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Education Support Officer

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County Hall, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 9 - £23,589.36 - £25,307.88 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week (term time - plus 10 days)
Closing Date
09 October 2022
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There is a vacancy for a full time Education Support Officer, based in Matlock, to work within the Derbyshire Virtual School.  We are seeking someone with a good level of experience of working with children in an education setting or education support service to promote the learning of our children in care.  We are seeking someone with experience of working with children, preferably at cross-phases of Key Stages 2 & 3.   You will have a good understanding of the education system and how children learn, and the barriers they may face, and be happy to learn more.

We are dedicated to transforming the lives and futures of children in care, committed to ‘narrowing the gap’ and raising achievement.  The successful applicant will join the Virtual School who work with children in care 0-25.  You will be working with a multi-agency team to increase access to learning and in partnership with the local authority, schools, carers and other agencies to make a difference to the life chances of vulnerable children and young people.

We are looking for someone with school experience in either Key Stage 2 or 3 as well as experience at delivering interventions.  You will be working alongside the Virtual School Assistant Headteachers and other Education Support Officers, working with a number of schools and settings across Derbyshire, as well as out of county when necessary. This post involves some travel both in and out of Derbyshire and a willingness to travel is essential.  Your work will be varied and will include attending Personal Education Planning Meetings, ensuring schools prioritise children for support/intervention, tracking and monitoring your cohort, working with children in care at risk of underachievement, exclusion and signposting appropriate interventions aimed at improving outcomes for our most vulnerable children.  We are looking for someone who has experience of transitions and emotional well-being.  This role will specifically look at the transition between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3.

We can offer you:

  • The support of a friendly, hardworking and committed team who readily embrace new ideas;
  • Access to high quality professional development;
  • The opportunity to play a significant role in the further development of the Virtual School

For more information, please contact Rachel Moore Virtual School Headteacher on 07798882876, or Helen Pridmore Assistant Headteacher 07807111520 or Helen Moxon 078107945948.

A car user allowance is attached to this post, but it is sometimes possible for the allowance to be converted to other forms of transport where there is a requirement to undertake travel as part of this post. 

Provisional Interview Date: 19 October 2022

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.