Who are we?
The Refocus Room is an internal exclusion facility which forms an integral part of our behaviour system at Abbey College. The aim of the facility is to support students in improving their behaviour to reduce the need for suspension from school. Students attend the facility for an opportunity to ‘reset’ either following a significant behaviour incident or for persistent low-level behaviours. Whilst in the Refocus Room, in addition to continuing with their curriculum, students complete a range of refection activities to support them in returning to their normal lessons successfully.
Would you like to visit us?
Informal visits are welcomed. We are not as far away as you think and driving through the countryside each morning is a very pleasant way to start you day! You’ll find us just 20-25 minutes from Peterborough and Huntingdon, and commutable from Cambridge too. Why not visit us so we can show you more of our school?
What do I do if I want to know more before applying?
You are very welcome to come and visit our wonderful school, please just let us know and we will arrange a tour of the department and wider school. More information is available on our website. However, if you have any further questions, please contact Sarah Noble Snoble@abbey.college
Reporting to: Assistant Headteacher of Ethos
Main Tasks and Responsibilities
To be the lead teacher in the Refocus Room at Abbey College by ensuring the high standards of behaviour in the Refocus room and supporting students to reflect and make changes to their behaviours. This may include helping students to overcome barriers to learning and by promoting engagement.
To set a vision for the quality of education within the Refocus Room and implement those plans by ensuring the room is resourced to the highest standard and students learning is productive and in-line with their peers accessing taught lessons.
To support students to successfully return to their full timetable and develop a reintegration process that reduces recidivism, including those who are suspended.
Supporting the pastoral needs of the students, and strengthening the link between staff, parents and carers and the students, through excellent communication. This may include ongoing mentoring for those students who repeatedly attend the Refocus Room.
To work with our dedicated careers team and support students in accessing advice and support for their next steps.
To motivate and reward students and recognise and celebrate success.
To ensure all student reports are completed as needed.
To maintain key data for the facility, including student attendance.
To support the Student Support Officers with after-school detentions and deputise for the Assistant Headteacher of Ethos when required.
To carry out the professional duties of a schoolteacher as provided for under the relevant sections of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document.
To teach pupils according to their educational needs including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the pupil in the school and elsewhere.
To assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development, and attainment of pupils and to keep such records as are required.
To provide, or contribute to, oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of pupils.
To ensure that ICT, literacy, numeracy and School subject specialism(s) are reflected in the teaching/learning experience of pupils.
To undertake a designated programme of teaching to fully prepare pupils for all examinations and tests.
To ensure a high-quality learning experience for pupils that meets internal and external quality standards.
To prepare and update teaching materials.
To use a variety of delivery methods that will stimulate learning appropriate to pupil needs and the demands of the syllabus and/or scheme of work.
To maintain discipline in accordance with the school’s procedures and to encourage good practice about punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework.
To undertake assessment of pupils as requested by external examination bodies, departmental, year and School procedures.
To mark, grade and give written/verbal and diagnostic feedback as required.
To jointly plan with any TAs allocated to pupils in your classes.
To support the furtherance of the school’s mission statement
To promote student engagement
To support senior staff in quality assurance procedures
To support colleagues in sustaining outstanding behaviour and attitudes to learning amongst students
To provide cover for other colleagues, as required.
Be humble, intuitive, and passionate.
Highly motivated and enthusiastic.
An understanding of health and safety issues.
An understanding of the values and behaviour expected within this role.
An understanding of the protection and safeguarding of children and young people.
To communicate effectively with the parents of pupils as appropriate.
Where appropriate, to communicate and co-operate with persons or bodies outside the school.
To follow agreed policies for communications in the school.
To oversee the Gliding Scholarship Programme.
Lead the tracking, monitoring and assessment calendaring of all vocational subjects.
Fulfil the regulatory requirement of being the key point of contact in the centre for both QCF and NQF accredited qualifications.
Monitor and support staff in the successful delivery of the vocational curriculum.
Ensure that vocational teaching staff are accessing available professional development and support, to expose teachers to best practice.
As the main person involved with Quality Review and Development in the centre, regularly liaise directly with the Centre Quality Reviewer and external moderators.
Liaise with the appropriate centre and board staff to ensure that:
All programmes are approved, and registrations are accurate and up to date.
All staff are aware of board requirements.
There is an accredited Lead Internal Verifier in place for each Principal Subject Area, where required.
Ensure all pupils have equal access to learning using appropriate strategies and resources, where necessary.
Liaise with pastoral staff members to ensure the wellbeing of pupils and their full participation in school life.
Raise any concerns regarding pupils’ behaviour with the relevant Raising Standards Lead.
Implement any specific arrangements for individual pupils, ensuring that relevant staff members are aware of the measures in place.
Provide individual pastoral support to pupils, where necessary.
Continuously motivate and challenge pupils, whilst promoting and reinforcing self-esteem.
have the ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young
the significance of safeguarding and interprets this accurately for all
individual children and young people whatever their life circumstances.
have a good understanding of the safeguarding agenda and can demonstrate an
ability to contribute towards a safe environment.
ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice and
information in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
This job description will be
reviewed and updated periodically in order to
ensure that it relates to the job performed or to incorporate any proposed
changes. This procedure will be conducted by the Headteacher or line
manager in consultation with the post-holder. In these circumstances it
will be the aim to reach agreement on reasonable changes but if agreement is
not possible management reserves the right to make changes to the job
description following consultation.
This job post has expired.