Millbay Academy, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an experienced Student Support Worker to join the School in November 2023.
Post: Student Support Worker - Secondary
Location: Millbay Academy, 22 Millbay Road, Millbay, Plymouth PL1 3EG
FTE Salary Range: Grade E, £25,878 rising to a maximum of £28,371 per annum, pro rata
Actual Annual Salary: £20,228 rising to a maximum of £22,177 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent, part time, term time only (39 weeks)
Contract Hours: 32.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
About the role
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.
About the successful candidate
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
About the School
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.
About the Trust
Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 17 academies in Devon, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire. We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.
Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.
Teachers within Reach South belong to a national community of professionals, and benefit from a wide range of networks and development opportunities across the Trust. In time, our best teachers are able to work across schools, develop specialisms and step up to leadership roles within and beyond their own academy. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike.
Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence.
So, if you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development, please get in touch by emailing the recruitment team on firstname.lastname@example.org or calling on 01752 422955.
Closing date: for applications is Sunday 8th October 2023
Interview Date: Interviews are provisionally booked for the week commencing 16th October 2023
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We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the
closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.Opportunities and Benefits:
offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and
development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with
many other benefits.
We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high
levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the
children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our
community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and
training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South
Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work
alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of
e-learning and face-to-face training.
We are committed to safeguarding and
promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and
volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS
Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal
Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to
complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form
Please note that Reach South Academy Trust
is a licenced Sponsor for CoS applications and therefore can consider
applications from candidates eligible to apply for Teaching and Teaching
Leadership roles (only). For all other roles applicants are required to provide
the required documentation where a candidate does not need a Skilled Worker
This school accepts applications through their own website, where you may also find more information about this job.
Skilled worker visa sponsorship is not available for this job.