We are looking to appoint an inspiring Pastoral Manager to support a dedicated faculty at our Academy by developing effective systems and strategies to ensure that all students in the faculty are supported to enable them to fulfil their educational potential.
The working hours for this role will be Mondays to Thursdays 7.30am to 4.10pm and Fridays to 3.10pm, term time only. A start time from 7.30am-8am is negotiable.
The successful candidate will also be expected to visit students' homes to help with attendance.Main Areas of Responsibility
The purpose of your role will be to lead and manage the pastoral needs of your Faculty by developing effective systems and strategies to ensure that all students in the Faculty are supported to enable them to fulfil their educational potential.
- To contribute to the whole School Improvement Plan in conjunction with the Directors & Faculty Director.
- To contribute to the development of effective monitoring and evaluation of pastoral systems and to support the School Self Evaluation Form (SEF)
- To contribute to and support the Faculty Director in planning programmes of intervention for those students who show significant underachievement and barriers to learning
- To participate in the development and implementation of strategies to maintain acceptable student behaviour
- To be responsible for the management of student behaviour within the Faculty e.g. use of detentions, reports, telephone calls and letters home, meetings with parents, referral to seclusion unit, recommendation for exclusion to the Prinicipal
- To develop and implement strategies to ensure that the Faculty attendance and punctuality is at or above the school target
- To develop and manage systems for the monitoring and tracking of students out of lessons
- To establish and manage a programme of enrichment activities for the Faculty to enhance motivation and raise attainment
- To motivate and reward student and work with teachers to ensure they continue to motivate as well as challenge students
- To participate with the Faculty Director in the planning and delivery of Faculty assemblies that promote learning and achievement as appropriate
- To lead in the development of effective relationships with parents using a variety of communication systems e.g. meeting with parents, phone calls, letters and attending parent events
- To establish and maintain effective administration systems both manual and electronic to ensure that every students information is up to date and accurate
Qualifications & Experience
- To lead in the development of robust and effective student welfare strategies to ensure that students welfare is managed and monitored
- To develop and implement effective strategies for conflict resolution for managing student and staff relationships
- To be responsible for implementation and monitoring of the schools policy on uniform within the Faculty, including disciplinary procedures and parental contact/meetings as required
- To be responsible in the event of very serious incidents, for the collating of information required by the Key Faculty Director for disciplinary action
- To establish and manage systems for the support and guidance of students during examinations, utilising all available stakeholders
- To develop, build and maintain relationships with outside agencies who may become involved with individual students
- To lead in student welfare meetings with external agencies or other school groups as required
The successful candidate will have:
Rewards & Benefits
- A good standard of education
- Evidence of pastoral related training
- Evidence of recent relevant ICT training
- Current First Aid certification, or willingness to undergo training
- Current mini-bus licence or willingness to undergo training to get one
- Experience of working with students from the 11-16 age range
- Experience of using ICT to monitor attendance and punctuality, or willingness to undergo training
- Experience of developing student autonomy through strategies such as peer mentoring
- Experience of using extra-curricular activities to enhance motivation and attainment
- Experience of raising levels of attendance and punctuality through rigorous monitoring, reporting and follow-up action
- Experience of using ICT for curriculum and administration purposes
Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.Safeguarding Notice
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.Equal Opportunities
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.
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