Kenton School, Drayton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3RU

Behaviour Support Worker

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

£22,627 to £24,491 pa, pay award pending

This school has Academy status and you will be employed by the Board of Trustees.

Studio West

West Denton Way

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE5 2SZ.

37 hours per week

Studio West is an exciting studio school, which opened in September 2014. As part of Kenton School’s Academy Trust, Studio West cater for around 400 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 seeking applications for the role of Behaviour Support Worker, supporting the team leader to ensure the highest standards of behaviour and conduct with all our students both in school and as representatives of the school in the local community. Working with colleagues, parents, carers and other agencies, the successful candidate will identify and respond to pastoral and welfare issues impacting on behaviour, implementing strategies to ensure barriers are removed so every child is able to achieve their potential and ensure any safeguarding issues are reported in line with school and trust procedures.

We are seeking an exceptional candidate with a proven track record of working effectively with secondary school age children/young people in a pastoral or behaviour support role. Your knowledge of the key issues affecting behaviour, attendance and welfare will be combined with excellent interpersonal skills to not only to challenge constructively but to motivate and inspire students.

If you have the skills, commitment and enthusiasm to succeed in this role, we want to hear from you. In return, we offer fantastic developmental possibilities due to working as part of Kenton Schools Academy Trust, and our forward thinking management and staff working together to offer the best available chances for our students.

This post does involve engaging in regulated activity as defined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended 1975, 2013 and 2020).

If you feel you have the experience, skills and attributes to succeed as part of our team, you can visit our website or email us for an application pack at

Closing date: 12.00 Noon on 21 October 2021

Kenton Schools Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all our 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:

21 October 2021

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