June 5, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
We have a great opportunity for a caring, personable and compassionate individual to join us in the role of Student Support Manager at Leigh Academy Bexley, starting as soon as possible.
Bexley Grade 7.1 : actual salary £25,834.86per annum (£30,036 full time equivalent)
Working Pattern
Closing Date
June 24, 2024


We have a great opportunity for a caring, personable and compassionate individual to join us in the role of Student Support Manager at Leigh Academy Bexley, starting as soon as possible. This is a rewarding position within the pastoral remit of our school, working alongside and supporting fellow Student Support Managers and the leadership team in their daily operational roles.

Our successful candidate will be responsible for managing the relevant admin, attendance, safeguarding and general social, moral and spiritual well-being of the students (in line with the Every Child Matters Agenda).  You will use our school Management Information System to run reports for rewards, behaviour and attendance to ensure the relevant member of the leadership team is provided with key data on a weekly basis. Our appointed candidate will liaise with parents, carers and outside agencies as required, including responding to parental email queries, making phone calls and leading on face to face meetings, so strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential. This is a very busy and fast-paced role and we urge candidates to look carefully at the job description to fully understand the nature of this role. We would love to hear from candidates who are keen to be part of our collaborative and supportive environment and are looking for a new rewarding challenge.

The working basis of the role is 36 hours per week, Term Time + 1 week inset.

Working for Leigh Academy Bexley: Leigh Academy Bexley joined Leigh Academies Trust in June 2023 and has provided outstanding academic support and pastoral guidance, so that students can lead fulfilling and successful adult lives: inquisitive, articulate and internationally engaged, our students are defined by their boundless thirst for knowledge, self-improvement and learning.

We believe in providing our young people with an education; one that unlocks curiosity, ignites ambition, and forges a social conscience, equipping our students with the tools they need to have an impact on the world around them. Our teachers lead with professionalism and scholarship; they are experts in their field. All of us are part of a warm and caring family of staff, Governors and Trust colleagues who have the highest ambition and a deep hunger to learn. Our staff receives regular, first-class training to achieve mastery of their craft, amazing support to flourish every day, and a sense of shared moral purpose about the best job in the world.

Our vision is that regardless of background and regardless of their starting point, students will leave us as kind, resilient, independent learners with the right behaviour and attitudes to ensure continuous progress and achievement, ready for the next stage of their education and beyond. We want our students to be successful in their chosen careers, in their relationships and in their interaction with the world. We aspire for Leigh Academy Bexley to be a highly effective and truly inclusive school, reflecting the vibrant, diverse, and dynamic community that we serve. We believe in connecting with our local community and championing our local area.

Click here to find out more about our academy!

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st April 2024, our Trust comprises 32 geographically organised academies (16 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating more than 20,000 students and employing 3,000 talented staff. Nearly 40% of our academies are judged outstanding overall by Ofsted, versus 15% nationally. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date.  Applicants will be notified of this where possible.  Therefore, early applications are encouraged.
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