Sixth Form Academic Coach and Study Support, Lewisham

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Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham CollegeLewisham
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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £15,272 per annum (Point 4 on the Aske’s Support Pay scale for 42.9 weeks). One year fixed –term contract
Contract term: Fixed Term

The Federation and Academy
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College provides a safe, rigorous and challenging learning environment for pupils of all abilities and backgrounds. Our expectations are high in terms of pupil progress and achievement, and behaviour. In February 2014 we received our fourth consecutive Ofsted grade of ‘Outstanding’. 

The role
Under the guidance of Sixth Form Leaders and within the overall ethos of the Sixth Form and librarian team, the Academic Coach will get to know our Sixth Form students very well developing into a key partner for their Sixth Form journey. They will work to ensure that students complete their independent study effectively and provide tailored support to help accelerate the learning of individuals and groups of students. 

Routine Sixth Form Responsibilities 

  • Support the learning and independent study of individuals and groups of students, proactively seeking out information necessary to do this under the direction and guidance of Sixth Form and subject leaders, class teachers and the Inclusion Team
  • Provide more intensive ongoing support for targeted students employing a range of coaching strategies and drawing on degree where appropriate to identify gaps and barriers to learning and empower students to develop effective strategies to improve progress to academic and personal development goals 
  • Establish productive working relationships with students, act as a role model, set high expectations recognise how Sixth Form students are both similar and different to younger students
  • Promote positive values, attitudes and good student behaviour, identifying when humour or a more assertive approach is needed to deal promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning
  • Support students wellbeing and personal development and welfare, following child protection policies to report any concerns 
  • Provide regular feedback and liaise effectively with Sixth Form Leaders, teachers, other support staff, health and education specialists, parents, visitors and volunteers
  • Use detailed knowledge of Sixth Form specific approaches and specialist skills to support students’ learning, wellbeing and personal development in the Sixth Form
  • Competently use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint to assist in the recording, storing and presentation of large amounts of data 
  • Where necessary complete training to confidently use other software packages such as SIMs, SISRA to access & interrogate student, timetable, attendance and other similar data
  • Support Sixth Form administration including but not limited to monitoring and analysis of attendance, punctuality, rewards and sanctions; communication with parents & carers, students and teachers, Sixth Form marketing, UCAS
  • Support Sixth Form calendar events including but not limited to open mornings and evenings, A Level results day, UCAS evening, Knowledge day, enrolment, recruitment, taster day

Supervision of Sixth Form Reading Room

  • Implement vision for the Reading Room by cultivating and maintaining a stimulating and distinct Sixth Form learning environment, conducive for purposeful independent study 
  • Register and monitor attendance of students during their dedicated study periods in the Reading Room, following up where necessary to ensure expectations are met and form tutors, parents and Sixth Form leaders are alerted if students don’t attend their stuy periods
  • Monitor and manage behavior and focus of students in the Sixth Form Reading Room, promoting students’ responsibility for their independent learning
  • Where necessary, liaise with teachers, form tutors, parents and Sixth Form team to ensure students make productive use of Reading Room
  • Maintain inventory of specialist equipment and ICT resources including laptops, plasma screen and computers in the Sixth Form Reading Room 
  • Liaise with Librarian team to align Sixth Form Reading Room with ethos of the whole school library where necessary
  • Use own initiative to further develop the distinct identity of the Sixth Form Reading Room and its wider place in the Sixth Form and whole school 

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