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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    14 December 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    27 November 2023

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Full-time equivalent salary

£21,704.00 - £21,705.00 Annually (Actual)

Student Support Worker job summary

Student Support Worker

Grade/salary: Grade 7

Hours/working time 37 hours a week, term time only (39 weeks)

Purpose of Post:

To support the school in implementing the whole school behaviour policy during lessons. You would also be required to supervise classes or groups of students while they carry out pre-prepared work. Assist Heads of Year (HoY) in providing support so all children can achieve their full potential by displaying appropriate learning behaviours in and around school

Post responsible for:

  • Implement the whole school behaviour policy, through participation in the on-call system and supervision of A12.
  • Covering lessons – deliver work set by teachers in their absence
  • Promote student welfare through supporting the HoY
  • To liaise with students, parents and colleagues across the school as appropriate
  • Meet the professional standards of Wood Green School

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Implement the whole school behaviour policy

  • Provide support for the On Call system through-out the day and A12 internal exclusion room as required
  • Deal with day-to-day behaviour incidents by taking statements from students and enforcing sanctions in liaison with HoYs
  • Support the Assistant Headteacher in monitoring incidents so that early intervention can be effective

2. To instruct students regarding cover work left by their subject teacher.

  • To supervise and assist students to complete the cover work set by the teacher whose lesson is being covered in accordance with school policy
  • To manage behaviour of students as they undertake this work, ensuring a calm and purposeful working environment
  • To register all students within the lesson and to deal with any problems or emergencies according to the school policy
  • To report back as appropriate using the school’s referral procedures on the behaviour of students during the lesson and any issues arising
  • To collect any completed work after the lesson and return it to the appropriate teacher
  • To meet with cover supervisor for cover and review the effectiveness of cover lessons

3. Promote student welfare by supporting the HoY

  • Develop an understanding of the needs of the students in the school and advise the HOYs and the pastoral team on issues regarding student welfare
  • Build and maintain successful relationships with pupils, treat them consistently, with respect and consideration.
  • Promote high aspirations for achievement and the creation of independent learners who follow our school’s ethos of mutual self-respect across the year group
  • Encourage students to become involved in school events and extra-curricular events

4. To liaise with students, parents, and colleagues across the school as appropriate

  • Call parents as directed by the HoY or Assistant Headteacher
  • Help explain the school’s expectation about behaviour, punctuality, and uniform
  • Support colleagues with rebuilding positive relationships by assisting restorative conversations when appropriate

5. Professional standards

  • Support the aims and ethos of the school
  • Undertake professional duties that may be reasonably assigned, for example, to collect information for Annual Reviews
  • To support implementation of school policies and procedures, including those relating to confidentiality and behaviour
  • To identify personal training needs and to attend appropriate internal and external in-service training
  • Bi-annual formal review of performance with the Senior Pastoral Support Worker

In addition, the Headteacher may assign reasonable additional or alternative duties at any time as the needs of the school change.

General Duties

  • Undertake any necessary training
  • Attend staff meetings where relevant

Health and Safety

  • To have due regard for health and safety in the workplace
  • To be familiar with, and adhere to, relevant parts of the school’s Health and Safety Policy
  • Co-operate with health and safety requirements
  • Report all known defects
  • Use, but do not misuse anything provided for your health, safety, and welfare
  • Do not undertake unsafe acts
  • Inform Head of Establishment of any ‘Near-Misses’
  • Be familiar with the emergency action plans for fire, first aid and security issues
  • Undertake specific designated duties regarding emergency evacuation
  • Raise health and safety and environmental issues with students

Child Protection

  • Wood Green School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the health, safety and welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults
  • Staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment for whom they are responsible or with whom they come into contact in the course of their duties
  • All successful candidates will be subject to DBS checks along with other relevant employment checks

Standards and Quality Assurance

  • Support the aims and ethos of the school as identified in the staff handbook
  • Promote and model good relationships with students, colleagues, parents, and visitors
  • Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality, and attendance
  • Participate in training and take a lead in own professional development
  • Participate in the School’s staff appraisal process


  • 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

Person Specification


Education and Qualifications

Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics.

Level 3 or above qualifications, in particular in counselling, Youth Work or similar

Knowledge and Experience

Experience working with children of 11-16 in a learning environment.

Good understanding of child development and learning processes.

Working in a school environment.

Full working knowledge of relevant polices/codes of practice/legislation.

Understanding of statutory frameworks relating to teaching.

Training in relevant learning strategies e.g., literacy.

Skills and Ability

Functional ICT skills.

Ability to learn new and relevant skills.

Effective interpersonal skills.

Ability to relate well to children and adults.

Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these.

Personal Characteristics

Commitment, enthusiasm and energy.

Willingness to be involved in the wider life of the school community.

Must be prepared to undertake training in immediate basic first aid as a backup to support the school admin team

Job Types: Full time, Permanent

Salary: £21,704.00 per year

Expected hours: 37 per week


  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • On-site parking


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Witney: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 07/12/2023

Commitment to safeguarding

Wood Green School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the health, safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment for whom they are responsible or with whom they come into contact in the course of their duties. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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About Wood Green School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1225 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Wood Green is an over subscribed 11-18 Academy school in the thriving town of Witney, 10 miles west of Oxford. Our strong reputation and results improving year on year have led to a rapid rise in student applications. We believe strongly in a culture of mutual respect and strong relationships, and everything is underpinned by our LEARNWell values.

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