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PSHEE Co-ordinator, Maternity Leave Cover

Rye St Antony SchoolOxfordshire

The Post

PSHEE is embedded in our school life, going beyond expectations that it is a core element of the curriculum throughout the school. The PSHEE Co-ordinator takes an active lead in teaching and  implementing the curriculum in Years 7-13 and oversees the development of the curriculum and teaching and learning from Reception Class through to Year 6.

The post is a part-time (0.3) maternity cover and can be combined with another area of work at Rye.

The PSHEE Co-ordinator is accountable to the Deputy Head Pastoral and works closely with the School Nurse and Form Tutors.

The role of the PSHEE Co-ordinator includes:

  • Taking overall responsibility for the development of the PSHEE curriculum, including arranging visiting speakers, workers for pupils and/or parents etc.
  • Co-ordinating and developing resources, managing the sharing of these resources and supporting other members of the team to deliver first-rate lessons.
  • Training new and existing staff in the effective delivery of PSHEE, including the teaching of sensitive issues.
  • Liaising with the Deputy Head Pastoral over the quality and consistency of the Form Time programme and its links to the PSHEE curriculum.
  • Liaising with the Person in Charge of Catholic Life (PICCL) to ensure that the Relationships and Sex Education Policy is compliant and that teaching of PSHEE meets the requirements of the Diocese of Birmingham.
  • Ensuring compliance with ISI standards and regulations for the provision of PSHEE and SMSC areas.
  • Working with the Deputy Head Pastoral and PICCL to ensure that the school’s values are embedded in the PSHEE curriculum throughout the years.
  • Organising meetings with teachers of PSHEE both in the Prep and Senior School to review and update the scheme of work and share good ideas and best practice for teaching.
  • Managing a budget
  • Providing guidance and advice to pupils on educational and social matters including  information about sources of more expert advice on questions, making relevant records and reports and ensuring pupils’ central files are updated with information as appropriate.
  • Participating in meetings as required.

Policy/Strategic direction and development

  • Review and update the three year PSHEE development plan, ensuring that the department meets its targets and is ambitious in its future planning
  • Contribute to relevant school policies and strategic planning as required by the Head to ensure the school is compliant with ISI standards and regulations
  • Taking the lead in ensuring that school policies and strategies are embedded in schemes of work and departmental plans.

Leadership and management of others

  • Leading and managing colleagues who teach PSHEE, ensuring that they have clear expectations of their work and monitoring teaching to ensure first-rate performance standards are achieved and maintained.
  • Empower colleagues to develop their leadership potential to ensure continuous improvement of skills and development of knowledge.
  • Leading meetings with teachers of PSHEE to review provision, initiate new ideas and bring innovation to the PSHEE provision.

Teaching and learning

  • Promoting excellent in teaching and learning, embedding The Rye Way in all lessons and ensuring that pupils develop their potential, are ambitious in their learning and are equipped for life beyond school.
  • Exemplifying in own practice outstanding skills of teaching and learning which enable pupils to make excellent progress and ensure that good practice is shared with colleagues.
  • Ensuring that schemes of work are used, reviewed and modified to enable the development of high standards of teaching and learning.
  • Monitoring pupils’ work and the classroom practice of those teaching PSHEE through regular work scrutiny to ensure high standards are maintained.
  • Keeping up-to-date with developments in PSHEE and other related subject areas in education to ensure that best practice is adopted within the department.
  • Contributing to the broader life of the school by supporting and leading curricular and extra-curricular events such as school productions and activity days.

Pastoral

All teaching staff undertake a pastoral role in the school whether as Form Tutor, Head of House, or Auxiliary Tutor.  All teachers are responsible for:

  • The use of the Development/Form Time including registration and administration
  • Maintaining an up-to-date working knowledge of safeguarding practices and reporting all concerns through the appropriate channels in school and locally
  • Attending assemblies with the form group and overseeing the organisation of the form assembly
  • Participating in the school’s assembly rota and delivering assemblies that uphold the school’s Christian and Catholic values
  • Co-ordinating information on the academic, extra-curricular and pastoral programme of pupils in their care and liaising with subject teachers, Heads of Department, the Chaplain, Activities Co-ordinator and Senior Leads as appropriate, keeping records and ensuring the central pupil files are always up-to-date
  • Attending Tutor Meetings as appropriate with the Deputy Heads or Prep School Leads
  • The condition of the form and or teaching room and appropriate displays in it.

All staff are expected to contribute to the positive promotion and marketing of the school in the local and wider community, where possible, by:

  • Actively participating in educational outreach and promoting the key stage, phase or department within the school community to encourage pupils’ interest in the subject area or school
  • Promoting the whole school in a variety of different contexts, including attending marketing events where appropriate, and in interactions with parents and prospective parents and pupils

Please see the full job description for further details of the responsibilities of the post.

Person specification

Essential

  • excellent academic credentials
  • a highly successful teacher
  • understanding of and support for the Christian and Catholic ethos of the school
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • diplomatic and patient
  • well organised, efficient and able to manage competing priorities
  • collaborative, reliable and resilient
  • a willingness to contribute to the wider needs of the school community
  • highly effective communication skills, in person and in writing
  • integrity and discretion
  • inspiring confidence in others

How to apply

Applications (application form, accompanying letter and full curriculum vitae with contact details for two referees) should be addressed to the Head, Miss Joanne Croft, and sent by email to the  HR Manager, Ms Ellen Phelips (ephelips@ryestantony.co.uk).

Applications will be accepted only from candidates who have completed the application form in full.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 25 February 2021 and interviews will be held on  Friday 5 March 2021.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and all staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.  All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including a DBS check.

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