Student Progress Assistant

Skipton Girls' High School
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and dedicated Student Progress Assistant to work in our "Outstanding School."

Skipton Girls’ High School is an 11 - 18 all girls’ grammar school with approximately 810 students, established is 1886. In April 2011, we gained Academy Status, which allowed us to become co-founder of Northern Star Academies Trust (NSAT). NSAT is a growing multi-academy trust in the North of England and champions the learning of students, teachers and all associate staff. We are committed to providing a high quality educational and learning experience for all.

We are regularly among the highest achieving schools in the country. In 2016 we were awarded 100th top achieving UK State School in the Times Parent Power Poll for the second year running and the second highest achieving state school in the North based on combined GCSE and A Level results.

The Student Progress Assistant will have a genuine interest in supporting young people to achieve high standards in behaviour for learning, academic progress and achievement.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

As a Student Progress Assistant your duties will need to be interpreted in a flexible manner to meet the constantly changing demands of the school. Your responsibilities will include:

Supporting Students

  • Supporting students who have behaviour/emotional difficulties
  • Monitoring student progress, attendance and behaviour
  • Being point of liaison between parents, students and staff
  • Maintaining student files, together with any associated collation
  • Supporting the work of the SENCO
  • Supporting access arrangements for individual students in public examinations
  • Providing support for individual and groups of students
  • Representing the school in meeting external support agencies
  • Supervision of Gatherings
  • Supporting the wider work of the Student Progress Faculty

Medical Support

  • Supporting students and staff who are unwell or require attention out of lessons
  • Contacting parents or outside agencies which may result from the point above
  • Liaising with medical support teams as required
  • Undertaking First Aid training if required by the school

Covering classes for absent teaching staff

  • Supervising classes in the absence of their normal teacher. The work will be mostly with main school (Years 7 - 11) but occasionally sixth form. Preparation, marking and reporting will remain the responsibility of the normal teacher
  • Liaising with teaching staff regarding planned work and feedback from lessons
  • Organising students to complete the work set by their normal teachers in a manner prescribed by School Policies and the Staff Handbook
  • Monitoring attendance as required by School Policy and Procedure

School Examinations

  • Invigilate school examinations at all age levels as required

Evidence of success of organisation and administration in some form of children’s / office environment is essential along with involvement in extra-curricular activities, youth work, voluntary work and educational visits in schools or similar environments. Some teaching experience or time in a classroom environment in a youth centre or similar educational establishment would be desirable as well as an awareness of safeguarding of children.

You will have experience in supporting students who have behavioural / emotional difficulties and an understanding and commitment to supporting Student Services. You will have the ability to communicate effectively with different audiences both verbally and in writing, as well as administration skills which include filing, dealing with phone calls and working / handling confidential data. Desirable skills include an understanding of skills required to work with 11 - 18 year olds and the ability to bring extra-curricular activity or skills to the post.

Personal Qualities & Attributes:

  • Personal qualities which make you suitable to work with children and young adults as well as fitting into an administrative team
  • Commitment to partnership between school, parents, community, governing body and others who have an interest in the school
  • Proven ability to work alone and as a member of a team
  • Capacity to manage own work pressure and that of others effectively
  • Drive, energy, commitment, proven capacity for hard work and willingness to go the "extra mile"
  • Personal "presence" and confidence; warmth and sensitivity; flexibility and maturity of approach; enthusiasm and a sense of humour

Hours of work: 37 hours per week (Monday to Friday) - Term time only

Please visit our school website for further information and an application pack. We look forward to receiving your completed application form, which must be accompanied by a supporting letter of no more than one side of A4. Completed applications should be returned to Claire Lee - HR Administrative Assistant.


CLOSING DATE: THURSDAY 30TH MARCH 2017 (only short listed candidates will be contacted)

Our School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the wellbeing of children and young people and expects all staff to share their commitment. An enhanced DBS is required for all successful applicants.