Job Title: Progress Leader
Parkwood E-ACT Academy
We are a forward-thinking, ambitious 11-16 secondary academy in Sheffield. We support and challenge our students to achieve their full potential both in and out of the classroom. We know just how important it is to think big and to help break those glass ceilings faced by young people today. Together we can encourage our pupils to step out from their comfort zones, build self-esteem and broaden their horizons. We are looking to appoint a passionate and dedicated Progress Manager to come and join the team here at Parkwood Academy, to support the development of the personal, social and spiritual welfare, and guidance of young people and be responsible for ensuring students are fully supported and safeguarded to enable them to develop their academic qualities to the full and make good or better progress.
Join us in Opening Minds, Opening Doors!
Are you ready to be part of an educational community that creates an environment where children can flourish? You could join an academy that focusses on developing the whole child and has a people-first culture. We know the importance of developing our colleagues to be the best they can be to ensure our children achieve the best outcomes.
- To contribute to action plans designed to support students in need of additional emotional, behavioural support ensuring that any additionality, compliments any other plans relevant to the young person
- To work closely as part of a team supporting attendance, attainment and the emotional welfare of all students in the academy
- Lead in managing pupil behaviour for the specified year groups.
- To act as an advocate for students identified at the academy or elsewhere as in need of support
- To develop and monitor Pastoral Support Plans for individual pupils in conjunction with the relevant staff, outside agencies and with parents.
Pay range: SCP 26-31 (£30,637 - £34,465: FTE: £34,834 - £39,186)
Qualifications and Skills:
- 5 GCSEs or equivalent
- Experience of working successfully with disaffected students, including those with challenging behaviour
- Ability to engage constructively with, and relate to, a wide range of young people, parents/carers, from different backgrounds
What are we about?
Outstanding Teaching and Learning: We strongly believe that outstanding teaching and learning are the keys to unlocking exceptional outcomes for our children. You will play a pivotal role in delivering high-quality education that nurtures the minds of our students.
Advocacy and Inclusion: At our academy, every child matters, regardless of their background. Your role will involve providing each child with a fantastic, inspiring, and inclusive education that recognises and celebrates their individuality.
People-First Culture: We proudly celebrate the diversity of our academy and our community. Join us in co-constructing the essence of an extraordinary workplace and learning environment where both staff and students feel valued and included.
Collaborative Excellence: Our exceptional staff collaborate across our 28 academies to share ideas and problem solve. You will have the opportunity to share your skills, hear from experts and work with staff across the country to develop your practice.
Join a trust that is going places!
Having recently won MAT of the Year 2023 at both the MAT Excellence Awards and National School Awards, this is a very exciting time to join us! Why do we feel we have been recognised as a strong MAT? It is down to our dedicated, talented staff that are committed in delivering nothing but excellence for all our children and young people.
We all pride ourselves in fostering a people-first culture, which extends to all our pupils, staff, and stakeholders. We are proud to lead a community of 28 academies, educating of over 18,000 pupils across our five core hubs. Our staff satisfaction is above national benchmarks and we run a range of projects and programmes to address key topics such as workload and wellbeing.
Our Opening Minds, Opening Doors strategy is at the forefront of everything we do, we don’t just prepare our pupils for the world; we equip them to thrive and succeed within it. Through our collaborative approach to education, we aim to open doors to a world of opportunities, where every child can pursue their dreams.
Want to be a part of something extraordinary? Find out more at www.e-act.org.uk
Collaborative Working: Thrive in an environment that values teamwork and collaboration, fostering a culture of shared knowledge and collective success.
Support System of 28 Academies: Be part of a network of 28 academies, providing a dedicated support system and opportunities for professional growth and collaboration.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Access to confidential counselling services, providing emotional support and guidance when needed.
Cycle to Work: Enjoy a healthy commute with our cycle-to-work programme, making bicycles more affordable.
Electric Car Scheme: Take advantage of our environmentally friendly initiative, making electric vehicles more accessible for a sustainable and efficient commute.
Generous Pension: Secure your future with a robust pension plan, ensuring financial well-being during retirement.
How to apply:
Please click on the link above.
Please read the supporting documentation carefully before completing and returning our application and equal opportunities form.
E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.
E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
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