You will support the Head of Sixth Form in delivering exceptional pastoral support. Working in a busy environment, no two days will be the same and problem-solving skills are essential. You will be able to understand children across the board (from those with learning difficulties to the most able) and know how to support both. This will be achieved through combinations of the following:
- Mentoring/coaching of pupils
- Helping prepare students for the “next step” after Sixth Form
- Management of pupil progress and assessment at KS5
- Management of pupils’ behaviour
- Management and support of extra-curricular opportunities within Sixth Form
- Management of resources
- Co-ordination and delivery of interventions
- Supporting students during their GLAS sessions
- Supporting students on Exams Results day and helping with the enrolment procedure
Experience of working with older secondary school age children would be an advantage. In this role, you will work 37 hours per week, term time only plus two weeks for INSETs and Sixth Form results/enrolment.
Highcrest offers an innovative and extensive CPD package that was recognised as an excellent example of good practice in our most recent Ofsted Inspection. No matter what your experience, we will help you develop into the person you aspire to be.
If you are a team player, passionate about education and social mobility and want to really make a difference to the lives of young people then The Highcrest Academy could be the place for you; a thriving school in the heart of the community, with free on-site parking, gym and staff recognition schemes.
Just 30 minutes by train from Central London, The Highcrest Academy is the first All Ability Academy in the county of Buckinghamshire. It is a culturally diverse and vibrant school making it a fantastic place to work. We have some students who will need all your support and yet we also featured in the national Ofsted report (2016) for providing challenge to the most able. Does this enthuse you? There are approximately 1,000 students on roll, which includes the Sixth Form of 170. A new building programme has just been completed to increase our Sixth Form, sports and recreational facilities for both students and staff.
Our aim is to establish a culture of excellence throughout every element of our academy and move us from Good to Outstanding.
“The growing house system encourages competition between not only students but also staff, which creates a real community feeling, making it an enjoyable place to work.” ... Head of Humanities
“I’d definitely say our INSET and CPD programme/sessions are far better than anything I’ve seen or heard of from other schools.” ... Head of Art
Ofsted recognised our truly innovative approach to delivering personalised CPD. Inspired by Harry Beck’s London Underground Tube map, our staff (passengers), choose their destination, the lines they wish to travel, and the stops they want to get off at. Many staff are also drivers sharing their expertise with colleagues.
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Closing date: Wednesday 27 November 2019 at noon
Please apply immediately for an early interview. We reserve the right to close the advert early.
The Highcrest Academy is fully committed to safeguarding children (policies on web). All members of staff are in a “regulated” role under the Vetting & Barring Scheme and have to be DBS cleared prior to employment.