Kenton School is at the cutting edge of modern education. With just under 1800 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, due to the secondment of one of our team, 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.
Working in pairs, our Year Leaders work with and support teachers and classroom support staff, parents/carers and other professionals and agencies to effectively manage the full range of pastoral issues, including behaviour management, safeguarding and welfare, and formulate and implement strategies to ensure barriers are removed so every child is able to achieve their potential.
To be successful you will have:
• Experience working in either education, children’s social care or another children’s sector pastoral role
• Significant and demonstrable experience working effectively with secondary age children with social, emotional and behavioural issues.
• Knowledge of the key issues affecting behaviour, attendance and welfare
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• The ability to not only motivate and challenge students, including designing and delivering inspirational assemblies, but to work effectively with parents/carers and other colleagues, professionals and agencies to ensure the pastoral needs of the child are met.
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.
Supporting information is available to download below. To apply, please click on Quick Apply where you will be taken to the application form.
Closing date: noon on 10 December 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.