Student Support Link Worker, Ref: TV27122

Walsall, West Midlands
G4, SCP 6 – 11 £20,043 to £22,129 (pro rata) based on current salary/experience
28 Jun 2022
11 Jul 2022
Job Ref
Joseph Leckie Academy
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

Joseph Leckie Academy
Walstead Road West, Walsall, WS5 4PG
Tel: 01922 721071 Fax: 01922 641497
Principal: Mr James Ludlow

Student Support Link Worker, Ref: TV27122
37 hours per week – Term Time Only
G4, SCP 6 – 11 £20,043 to £22,129 (pro rata)
based on current salary/experience

Required from September, student support link worker(s) to work 37 hours per week with students. This role has arisen due to the promotion of one of the current support staff.

Joseph Leckie Academy is a vibrant, exciting and innovative mixed 11-18 Converter Academy with an overall progress score of +0.46 (2019). With our excellent results and our continual desire and drive to continue moving forward, this is an exciting time for you to join our team. The Academy has remained for three years as the top non-selective secondary school for progress in Walsall based on validated results and is one of the highest performing secondary schools in the region.

We pride ourselves on our high expectations of all learners. This creates a calm learning environment where teachers can teach and students can learn as was clearly supported by the feedback from Ofsted. We offer a highly supportive environment and are committed to ensuring outstanding teaching, behaviour, progress and achievement. Staff are proud to work in our Academy.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an outstanding candidate to join our dynamic team at the forefront of change and to make a real difference to our drive to continue to raise standards across the Academy.   If you believe that you have the skills and abilities to take on this role, we would love to hear from you.

The main aim of the role is to support students to achieve their full potential by providing targeted support, mentoring and support the day today running of the student support hubs. This is to enable these students to overcome barriers to their learning and to enable them to develop more effective coping strategies to enable them to access the curriculum and engage in wider opportunities to enable them to be more successful.

Experience of working with secondary age students and specific subject knowledge and experience in specialist subject areas especially core subjects would be an advantage. The successful candidate may be asked to work with students across different years/ages and support them with varied behaviour strategies, support them in their learning or work within other areas as needed by the Academy.

We can offer you: -

  • Friendly and supportive staff across the Academy
  • Excellent support and professional development opportunities
  • Excellent resources

You will have:

  • Practical skills and expertise as outlined in the Job description
  • A passion and vision for working with students in their personal and academic development
  • The ability to motivate and inspire students
  • The ability to stimulate curiosity, interest and enjoyment in learning
  • Confidence in dealing with students across different age ranges particularly Key Stage 3 and 4
  • Creative skills and a professional approach
  • High expectations of students
  • The determination to support in raising student achievement
  • Team skills
  • Outstanding inter-personal and communication skills with students, colleagues and parents
  • A clear understanding of the importance of Safeguarding.

Joseph Leckie Academy is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of students and the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Further details, job description and person specification and an application form can be obtained from Mrs Samantha Richards or via our website:

Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 11th July 2022 at Midday
Applications to be sent to S. Richards;

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