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LBR 5    Pt 12 – Pt 15       

FTE salary range: £30,033 - £31,440 per annum

Actual salary range: £25,609 - £26,809 per annum

36 hours per week (8.00am – 4.00pm): Term-time only

Required : January 2024

Woodford is an energising and rewarding school in which to work.  Life here blends the very new with the very traditional. The atmosphere is vibrant, purposeful and very friendly and the school community is strong, cohesive and valued by its members. 

Our focus is the students we serve – their academic progress, their wellbeing, their confidence and their enjoyment of school.  The Welfare Team we have developed over the past five years is accommodated together on our “Welfare Corridor”, enabling holistic support of students and their needs.  Key players on that team of professionals is our Student Guidance Team (Student Guidance Officer & Assistant (SGO + SGA) with the specialist remit of promoting and maintaining in our students the highest standards of behaviour and supporting those who are in any way vulnerable or at risk.

The Student Guidance Assistant appointed will (with the support of the SGO) develop the confidence and experience to deal kindly but firmly with young people, recognising varying needs and exercising judgement in making decisions.    The ability to maintain a high level of professional confidentiality is a prerequisite.  

This will be a varied role, comprising, but not confined to:

             Liaising with colleagues to provide ongoing support to students in personal difficulties

             Supporting students in implementing agreed strategies

             Encouraging high standards of attendance, engagement and behaviour

             Supporting our SGO in providing a first response to urgent situations involving students

Providing first aid (as one of a team of trained first-aiders)

Experience of working with young people in a public service environment is desirable though not essential.  Training, including First Aid and Safeguarding, will be provided as required.

Applications can be submitted by post or email ( and must include the completed London Borough of Redbridge application form.  Applications by CV will not be considered.

Closing date for applications Monday 4th December 2023  (11.59pm)

Date of Interview: Monday 11th December 2023

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


  • Sunday Times London State School of the Year 2019
  • Woodford 100 Years
  • Healthy School
  • Investors in Careers
  • London School Music Excellence Award 2018
  • ASGS
  • Research Mark
  • The Parliamentary review
  • Top 100 Stem School
  • 360 degree Safe Award
  • TFL Award-Gold
  • The Leaders Council
  • School Leadership Programme
  • The English PTI
  • History PTI
  • The Two Subjects PTI
  • Internatiional Coalition for Girls School' s