9 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    30 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week 43 working weeks per year (Term Time + 5 Inset days + 20 Additional Days)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £20,000 and £26,476

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are thrilled to announce we are looking to appoint a Student Support Worker to join our incredible, and established team!

This is an exciting opportunity to have a key role in working as part of a successful pastoral team, supporting students in a year group at Humphry Davy School.

You will be a key part of the Student Support team, and central to our integrated plans for September to have strong links with our new Wellbeing Centre.

You will be the type of person who is keen to form positive relationships with all stakeholders of the school in supporting our young people to overcome any barriers to learning on a personal and academic level.

This is a varied and fulfilling role which will help shape our students to be confident and happy individuals, ready to take on the challenges that life throws at them.

We are looking for an excellent team player and communicator who has the confidence to deal with a range of pastoral issues and the ability to take the lead and show initiative. You must have a track record and passion for working with young people. You will have strengths in supporting them; showing care and attention; providing a listening ear, and the ability to act accordingly in a variety of circumstances. You need to be an emotionally resilient person, with superb attention to detail, and a high understanding of the role and responsibility around safeguarding

Closing Date: Friday 31st May

Provisional Interview Date: Thursday 6th June

What the school offers its staff

What the school offers its staff

A school located in beautiful west Cornwall with a genuine family atmosphere.

• The successful candidate can be assured of our full support in pursuit of their career goals. The development of staff is fundamental to raising standards and our high-quality programme of whole school professional development is supplemented with input from our highly experienced and successful languages team. There are also opportunities for the right candidate to take on additional faculty leadership and management responsibilities.

• The full range of staff well-being and support can be found in our policy available on the school website, but includes:

• Access to Health and Wellbeing support through the ‘Schools Advisory Service’ including 24-hour GP access, Physiotherapy, some private Medical operations, Counselling & Mindfulness and Staff wellbeing clinics.

• Termly wellbeing events where staff can learn a new craft, socialize and generally ‘have fun’ as a community.

• Flexible working options in pursuit of a work/life balance.

• An ‘open door’ policy to ensure staff are able to easily seek advice, share thoughts and help us develop our policy and practice.

• Access to the Cornwall Council ‘One and All Employee Benefits’ including ‘Techscheme’, Cycle to Work scheme, Discounted memberships and 'on-line’ and ‘in-store’ discounts including major high street stores.

Commitment to safeguarding

Humphry Davy School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to pre employment checks which include applying for an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to sgreet@humphry-davy.cornwall.sch.uk

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About Humphry Davy School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
809 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Humphry Davy School is situated in beautiful West Cornwall and is committed to ensuring the highest quality of education for all our students. Ofsted (Short Inspection November 2016) judged the school as ‘good’ and stated, “Across the school we found that pupils were very keen to learn. Pupils we spoke with enjoy coming to school and feel that they are making good progress. Pupils are well-mannered and keen to tell visitors how good the school is and how it keeps them safe”. A more recent visit in July 2022 by the LA education effectiveness team highlighted how staff create a positive atmosphere and inclusive ethos, leading to all students having a sense of belonging to the Humphry Davy Community.
We look forward to the publication of the most recent report, following inspection in May 2023

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