We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed individual to enable all pupils to engage in
education by providing leadership and support around student welfare,
behavioural and attendance issues. This will involve working with staff,
parents/carers and pupils to address barriers to learning and make sure
effective policies and procedures are in place.
The successful candidate will promote the ethos of the school, with regard to standards of behaviour,
dress code, punctuality and attendance and be the initial point of contact for
parents of pupils.
We would like from you:
Relevant background or qualifications and ability to be
pro-active, inspiring and above all, an effective communicator.
The enthusiasm, energy and determination to make a significant
impact on the support of students.
We can offer you:
Excellent professional development opportunities as part of a growing
family of seven schools – www.seeat.org
Lovely students and expert colleagues in a school that fosters positive
relations, good wellbeing, promotes equality and inclusion and celebrates
VISION AND PURPOSE:
- To support identified students to help them overcome barriers to learning both within and outside the school
- To help maximise Student achievement and progress
- To assist with the wider provision of the school
- To promote positive behaviour from all Students
ALL STAFF ARE EXPECTED TO:
- Continue personal professional development as outlined by the school.
- Engage actively in the appraisal process and carry out any professional development activities as identified through appraisal.
- To proactively seek opportunities to develop professional practice through further training opportunities.
- Actively promote and follow the school’s vision, policies and procedures.
- Comply with any reasonable request from the Headteacher or other school leader to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.
- Play a full part in the life of the school and support its vision and ethos.
- Deploy resources delegated to you in accordance with school policies.
The duties of the post as outlined will be subject to appropriate risk assessment, safe systems of work and equipment being available and the relevant competencies of the post holder.
- To promote the ethos of the school, e.g. with regard to standards of behaviour, dress code, punctuality and attendance
- To develop supportive relationships with pupils
- To interview pupils in order to investigate problems which have arisen and offer guidance over problems/stress/work etc.
- To help to identify those pupils who need guidance and support.
- Act as the lead point of contact for parents/carers in relation to pastoral and behavioural issues, involving relevant staff members as necessary
- Communicate with parents/carers following behavioural incidents to discuss the effectiveness of the support in place for their child
- Maintain regular contact with parents/carers to discuss their child’s progress, behaviour and attendance
- Build positive relations with parents/carers to encourage family involvement in their child’s progress
- Communicate with parents/carers about specific support in place for their child
- Assist parents/carers with any information they need to support their child
- Liaise with external support agencies and professionals as required, to cater for pupils’ individual needs
- Build and refresh knowledge on the range of external support available that could support pupils’ individual needs
- To set up and supervise support groups
- To assist the HoY by offering support and guidance to pupils in Years who have emotional and friendship difficulties
- To work closely with agencies and school counsellors
- To undergo level 3 safeguarding training and Work in line with statutory safeguarding guidance (e.g. Keeping Children Safe in Education, Prevent) and our safeguarding and child protection policies
- Work with the designated safeguarding lead (DSL) to promote the best interests of pupils, including sharing concerns where necessary
- Promote the safeguarding of all pupils in the school
- Assist in the Organisation and running of Award Ceremonies
- Attend Parents’ Evenings, Wellbeing Evenings, and parental meetings as required
- Liaise with teaching staff to support monitoring activities on individual pupils’ behaviour
- Work with the attendance officer to monitor and implement strategies to improve the attendance of pupils who are on targeted interventions
- Work with the SENCO to identify pupils in need of additional support and to develop individual support plans.
MAIN CORE DUTIES ADMINISTRATION:
- Maintain accurate records of interventions and relevant meetings
- Facilitate the transfer of relevant pupil information inside and outside the school
- Complete relevant paperwork required by external agencies
- To play a full part in the life of the school community, to support its distinctive mission and ethos and to encourage staff and students to follow this example
- To respect confidentiality at all times
- To continue personal development as agreed
- To actively engage in the staff review and development process
- You may be asked to work up to 1 Saturday in an Academic Year
- You may be asked to work in any school within the Multi Academy Trust
- You are asked to support and attend the school’s 11+ testing arrangements and our ethos of promoting outdoor activities
- To undertake any other duty as specified by the school not mentioned in the above
The duties above are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the postholder may be required by the Headteacher to carry out the appropriate duties within the context of the job, skills and grade.
For more information and the job description/person
specification for the role please click here electronic information pack.
Westcliff High School for Girls is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of the children. The school complies with the DBS Code of Practice in regard to criminal record information, and will not discriminate unfairly against any applicant on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. A copy of the school’s safeguarding policies are available on request. All successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 guidance all shortlisted candidates may be subject to online searches that may include social media. For further information please contact HR@seeat.org
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