Student Support & Transition Manager KS4 (non-teaching)

Ilkley Grammar SchoolIlkley, West Yorkshire

Student Support & Transition Manager

Actual annual salary: £19,077

Salary Scale Point 12 (range 12-17)

Pattern of hours will be 37 hours each week

8.00am to 4.00pm with a 30 minute unpaid lunch each day

and an early finish of 3.30pm one day each week

                                                 Term time only, plus 5 days

Join a leading school which prides itself on the high quality of education, enrichment and care provided to all and is committed to the wellbeing of students and staff.

Thank you for requesting details for the post of Student Support Transition Manager.  We are looking for a colleague to join our Key Stage 4 Hub team at this successful, oversubscribed comprehensive Academy.

This role is integral to Student Services across Years 7-11, with the main foci on: supporting staff and students in Key Stage 4 and student transition to Key Stage 5, leading on communication with parents and staff, and working with the Heads of Year and an Assistant and Deputy Head.  The successful candidates will have excellent administrative support skills, high expectations and an unwavering commitment to all staff, students and stakeholders.  S/he will support with student attendance monitoring, through daily routines including liaison with home; working across all years to support transition for year 9 to 10 and 11 to 12; supporting progress and achievement, working across all year groups and with all Heads of Year as appropriate. The Student Support and Transition Manager will report directly and be responsible to a designated Assistant Head in Key Stage 4, with oversight from the appropriate Heads of Year.     


  Our school is judged by OFSTED as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas, a school where both student achievement and 

  attitudes to learning are amongst the best in the region.  We are a fantastic learning community, set in one of 

  Yorkshire’s most scenic areas, whose facilities have been further enhanced by the completion of a multi-million 

  pound refurbishment and expansion project.

If you have the ability to engage and enthuse our students coupled with the drive and commitment required to be an exceptional member of our team, then we would like to hear from you.

Ilkley Grammar School is an outstanding, vibrant 11-18 comprehensive, with over a 400 year tradition of serving the local community. We are committed to Personal Best as reflected in our Vision and Values:

“Our vision at Ilkley Grammar School is to provide an exceptional, inclusive learning experience at the heart of our community. Our students will achieve their academic personal best and will be equipped with the confidence and skills to make a positive difference to their own lives and the lives of others. We will achieve this through modelling our core values and attributes in the way we work together.” 

We are the founding school of Moorlands Learning Trust and a member of the Red Kite Teaching School Alliance with a firm commitment to school to school support and developing highly effective collaborative practices. 

  We are looking for:

 an individual with excellent administrative support experience

 a team player who will be skilled in dealing with student behaviour, Student Welfare and Attendance

 an individual who can support the organisation of Key Stage events, trips and other enrichment activities

 an enthusiastic, approachable individual who has successful experience of motivating, coaching and encouraging students to achieve more


In return for your commitment we can offer:

          the opportunity to make a real difference

          students with ‘highly positive attitudes to learning’

          Personalised CPD with a strong commitment to professional growth and developing individual career  


          a commitment to mobile technologies

          a very calm and orderly school with high expectations and an ethos of trust and care

          a committed and established staff and a supportive leadership team, parents and Governors

          a location on the edge of Ilkley Moor in beautiful Wharfedale which has recently been judged to be the 

          best place to live in the North and Northeast of England

          good transport links to Leeds and Bradford

For further details, including our specific application requirements for this post, please visit our school website

Closing date for applications: 8am Tuesday 21st September 2021

Provisional interview date:     To be confirmed but likely towards the end of w/c 20th September or w/c 27th September

Ilkley Grammar School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people in our recruitment procedures and in all our work across and beyond school.  The school adheres to statutory guidelines in respect to safe recruitment.  All persons employed by the school, in any capacity, will undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and confirmation of employment is subject to a successful outcome.  All teaching staff members recruited by the school have their eligibility to teach checked with the DfE.  

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