Student Guidance Officer (SGO)

Woodford County High School for Girls
18 Jan 2019
05 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Woodford County High School for Girls


Roll 1094 pupils inc.318 in the Sixth Form

11 18 Community Grammar School


LBR 6 Pt 26 Pt 28

Salary range: £25,747 - £27,341 (pro-rata: £21,856 - £23,209)

36 hours per week (8.00am 4.00pm): Term-time only

Named as the Sunday Times London State Secondary School of the Year (2019), Woodford is an energising and rewarding school in which to work. Life here blends the very new with the very traditional. The atmosphere is vibrant, purposeful and very friendly and the school community is strong, cohesive and valued by its members.

It is also an expanding school. A key element of our developing provision will be the appointment of a colleague with the specialist remit of promoting and maintaining in our students the highest standards of behaviour and supporting those who are in any way vulnerable or at risk. The person appointed will have the confidence and experience to deal kindly but firmly with young people, recognising varying needs and exercising judgement in making decisions. The ability to maintain a high level of professional confidentiality is a prerequisite.

This will be a varied role, comprising, but not confined to:

- providing a first response to urgent situations involving students

- conducting any necessary investigations or interviews

- liaising with colleagues to provide ongoing support to students in personal difficulties

- supporting students in implementing agreed strategies

- providing confidential support to the Designated Safeguarding Officer

- providing first aid (as one of a team of trained first aiders)

Experience of working in a public service environment (social work, education, police, or equivalent) is desirable though not necessarily essential. Training, including First Aid and Safeguarding, will be provided as required.

Further information including a job description is available on the school website - click the apply button to be taken there.

Applications can be submitted by post or email ( and must include the completed London Borough of Redbridge application form.

Applications by CV will not be considered.

Closing date for applications Friday 1 February 2019 (noon)

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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