Student Support Assistant
Whitley Bay High School
Grade 5 (SCP7-9) Actual £18,959-£19,658
37 hours per week Monday - Friday. Term Time Only - 193 days.
24th Nov 2023
STUDENT SUPPORT ASSISTANT
Salary – Grade 5 SCP 7–9, Actual £18,959-£19,658 pa (Pay award pending)
37 hours per week, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only – 193 days
We require a Student Support Assistant to join our Learning Support Department from 8th January 2024, or as soon as thereafter. The purpose of the role is to support students who need extra help to access the curriculum fully, both in the classroom, as part of smaller intervention groups and also during exams. This will involve liaising closely with subject teachers. Most of the students will be on the Special Educational Needs Register and will have a wide range of profiles. You will need to be good humoured, resilient and enjoy working with young people aged 13-18.
This post provides the opportunity to accompany students on educational visits and to play a full part in the extra-curricular life of the school. In addition, as part of our commitment to personal and professional development, postholders will participate in a weekly training programme alongside teachers and classroom-based support staff.
Please find the job description, application form, application details and school information on the website ‘Vacancies’ section at: www.whitleybayhighschool.org
Completed applications and a letter (500 words maximum) explaining why your experiences to date have prepared you for this role at Whitley Bay High School, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date below.
Closing date for applications is Friday, 24th November 2023 at 10am
Whitley Bay High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant employment checks deemed appropriate
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Whitley Bay High School
Whitley Bay High School is a mixed 13-18 comprehensive school. The school has grown considerably in size over the last decade, and is oversubscribed each year.
We are, with funding from the DfE, have started work on our new school build which will be ready by the Summer of 2023. This is an exciting time for the school and the community as this new school will provide state of the art facilities for our students and our community.
Key milestones in the school’s development have included the award of Leading Edge Status in 2003, one of the first 100 schools nationally to achieve this status, and the successful bid for Specialist College Status, which took effect from September 2006. The bid focused on the core subjects – English, Maths and Science, in order to impact on every student in the school. Greater curricular choice, more enterprise and more vocational opportunities came with the status, as well as new initiatives with our partner schools and local community. We aim to produce ‘gifted all-rounders’ who have high levels of literacy, numeracy, oracy and ICT.
More recently the school became one of the country’s first Teaching Schools and is a National Support School. Both of these accolades emphasise our role at the forefront of research and practice in Teaching and Learning, and bring significant responsibilities for outreach work, training teachers at every stage from ITT to prospective Headship and leading CPD programmes across the North East.
In conclusion, Whitley Bay High School has an outstanding reputation both in the North East and nationally. The school prides itself on positive relationships and its relaxed but purposeful atmosphere. It is in the middle of exciting and extensive continuing development, and new appointments will have an important part to play in this.