We are seeking to appoint a Pastoral Support Manager to work with our Secondary students at Iford Academy, part of Tregonwell Academy. Flexibility may be required to work at our Satellite class.
The main purpose of the role will be to effectively manage all aspects of the child in need/team around the child/child protection processes, arranging meetings with families and agencies, chairing TAC meetings; making accurate records of all events. You will be required to support the social and emotional development of students and reduce the risk of harm. You will support attendance management strategies where attendance and punctuality are a concern and you will be required to support vulnerable students to overcome their barriers to learning and maximise the opportunities provided for them. This role will support all students who may be exhibiting mental health, emotional or social problems (or any other SEND) in school to achieve their full potential. You will work positively with families and other agencies to encourage and engage Parents/Carers in their pupils’ education.
We are looking for candidates who are passionate and ambitious with a drive and commitment to improve the life chances of our young people. You will preferably have experience of working with young people with additional needs including childhood trauma, alongside SEMH and ASC.
What we have to Offer:
A visible and approachable senior leadership team and an enthusiastic and committed team of teachers and support staff.
A strong support network both within the school and across Ambitions Academies Trust.
All staff are part of a professional learning community in which evidence-informed CPD is designed to meet individual needs.
Strong potential for career progression.
A culture that respects work-life balance and an ongoing commitment to wellbeing with a dedicated Wellbeing Champion.
An Employee Assistance Programme including in the moment support and counselling sessions with an external provider.
AAT Staff benefits include free eye testing for DSE users through Specsavers, free will writing through Dunham McCarthy Solicitors and reduced price corporate gym membership through BH Live.
A competitive pension through Teachers’ Pensions or The Local Government Pension Scheme for support staff.
Should you wish to arrange a visit or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Laura Kimber; HR Academy Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) comprises schools from all sectors: mainstream (primary and secondary) and special. AAT secures outstanding achievement and improved life chances of all our pupils. All our Academies have high expectations as the focus of their work. We are strongly committed to supporting colleagues in developing their careers further and offering excellent CPD opportunities
Please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as AAT reserves the right to close applications early.
Please note we DO NOT accept applications by CV and are unable to offer Visa Sponsorship.
Ambitions Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the physical, mental and emotional welfare of every pupil, both inside and outside of the Trust’s premises.
We implement a whole-academy/nursery preventative approach to managing safeguarding concerns, ensuring that the wellbeing of pupils is at the forefront of all action taken.
Ambitions Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks and an online search.
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