Pupil Support Assistant - Galashiels Academy

Job DeTails Grade: 5A Hourly Rate: £13.02 - £14.15 Salary: £23,768.96 - £25,831.20 pro rata per annum (Term Time Only) Contract Duration: Permanent Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of...

Job DeTails

Grade: 5A Hourly Rate: £13.02 - £14.15 Salary: £23,768.96 - £25,831.20 pro rata per annum (Term Time Only) Contract Duration: Permanent Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.

Role Purpose

The Pupil Support Assistant will work closely with young people, parents and teaching staff to ensure that all young people at Galashiels Academy attend school and will follow up on unexplained absences. PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES * Work closely on matters of attendance, absence and truancy, including administration, with SLT, Pastoral staff and administrative staff. * Investigate unexplained absences and period truancy using SEEMiS. * Investigate and monitor absences. * Manage First Instance Register for young people at risk. * Provide assistance and support to young people to overcome barriers to learning and participation across the school. * Assist with the supervision of young people in corridors, social spaces and the school grounds during and outwith class times. * Provide administrative information and data on pupil absence to Pastoral, SLT and support staff as required. * Work with SLT and Pupil Support Staff on any attendance queries. * School First Aider.

Essential

4 Standard Grades or equivalent (General level 3 or above) including English and Maths.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Malcolm Changleng at Malcolm.Changleng@scotborders.gov.uk. Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.
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