Career Opportunity


Student Support Assistant


Student Support Assistant
Job Reference
Holcombe Grammar School
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Holcombe Grammar School
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Student Support Assistant

Salary: TSAT Grade C pro rata salary £15,625 - £17,116

Start date: September 2021 (Earlier start available)

Contract: Permanent, 37 hours a week – term time only + 1 week

Closing Date: 13/06/21

Interview Date: TBC


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We require a Student Services Assistant to join Holcombe Grammar Schoolyou will work alongside the Student Services Manager to help ensure that the support provision operates in an efficient and effective manner, making sure that?every child is supported to achieve their?full potential. You will assist in the promotion of high standards of punctuality, attendance, learning and behaviour, and assist with the provision of administrative support for the student services team.

Holcombe Grammar School delivers an inspiring curriculum…appropriately adapted to the needs, abilities and interests of all pupils. A range of extra-curricular activities further promotes personal development and welfare– Ofsted 2018

Holcombe Grammar School is part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust. We are a selective 11-18 boys’ school with a large and growing mixed Sixth Form. At Holcombe Grammar School our aim is that students develop into successful, well rounded, confident young people who are equipped with the academic and life skills necessary to thrive in the modern world.

Every individual at Holcombe Grammar School is encouraged to achieve their personal best and there is an emphasis on celebrating student progress as well as outright attainment. At the heart of the school is our MET agenda – Mastery, Endeavour, Thinking. By using the ‘Thinking’ skills that are developed from Year 7, and through constant ‘Endeavour’, our students go on to develop ‘Mastery’ of their studies.  Whilst many students go on to achieve places at Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group universities, we celebrate the achievements of all students. The vast majority of our students go on to top universities at the end of the Sixth Form


What you will need to succeed:

  • Experience of working with children aged 11-18 in a school setting.? 
  • Experience of working with children who display challenging behaviour and an ability to motivate and encourage pupils.? 
  • Experience of resolving conflict and facilitating mediation between young people.? 
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills to be able to relate well to a wide range of people including pupils, staff, parents and external professionals.? 
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team whilst being able to demonstrate initiative. 
  • An understanding of the developmental, emotional, social and educational issues of children and young people.? 
  • Good general standard of education at level 2 or above, including L2 English and Maths? 
  • Knowledge of current child protection and safeguarding practice.? 
  • Good ICT skills including use of SIMS and Behaviour Watch.? 
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.? 

Additional skills and experience: 

  • Further qualification in working with children, young people and families.? 
  • Participation on courses relevant to supporting pupils who experience emotional and behavioural difficulties.? 
  • Experience of working with or in alternative provision.? 
  • Knowledge of support services available to young people.? -

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth. 


We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

  • Think about their Thinking
  • Be their Best self
  • Shape their Success
In this way we transform life chances

Click Here To view our Trust video to gain an insight into The Thinking Schools Academy Trust


What our Trust will offer you: 

  • Vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and our trust
  • Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
  • Free parking in our staff carpark

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working at our small and friendly school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

We strongly encourage any teachers who may be interested in working at our school to contact Wendy Tanner- to arrange an informal conversation about the role with our hiring manager. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


The following documents are available relating to this vacancy:

HGS Student Services Assistant JD.pdf


Please note that applications are submitted through our recruitment provider Jane Systems via