Behavioural Support Assistant – Mayfield School – Portsmouth

Vacancy description

Specific Duties

  • To provide support for the Morning Routine, the Duty Manager rota and after school detentions
  • Working under the direction of the Behaviour and Attendance Managers, to contribute to the supervision of the internal exclusion room including maintaining the ethos, responding to pupil’s questions, logging incidents and generally helping pupils undertake activities and achieve learning outcomes
  • To run individual or group work sessions on anger management, communication skills etc
  • To support a caseload of pupils with their learning and behaviour
  • To support partnerships with parents by maintaining good communication and attending meetings
  • To liaise with other staff to support pupil plans, reintegration and programmes
  • Maintaining effective systems for the collection, reporting and evaluation of behaviour and attendance data and recording behaviour and attendance data on the school’s SIMS system
  • Ensuring all data is sensitively handled and confidentiality maintained
  • Answering and directing telephone enquiries from staff, pupils, parents and the general public
  • Providing administrative support to the Behaviour and Attendance Team, e.g. photocopying, typing, filing, collation of pupil reports, receiving deliveries
  • Communicate effectively with other team members, and with related staff in schools
  • Be involved in extra-curricular activities, i.e. open days, presentation evenings

Future prospects

The Intermediate Level Apprenticeship provides individuals with a sound knowledge base that can support them in undertaking further learning and development of their careers in youth work and related areas. These include: • Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools • Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

  • Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • Play work or Youth work for those wishing to transfer to other areas working with children and young people.

This pathway also offers the participant a doorway into the teaching profession, offering the chance to work in a variety of educational settings with children of all ages. The experience gained from this apprenticeship in the practical teaching environment is invaluable.

Desired skills

  • Good Literacy and Numeracy skills,
  • Good organisational skills,
  • Strong communication skills,
  • Ability to work off of own initiative and also as part of a team

Qualifications required

The preferred candidate will have finished their GCSE or other skills qualifications in English and Maths, though consideration will be given to highly-motivated young people willing to achieve a qualification in Functional Skills (English, Maths & ICT) at Levels 1 & 2.

Personal qualities

  • A level of maturity commensurate with working in a school classroom environment will be required.
  • Motivated by making a difference to children’s learning & development
  • Willing to learn and professionally develop
  • Committed to self-development
  • Does what they say they will do when they make a commitment – i.e. show up on time and not let people down
  • Values others
  • Effective communicator – good listener, sincere and able to win people over
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident to take the lead when appropriate
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Committed to collective success
  • Socially adept
  • Creative and innovative



37 mon - fri|
4.00 per hour