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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    27 September 2023 at 1am

  • Date listed

    6 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,700.00 - £23,900.00 Annually (FTE) Actual Salary - £20,359 - £20,531 (39 weeks)

Student Support Officer job summary

Our Student Support Officers work within our inclusion team to provide early help and support so that we can ensure the very best outcomes and wellbeing for our students and the community. This involves working with individual students, small groups and their families in a solution focussed way, to help them achieve, grow and develop.

Our Student Support Officer role will be primarily focused on working with the small group of students taken out of the mainstream learning environment on a day-to-day basis. These students may have been removed for a number of behavioural reasons and continue their learning in a smaller, controlled environment. Our Student Support Officers will work with these students to both assist with their studies and also try and identify their triggers, so we can work with them to better support their personal learning journey in the mainstream academy environment.

Excellent communication and people skills are essential, being able to speak to students on their level and find a common ground and mutual respect. You should also have a detailed knowledge of safeguarding, early help and inclusion issues, including a toolkit to provide support. You will be part of a caring and nurturing team who want the very best for our young people.

This role forms part of the wider inclusion team at Kettering Science Academy, consisting of a wide range of professionals including Student Support Officers, Teaching Assistants, School Counsellor and the Safeguarding Team. Together we work to support our students and their families with positive outcomes and help deliver the schools ethos of ‘being the best you can be’ through Knowledge, Strength and Ambition.

This role is term time only, therefore 39 working weeks per year. Your working hours will be 8am – 4pm Monday to Thursday and 8am – 3.30pm Friday.

What we can offer you
· Daily allowance for breakfast and lunch.
· A modern building with fantastic facilities and resources.
· A supportive and friendly community of staff and students.
· A full induction programme.
· Access to BWT Ambition Hub training and development programmes.

About Kettering Science Academy
Kettering Science Academy is an improving academy on its journey towards ‘good’. We have made rapid improvements and we are now relentlessly focussed on providing stimulating learning experience for all our students. We actively encourage students to participate in all areas of academy life, motivating and inspiring them to unlock their potential and realise their ambitions. We believe education is about more than achieving success in exams; it is about preparing students for the challenges and demands of life beyond education. Staff have an uncompromising commitment to this and work closely with one another to support and develop students as well as one another. 

Our students come from all walks of life, and we want our staffing body to be reflective of the communities we work within. Brooke Weston Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, culture, age, disability, marital status or socio-economic backgrounds. We encourage and welcome applications from minority groups and foster a work environment that is inclusive as well as diverse, where people can be themselves.

We are a thriving community of equals dedicated to creating a great place to work and learn; students and staff are happy and proud to be part of Kettering Science Academy's journey to being the best that we can be and we would like to offer you the opportunity to jump aboard and join us for this journey! 

If you think you can contribute to our organisation we welcome your application. Applicants are required to complete an online application form as CVs will not be accepted. 

About Brooke Weston Trust
Our Trust was formed more than 25 years ago with a simple and clear mission – to transform educational performance in all of our communities. Working in some of the most challenging contexts, we improve our students’ achievements by making long term commitments to the community and championing new approaches to improve the life chances for young people.

Our members of staff are essential to realising this vision, and a happy, motivated and supported team will deliver the best possible experiences for our young people.

We place great emphasis on creating a supportive and collaborative working environment in all our schools, where all staff can share best practice through our colleague networks. Brooke Weston staff get access to first class professional development through our Ambition Hub, which is also home to the Northamptonshire Teaching School.

To find out more about working for our Trust and the benefits available to staff please check out the BWT Join Us Guide.

How to Apply
If you think you can contribute to this role and to our organisation, we welcome your application!

Please apply using our online application form 
Unfortunately we are unable to accept other application methods.

Further details about the Academy and the above position can be found on our website ketteringscienceacademy.org or by telephoning 01536 532700 and asking for Khloé Hughes, HRAdministrator. 

Safer Recruitment
Care and respect for others are the values that lie at the heart of our Trust. The Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. It expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts require proof of identity and as the role is working with children and young people this will also be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check. In line with safer recruitment requirements, individuals shortlisted for a role in school will have online checks conducted on their name across social media platforms and google.  

A copy of the Trust Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here - Safeguarding and Child Protection

The Trusts position on the recruitment of Ex-Offenders can be found under section 7 of the Trust SCR, Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy - Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy

Closing date: 27th September 2023

Interview date: TBA

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Kettering Science Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1418 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

School location

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