13 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    5 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week Monday to Friday Term Time Only plus 2 weeks (Includes Inset days)

Contract type

Fixed term - On a temporary contract subject to continued pupil premium funding

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,308 - £25,723 actual pa

Pay scale

NJC Conditions of Service NJC SCP 12-17

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic, inspirational and motivated individual to be the schools Pupil Premium Student Manager.

This is a new post working directly with the Associate Assistant Headteacher which will focus on raising progress and attainment of this cohort, alongside supporting their personal development, behaviour and welfare. The successful candidate will work across years 7-11 and have the ability to build relationships, improve progress and be a positive role model to our pupil premium cohort.

You will help and guide the cohort in all aspects of school life and build positive relationships with parents and carers, with the aim to provide an environment where they can flourish. This will be from ensuring pupils are ready to learn and set up for the day, all the way to checking that they are able to access all the fantastic enrichment and intervention opportunities that the school provides.

The role will involve providing a range of intervention, enrichment and extra-curricular strategies to engage pupil premium learners. This may include the running of study skills sessions or, following Education Endowment Foundation research, extra-curricular sports sessions and the running sports teams to increase pupil premium participation in school, build resilience, raise confidence and instil the value of an active and healthy lifestyle.

If you would like the opportunity to change the lives of our pupils and support them in reaching their potential as part of our pursuit of excellence, then we look forward to receiving your application.

This post is offered on an annual rolling contract which is subject to continued pupil premium funding.

Please find further details in our Applicant Information pack and by visiting our website

Purpose of the post

To be responsible for the personal development, behaviour and welfare of a of all pupil premium pupils within the school. To use a range of innovative strategies to engage as many pupil premium pupils as possible working to ensure maximum progress and attainment within this group, for example study skills sessions and extra curricular sports activities.

Specific duties and Responsibilities:

1. To work collaboratively with AAHT in developing and delivering effective strategies for ensuring maximum levels of attendance and progress of pupil premium pupils across the school.

2. To have an view of the wellbeing and attendance of the pupil premium cohort and to provide direct support to ensure that they attend school. This will involve direct contact with home and building positive relationships.

3. To support students by working with class teachers and Heads of Faculty to ensure there are no gaps in students learning due to absence. This will involve meeting pupils post absence to identify gaps in learning and work together to ensure that missing work is caught up.

4. To work with Year Progress Leaders and Year Student Managers to ensure that interventions are successful and when progress is not being made being inventive to help create bespoke packages where appropriate.

5. Ensure efficient and effective communication of relevant information to the parent and carers of Pupil Premium Students. Including information regarding parents’ evenings etc and identifying any possible barriers to attendance.

6. Liaise with Year Progress Leaders when Pupil Premium may join the school mid-year to ensure a smooth transition and identify any barriers to learning

7. Meet and report regularly to AAHT to update on Pupil Premium progress

8. Monitor and support overall progress for Pupil Premium students ensuring that any barriers to learning are identified quickly.

9. Have an oversight and effective planning strategy to ensure maximum attendance of Pupil Premium students in intervention sessions, enrichment, and leadership opportunities.

10. Arrange meetings with Pupil Premium pupils and parents, including home visits.

11. Actively pursuit ways to maximise Pupil Premium attainment and progress

12. To support the leadership of the implementation of the Pupil Premium Strategy within the school.

13. To be able to use enrichment as a driver to raise Pupil Premium progress and attainment, for example study skills sessions and extra-curricular sports activities

14. To be able to use enrichment as a driver to raise Pupil Premium attendance and punctuality, for example study skills sessions and extra-curricular sports activities

15. To be able to promote the benefits of lifelong participation and an active and healthy lifestyle

16. To report outcomes and impact to wider stakeholders including SLT and Governors

17. To be proactive in identifying patterns of behaviour, safeguarding and welfare that could lead to underachievement using data, available to you via school systems

18. To work closely with the attendance team, Family Liaison Officer, PLAC/LAC Co-ordinator to ensure barriers to learning are eliminated

19. To support tutors, when necessary, with student, parent, or external agencies to maximise progress

20. To work closely with the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) & DSL to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children in the pupil premium cohort.

21. To promote the educational achievement of pupil premium students on the school’s roll

22. Oversee the induction of pupil premium students into school and support transition onto next steps, including CEIAG provision

23. To ensure that opportunities and attainment are not impacted by financial constraints and use allocated funds to best impact

24. To promote and ensure strong attendance and punctuality at school

25. To ensure that all staff have access to appropriate information to support learning and progress at school in the form of pupil premium pen portraits and maintain the information held within them

26. To raise the aspirations and destinations of pupil premium students and remove unintentional barriers to success

27. To provide accurate reports, timely and insightful reports to the AAHT, Headteacher and governing body that lead to precise action with clear priorities for individual children.

28. To be responsible for the development of mentoring for pupil premium students needing support and attend student progress meetings.

What the school offers its staff

Our School’s mission is the ‘Pursuit of Excellence’ in everything that we do and our core values; Learn, Think, Contribute, Care, embody our determination to ensure that all our students receive a first class education that enables them to take their place in society confidently. We are a popular and high achieving school on the edge of Merseyside with a very strong reputation locally and significantly over subscribed.

Further details about the role

Knowledge and Experience

Experience of working with and promoting good relationships with parents/carers and outside agencies

Experience of de-escalation and managing behaviour

Commitment to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people

Experience of working in a school or other learning environment

Minimum 2 years’ experience of working with students in an educational setting

Experience of supporting young people on a one to one and group work basis.

Experience of supporting pupils with challenging behaviour

Experience collating and analysing data and report writing for a variety of parties

Experience and enthusiasm of supporting students in educational setting to achieve positive outcomes

Qualifications and Training

Good standard of Education up to GCSE or equivalent including Maths and English - Excellent literacy and numeracy skills

Working knowledge of SIMS

Willingness to undertake First Aid Training

Good ICT skills to support learning

Skills and Abilities

Ability to work effectively as part of a team

Good communication skills with students, parents, carers, colleagues and outside agencies

Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with all pupils and colleagues

Excellent time management, planning and organisational skills including record keeping

Ability to work independently to organise own workload

Good working knowledge of child protection procedures

Flexible approach

Good Behaviour Management

Commitment to Equal Opportunities

Ability to understand and demonstrate commitment to equality and diversity

Commitment to safeguarding

Rainhill High School and Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people as well as promoting equality of opportunity and community cohesion; where the diversity of different backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and positively valued and expects all staff, volunteers and other workers to share in this commitment.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosing & Barring Certificate and online searches as part of our Safer Recruitment & Selection Procedures.

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 jobs@rainhillhigh.org.uk

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About Rainhill High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1830 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01744 677205

11-18 Mixed Comprehensive 1847 on roll

Rainhill High School is a co-educational secondary school and sixth form centre located in Rainhill, Merseyside, England.

The school converted to an academy under Rainhill Learning Village in March 2017. More recently, the school has become part of the Stephenson Trust.

Our Partners

Founded in 2015 by former Liverpool and England striker, Robbie Fowler, The Fowler Academy’s results are impressive. Receiving glowing reports from OFSTED and Pearson qualifications, The Fowler Academy were awarded 'Most Inspirational Post 16 Provider in 2019's Educate Awards and were shortlisted in the 2021 TES Awards, as best national provider and have recently moved to their new home, the former first team training ground for Liverpool FC, Melwood.

Partnerships with the LFC Foundation and Rainhill, The Fowler Academy's blended offer of football and post 16 education is both exciting and innovative, ensuring excellent outcomes for students.

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