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Joseph Leckie Academy

  • Leadership, Empathy, Community, Kindness, Integrity & Environment

STUDENT SUPPORT LINK WORKER

Salary: £20,918 - £22,745 actual salary pro rata (Grade 4, SCP 6-11)

Term Time Only (Plus 5 INSET Days)

37 hours a week, Monday-Friday

Required as soon as possible, student support link worker(s) to work 37 hours per week with students. This role has arisen due to the reorganisation and expansion of the student support unit to provide additional mentoring and support to the Key stage hubs.

Joseph Leckie Academy is a vibrant, exciting and innovative mixed 11-18 Academy being graded as “Good” across all areas by Ofsted (October 2021).  Our ongoing desire to continually look to move forwards means that this is an exciting time to join our successful and welcoming team. The Academy has remained as one of the top non-selective secondary schools for progress in Walsall based on validated results and is a great place to work.

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.

Ofsted commented that: “Pupils are proud of their school. Their attendance and punctuality are good. Pupils are safe. The school is calm and purposeful, and disruption to learning is rare. Few pupils underachieve and most flourish. Pupils of all abilities are enthusiastic learners who enjoy their learning. Pupils play and work happily together. There are few disagreements and staff resolve issues swiftly. Pupils work well with adults in school. Pupils value the opportunity to learn about social, moral, and cultural issues. They treat others with respect and will speak out if something is not right. They talk confidently with adults.”

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.

Successful candidates will therefore be integral to working across the year groups.  Each year group is led by a Head of Year, supported by an Assistant Head of Year, Hub Managers, Pastoral Assistants as well as the Student Support services, our Educational Psychologist and Key Stage bases.  Our pastoral provision is second to none and we recently opened our new Internal Alternative Provision facility, which enables us to support our own students “on site.”

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
  • A restorative way of working and a genuine team ethos
  • Excellent support and wider professional development opportunities
  • Low turnover of staff
  • A well-established, experienced and dedicated staff body with a superb range of skills
  • Excellent resources / facilities
  • A high focus on staff well-being with staff social events, staff sports, well-being counsellor, well-being co-ordinator for staff, Academy nurse and much more…
  • An Academy at the forefront of change with high standards and an ambitious desire to better the lives of our students and wider community
  • The opportunity to be at the fore of a highly successful pastoral team to further raise standards for students.

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.

Further details and an application form can be obtained from Mrs Samantha Richards or our website:

Joseph Leckie Academy - Vacancies

Applications should be sent to: hr@josephleckieacademy.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 19th June at midday.

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