Job Description

George Spencer Academy

An outstanding, World Class School with a national reputation for providing high quality education.
George Spencer Academy is an inspirational place with a true sense of belonging to something special. We are a warm, friendly and vibrant school that is built on an ‘Ethos of Excellence’. We have high expectations for all and a belief that every child will be successful both academically and as lifelong learners. As a values driven school our students and staff create a community that we are extremely proud of. We believe in investing in our staff and we offer excellent career, training and professional development opportunities.

Our strong core values have led to a school where:
– We believe the power of education shapes children’s lives.
– Students are polite, honest, respectful and resilient.
– Academic challenge is interwoven with the support we provide for each individual.
– Standards are high with positive behaviour and active engagement in learning being the norm.
– Staff and students have built strong relationships as we strive to be the best we can be.

Well-Being Intervention Caseworker and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Scale NJC 23-28
Working Term Time + 2 weeks (actual salary £24,817 to £28,836)

George Spencer Academy places a strong ethos on the emotional wellbeing of all its students. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Well-Being Intervention Caseworker to join our growing Well-Being team. The successful applicant would also become our deputy safeguarding lead with specific responsibilities for supporting young carers and students that have suffered a bereavement.

We are looking for someone who:
– has the ability to work independently as well as part of a team supporting students
– is motivated and passionate to achieve the very best for the children in our care and makes a genuine difference
– can demonstrate they have the experience and deep understanding of students needs with a focus on supporting students emotional wellbeing.
– has experience in supporting students with their emotional wellbeing including young carers, students that suffered from a bereavement and anxious learners.
– has experience and a broad knowledge and understanding of safeguarding and child protection.
– is able to lead on training and supporting colleagues
– is well organised and proactive and able to manage a case load of students
– is ready to learn themselves and grow with us

We are a friendly, successful and ambitious school where:
– standards are consistently high
– students and staff enjoy learning in a disciplined environment
– good behaviour and respect is the norm
– a culture of excellence and innovation prevails
– change is embraced for continuous improvement .

Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity and academy sponsor, which is committed to ensuring that every child, regardless of background, has access to an outstanding education and real choices in life. We have a successful track record of providing high quality teaching and learning which ensures improved outcomes for children and young people. The Trust mission statement reflects our vision and aim for all Trust schools. Our highly-successful network of 20 schools (8 Secondary and 11 Primary and 1 Special) educates students across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham City, Derby City and Leicestershire:

Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, which provides an outstanding education for local children. Our Trust is a model of national excellence. We work collaboratively to achieve the best possible outcomes for all young people, in an environment where partnership is valued and success is celebrated. Our education delivers real life experiences for students, promotes independent enquiry and stimulates intellectual curiosity; whilst developing a strong sense of individual responsibility and a personal belief and confidence. All of our students fulfil their potential and make unparalleled progress. They are fully prepared for the next phase of their education and have unrivalled opportunities to become future leaders.

We Believe:
All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development.
Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership.
We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any queries, please contact Daniel Steane –

Applications for this post must be submitted on our online application form, which can be found at –

In line with safer recruitment policies references will be called for prior to interview.

Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training.