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Student Services Assistant - Full-time

Holcombe Grammar School, Chatham

  • Ref:KCC887-4068-141S
  • Posted:17/06/2022
  • Pay:£16,097 - £19,317 pro rata salary
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:03/07/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


We require a Student Services Assistant to join Holcombe Grammar School, you 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

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.? -

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:

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- w.tanner@tsatrust.org.uk 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.

Information about the school

We are a successful grammar school for students aged 11-18 with a long-standing reputation for being a supportive and caring environment in which to teach and learn.

After the school’s Good Ofsted judgement in April 2018, Holcombe Grammar School has continued to make rapid progress towards becoming one of the most successful grammar schools in the Southeast.

As part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, we benefit from working cohesively as a family of schools for the benefit of our children, and for the adults who work here too. The Trust supports with planning, trips, events, CPD and much more to ensure that all of our teachers are fully supported, enabling them to ensure that they can deliver the best learning that we can offer. Our mission is to “transform life chances”; at The Thinking Schools Academy Trust we believe education has the power to change lives and children only have one chance to get this right. To ensure all our academies focus on our mission school leaders translated our mission to core values that would be demonstrated and evident in all our Academies:

Child First, Aspire, Challenge, Achieve

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Simon Arnold
  • Address:Holcombe Grammar School, Letchworth Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6JB
  • Telephone: 01634 830083
  • Email: office@holcombegrammar.org.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).