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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    28 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 37 hours per week 8am – 4pm (3.30pm on a Friday), term time only plus one week (Inset days)

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£29,777 – £33,945

Actual salary

£25,840 - £29,457

Pay scale

Grade 7

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Demonstrable experience of working effectively with vulnerable children/ young people in either education, social work, youth work or another related area of work
  • Experience of managing child protection cases and investigations
  • Experience of working effectively with the parents /carers of children
  • Experience of working effectively with a range of professionals to promote children’s learning or welfare
  • Ability to complete S17 and S47 enquiries and reports for conference in a timely manner. Maintain student records and write other reports as required
  • Ability to work on one’s own initiative, balance competing priorities and organise a work schedule
  • Ability to motivate children/young people by establishing empathic and supportive working relationships
  • Comfortable using ICT and word processing
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles involved in giving advice and guidance to children/young people, including the place of confidentiality
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the range of additional support/agencies which can be of assistance to vulnerable pupils and their families
  • Ability to summarise clearly and concisely and articulate concepts and proposals
  • Ability to produce concise and complex reports
  • Like children and have a sense of humour
  • A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all pupils and promoting the ethos and values of the school
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times
  • Commitment to safeguarding and equality, ensuring that personal beliefs are not expressed in ways that exploit the position.
  • Willingness to undertake training
  • Resilience, self-confidence, self-reliance and self-motivation
  • Healthy, with an excellent attendance record

What the school offers its staff

There is a strong team of staff across the school – all staff, not just teachers. They are incredibly supportive of each other, both in a personal and professional sense. Lesson planning is often shared and cross-department sharing of expertise is also common. Our team of pastoral and learning support staff is exceptionally strong, with HAL’s responsible for our Houses across the school. We have a team of 10 teaching assistants at various levels and we are extremely proud of the work that we do to support our students based on need. Individual continuing staff professional development is a strong focus for us, underpinned by a core belief that individuals matter and that the strength of any school is based on the quality of its staff.

I have been recently appointed as Headteacher and have found the students and staff most welcoming. The school really does have a family feel, with a very supportive staff team and has great capacity for further improvement. This is a school where you can make a real difference and have a significant impact. If you believe you have the energy and drive to help us improve our provision further, we would love to hear from you.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to l.hodgson@waltonledale.lancs.sch.uk

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About Walton-Le-Dale High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
Up to 785 pupils
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01772 335726

Walton-le-Dale is a relatively small school which gives us a distinctive atmosphere. Many visitors comment on the warmth and friendliness of the school. It is a school where the students and staff know each other well. Our smaller size allows us to see each child as an individual and to cater for them individually. We are proud to be one of only a few secondary schools in Lancashire with the Inclusion Mark, achieved in 2008 and renewed many times since. We currently have Flagship status for the Inclusion Mark, and this reflects the importance of this to our ethos.

This is, and will continue to be, a student-centred school. Everything we do must have the interests of our students at the heart of it. The strengths of Walton-le-Dale lie in the relationships within the school. Our challenge is to ensure that we make use of these strong relationships to get the best out of our students in terms of achievement. A great education is more than exam results and I believe our success is also reflected in the way our students turn out after 5 years at Walton-le-Dale. Everyone in the school works hard to make this happen.

Our students come from a wide catchment area. Around a third of the students come from the Blackburn area, whilst the rest are local or from the Preston area. We have a large number of feeder schools. We are truly a comprehensive school, with a mixed ability intake. It is noticeable that we have a significant number of students who join the school late. These are often vulnerable students with a wide range of educational, social, and emotional needs. We believe they are attracted to us because of the quality of care and learning support that we offer. We place a strong emphasis on trying to deliver a curriculum which is relevant and appropriate to our students. The school offers Key Stage 4 students a wide variety of options for a relatively small school. These curriculum developments are matched by a very strong focus on teaching and learning as part of our current school improvement plan.

There is a strong team of staff across the school – all staff, not just teachers. They are incredibly supportive of each other, both in a personal and professional sense. Lesson planning is often shared and cross-department sharing of expertise is also common. Our team of pastoral and learning support staff is exceptionally strong, with HAL’s responsible for our Houses across the school. We have a team of 10 teaching assistants at various levels and we are extremely proud of the work that we do to support our students based on need. Individual continuing staff professional development is a strong focus for us, underpinned by a core belief that individuals matter and that the strength of any school is based on the quality of its staff.

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