Pupil Support Worker, Linlithgow Academy, 477.04

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Job Description Pupil Support Worker, 27.5 Hours, 42.66 Weeks Per Year, Fixed Term until 17/08/2025. We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds...

Job Description

Pupil Support Worker, 27.5 Hours, 42.66 Weeks Per Year, Fixed Term until 17/08/2025.

We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds

West Lothian Council are committed to far reaching changes to the way we deliver our Education Services. These changes include giving you the support and environment that you need to get on with your job and develop your abilities. Our dedication is demonstrated by the whole council achievement of the Investors in People Standard and always aiming a little higher in our service delivery and improvements.

Linlithgow Academy is a six-year comprehensive school offering students in the Linlithgow Area a progressive, relevant, challenging and enjoyable curriculum with opportunities for personalisation and choice. We strive to ensure that students have the highest quality learning experiences.

We offer the full range of National Qualifications found in a modern Scottish secondary school. We aim to provide experiences that result in a creative and enterprising attitude in our students, to develop young people with a sense of pride and ambition to contribute positively to the local, national and international community.

Linlithgow Academy offers the opportunity for all students to succeed. The excellent facilities available, allied to commitment of our staff, allow us to offer all of our students the highest possible standard of education in a safe, caring and stimulating environment - an environment in which all members of the school community are valued and their achievements recognised.

Linlithgow Academy recognises that the curriculum is not only ‘what’ students learn but also ‘how’ they learn. We place an emphasis on the student experience and seek flexibility to ensure that students achieve success in examinations and through personal achievement pathways. Our mission statement “Together we Thrive”, underpins our collaborative approach to improvement where every voice is important and valued. The school values – kindness, curiosity, perseverance and fairness - underpin all decision making in the daily life of the school.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Pupil Support Worker who will contribute to providing a safe, secure and inclusive school environment that builds the confidence of young people and enhance their ability to learn.

The Post Holder will work with and support school pupils in a range of situations. They are part of the school team involved in implementing school strategies designed to improve pupil performance in the following areas:

  • Progress in learning and attainment
  • Personal and social development
  • Behaviour
  • Relationships with peers
  • Relationships with staff
  • Attendance and time keeping
  • Dress code

This post is considered Regulated Work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scotland Act 2007. From 28 February 2011 preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by West Lothian Council.

This position requires registration with the SSSC. The successful candidate will have six months from commencement in this post to register with the SSSC. If you are already registered with SSSC you will be required to add West Lothian Council to your account.

 

 

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