Role: Wellbeing Coach
Location: Northumberland Heath Primary School, Wheelock Close, Erith DA8 1JE
Contract Type: 1 year fixed term, 36 Hours per week, 38 weeks per year
Grade: NJC scale points 12 - 16
Salary: £24,494 – 26,355 per annum inclusive of Outer London Weighting (pro rata £20,437 - £21,990) (Please note the outstanding April 2022 Local Government Pay Award will increase the starting salary).
Start Date: September 2022
Closing Date: 12.00pm on 1st September 2022
Interviews: 8th and 9th September 2022
We are seeking to appoint a committed and inclusive Wellbeing Coach at Northumberland Heath Primary School. Our school is a safe and happy place of learning and achievement. We pride ourselves on offering a broad and balanced curriculum based on the local community, the United Kingdom and beyond. Our aim is to ensure your children love to come to school and through that, they develop a genuine love of learning.
As a Wellbeing Coach within our school, you will be responsible for working with the school’s pastoral team to support the raising of standards within the school by supporting pupils to remove any barriers to their learning. You will work with the school to support the improvement of pupil punctuality, attendance and behaviour. This will be through a supervised timetable of cover in classes as well as working with children on a one-to-one basis or group model to support the school in ensuring every child has access to an excellent, broad and balanced education.
The post holder will:
• Be compassionate and inclusive with the ability to work well with stakeholders from all backgrounds
• Provide one-to-one support and/or support within the classroom for pupils in order to improve academic progress and learning.
• Provide group work opportunities for identified pupils to support them in addressing their issues.
• Organise a programme of activities outside the classroom that support the educational and social development of identified children including: - play therapy, school councils etc.
• Develop positive family support and involvement.
• Develop effective, child-focused relationships that empower pupils to be ambitious and compassionate
Please note, this role is initially for 1 year until 21st July 2023, subject to funding.
Candidates should refer to the job description/person specification and explain within their expression of interest how they meet the criteria, whilst also describing what they will bring to the post from their own knowledge and experience.
The successful candidate will work closely with the other members of the school team to provide the highest quality inclusive education throughout school. The role requires you to have ambition and drive for working with children and empowering all stakeholders to ignite the spark, reveal the champion.
Please note; this position is initially fixed term until 21st July 2023, subject to funding.
Please click the fast apply button to apply today, alternatively, please contact us to arrange to complete a word application form if preferred.
Only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.
Applicants invited to interview stage will be required to complete a Self-Disclosure form.
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Northumberland Heath Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.