only CV applications. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and safer recruitment checks including satisfactory references.

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About Wakefield Snapethorpe Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
658 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number

Snapethorpe Primary is a large school with over 680 pupils and over 100 staff on role.

Our school is a place where everyone is included and valued. We are proud that our children enjoy coming to school and that they know their education and care are at the centre of everything they do.

With a focus on constantly improving, we nurture and celebrate individual talents and interests, emphasising high expectations and the importance of always trying one’s best in every situation.

This is an exciting time to join the school and help to shape our future as we change and develop with new members of the Leadership Team.

Arranging a visit to Wakefield Snapethorpe Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email arutherford@snapethorpeprimary.co.uk.

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