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Safeguarding Officer and Children’s Mental Health and Well-Being Mentor

Status: Permanent

Required: February 2022 or sooner

Salary: NJC SCP 22-24 £27,041 to NJC SCP 24 £28,672 (Pro rata £13,999 – £14,843)

Hours: 22.5hrs, Term Time Only + PD days. Days worked to be discussed.

Reporting to: Senior Leadership Team

Breckon Hill Primary School are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified Safeguarding Officer and Children’s Mental Health and Well-Being Mentor to work as part of the Safeguarding, Well-Being and Inclusion Team.

This will involve working within the team and using your own drive and initiative to develop strategies to:

  • enable all children have equal access to education by ensuring their emotional, physical and wider needs are met;
  • ensure that children are kept safe and work positively with a wide range of stakeholders e.g. social care, parents, educational-psychologists and other professionals to protect children;
  • To take the lead practitioner role where the school is the designated lead practitioner for Early Help.
  • work with the attendance lead and EWO to support families to ensure that their children attend school regularly.

You should understand the statutory nature of safeguarding and education welfare work, an understanding of inclusion and a good standard of education and excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. You will need to be confident communicating with children, parents, a range of stakeholders and our wider academy communities. You may have experience and skills of supporting children with emotional needs.

You must possess a current full driving licence and your own car insured for business purposes.

 In return, we can offer you the opportunity to join our friendly, hard-working team of staff at school with strong inclusive ethos and an inherent drive for quality. The best interests of the children are central to our decision making. There is an opportunity to innovate and improve the life chances of our pupils.

This is an exciting new role offering a varied and challenging key position in a busy and rewarding working environment with access to continuous professional development, as part of a highly functioning team. This new role has been developed to enhance the excellence of provision already offered in safeguarding, well-being and inclusion.

Visits to the school, up to and including Friday 17th December 2021 and Tuesday 4th January to Thursday 6th January 2022 are actively encouraged and should be arranged by contacting Mrs Helen Chapman either by telephone on 01642 243044 or email helen_chapman@breckonhillprimary.co.uk

If you have any queries about the position please feel free to contact Mrs Chapman.

Closing date: 12o’clock Friday 21st January 2022

Interview Date: tbc

Application packs are available to download from www.northeastjobs.org.uk or the school website www.breckonhillprimary.co.uk

Completed application form to be emailed to Maxine_bates@breckonhillprimary.co.uk

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Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA)

Breckon Hill Primary School

Breckon Hill Road



01642 243044

Website: www.breckonhillprimary.co.uk

Head Teacher:  Mrs Joanne Smith

Salary: Level 4 Grade G SCP 12- 15 £22,183 – 23,541 (£ 16575 – £17589.83 pro rata)

Hours:  33 hours per week per week term time only plus 3 days

Contractual Status: Permanent

Breckon Hill Primary School is seeking to recruit a HLTA to support across the whole school, to start week beginning 28th February 2022, or as sooner as possible.

This post is suitable for experienced or recently qualified candidates.

We expect the successful candidate to
•Be able to support in the planning and delivery of high quality learning experiences.
• Be able to cover whole classes in the absence of a teacher across the school.
• Have high expectations of learning and behaviour and inspire and motivate our children.
•Be supportive, nurturing and understanding with high expectations.
•Seek to make learning exciting and a positive experience.
•Communicate well with parents, carers and members of staff, as well as pupils.
•Demonstrate good communication skills both orally and written.
•Work well as part of a team

In return, you will receive:

• Excellent professional development
• The support of committed, enthusiastic and dedicated colleagues
• A supportive and challenging environment
• Pupils who are eager to learn and a credit to the school
• Supportive parents

Visits to the school are welcome and can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01642 243044.

Applications forms are available upon request by emailing Maxine_bates@breckonhillprimary.co.uk

Returned application forms should be emailed to the school business manager Maxine Bates maxine_bates@breckonhillprimary.co.uk

Closing Date & Shortlisting: 12o’clock Monday 24th January 2022
Interviews:   t.b.c
Only candidates shortlisted will receive notification of interview.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


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