To enable students and young people to achieve their potential by providing support to overcome barriers to learning both inside and outside the academy.
Support for Students
Part of first response team on everyday issues for students;
Provide support and intervention to promote positive student behaviour and well-being;
Assist in the identification of those students who would benefit most from intervention and, working with others, draw up and implement an action plan for each student who needs particular support;
To develop a 1:1 mentoring relationship with students needing particular support where necessary aimed at achieving the goals defined in the action plan;
To maintain regular contact with families/carers of students in need of extra support, to keep them informed of the student's needs and progress, and to secure positive family support and involvement;
Meeting and reporting students who are late;
Support students who may have attendance/truancy issues;
Attend regular meetings with appropriate senior staff;
Deal with any issues raised by students during confidential discussions promptly and inform
relevant staff of the issues and the action taken;
To liaise with parents, outside agencies, education welfare and the police with regard to
confidential/sensitive information and complex issues;
Support the tracking of student’s attainment and achievement and offer intervention support to maximise student outcomes;
To help with general student supervision duties.
Support to Teachers
Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on learners pastoral needs/progress, problems etc;
Promote good learner behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage learners to take responsibility for their own behaviour;
Support and promote the academy policies including rewards, attendance and punctuality;
Organising work for students who have been taken out of lessons or are absent long-term;
Establish de-escalation routines in line with the behaviour policy of the academy;
Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers and external agencies;
Helping with pastoral administration when necessary.
Support for Organisation
��� Attend Core group or other meetings as directed and provide appropriate feedback in the absence of the Pastoral Lead ESLT.
To be a point of contact for accessing a range of community and business-based programmes and specialist support services, for example the Social and Youth Services, CSAWS, the Probation Service and YOT, and out of academy study support and business and community mentors;
To have full knowledge and appreciation of the range of activities, courses, opportunities,
organisations and individuals that could be drawn upon to provide extra support for students;
Produce appropriate records of meetings, incidents that arise, and telephone conversations with external agencies and Parents as appropriate;
Keep a daily work log to enable other colleagues to be kept up to date with pastoral issues; maintain child protections files and all records of work with external agencies.
To undertake appropriate professional development including adhering to the principle of performance management;
Attendance at appropriate staff meetings and parents evenings.
Support to Academy Ethos (this list is not exhaustive and should reflect the ethos of the academy)
Promote and safeguard the welfare of students and young persons you are responsible for or come into contact with;
Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person;
Be aware of, support and ensure equal opportunities for all;
Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the academy;
Appreciate and support the role of other professionals;
Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required;
Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required;
Assist with student needs as appropriate during the academy day.