Studio West, West Denton Way, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2SZ

Associate Operational Deep Support Lead

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time - term time plus specified days

£36,298 - £40,478 per annum, pro rata (actual salary: £31,970 - £35,652 pa)

Studio West are part of the Northern Leaders Trust, you will be employed by the multi academy trust.

Studio West

West Denton Way

Newcastle upon Tyne


Closing Date: 9am on 7th June 2023

Studio West is an exciting studio school, which opened in September 2014. As part of Northern Leaders Trust, Studio West cater for around 550 students aged between 11 and 19 with student numbers increasing year on year. We are expected to reach 650 at full capacity. Rated “Good” by Ofsted, Studio West offers students an innovative and bespoke curriculum with an emphasis on employability and life skills. We have close working relationships with our business partners and our mission is to make sure that every student who leaves Studio West, does so with a university place, an apprenticeship or employment.

We are excited to introduce this new role to our structure. Working with our strong team of pastoral staff, the role will support our Head of Deep Support with all aspects of management of attendance and behaviour, SEND and inclusion and supporting students within specialist internal and alternative provisions.

The postholder will line manage allocated pastoral staff, and act as one of our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead supporting the Designated Safeguarding Lead in all aspects of management of safeguarding and student wellbeing.

We are seeking applications from candidates with a proven track record of effectively managing student welfare issues to achieve a positive outcome in a secondary school or specialist young peoples setting, combined with a working knowledge of the social, emotional, mental health and other welfare issues that affect children and their families at school. Candidates must possess previous experience working with multi-agencies and the ability to form effective, professional relationships with all students and stakeholders.

In return we offer:

• Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

• Salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and car leasing scheme (NHS Fleet Solutions)

• Access to free gym facilities on our Kenton School site.

• Access to a range of health and wellbeing initiatives.

• The opportunity to work in a fantastically resourced school with easy commuting access to both the A1 and A19, in a supportive team committed to the development of all our staff.

How to Apply

Please download an application form from our website and return it to…

Northern Leaders Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all its schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.


Closing date:

7 June 2023

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