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Student Support Worker

Nicholas Chamberlaine School
Nicholas Chamberlaine School Bulkington Road Bedworth Warwickshire CV12 9EA
Band K Points 23 - 27
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

POST TITLE: Student Support Worker
Band K – Points 23-27 (Fte: £32,076 - £35,745)
32.5 hours per week (£24,126 - £26,885 pro rata)
TTO + 5 Teacher Training Days

Inspirational adults come in all shapes and sizes and from every kind of background. There is
no template and no recipe. Applicants for this post must:
● Have a minimum GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Maths at grades A-C
● Educated to degree/NVQ 4 or HNC level
● Be highly articulate in speech and writing
● Have excellent interpersonal skills
● Be committed to developing the horizons of students through providing extracurricular activities
● Be highly emotionally intelligent
● Understand how to contribute effectively to a team
● Understand the needs of young people
● Believe that all children can achieve regardless of their ability or background
● Exercise initiative and independent action

The post holder will support students who have received/are receiving support from external professionals, such as social care and/or students who have previously been in care by:
● applying multi-disciplinary skills in their work with students and their families removing barriers to students successfully engaging with their learning
● having a caseload of students requiring an individual plan of support to be planned, implemented and reviewed for impact
● working together with school colleagues and other external professionals to implement practical and emotional support
● delivering direct work with children through their plans of support to ensure our focus is the voice of the child.
● robustly managing the plan of work with the family, reviewing this in a timely manner.

Improving attendance, achievement and progress:
● Identify current barriers to learning and use your knowledge, in conjunction with colleagues, to initiate a plan to remove these barriers
● Use specialist knowledge, expertise, training to provide appropriate and differentiated support to the whole range of students
● Demonstrate and articulate high expectations
● Able to identify gaps and weaknesses in knowledge and understanding
● Able to track achievement and produce regular progress reports
● Attend departmental / Hub meetings
● Attend our pastoral Team Around the Child meetings to contribute to individual intervention planning and delivering for students
● Support with departmental administrative duties
● Contribute to annual reviews, PEPs, review meetings of individual students
● Model good practice and contribute to planning and delivery of INSET to others who support students
● To deliver evidence based interventions on an individual and group basis
● Participate in the collaborative learning culture within the department and school and actively engage with other TAs to build effective learning communities

Improving student behaviour, enjoyment, participation and safety:
● Actively promote the school’s vision for wider horizons
● Support children and families through home visiting
● Work in a restorative way, developing strong relationships to support students and their families to help themselves, empowering them to make their own decisions and actively engage in their plan of support
● Organise and lead activities for parents and/or children
● Take an active part in leading, developing and evaluating extra-curricular activities
● Implement strategies which secure high standards of behaviour and engagement in learning
● Maintain an effective partnership with parents and carers to support and improve students’ achievement
● To act as a positive role model for students in a range of contexts including groups
● Celebrate the achievements of students
● Any other duties commensurate with the grading of the post

To apply for this post, please forward a letter of application which should be no longer than 2 sides of A4, stating the reasons why you would like to be considered for the role and detailing your skills and abilities together with your CV and a completed Griffin Schools Trust application form.

Further details are available from Tina Pettitt on 02476 312308 ext. 241 or by email -

The deadline for applications is Friday 24 November 2023 by 9am, although interviews may take place immediately on receipt of successful applications.

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