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Blackfen School for Girls

Blackfen School for Girls

Raising aspirations - releasing potential

Student Support Officer

REQUIRED TO START September 2022 

Student Support Officer


39 weeks per year, 36 hours per week

Salary Grade: Bexley 08 Point 081 - 084 (£26,985 - £29,502 pro rata) - Grade under review, to be confirmed.

Actual salary including Outer London Allowance: £22,710.07 - £24,826.93 (Under review, to be confirmed)

Blackfen School is a progressive and vibrant learning community that focuses on raising the aspirations and releasing the potential of every young person in our care.  In 2019, 60% of students in year 11 achieved five or more GCSE 9-4 grades, including at least a 4 in English and a 4 in Mathematics. Our Progress 8 score was 0.018. At A level in 2019, 96% of the grades were A*-E with 30% at A*-B and 63% at A*-C. Similarly, high levels were achieved in Level 3 BTEC qualifications.

Under the arrangements for Summer 2021 examinations, students in Years 11 and 13 continued to make very good progress.

Our flourishing Sixth Form offers a wide range of courses at A and A2 level, as well as vocational level 2 and 3 courses.

Our Governors want to appoint a Student Support Officer – Permanent, to join the Student Support / Welfare Team. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to work with our students and their families to further develop their ability as learners. Liaising with members of the School’s Support / Welfare Team and external partners, this role will deal with issues, which are barriers to student’s learning.

The ideal candidate will possess sound report writing and organisational skills and have the ability to communicate effectively with all ages.

Qualifications in Counselling/Social Work and experience of working with young people would be an advantage.

Confidentiality inside and outside the workplace is essential. 

Successful candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check.

Please see below to download application pack and information.

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that the post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment / selection and probationary stages.

We in Blackfen School for Girls are committed to practice that which protects children from harm. Staff and volunteers in this organisation accepts and recognise our responsibilities to develop awareness of the issues which cause children harm. We believe all children have a right to attend school and learn in a safe environment. Children should be free from harm by adults in the school and other children.

We shall apply safer Recruitment and Selection to all posts to ensure that all those who work in a school environment are fully aware of our commitment to safeguarding children and are able to show competence and fitness for purpose in this area.

We in Blackfen School for Girls are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school.