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Pastoral Manager

Heckmondwike Grammar SchoolKirklees

Are you an organised and approachable individual?

Then this will be the job for you. 

This post provides a unique opportunity to work within a high-performing and growing 11 to 18 grammar school with a large sixth-form and exceptional students. With an intake of approximately 500 post-16 and 210 in next year’s Year 7, Heckmondwike Grammar School is a dynamic place to be.

We also have the significant addition of a new £1.1 million sixth form centre nearby.

The Role:

We are looking for a Pastoral Manager who will act as the key person for the exemplary pastoral care we have in place.  They will lead and take responsibility for our new House Rewards system, which encompasses behaviour and standards across the school.  The successful candidate will also play a key role in liaising with staff and parents as well as other educational institutions and multi-agency partners.

This is a demanding and complex role in a high achieving grammar school; the post holder must be extremely efficient and effective.  The post holder will be responsible for working with staff to ensure the House Reward system is effectively implemented, as well as working closely with the Heads of Years and Achievement Leaders overseeing student performance. As such, experience of working with and leading people is an essential part of the role. As the Pastoral Manager has a key communication role to play with parents; excellent interpersonal and communication skills are crucial.

The Pastoral Manager will work in a dynamic and proactive team across all key stages with 6 Heads of Year, 4 Achievement Leaders as well as the Assistant and Deputy Headteachers 

The right candidate for this post is one who thrives on variety and challenge.  

On a typical day, the post holder may be dealing with students, meeting with a parent, organising a year group information event, planning an assembly, meeting with form tutors, discussing rewards and standards of the students, and observing how students are in lessons, as well as being being out and about on the corridors at social times.

As such, experience of working in a school setting is desirable, but not essential. However, a desire to work with young people is.



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