Wycombe High School requires a School Matron on a full time basis (37 hours per week), term time (39 weeks per annum). RCN Band 6 (approximately £30,000 - £37,000 pro-rata).
This position will report directly to the Student Support Team Leader and then to the Assistant Headteacher, Pastoral.
The role of the School Matron is pivotal to the day to day running of Wycombe High School, working in partnership with School Leaders to create an environment that promotes the health and wellbeing of our students.
This post covers a broad field of requirements including Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. The post is not instead of students visiting the GP or other specialist medical or health professionals. The postholder must never replace these roles or exceed the parameters of the School Matron position; but provide general support for students when needed. The role does not provide a staff service.
Main duties and responsibilities:
To provide front line medical support /assessment including for example, re-integration into school post serious illness, on the day sporting injuries, appointments for external medical and health agencies, morning absence follow up and lateness management.
To administer first aid as and when required, to all users of the site during working hours.
To maintain medical and health supplies appropriate to a school environment and in line with statutory requirements.
To ensure all medical advice to staff including written & visual advice is regularly updated, shared and monitored eg epi pen training, allergy advice.
To contribute to staff and student training through the delivery of medical updates (well-being sessions, assemblies).
To maintain any necessary and statutory medical, health, safeguarding and attendance records.
To lead on attendance & absence administration, analysis and intervention in recognition of its importance to safeguarding and physical and mental well-being of students.
To analyse records for patterns and trends, using the information to liaise with a range of school leaders eg Heads of House / Year, PSHEE Leader, Leadership Group to inform responses to a range of potential situations.
To lead the team of first aid trainers in school, contribute to first aid training (students and staff) and ensure training is organised and up to date, including defibrillator training.
To oversee dietary needs of pupils and liaise closely with the catering supplier with regard to any required changes.
To work with the Site Manager to ensure emergency Grab Bags’ contain appropriate medical provisions and ensure School staff are supported to have up-to-date medical supplies for fixtures and trips.
To lead communications and admin arrangements with the community School Nursing team and any other medical ‘or health professionals needing access to School for example to manage vaccination programmes.
To provide advice and guidance to the Headteacher / Leadership Group relevant to the health and wellbeing of all pupils and staff, including serious illnesses and accidents.
To liaise with a range of stakeholders in line with school policies and practices to support student wellbeing.
To order any medical supplies and update all first aid packs as and when required.
To order hygiene products for students.
To maintain an open door policy for staff, parents and students.
To fulfil any other responsibilities / accountabilities the
Student Support Team Leader requires.
Health and Safety
To take on the role of Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
To ensure Student Support area is a clean and safe area for all users.
To maintain records and reports in line with Health and Safety legislation.
To remain up to date with statutory requirements for schools related to safeguarding, medical and health support and keeping children safe and well.
To maintain all first aid boxes held in school.
To ensure that all accidents of a serious nature are recorded online at AssessNet and work with the Site Manager to ensure accident reporting to governors and other stakeholders is timely and in line with statutory requirements.
To report issues of a health and safety nature to the Site Manager.
To continue to promote healthy eating and wellbeing within the school.
To file all medical and other welfare records for students.
To keep all relevant School logs up to date.
To ensure that all appropriate policies are updated and maintained.
To manage and contribute to the signing in and out systems for students.
To maintain communication (in all forms) with parents regarding medical and welfare matters.
To manage the budgets in line with School policies and procedures.
To review electronic registers and manage staff in the successful and timely completion of them.
To ensure that all students leaving/arriving in School outside of registration times are signed in/out appropriately.
To check all absences against letters, emails and telephone messages.
To follow up all un-notified/un-authorised absences.
To ensure that all lists, files and folders are readily accessible to take out in the case of a fire evacuation.
To support evacuation / lock down procedures as required by the Site Manager.
To be available to work at major, whole school events eg Open
Essential educational requirements
A good general level of education
A recognised medical qualification equivalent to an RCN band 6
First Aid qualification
Essential skills and experience
Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
Competent computer skills in Microsoft Office, Word and Excel, and using a database
Able to work unsupervised and on own initiative
Able to offer a high level of pastoral care to pupils
Be a good communicator and have an excellent level of oral and written skills
Committed to the ethos of Wycombe High School
Strong organisational, personal time-management and planning skills
Able to work calmly and effectively under pressure
Able to respond quickly to an emergency
Positive, enthusiastic outlook and attitude
Experience in an educational environment is desirable, but not essential
Extremely generous employer pension contributions
Staff wellbeing programme
MIND Wellbeing Index Silver Award winners 2018-2019
About Wycombe High School
Wycombe High School is a girls’ selective state academy school with 1304 students on roll, of whom around 400 are in the Sixth Form. Each year 192 girls are admitted into Year 7. All students are assigned to a vertical tutor group consisting of about 21 students; usually three students from each year. group There are six houses with 10 tutor groups in each house. Our school is part of the Wycombe High School Academies Trust. The school has educated girls of High Wycombe for over a hundred years and is very highly regarded in the local and wider community. There is a strong and shared sense of community and collective pride, built on core values. Parental support is strong. We have excellent links with other local schools, colleges and universities. We have a knowledgeable and supportive Governing Body fully involved with all aspects of school life, and an enthusiastic and active Parents and Friends Association. Our staff are professional, forward-looking and committed to extending the horizons of our students, encouraging them to aim high, to take on leadership roles and to become independent learners. We have an ambitious development plan, with a focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning, both within and beyond the classroom. We are a National Support School, a Teaching School and one of 35 Mathematics Hubs nationally. We are delighted to have been recently designated as a National Mathematics and Physics SCITT in 2017 and have strong community partnerships. We have invested substantially in IT systems and training. We also have an outstanding reputation for the performing and visual arts. Numerous educational visits take place each year and for every age group, at home and abroad. Our school motto summarises our ethos and sense of community. All those who study, work at, or send their children to our school are part of this community and are role models for our ethos. Fortiter, Fideliter, Feliciter (Courageously, Faithfully, Joyfully) Courageously: Each student is encouraged to embrace our core values of honesty, respect and hard work. She is encouraged to speak out against injustice, supported to take risks, and is not afraid of failure. She learns new subjects and skills. She pushes herself to her personal limits and beyond. She is encouraged to listen to the opinions of others, as well as to voice her own. She accepts responsibility for herself and other students. She leads the school in partnership with staff and the governing body. She is independent and innovative in thought and action. Faithfully: Every student is expected to uphold our school rules and traditions. She acts with integrity and is truthful and honest in all she does. She keeps promises and is reliable. She works hard to achieve her full potential. Above all she is a good friend, a good neighbour and a good citizen. She contributes positively to school life and society. Joyfully: All our students contribute to making our school the happy and joyful place it is. Each student demonstrates mutual respect and empathy for all and is proud of her own achievements and those of others. She shows commitment to a fair and peaceful community and embraces diversity. Our students are happy and positive in approach, and support others to be the same. As an immediate adopter of the Early Career Framework, any NQT applying will be guaranteed two years on a reduced timetable, a dedicated mentor and access to an exceptional career development programme.
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