Graduate Pastoral Tutors (1 year contracts)
From September 2017 this academic, vibrant and inspirational school seeks Graduate Pastoral Tutors (1 year contracts) £12,000 + accommodation + meals.
The Graduate Pastoral Tutor lives and works in a residential boarding House, as part of the pastoral team which comprises Houseparents, House Tutors and another Graduate Pastoral Tutor. They are expected to play a full part in the life of the House supervising students, carrying out administrative tasks and leading trips and activities and attending parades. They will also be attached to a curriculum area and will contribute to the work of that department.
The Graduate Pastoral Tutor is responsible to the Deputy Head (Pastoral). The Graduate Pastoral Tutor is line-managed by the relevant Houseparents with regard to House duties, by the relevant Head of Department with regard to their academic role, and to the Assistant Head (Co-curricular) with regard to Period 7 activities.
• To assist with boarding duties.
• To reside overnight in the Boarding House from 11.00pm during term time on required nights unless a separate arrangement has been made with the Houseparents.
• To cover the Boarding House as required on Saturday mornings.
• To accompany or take up to 4 weekend trips per term.
• To assist in the ceremonial aspects of the school. (eg. assist with Parade Sundays.)
• To inform staff about any relevant or confidential pupil issues.
• To accompany a pupil to a medical appointment when a Houseparent is unavailable.
• To contribute to the domestic operation of the House.
• To collect mail, answer the telephone and to relay messages as and when appropriate.
• To use the House Diary in accordance with House procedure.
• To assist in the organisation and preparation of House teams for Inter House competitions.
• Act as academic mentor in House.
• To assist in the organisation and running of the department, and be available to accompany school trips. In addition, a requirement to assist with cover for staff absences in the academic department.
• Provide teaching and learning support in lessons.
• Provide administrative support in the preparation and delivery of lessons.
• Plan and deliver activities which support learning in lessons.
• Work with small groups/individuals within lessons.
• Provide intervention for groups/students in lessons and outside of lessons.
• Support with extra-curricular activity.
• Support with practical examinations.
• Support with administrative tasks to support extra-curricular activity.
Person Specification Skills
• Enthusiastic, friendly, and committed to the personal, social and academic development of young people.
• Able to work well as part of a team, with good communication and interpersonal skills.
• A high level of organisational skills and ability to work to deadlines.
• A pro-active person who anticipates and initiates. Qualifications and Experience
• University graduate
• Holder of a full current driving licence
Set in a beautiful 45 acre Surrey site, the School enjoys excellent facilities and an aspirational learning environment. Gordon’s is recognised by HM Chief Inspector of Schools as one of Britain’s finest non-selective schools, with circa 750 pupils including 200 residential boarders and a thriving sixth form.
In 2015, the percentage of pupils achieving five or more GCSE grades A* to C, including Maths and English, was 89%. The A*-C pass rate at A-Level was 94%, with 76% of the grades A* to B. These results rank Gordon’s in the 10 top non-selective schools in England.
Massively over-subscribed, Gordon’s size ensures that every pupil is well known and nurtured as an individual. The School has a very strong emphasis on academic standards, self-discipline and traditional values and aims to deliver much more than just outstanding examination results, providing abundant opportunities outside the classroom and exceptional pastoral care.
Closing date – 12pm Friday 2nd June 2017
Interviews week beginning – 12th June 2017
For further details and an application form please visit our website: www.gordons.surrey.sch.uk/vacancies.