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Student Support Leader - 37 hours per week; term time + five days

Parkside SchoolCullingworth, Bradford

Applications are invited for a suitably qualified person to apply for the post of Student Support Leader at Parkside School. Parkside is a highly inclusive school rated good by Ofsted. The post commences at the earliest opportunity.

Our vision for Parkside School is that Parkside School should visibly and substantively impact on the community it is embedded within. This impact should be important, meaningful and considerable. This means young people from Parkside should develop into well-rounded young people who know how to keep themselves safe. We want students to have a personal and specific hope for the future which they can articulate, believe in and share with others; students who can empathise, critique, protect, love, inspire, make, design, explore and understand; students who are willing to try things they have never done before, do things they don’t want to do and be willing to reinvent themselves to become the best that they can be.

This year we are focussing on 3 values for Parkside School. The first is Wellbeing. Essential in the current situation, it is also critical to securing a foundation from which young people can grow. The second is Resilience. So often, young people lack resilience. Now, more than ever, we need to focus on making a quick recovery from the difficulties we have experienced. Finally, and the one which is closest to my heart, is Courage. To take Parkside from the good school that it is to the exceptional school we want it to be, we will need to be courageous. We will need to try new things, be open to change and have the courage to put ourselves out of our comfort zones in order to grow.

As with all visions, they mean little unless there is a clear plan for how they will be achieved. At Parkside, this plan will focus on 4 areas. The first is exceptional personal development, ensuring that pupils have access to wide and varied opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. The second is excellent preparation for the future. Thirdly, excellent partnerships for learning. Finally, excellent achievement. This will only be achieved with excellent teaching and learning in the classroom and when students have the self-confidence, self-esteem and support to become someone they may have never seen before – their very best selves.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation we are not arranging visits to the school. If you would like to have an informal phone conversation about this role with Zena Zenonos-Walker please contact her on zena.zenonos-walker@parksideschool.net  to arrange a suitable time.

If you are as excited by this challenge as we are and you think this might be the role for you, please apply by emailing your application to Jill Britton – jill.britton@parksideschool.net , having taken note of the attachments, by the closing date of Friday 16th April 2021 at 10:00 am

Interviews for successfully shortlisted candidates will be undertaken Wednesday 21st April 2021


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