Bridge Manager, Leeds

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Swallow Hill Community CollegeLeeds
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Start date: September 2017
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £21,933 - £23,385 (actual salary)
Contract term: Permanent

37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

‘The Bridge resource is well used for pupils who need short term support for personal, social and emotional well- being before being reintegrated back into main stream lessons’ Ofsted 2016

Swallow Hill is first and foremost an inclusive 11-16 community school and proud to serve the communities of Wortley, Armley, Bramley and surrounding areas. Over the last 3 years our school has been transformed and we start September 2017 looking to continued success, having just come out of the ‘Serious Weaknesses’ category.

The academy is committed to exacting high standards, to developing outstanding learning with staff and students. Students’ success lies at the heart of everything we do. Swallow Hill is a warm and welcoming academy where genuinely every person matters. Seeing the potential in every young person and encouraging exceptional progress is at the centre of our approach. Recognising and developing students’ personal strengths and skills is very important to us – the quality of our support and care is extremely high and as a strongly inclusive school it is our belief that aspiration is for all.

We relish the opportunity and responsibility for driving student success forwards and we are very proud of the achievement of all of our young people.

GCSE results in 2016 were our best ever. Our English results (A*-C) improved by 21%, Maths results (A*C) improved by 14% and Science (A*-C) core by 9%. Biology and Chemistry A*-A grades increased by 11%.

Following an internal move in school for the current post holder we are looking to appoint a dedicated and passionate support professional to become our new Bridge Manager and manage our ‘Bridge’ provision.

The Bridge is a provision which supports vulnerable students who for a number of reasons may not be able to access main stream education. As Bridge Manager you will work with key colleagues across the Academy including the SENCO, Child Protection Manager, Achievement Leaders and the Vice Principal for Behaviour and Safety.

Experience in working with vulnerable students and strategies and knowledge to help them integrate back into main stream school is essential.

We actively welcome visits where you will meet Jill Atkins- Mackley (Interim Principal) and our ‘SEND’ team. Please contact Michelle Ashby (SENCO) at

As the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them. In each of our AET academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes. You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme, Childcare vouchers and Westfield rewards.

Closing date: Friday 28 July 2017
Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding procedures we are unable to accept CV’s. For further information on this position and to make an application please click on the apply button or visit:

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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