Associate Director of Pupil Support, Kingston and Richmond

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Achieving for ChildrenKingston and Richmond

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: AfC: £71,016 - £84,252 points 64-71
Contract term: Permanent

About the role

We are looking to appoint a dynamic and driven individual who has a passion for supporting children and young people to join our Education Leadership Team. This is a pivotal role which will ensure that our more vulnerable groups of children and young people are well supported and able to access high quality education provision.

Responsibilities include:

  • Partnership working with early help and social care teams and leaders helps us to make sure young people are attending school, and that when things are difficult we work in a coordinated way with all partners. This role is the lead local authority for children missing education and will oversee all panels to support this area.
  • Building strong relationships with school leaders is essential, with responsibility for leading the fair access and alternative provision model so that it is responsive and intervenes early, whilst promoting a shared responsibility for young people who are finding mainstream provisions hard to access.


About us

We have been up and running for five years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.

About you

To be Associate Director of Pupil Support for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people.  You will have recent experience as a senior leader in a school or local authority position and experience of building and maintaining strong partnerships and jointly working on solutions to challenges across a diverse set of stakeholders, including children, young people and their families. Knowledge of statutory legislation (for example Children’s Act) and national policy drivers are essential to this role as well knowledge and understanding of the KS2, 3 and 4 national curriculum.

Find out more

To view the job description and person specification for this role please click here: JD AD P Support

If you would like to have an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Charis Penfold, Director for Education Services, Phone: 020 8547 5250 Email:

Alternatively, you can attend one of our Recruitment Drop-Ins to 'Meet the Employer', which we hold every last Thursday or Friday of each month. To register for a drop in session, please click here.

For application information please click this link.

Benefit of working for Achieving for Children

As a social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. We offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.

To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates will be required to undertake a DBS Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy.

Closing date - Thursday 16  January 2020

Interviews – Wednesday 22 January 2020

More about Achieving for Children
Address: Guildhall 2, High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1EU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 208 831 6037