The Senior Behaviour Manager will work vertically across all year groups in the academy, providing strategic and operational support to SLT and Directors of Learning (DoLs). They will attend SLT and DoL meetings as required.
The post-holder will be responsible for setting a clear vision for behaviour inside and outside the academy, and model for staff exemplary practice in terms of managing challenging student behaviour. They will be expected to, alongside DoLs, monitor the behaviour and attitude to learning across all year groups, liaising with teachers and subject leaders and offering support and guidance where necessary. They will have delegated responsibility for key aspects of our behaviour policy, for example internal exclusions, detentions and alternative provision. They will be a key point of contact for parents, and should maintain positive, professional relations with all our parent community.
· To lead and manage student behaviour day to day, acting as a role model for students and staff by demonstrating high quality pastoral care and support, rigorous expectations and a visible, professional presence with students.
· To work closely and collaboratively with all academy senior and middle leaders with regard to implementing academy behaviour systems.
· To work closely with the Assistant Principal – Behaviour in the writing of formal reporting on behaviour at the academy.
· To have an overview of the range of barriers to learning that impact on student progress, with reference to behaviour and attitudes to learning in and out of the classroom.
· To monitor student behaviour and, where necessary, refer students to the academy’s therapy and learning mentor services, in order to improve behaviour and student well-being.
· To maintain strong communication with parents and carers to ensure the behaviour systems implemented within the school are supported and communicated clearly to parents.
Outcomes and activities
· To ensure all staff understand, and are actively implementing, all key aspects of the school’s policies including those for behaviour, attendance, uniform and safeguarding.
· To maintain regular formal and informal contact with staff to ensure high quality and consistent provision.
· To have an overview of all the different care and guidance available for students, e.g. Head of Learning Support, Head of Grandin Centre, Place2Be, learning mentors, teaching assistants, and external agencies.
· To provide a link for parents, tutors, SEN team, teachers, subject leaders, SLT and external agencies.
· To initiate and respond to communications with parents ensuring that they are kept fully informed and involved in the progress of their children.
· To assist with monitoring student attendance and punctuality on a weekly basis and to take all the appropriate steps to ensure that attendance and punctuality of students are at the highest levels.
· To oversee students on report and make contact with parents when necessary.
· To oversee the key elements of positive behaviour management such as internal exclusion and academy detentions.
· To play the leading role in the disciplining of students referring situations to the appropriate member of SLT when appropriate.
· To maintain individual student records as necessary and ensure that they are kept up to date.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and the post holder must be committed to safeguarding the welfare of children. No job description can be fully comprehensive, and from time to time the successful candidate may have to undertake other professional duties as directed by the Principal.
Please send completed applications to Payal Joshi at firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am on Wednesday 21st November 2018.