Maiden Erlegh School in Reading

Behaviour Support Worker

  • 35 hours per week (TTO + 5 Inset)
  • Grade 5, SP12 (19,930)

Are you looking for a role where no two days are the same? A role where you can truly make a difference to a young persons’ outlook and future aspirations? Working in a challenging but hugely rewarding environment? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

Maiden Erlegh School in Reading is an ambitious, over-subscribed 11-16 secondary school in an urban context which is as committed to the welfare of students and staff as it is our high-quality education. Our school benefits from excellent, modern facilities and teaching spaces and we are very proud of our vibrant, diverse and engaging students who work hard and have high aspirations.

Our Behaviour Support Workers are instrumental in helping students maintain a calm and respectful atmosphere within the school. They operate in a busy, ever changing environment that challenges their thinking, sometimes on a minute by minute basis. Decision making skills are necessary, as are empathy and resilience.

This role is responsible for the following;

  • To support positive student conduct around the school through our behaviour systems including “On Patrol”, Daily After School Detention and corridor duty, during lesson transitions.
  • To supervise our Therapeutic ‘Sanctuary’ room, where students who need emotional support seek help and advice.
  • To provide one-to-one mentoring to identified students
  • To support the supervision of students during break and lunch times
  • To support the Pastoral Team in managing behaviour, being on hand to support throughout the day across all year groups.

The successful applicant will be energetic, creative and enthusiastic and enjoy working with 11-16-year-olds. You will enjoy nurturing young people to grow in confidence and flourish personally. You will share our inclusive values of “opportunity, diversity and success for all” and you will have a willingness to develop your own practice in line with our ethos of continuous improvement.

We have a proven track record of supporting ambitious staff in to middle and senior leadership posts and can offer opportunities to broaden your impact on the sector through the work of the Maiden Erlegh Institute. We are very happy to discuss flexible working arrangements, including part-time working and job-sharing.

To learn more about our school, visit our website

If you would like to have an informal chat with our hiring manager about this post, please email  

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.