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Pupil Engagement Support Assistant

Job Type

Full-time, Permanent (Term Time Contract – 40 weeks per year)



Closing Date


About the Role

Our Behaviour Support Teams are responsible for ensuring that students are able to manage their social, emotional and/or mental health needs, and therefore succeed in their learning. Our teams are on call throughout the day to support students, to help them de-escalate when in crisis, and to help them make things right after any incidents. Our teams also support students with pastoral issues such as well-being, safeguarding and attendance.

Our ideal candidate might already have experience in this kind of setting, or you might have related experience of positive behaviour management of physical interventions and working with challenging, vulnerable children and young people.

We are looking for someone who is creative and resilient. You will need experience in report writing and offering different strategic approaches.

You will work with the wider school to ensure that we meet our aims of ensuring that all children make great progress academically as well as with their social, emotional and/or mental health difficulties.

We are looking for extraordinary people to join our team. We look forward to meeting you!


·       Minimum GCSE, or equivalent, grade 4 or above in English and Maths.

·       Experience:

·       Experience working with children with special educational needs, such as autism, SEMH, and ADHD, is preferred.

·       Training in aspects of SEN, i.e., ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, is advantageous. 

Skills and Knowledge:

·       Valid driver's license required.

·       Excellent interpersonal, verbal/written communication, and listening skills.

·       High level of self-motivation and the ability to work on own initiative.

·       Ability to work as part of a team and establish good working relationships.

·       Knowledge of child protection and safeguarding procedures.

·       Ability to quickly build effective working relationships with pupils and colleagues.

About the Company

Yarrow Heights School is a mixed 7-19, local authority funded, SEN day school for children, most of who are able learners with an EHCP and a diagnosis with ASC and associated needs.
At Yarrow Heights every pupil is valued and treated as an individual and with respect. We are a team with extensive experience and expertise in special education and therapeutic support for pupils whose needs can no longer be met in a mainstream provision. The vision of our school is to nurture aspiration, develop resilience and empower learning. It is centred on our single desire to make a positive, lifelong difference to the lives of our pupils.

Why Choose Yarrow Heights?

At Yarrow Heights, we prioritise a supportive and inclusive environment where both pupils and staff can thrive. Joining our team means:
· Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
· A school culture that prioritises pupil and staff well-being.
· Opportunities to learn and grow within an Ofsted Outstanding rated school (Nov 2022).
· Flexible Pension benefits.
· Free lunch and parking.
· Collaboration with a cohesive team dedicated to holistic pupil growth and success.
· Subsidised Gym membership

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with Disclosure & Barring Service and at least 2 references which cover the last 3 years, and we will need to request references from where you have previously worked with Children. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our Schools.

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