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Regulation and Engagement Support Worker - Linwood School

  • Post Ref: LS/23/00468
  • Department: Schools
  • Salary details: BCP Council Grade E, points 7 – 11 £22,369- £24,054 per annum FTE
  • Employment Status: Part Time, term time only
  • Hourly Rate:
  • Hours: 32.5
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Working Weeks:
  • Closing date: 04 June 2023
  • Interview date: 12 June 2023
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At Springwood Campus


BCP Council Grade E, points 7 – 11 £22,369- £24,054 per annum FTE 

Actual salary for approx. 32.5 hours p/w approx. £17,951 (44.3 weeks per year) 

Linwood School has a vacancy for an exciting opportunity for those currently in a Teaching Assistant role or in a pastoral support role. We are looking for a Regulation and Engagement worker to support students at our Springwood Campus, part of Linwood School, Springwood is an autism specific campus and therefore a sound understanding of autism and previous experience working with autistic students is desirable.

We are currently on a journey to revolutionise the approaches and our practice around regulation and engagement (formally known as behaviour management/support.) 

Trauma informed practice and fundamentally understanding that ‘behaviour is communication’ are what is underpinning our current approaches. The PACE team (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy) are a new dynamic team who will be fundamental in the strategic development of the Pace Team who will use their Regulation & Engagement training, Positive Handling training and experience to provide high quality interventions to help our students maintain their regulation during the school day.

Some examples of the interventions you might use could be in class supporting and modelling plans to help students maintain their regulation, create intuitive support plans and personalised learning as well as creating and running Nurture Groups to help students become regulated to enable them to return to the learning environment. 

You will also be required to make records of regulation and engagement incidents ensuring they are recorded accurately and in a timely manner, adhering to policies and procedures as required.  You will help write and implement Personalised Regulation and Engagement Plans alongside class teams.

These roles will be overseen by our PACE Team leader, Andy Maher, and assistant headteacher at Springwood Campus who oversees the Pace Team across Linwood School.

We are seeking applicants who clearly demonstrate: -

  • An ability to be solution focused using your training and experience.
  • An alignment to the values of the school and how you use them to enhance your work with our students.
  • Knowledge and understanding of positive, pro-active strategies to support wellbeing, engagement and regulation in practice.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to addressing root causes of dysregulation in order to secure the best outcomes for individual students.

To submit your application, please submit an expression of interest and why you would be suitable for the role, to emmanewsum@linwood.bournemouth.sch.uk

If you would like any further information or would like to arrange a tour to view the environment at Springwood Campus please contact Andy Maher via email: andymaher@linwood.bournemouth.sch.uk

Closing date: midnight on 4th June 2023

Interviews will take place: Week commencing 12th June 2023         

All Linwood School staff are expected to adhere to our policies and procedures in respect of safeguarding and child protection, including Keeping Children Safe in Education and Guidance for adults working with children and young people in an education setting.