Full time term time only, 32.5 hours per week (Grade 6, SCP 20-24)
Do you want to make an impact in a school that is moving forward with exciting times ahead? The Wilnecote School is part of the Community Academies Trust, a local school-based Trust with an excellent reputation and two recently selected National Teaching Schools at its heart.
Our Pastoral House Managers are a key part of our Pastoral Support team. Working directly with a Head of House (a member of our teaching staff) in one of the school’s three “houses”, you will work directly with students on a day-to-day basis. Under the direction of senior staff, you will co-ordinate the support provision for pupils who need help in overcoming barriers to learning and developing their potential by raising standards of behaviour for learning. You will be a first response for everyday student problems. This includes being the first point of parental contact, acting as gatekeeper for Heads of House.
Some aspects of the role will include investigating reported incidents of poor behaviour, including interviewing students and gathering witness statements. You will contact parents in informing them of individual students’ behaviour as part of effective lines of communication between school and home. You will also work directly with individuals or groups to raise self-esteem and confidence of students with a view to improve personal and social skills, support parents and students in crisis, liaising with identified personnel, manage the effective reintegration of those who have been absent and co-ordinate and deliver reintegration sessions for students returning from exclusion.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate good literacy and numeracy skills with evidence of grade A*-C in Maths and English at GCSE level. The ability to use I.C.T. as a learning tool would be an advantage however training will be given. Experience of working with children and/or students is desirable and at interview, you will be able to clearly display an affinity to the pastoral care of students in school.
Successful applicants will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to liaise effectively with a wide range of people including teachers, pupils, and support staff. You will join a supportive environment where professional development is enhanced through the local National Teaching School. The post offers scope for personal development.
Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged. Please get in touch if you would like to arrange this.
For more information and to request a full application pack including job description and person specification - please contact Paul Hunt at Hays Education:
T: 0121 236 4476
M: 07921 583 731
Closing date: Monday 30th October 2017 at 9am
Please also see our dedicated recruitment site: https://www.hays.co.uk/jobs/the-wilnecote-school
“This Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment”.
This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Further details regarding this check are available from school or by visiting www.gov.uk/dbs.