Personal Development Coordinator, Kirklees

Closing date:

Colne Valley High SchoolKirklees

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £19,524 per annum (from a FTE £22,462)
Contract term: Permanent

Colne Valley High School, Huddersfield
Personal Development Coordinator
Permanent role, 37 hours a week
Term time + 5 additional days
To start – ASAP
Salary - £19,524 per annum (FTE £22,462)


Your new school

Colne Valley High School is one of the first purpose built comprehensive schools in England; founded in 1956 and is located in the Colne Valley, an area of outstanding beauty in the east flank of the Pennine Hills in West Yorkshire. Easily accessible from Manchester, Huddersfield, Leeds and surrounding areas.

A school where ‘The quality of teaching is improving and, as a result, more pupils are making good progress.’

‘The behaviour system is improving behaviour in lessons and this is helping behaviour to improve’ (OFSTED, 2017)

Your new role

Maintaining high levels of behaviour and student engagement within the Academy is a key part of our approach to improving educational attainment and our Personal Development team play a crucial role is ensuring this happens. 

Responsible to the Personal Development Manager, a Personal Development Coordinator will maintain an effective and efficient behaviour system to ensure students are engaging positively in Academy life and achieving their target grades.

The role is extremely varied and some of the duties of a PD coordinator are listed below:

• Assisting with the day to day management of the ‘on-call’ system, isolation room and detention system.

• Maintaining a high profile around the Academy to actively ensure that appropriate student behaviour is maintained.

• Working closely with the Senior Team, Achievement Coordinators and Heads of Faculties to reduce ‘fixed term’ exclusions.

• Liaising confidently with parents/carers in relation to the Personal Development system.

• Encouraging high levels of expectations in students and promoting our RITA values.

• Monitoring the one-way systems in corridors daily.

• Liaising with the Senior Team, SENCO and Heads of Faculties regarding patterns of student behaviour.


A full job description is available.

What you’ll get in return

• A supportive and welcoming school who value the work life balance of our staff.

• A school who work collaboratively across all departments to ensure we get the very best out of each and every one of our students.

• A fantastic Wellbeing Centre run by a trained counsellor and Safeguarding Manager; accessible for both staff and students providing high quality and skilled personalised support.


Closing date: Thursday 23rd May 2019

Interviews will be held the first week back after the half term

The small print

The MFG Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.




Job location

More about Colne Valley High School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Gillroyd Lane, Linthwaite, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD7 5SP, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1484 848680
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