Learning Community Support - Atkinson House School

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
06/07/2020 09:00
£16,795 £18,179
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Atkinson House School
Post Number:
Closing date:
6 Jul
Further Information

We are looking to appoint outstanding and committed colleagues who have experience of working with students with SEMH and who have a desire to form and maintain positive relationships, engaging students within the classroom, as well as one-to-one support.

There is an exciting opportunity to join a strong team of Learning Community Support and Learning Community Managers that form part of the support structure within Atkinson House School. We aim to appoint Learning Community Support who will support both the Academic and Social and Emotional Mental Health development of all the students. We are looking for experienced and ambitious practioners who have a range of skills and experiences and who can join and compliment the new team.

Atkinson House remains Northumberland County Council’s only designated provision for pupils aged 11 – 16, with Social, Emotional and Mental health (SEMH). The school has always been designated to cater for boys and young men who travel into school from all over Northumberland. Our mission is to provide a high quality educational community which offers life-changing opportunities in a safe, creative and exciting environment.

Applications are invited from outstanding support practitioners who can demonstrate outstanding relationships and outcomes across Atkinson House School.You must also be able to demonstrate recent, successful impact within your current role.

The successful applicants will benefit from significant support from our Head Teacher and Leadership Team. A personalised CPD package will be provided to support your transition into the school.
Within the Learning Community Support Team we are looking for colleagues who can:

• Support the development within Social, Emotional and Mental Health
- Be a Key Worker for a core group of students. Learning Community Support colleagues will:
- Support specialists within their lessons
- Work alongside the Educational Psychologist to create weekly individual counselling, coaching
and mentoring programmes for students within your Key Group.
- Work with external agencies to support students within your Key Group, to remove barriers and
support students moving forward.

• Support the Development of Reading
- Support for Reading. Learning Community Support colleagues will:
- Support specialists within their lessons
- Support small groups / individuals with reading and interventions
- Conduct outreach work within their specialist subject area.
• There will be a strong need to understand Accelerated Reader Programme (or similar), including, organisation of the library and baseline testing of all students’ reading ages.

• General Classroom Support
- Give General Classroom support. Learning Community Support colleagues will:
- Support specialists within their lessons
- Support small groups / individuals
- Conduct outreach work within their specialist subject area.
• There is a strong need to understanding how to engage and support with Social, Emotional and Mental Health and ensure learning is engaging and supported though positive communication and empathy.

For our Learning Community Support, we aim to appoint someone who:
• has a vision, energy and enthusiasm for education in general.
• has proven experience of working with students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health
• is an experienced and outstanding practitioner, with consistently high expectations for our pupils’ achievement, behaviour and personal development.
• will work as part of the strategic team to drive and lead school improvement.
• can inspire and motivate pupils and colleagues.
• can demonstrate consistently outstanding practice and support others.
• is committed to obtaining high standards of achievement and behaviour.
• will be confident in planning, assessing and target setting to meet the needs of all pupils throughout the school
• has excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.
• is fully committed to working collaboratively and to being an active, dedicated member of our team.
• will actively show initiative and work independently.
• is enthusiastic, flexible and committed to raising standards of attainment and achievement for all pupils
• is able to promote links with other schools and with the wider community.
• is willing to uphold and develop the ethos of Atkinson House School.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced criminal records check is required for this post.

Further information about the school can be found on our website.

An application pack, including an application form, is available by telephoning the school office, quoting the website vacancy number

Letters of application, (outlining what skills and experiences you have to date that will make you the ideal appointment and why you want to work at Atkinson House School) along with completed application forms should be returned directly to the school by post and/or by e-mail, no later than 9am on Monday 6 July 2020. Successful shortlisted candidates will be contacted individually to inform them of their interview.

School Name: Atkinson House School
Full address: Pitt Lane, Front Street, Seghill.
Postcode: NE23 7EB
Tel.: 0191 2980838
e-mail: admin@atkinson.house
Website address: Atkinsonhouse@northumberland.sch.uk