Compassionate Schools Coach - Quest Academy, Nuneaton

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Quest AcademyNuneaton
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Start date: September
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £20,402 to £24480 FTE
Contract term: Permanent

Job Title: Compassionate Schools Coach

Reference No(s): ACRC321844 

Salary: £20,402 to £24,482.40 FTE*

Location: Rugby, Warwickshire** 

Closing Date: 9am 16th July 2018

Interviews: 18th July 2018 

 Start Date: September 2018

Hours of Work: Full-Time (Term-Time only)  

Be part of a team that is passionate and committed to making a positive difference to the lives of the pupils and their families; in an innovative new school in Rugby, for children and young people with autism and/or social, emotional and mental health needs.  

About Us 

MacIntyre Academies Trust will be opening a new and exciting Academy in a purpose built state of the art building in Rugby, Warwickshire for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs and /or autism, aged between 9 years and 19 years.   

**Whilst the new building is being constructed the academy is located in a temporary modern school building on the outskirts of Nuneaton and opened with 30 pupils in September 2017. 

  MacIntyre Academies is delighted to have been chosen to set up this new Academy which will join the existing ‘Endeavour Academy’ in Oxford which opened in 2014 and ‘Discovery Academy’ which opened in September 2015. 

MacIntyre Academies is sponsored by MacIntyre Charity, which over the  last 50 years, has developed a strong reputation nationally, as a high quality, person centred organisation.

  The Role 

We are currently recruiting for an inspirational and creative Compassionate Schools Coach to join this new and exciting school, this is a really exciting opportunity to be part of something very special.   

Reporting to the Assistant Principal, you will identify and introduce strategies for individuals to enable them to self-regulate their emotions enabling them to take part in the learning, care and support offered within the school.   You will help prepare resources that can be used in 1-2-1 sessions by yourself and the class team so that the children and young people have the best access to learning. 

As part of following each individual’s education plan and behaviour support plan, you will also need an awareness and ability to contribute to relevant information on a daily basis as required such as students’ logs and communication books. All information must be recorded accurately appropriately.   You will also work closely with internal and external stakeholders to successfully contribute to the delivery of the vision, ethos, aims and objectives of the academy; in turn, enabling successful learning and achievement by young people and sustained improvement in their spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical well-being in preparation for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. 

 About You

 You will have experience of working with children who have a statement or EHC plan, be an excellent and confident classroom practitioner and have demonstrable experience of your commitment to your own continued professional development.  An HLTA Qualification or equivalent such as NNEB or NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, experience of working with multidisciplinary teams and experience of working with students with ASD/SLD is desirable.  


In return, we can offer you a Local Government Pension Scheme, an Employee Assistance Programme to support your health and wellbeing and full induction, training and career opportunities.   

MacIntyre Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All positions will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the DBS Update Service together with all other relevant recruitment checks including obtaining references.  Referees will be asked to assess suitability of candidates to work with vulnerable adults, children or young people and will be verbally verified.   

MacIntyre Academies’ Safeguarding Policy can be found on our website and candidates will be asked about this as part of the recruitment process.  

*Salaries are Full-Time Equivalent and dependent on experience and qualifications; pro rata for term-time roles

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