Pastoral Support Coordinator, Kent

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The Leigh UTCKent

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £10,741 - £17,662 based on Term Time + 1 week (FTE £20,930)
Contract term: Fixed Term

About the role:  The Leigh UTC require a suitably experienced Pastoral Support Coordinator who will support the inclusion of all students enabling them to access education more effectively and provide support for staff with issues that are restricting student development. You will also take on the responsibility of Safeguarding Co-ordinator which encompasses duties requested by the academy’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

The position is maternity cover for 1 year, Term Time plus 1 week of inset. There is flexibility around hours offering part-time – full-time (between 22.5 – 37 hours per week). The salary will reflect the hours of work, ranging between £10,741 - £17,662 per annum. We kindly ask all applicants to state their preference of working basis on their application forms.

The main responsibilities and duties of this role include the following;

  • At the direction of SLT, work with identified students and their parents/carers developing and implementing inclusive practices which enable the students to effectively access education.
  • Monitoring attendance and behavior.
  • Support the work of designated members of the UTC team and outside agencies with issues related to the inclusion of students identified by the Principal, Vice Principal and other senior staff.
  • Provide 1:1 support for identified students through identified programmes appropriate to their needs
  • Provide supervision, support and training for GTPs, NQTs and new members of staff from pastoral and academic teams as appropriate, to ensure consistent approaches within the framework of the UTC’s Behaviour Policies
  • Establish and foster good relationships between families, students and the UTC.
  • Support parents/carers of identified students in accessing other relevant agencies and services.
  • Work with the appropriate UTC staff in the delivery of professional development and the sharing of appropriate information across the school.
  • Prepare documentation and referral forms for all outside agencies as identified by Senior members of staff, including Attendance, the Partnership Based Review Panel and the Local Inclusion Forums and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.
  • Keep confidential and comprehensive records of all work undertaken.
  • Promote equality of opportunity for all students and families, in line with UTC policies on race equality, equal opportunities and all forms of bullying
  •  Attend Pastoral and Academic meetings as requested. 
  • Such other duties as the Principal and Governors may from time to time require.
  • Administration and data of Pupil Premium students.
  • Support the Post 16 Work experience programme as directed by SLT.

Working with us: Having opened in September 2014 with state-of-the-art facilities originally for Key Stage 4 and 5, The Leigh UTC provides an exciting, innovative, business-led, problem-solving curriculum, enabling students to achieve relevant work-related qualifications and transferable skills for future training or employment. The most unique feature of The Leigh UTC is its business ethos that are emphasised by our students' behaviours and supported by our sponsors.

In September 2017, following the request of the Department for Education due to our continued success, The Leigh UTC marked history by expanding its student intake to incorporate Key Stage 3 – the first UTC in the UK to do this.  Furthermore, being the first UTC to have IB World School Status has enabled us to develop strong links in Germany and Qatar.  Having IB Status will enable us to further develop the mid-years programme (MYP) for our Key Stage 3 students and thus providing a joined-up pathway from ages 11 to 19.  The overarching mission of the Inspiration Academy is to develop curious, academically-skilled young people who aspire to be principled, compassionate learners.  Our curriculum strives to create students who are self-motivated, competent, willing to take risks and lifelong learners.

Recent Ofsted success! We have recently been judged as Good with Outstanding Leadership in our first inspection since opening.  Our key successes and features that our successful candidate can be part of are as follows; 

  • The promotion of pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding
  • Pupils, including the disadvantaged and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, catch up from previous underachievement and make strong and often rapid progress in a range of subjects and disciplines
  • Application to learning is often exemplary
  • The Leigh UTC makes a real difference for its pupils and surrounding area. Pupils become motivated to find and follow their passions. They leave well equipped to succeed in engineering and related technical and design careers and contribute to the economy.
  • The Principal, with his leaders and staff team, model a high-quality working environment. This rubs off on pupils, who value the supportive ethos, work-like atmosphere.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of September 2019, our Trust is comprised of 25 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 13 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open between September 2020-2021.  The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. 

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust. 

Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

We require all staff within the Trust to complete an enhanced DBS check as part of our on-boarding process in order to safeguard our students.



More about The Leigh UTC
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - University Technical College (UTC)
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Address: The Bridge Development, Brunel Way, Dartford, Kent, DA1 5TF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1322 626 600
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The Leigh UTC opened in 2014 and is part of Leigh Academies Trust.  Sponsors include University of Greenwich, Bluewater, Eurostar and Kenard Engineering.  The Leigh UTC provides an exciting, innovative, business-led, problem-solving curricu...