Pastoral Support Adviser
Required for January 2019
Fixed term contract for 2 terms in the first instance
36 Hours per week - Term Time plus inset days
Salary – Scale 5, spinal point 22 – 25 (£21,074 – £23,111 pro rata)
Plus London Weighting (£1,885 pro rata) circa (£20,167 - £21,956 inclusive LW)
Working at Preston Manor means that you benefit from working in a school with a 80 year old reputation for success, whilst also enjoying the excitement and innovation of being part of a new school having recently become an all-through Co-operative School. We are a large learning community with students from ages 4 – 19 years old and our curriculum expands across six key stages.
Joining us means you are joining an esteemed, outward facing establishment which is currently breaking new ground into its exciting future. We are oversubscribed for places, reflecting the reputation the school has for its academic rigour, excellence in teaching and learning, an inclusive and welcoming community. We are proud of our focus on student and staff wellbeing, which is evident from the moment you step into our community. We pride ourselves on having excellent student leadership and high staff-retention rates.
We are looking for an inspirational, organised person to take up this position at our progressive and innovative school. You will be responsible for working with the Directors of Student Development and Lead Pastoral Support Adviser in supporting the year groups and parents in the welfare, guidance, behaviour management and support of KS3 students.
You should be a team player with excellent communication skills, enthusiastic and optimistic in your approach to students, have a high level of emotional literacy and have experience of working with students and their families and in finding ways to remove barriers to learning.
Excellent organisational skills and a flexible working attitude are both essential.
Excellent communication, time-management skills and the ability to work under pressure are also essential for the role.
● motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious students
● a friendly and supportive team of staff
● a professionally stimulating and collaborative working environment
● a commitment to professional development
● Staff Well-being committee
The school is situated within sight of the iconic Wembley Stadium, and provides access to all that Wembley has to offer. The school benefits from fantastic links both through public transport and by car. It is a short 10 minute walk from Wembley Park and Preston Road Underground Stations and a 10 minute bus journey from North Wembley Station. The Metropolitan, Jubilee and Bakerloo lines as well as the London Overground/Network rail are within easy reach of the school. Central London locations can easily be reached within 20 minutes from the school. The school is also accessible to major motorways (M25, M1, M40 and A40 etc.).
The above post provides an excellent opportunity to work in a high quality and well-resourced environment and to become part of a highly motivated and visionary team of teachers.
"Students at Preston Manor are always aiming high supported by the teachers who push them further.’
‘Preston Manor is a vibrant, diverse and enriched community. The discipline and teaching is first-class, giving us a wider perspective of how the world around us works.’
Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or disability.
Closing Date: noon Monday 21 January 2019
The school reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time, so early application is advised.
Preston Manor School is committed to the welfare and safety of its students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo the necessary Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks.