Wetherby High School is a forward-thinking school in a semi-rural area of North Leeds. We are proud of our caring and inclusive reputation and have a strong team of professionals committed to developing and delivering a rich learning experience for all our students. Our school community is based upon an inclusive and restorative ethos that we believe best allows every student the opportunity to realise their full potential.
We are now looking to appoint a Student Support Worker who has the tenacity, skills and flexibility to work in a fast-moving environment and the passion to help our children to progress and develop.
The successful candidate will have Maths and English GCSE, grade C or above, strong IT skills, well developed organisational and communication skills and a basic understanding of child development and learning strategies. The post holder will be expected to challenge and support pupils in order to improve motivation, attendance, engagement and character for learning. We are looking for someone who is skilled in effectively supporting student engagement and has successful experience of working with the full range of students including the most vulnerable. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, be able to positively influence students and the ability to liaise with colleagues, parents/carers and a range of partner organisations.
The post holder will be expected to undertake a wide range of duties including developing restorative and relational approaches to inclusion and to support progress and liaison with families and other services to secure attendance and engagement.
It is essential that the post holder shares our school ethos which is firmly rooted in a restorative approach and the following values: to ‘Know our children well’; to be ‘Partners in Learning’; to develop ‘Character for Achievement’; to ‘Enjoy and Aspire’. We firmly believe that in order to move forwards we need to be prepared and able to ‘do things differently and do different things’.
We significantly invest in the development and training of all colleagues who are equally happy to share their expertise, skills and knowledge across the organisation. If you are looking to be stretched and challenged within a positive and creative staff team and you have a genuine desire to make a positive difference to our children, please submit an application form, covering letter and CV to [email protected] by 21st November 2023.
We encourage early applications and reserve the right to close this advert early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.
We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds. This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful applications will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check and satisfactory references.