This role involves responsibility for developing relationships in a professional and supportive way, breaking down barriers to ensure access to full time education and ensuring the safety and welfare of children. Key skills in communication, record keeping and IT are essential. We are also looking for some of the following qualities and experience:
Relevant experience in family support/pastoral role within a school or other relevant child centered organisation
Progressive knowledge of common barriers to school engagement and attendance for disadvantaged students and experience of working with hard-to-reach families and families from disadvantaged backgrounds
Experience of building relationships with children and their parents, particularly the most vulnerable and working in partnership and communicating effectively with relevant agencies
Implementing and encouraging good safeguarding practice throughout a large team of people
Experience of handling sensitive data and upholding the principles of confidentiality
Awareness of, and compliance with, policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection
Millbay Academy is an all-through school in Plymouth’s Coastal Quarter. This is a place where everyone is important and where every moment counts. Our values will underpin all that we do: we will provide a stimulating learning environment where children will feel safe, happy and consequently thrive.
Our vision is clear: challenging academic and personal goals will be set for every member of the Millbay Academy community, and we will provide the support and encouragement required to reach them. We will do whatever it takes.
At Millbay Academy we are passionate advocates of all-through education. Through this, we will be able to serve our community and families, ensuring an excellent educational experience with continuity and progression. All-through education offers many unique opportunities, including shared experiences, powerful role models and the in-depth knowledge of subject specialists. The Academy has a PAN of 1020.
We are looking to appoint confident, supportive and committed people to be part of our Secondary pastoral team to be responsible for developing and maintaining effective partnerships with parents/carers and other agencies in order to safeguard pupils and their well-being and to support attendance and positive behaviour.
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