Kenton School is at the cutting edge of modern education. With just under 1,800 students, we are amongst the largest schools in the North East. However, despite our size we pride ourselves on retaining a family atmosphere and in ensuring that we cater for the needs of all our students, recognising their special gifts or talents.
At the heart of this is our pastoral team and an exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and highly competent specialist to join us in the role of Year Leader, supporting a designated year group through their school experience.
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with experience working in either education, children’s social care or another children’s sector pastoral role to:
- work in pairs to support teachers and classroom support staff, parents/carers and other professionals and agencies to effectively manage the full range of pastoral issues;
- formulate and implement strategies to ensure barriers are removed so every child is able to achieve their potential;
- motivate and challenge students, including designing and delivering inspirational assemblies;
- work effectively with parents/carers and other colleagues, professionals and agencies to ensure the pastoral needs of the child are met.
To be successful, you will have:
- knowledge of the key issues affecting behaviour, attendance and welfare;
- significant and demonstrable experience working effectively with secondary age children with social, emotional and behavioural issues;
- excellent interpersonal skills.
In return Kenton School offers fantastic developmental possibilities due to its size, facilities and a forward-thinking management and staff working together to offer the best available chances for our students.
Closing date: Noon on 20th September 2019
Kenton Schools Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all our schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.