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Pastoral Support Manager

Harris Academy St. John's WoodWestminster

We are looking for a Pastoral Support Manager to join our strong and supportive academy team.

About Us

Our academy is a member of the Harris Federation, a group of primary and secondary academies in and around London educating some 36,000 young people. The Harris Federation Teaching School Alliance enables us not only to train and develop teachers and leaders in our own academies, but also to do so for other schools.

Main Areas of Responsibility

Leadership Responsibilities

  • To contribute to the whole School Improvement Plan in conjunction with the Key Stage Coordinator and Pastoral Lead (AP)
  • To contribute to the development of effective monitoring and evaluation of pastoral systems and to support the School Self Evaluation Form (SEF)
  • To contribute to and support the Key Stage Learning Co-ordinator in planning programmes of intervention for those students who show significant underachievement and barriers to learning

Student management

  • To participate in the development and implementation of strategies to maintain acceptable student behaviour
  • To be responsible for the management of student behaviour within the year group e.g. use of detentions, reports, telephone calls and letters home, meetings with parents, referral to seclusion unit, recommendation for exclusion to the Assistant Principal
  • To develop and implement strategies to ensure that the year group attendance and punctuality is at or above the school target
  • To develop and manage systems for the monitoring and tracking of students out of lessons
  • To establish and manage a programme of enrichment activities for the Year group to enhance motivation and raise attainment
  • To motivate and reward student and work with teachers to ensure they continue to motivate as well as challenge students
  • To participate with the Key Stage Learning Coordinators in the planning and delivery of year group assemblies that promote learning and achievement as appropriate
  • To lead in the development of effective relationships with parents using a variety of communication systems e.g. meeting with parents, phone calls, letters and attending parent events
  • To establish and maintain effective administration systems both manual and electronic to ensure that every student's information is up to date and accurate

Student welfare

  • To lead in the development of robust and effective student welfare strategies to ensure that students’ welfare is managed and monitored
  • To develop and implement effective strategies for conflict resolution for managing student and staff relationships
  • To be responsible for implementation and monitoring of the school’s policy on uniform within the year group, including disciplinary procedures and parental contact/meetings as required.
  • To be responsible in the event of very serious incidents, for the collating of information required by the Key Stage Learning Co-ordinator or Senior Management for disciplinary action
  • To establish and manage systems for the support and guidance of students during examinations, utilising all available stakeholders
  • To develop, build and maintain relationships with outside agencies who may become involved with individual students
  • To lead in student welfare meetings with external agencies or other school groups as required

Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications

  • A good standard of education
  • Evidence of pastoral related training
  • Evidence of recent relevant ICT training
  • Current first aid certification, or willingness to undergo training
  • Current mini-bus licence or willingness to undergo training to get one

Experience

  • Of working with students from the 11-16 age range
  • Of using ICT to monitor attendance and punctuality, or willingness to undergo training
  • Developing student autonomy through strategies such as peer mentoring
  • Using extra-curricular activities to enhance motivation and attainment
  • Raising levels of attendance and punctuality through rigorous monitoring, reporting and follow-up action
  • Using ICT for curriculum and administration purposes

Next Steps

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

Professional Development & Benefits

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities

The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

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