Studying01We have an opportunity for a suitably qualified, enthusiastic and authoritative individual to join our successful 6th Form Team.  The ideal candidate will be required to ensure that the 6th Form Study Centre is a silent and productive environment where 6th Form students are able to work in silence and without distraction.

Yr13GroupStudyArea 01We expect a strong commitment to ensuring the Study Centre is a productive learning environment which 6th Form students use to complete their homework, coursework, or revise.

Grade 2 (Pts 3-4) dependent on experience required as soon as possible

Salary £16,472 - £16,768

Yr13StudyCentre 01Highams Park School is a very successful co-educational 11-18 mixed Academy converter comprehensive school. There is a strong culture of achievement in the 6th Form with over 80% of Year 13 students progressing onto University at their end of their Level 3 courses. With the increasing demands placed on students in terms of more rigorous A Level courses, and BTEC Qualifications which compromise of both written examination and extended piece of coursework, it is essential that 6th Form students have a dedicated working space within the school where they can focus on their studies.

Post Title:

6th Form Study Centre Supervisor

Salary / Grade:

Grade 2 (Pts 3-4)

Responsible for:

Management of the 6th Form Study Area

Responsible to:

Deputy Head of 6th Form


38 Weeks Per Year/35 Hours Per Week

Job Purpose

To supervise the 6th Form Learning Centre, monitoring student attendance at prescribed sessions and ensuring a purposeful working environment is maintained, where the students work in silence.


  • To provide supervision and monitoring of the 6th Form Study Centre, registering pupils to each study period, and making the relevant Head of Year aware if a student has failed to attend their study period
  • Ensuring that absent students make up on their missed study time
  • To ensure that resources (computers, tables, chairs, paper, books) are used correctly and available to support students study. If any IT equipment is damaged making the ICT Support Department aware of any technical issues which need to be addressed
  • To deal with 6th Form student’s general enquiries and concerns, liaising with teaching staff as appropriate
  • To liaise with the Head of 6th Form and Deputy Heads of 6th Form regarding any 6th Form pastoral or welfare issues that may arise
  • To administer the Post 16 Bursary application process
  • To assist with 6th Form admission enquiries and procedures
  • To help with the administration of the UCAS application process
  • To help with updating the 6th Form honors board
  • To provide admin support to members of the 6th Form Team where required
  • To perform general administration tasks within student services; e.g. word processing, data input, student related processes
  • Contacting parents of students who are late to school to inform them they are required in the 6th Form Punctuality detention which runs each morning from 08:00 – 08:10


  • To participate in the performance and development review process, taking personal responsibility for identification of learning, development and training opportunities in discussion with line manager.
  • To comply with individual responsibilities, in accordance with the role, for health & safety in the workplace
  • Ensure that all duties and services provided are in accordance with the School’s Equal Opportunities Policy
  • The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment
  • The duties above are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be required by the Principal to carry out appropriate duties within the context of the job, skills and grade

Any other reasonable duties as directed by the Principal

 Person Specification


GCSE (or equivalent) at grades A* to C in English and Mathematics and education to A-level as a minimum, higher education is preferred

To maintain confidentiality and Data Protection adherence at all times

Excellent working knowledge of equipment and ICT packages relevant to specialist area

Ability to negotiate effectively with adults and children


Previous experience and/or working in a school, but not essential as training will be given

 Qualifications and Experience  

1. Right to work in the UK

2. Experience of working in a secondary school or with secondary age students

3. Experience in pastoral work, working with young people and their families

4. Experience and knowledge of safeguarding young people

Skills and Attributes in Pastoral Work 

5. Ability to build positive relationships with students from a range of backgrounds

6. Understanding of the pressures faced by young people and how these may impact on their lives both in and outside of school

7. Ability to see the positive aspects of young people’s personalities and to use these to help build self-esteem and resilience

8. Appreciation of the importance of collaboration, both within and outside of school, in resolving difficulties experienced by young people

9. High expectations of young people’s conduct and behaviour, including the way in which they interact with their peers and with adults

10. Ability to challenge young people appropriately when they do not meet the standards expected of them concerning their behaviour, or when interacting with peers or with adults

11. Ability to use data effectively to evaluate patterns of behaviour and achievement

Professional Skills and Attributes  

12. Ability to organise and prioritise workload and work on own initiative

13. Ability to work constructively as part of a team, understanding School roles and responsibilities and the post holder’s position within these

14. Ability to communicate well in writing and face-to-face to all stakeholders

15. Administrative and organisational skills

16. Ability to identify own training and development needs and to take responsibility for addressing these

Personal Qualities  

17. Respect for all members of the school community

18. Responsibility and attention to detail

19. Resilience in the face of challenge

20. A strong, flexible and proactive work ethic

21. Honesty and trustworthiness

22. A sense of humour and a sense of fun

Commitment to

23. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people

24. Equal opportunities for all in a comprehensive environment

25. Extra-curricular activities to enhance the student experience

Please Email the school on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., HR Manager. Go to our downloads page for an application form and return by midday on Wednesday 27th March 2019. Early applications will be considered on receipt and interviews scheduled accordingly

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