Prestwich Arts College is a mainstream, co-educational, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school, for children aged 11-16. We are situated in Prestwich, Manchester, near to the Metrolink and the M60 motorway system and we have 850 pupils on our roll. We are a school which is determined to move forward, we have a clear direction, with strong leadership and we are 100% committed to making us the best school for pupils, parents and staff. Our vision is ‘realising greatness’; as we want every individual in our care to have the opportunity to realise their own greatness. We promote a culture of high expectations, within a supportive environment, based upon our core values of pride, respect, equality, success, team work, work ethic, initiative, community and harmony (PRESTWICH). These core values are central to the school; they form the basis of how we work together as a family and how pupils are rewarded for the fantastic things they do. We really would encourage you to have a look at our website for more information.
Prestwich Arts College wishes to appoint an efficient, organised and highly motivated Pastoral Manager. In collaboration with one of our five teaching Heads of Year, the successful candidate will work with one of the year groups in our school, which each contain approximately 172 students. The ideal candidate will support students in their learning, by encouraging positive attitudes towards all aspects of school life, thus empowering our students to realise their greatness. The candidate must be able to work to tight deadlines and have the ability to be flexible and adaptable. The successful candidate will also be jointly responsible for the implementation of school policies in relation to behaviour management for their year group. The candidate must have very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage challenging situations, within a very busy environment. They must also be able to communicate effectively with the whole school community and all relevant stakeholders. The candidate will be expected to attend safeguarding meetings in respect of children in their year group. The ideal candidate will understand the need for confidentiality and discretion and be able to demonstrate very high standards of professionalism at all times.
The school is committed to Keeping Children Safe in Education and Working Together to Safeguard Children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Appointment, therefore, will be subject to clearance checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service. In addition, we will also require the receipt of two suitable / appropriate references, medical clearance, copies of relevant qualifications and eligibility to work in the UK.
Please complete the application form included, paying particular attention to the job description and person specification. The short listing will take into account how you have demonstrated that your abilities match the skills and experience detailed in those documents.