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Behaviour Support Worker

Start Date: As soon as possible from September 2021

Salary: B3 Point 7 to 11

Contract: Term Time and Permanent

Hours: 31.25 hours per week term time only


We are looking for an outstanding Behaviour Support Worker.

Alwoodley School are looking to appoint a highly motivated, behaviour support worker to largely work 1:1 supporting a pupil. The successful candidate will be required to support, under the direction of the SENCO, class teacher and other professionals, the education and social and emotional wellbeing of this child. Experience of supporting children with ASD or attachment issues would be beneficial. Your role will be to help pupils to overcome barriers to learning - this will involve working with pupils in a one to one scenario, but also sometimes in smaller groups. You will aim to encourage and enthuse the pupils to participate in all school activities to their best abilities so they can learn effectively. You will be working with challenging pupils. An important part of your job will be to collaborate with other teaching professionals in school, so it is important that you are able to work well with other people. We are looking for someone who is keen to make a difference to pupils and the community. You will need to have some experience working with pupils who display challenging behaviour and will feel confident in being able to deal with these types of behaviours. It would be helpful if you have a natural ability in building rapport with pupils. As a behaviour support worker in our school, you will be expected to support other challenging pupils across the school as and when needed therefore the ability to be flexible and adapt to the needs to the school and its pupils is a priority. 


We will offer you:

  • A commitment to you and your professional development.
  • Strong, supportive leadership and committed staff.
  • Eager, enthusiastic and well-motivated children from diverse backgrounds.
  • An active and supportive governing body.
  • A well-maintained school building, along with an extensive and well-resourced indoor and outdoor learning environment.


Is this you?

If so, we warmly invite you to look through our school website and specifically our school tour. Please visit the vacancies page on our website for further information around recruitment guidance.  If you think our school is somewhere you would like to further your career, we would welcome your application.

Please contact Nicola Niman, Assistant Bursar, on 0113 2686104 or email 


Closing date: Thursday 9th September 2021 at 12 pm noon

Shortlisting: On or before, Monday 13th September 2021
Interviews: Thursday 16th September 2021




Safeguarding Recruitment Statement

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds. Appointments are made subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, Occupational Health assessment (via completion of health questionnaire if successful) and satisfactory references.