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Batley Girls’ High School is an ‘Outstanding’ 11-19 school and we are very proud of our achievements: ‘Students achieve exceptionally well in this outstanding academy. They make rapid and sustained progress’ (Ofsted, 2013). We have an ethos based around the ideas of Achievement, Respect and Transformation (ART). Respect for self, for others and for learning is at the core of everything we do.

Batley Multi Academy Trust’s sole purpose is to provide a great education for Primary and Secondary learners throughout a local family of schools. The Trust is passionately committed to the communities of Batley, Birstall, Dewsbury and our surrounding areas, serving our local learners and their families in order to secure excellent educational outcomes, partnered with high aspirations. Batley Multi Academy Trust currently comprises Batley Girls’ High School, Upper Batley High School, Batley Grammar School, Healey Junior, Infant and Nursery School and Field Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School. We provide high quality education for all young people. This collaboration enables us to share expertise, knowledge and best practice to ensure academic and pastoral excellence throughout all of our schools, with all schools embracing the same overall ethos and values, whilst maintaining their own unique characters.

Role Overview

We are seeking to appoint a Counsellor to provide a high quality confidential counselling service to students in accordance with BACP guidelines. The post would suit an experienced qualified counsellor seeking to expand their counselling expertise. The role is offered on a permanent basis working 32.5 hours per week over five days.

The post holder must hold a recognised qualification in counselling or psychotherapy and have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to convey empathy and relate well to all members of the school and the wider community.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a supportive School where development for staff is a priority.

Contractual Terms


32.5 hours per week, Term Time Only

To start as soon as possible

Grade / Salary

Grade 9

Actual salary: £20,978 to £23,028 per annum

Closing Date

Thursday 18 August 2022 at 12noon


Interviews will be held week commencing 22 August 2022


Batley Girls' High School
Windmill Lane
West Yorkshire
WF17 0LD

Supporting documents

How to apply

Please apply for the role by completing an application form via the link below: