Behaviour Support Lead


Behaviour Support Lead
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Meon Junior School
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Meon Junior School
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Behaviour Support Lead

TSAT Grade D - £20,646- £23,237 FTE

37 Hours Per Week Term Time Only

Closing Date: 12pm 18th September 2020

Interview Date: 24th September 2020

Start Date ASAP



Meon Junior School is well established with a good reputation and was judged “GOOD” with an “OUTSTANDING” grade for behaviour and safety in our last Ofsted inspection.  We welcome applicants who share our passion for high standards.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Behaviour Support Lead to join our friendly team from September 2020.

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is the best performing Multi Academy Trust for KS4 progress and was Runner up in the TES ‘ Employer of the Year 2018 Awards' 

 As Behaviour Support, you will work alongside the Head of School, helping to ensure that every child is supported to achieve their full potential. You will assist in the promotion of high standards of punctuality, attendance, learning and behaviour.

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • Experience of working within a school environment
  • Experience of working with children who display challenging behaviour and an ability to motivate and encourage pupils.
  • Experience of resolving conflict and facilitating mediation between young people.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills to be able to relate well to a wide range of people including pupils, staff, parents and external professionals.
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team whilst being able to demonstrate initiative.
  • An understanding of the developmental, emotional, social and educational issues of children and young people.
  • Good general standard of education at level 2 or above, including L2 English and Maths
  • Knowledge of current child protection and safeguarding practice.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Good ICT skills 
  • Knowledge of Exclusion from school and legal requirements in relation to vulnerable groups.


 Additional skills and experience:

  • Further qualification in working with children, young people and families.
  • Participation on courses relevant to supporting pupils who experience emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • Experience of working with or in alternative provision.
  • Knowledge of support services available to young people.

What we can offer you:

  • A warm and friendly working environmentThe opportunity to work with children who are eager to learn
  • A vast support network from senior leaders and teachers within the school.
  • Regular opportunities to meet and share best practice with other Portsmouth Schools within our trust
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
  • Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding practice through resources, mentoring and school visits.
  • The Trust holds regular CPD events which are individually tailored to your career stage

Next steps:

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed; please contact Mrs Atrill on 03333602175 to arrange a visit.


Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.






The following documents are available relating to this vacancy:

TSAT Behaviour Support Lead.pdf

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