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Student Support Assistant

Scale 4 Points 7-11 (Actual Salary - £18,755.55)

37 hours per week - term time only

Required for January 2024 or sooner 


Sir Harry Smith Community College is looking to appoint Student Support Assistants to join our forward thinking, dynamic school that provides high quality teaching and learning and exceptional pastoral care.

The purpose of this role is to run the House Office, under the direction of our Senior Tutors – Heads of House, in an effective and efficient manner to help the school achieve its aims and objectives as set in our school improvement plan. You will also have the responsibility for a specialised area of student support and well-being across the house system. The successful candidate will support students on issues, including behaviour for learning, engagement, and attendance. The ability to communicate with our students efficiently and senior leadership, staff and parents is imperative. This role requires an individual that is confident, organised and can work constructively as part as a team.

In October 2018, Ofsted recognised that Sir Harry Smith Community College continues to be a ‘Good’ school. They also acknowledged that we are “A vibrant, welcoming and caring school, in which pupils enjoy their learning and feel valued”.

Sir Harry Smith Community College is an 11-18 Academy, proud of its traditional values and innovative approaches to Teaching and Learning and its standards of discipline and respect. The College serves the market town of Whittlesey, seven miles outside of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. The College is part of the Aspire Learning Trust together with Park Lane and New Road Primary Schools, also in Whittlesey. We work together to help every child achieve their full potential, to prepare them for their next educational steps, to teach them kindness and respect for all and to equip them to play a full satisfying role in society.

If you would like an information pack, please visit our website For more information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact Miss Dawn White, Principal of Sir Harry Smith Community College, via her PA, Miss Clair Meadows, on 01733 703991 or

Applications close at 9am on Monday 25th September 2023. (We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date if we consider that we have received an appropriate number of suitable candidates for the post).

Please send completed applications, along with a letter of application, no more than two sides of A4, to

Applicants are thanked for their interest in Sir Harry Smith Community College. Please note that only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted after the closing date.

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS clearance and satisfactory employment history references. The schools holds letters of assurance for such staff, for agency and third party supply staff, that the employment business supplying the member of supply staff has carried out the relevant checks and obtained the appropriate certificates, the date this confirmation was received and whether details of any enhanced DBS certificate have been provided in respect of the member of staff. The successful applicant will require a cleared Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.