Pupil Premium Support Worker

39 weeks per year, including INSET days

35 hours per week (8.00-3.30 Monday - Friday)

Salary: scale 6 point 13-17

Required: As soon as possible

Responsible to: Assistant Headteacher, Pupil Premium TLR holder

Liaison with: Staff, students, parents/carers and external agencies

 

Please apply, by no later than Monday 25 March 2024 by completing the application form and returning to headspa@wdf.school. 

 

Job Purpose

To support pupil premium pupils/students and ensure that they have high aspirations, persevere and achieve

Main Duties

  • To provide personalised support and advice to disadvantaged pupils and families through targeted, early intervention.  

  • To have a clear knowledge and understanding of all the children who are allocated Pupil Premium funding and support their learning in and outside of the classroom.  

  • To plan, deliver and evaluate groups and activities that support the most vulnerable children and families.

  • To work alongside colleagues; including teaching staff, the pastoral team and families in order to fully support children with Pupil Premium provision to reach their full potential and close the gap between disadvantaged children and that of their peers.  

  • To use data to target pupils in need of support, review regularly, analyse and report on impact. 

  • To report all  safeguarding  information and concerns to the designated safeguarding lead. This should be completed promptly, factually, and in line with the school’s confidentiality requirements.

Support for Pupils

  • To effectively engage and support vulnerable, hard to reach families and those identified through the continuum of need as requiring additional support; through CAF / TAF/ CIN & Child Protection. 

  • To be fully involved in the planning and development of independent social and interpersonal skills and to undertake activities, including mentoring to support the personal, social and emotional needs of pupil(s). 

  • To plan and implement specific programmes with individual pupils or groups appropriate to the developmental needs of individual children throughout different curriculum areas, but with particular focus on the core subjects of Maths, English and Science. 

  • To assist in the devising of pupils' individual targets and their monitoring and review. 

  • To develop positive relationships with pupils and staff to assist pupil progress and attainment. 

  • To assess the needs of pupils and to differentiate curriculum content to support pupils' learning. 

  • Liaise with teaching staff to assess and provide particular support to targeted pupils to raise achievement and enable them to overcome barriers to learning 

  • Identify the needs and assess those pupils requiring extra support and support the development of targeted pupils 

  • Work in a one-to-one relationship with targeted pupils to implement an action plan 

  • Work with parents / carers to help address poor performance/attendance/behaviour. 

  • Undertake home visits to keep parents/carers informed and secure positive family support 

  • Provide extra support to pupils through knowledge of a range of activities and opportunities available to them 

  • Support the development of partnerships with external agencies/organisations to set up resources/initiatives to help address barriers to learning 

  • Maintain accurate pupil records and prepare written reports and evaluations. 

  • To support pupils as part of a planned inclusion programme, including supervision in the school’s inclusion unit and intervention room. 

  • To monitor and evaluate pupil responses to learning activities. 

  • To monitor and record progress and achievement in lessons/activities systematically and provide evidence of range and level of progress and achievement. 

  • To liaise with teaching staff and the pastoral team to provide particular support to targeted pupils to raise achievement and attendance and help them to overcome barriers to learning including nurture groups. 

General

  • To participate in the performance and development review process, taking personal responsibility for identification of learning, development and training opportunities (in discussion with line manager)

  • To comply with individual responsibilities in accordance with the role, for health and safety in the workplace

  • Ensure that all duties and services provided are in accordance with the schools equal opportunity policy

  • The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment

  • The duties above are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required by the headteacher to carry out appropriate duties within the context of the job, skill and grade