Behaviour Support Officer

November 14, 2023
£80 - £120 / day
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Core Purpose
To support the school’s behaviour strategy as part of the wider behaviour support team.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Support pupils with behaviour in lessons and around the school.
• Support staff in dealing with challenging behaviour.
• Provide support with the lesson removal system (On Call) and supervise withdrawn pupils.
• Undertake the supervision of detentions/resets.
• Undertake supervision duties during the school day (additional payment for lunchtime duties).
• To support the school’s work to ensure good attendance and punctuality as required, including
supporting with late gate.
• Establish positive working relationships with vulnerable pupils and their families to support their needs
within school.
• Undertake mentoring, restorative meetings and conflict resolution as required.
• Investigate incidents by taking statements, interviewing pupils and making recommendations to the
Raising Standards Leaders. Contact parents/carers as required.
• Support Hurstmere staff in improving behaviour, attendance and progress by working with designated
groups and individuals as required.
• Support the Inclusion Room Co-ordinator with supervision of the Refocus Room and other related
All staff at Hurstmere School are expected to:
• actively contribute to the School’s culture and ethos of high ambition and achievement;
• live our common values of Respect, Teamwork, Resilience, Ambition, Integrity, Leadership
and Self-belief;
• make a commitment to achieving the highest possible standards in all areas of their work;
• uphold the staff charter;
• be committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for all pupils and a
“culture of vigilance” to safeguard and protect all in the School’s care.
• Support and assist the wider behaviour support team as directed and as required.
• Follow up safeguarding issues in line with school policies and procedures.
• Establish working routines and maintain records/logs of casework and provide staff with requested
information as required.
• Attend meetings within school and externally as required including Wednesday Student Welfare and
Access Panel meetings.
• Liaise with parents/carers as required.
• To ensure compliance with the schools policies, personally contributing to an environment that
welcomes diversity and respects individuals.
• To undertake the necessary training/development required in order to keep up to date with
developments as identified through performance management.
• In provide cover for teaching staff as required.
• To invigilate school examinations as required.
• To perform other such duties of a similar nature as from time to time may be required.
Additional Duties
Please note that the above tasks are broad descriptions of the types of duties/activities expected at this level, for illustrative
purposes. They are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be expected to undertake
other duties considered commensurate with the role.
Duties may involve access to information of a confidential and sensitive nature which may be covered by the General Data
Protection Regulation (GDPR). All employees of Hurstmere School will be expected to comply with GDPR when
handling any personal data. Confidentiality must be maintained at all times. In addition to the above, the post holder
must be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.