Sixth Form Student Support Launceston College, Launceston, Cornwall

Job description

The purpose of this role is to provide all possible support to students in Key Stage 5 so that they make the best possible progress in all aspects of their development.

The hours will be a minimum of 19 (max 22) over 3 days a week, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

Main Responsibilities:
• To work under the direction of the Key Stage 5 Leader.
• To provide support for the Key Stage Leader and all other members of the Key Stage team including study support.
• To provide appropriate support, advice and information to all staff involved with the Key Stage.
• To liaise with staff about students who have been identified as a cause for concern.
• To be involved with appropriate staff development.
• To work with external agencies as appropriate e.g. Outlook Southwest, Youth/Social workers

Students - Student support/welfare
• To play a major part in the overall care and guidance of all Key Stage 5.
• To act as a point of personal contact for all Key Stage 5 students if problems arise in their life.
• To pay special attention to the needs and welfare of any vulnerable student in the Key Stage, supporting the Key Stage Leader and the Sixth Form Team.
• To meet with students in response to identified concerns, either from staff or from students themselves.
• Day to day dealing with behaviour in the Sixth Form block.
• To be Sixth Form point of contact for student safeguarding

• To provide a major point of contact for students and their families.
• To help to develop and maintain effective, open and regular channels of communication with the parents/guardians of students in the Key Stage.
• To assist tutors in maintaining good communications with parents/guardians.
• To meet with parents/guardians when appropriate.
• To arrange meetings with students in response to family concerns.

Specific to Key Stage 5.
• To deal with matters concerning attendance and attendance reporting made directly to the Sixth Form, dealing with student in difficulty concerns ensuring accurate records are kept.
• To liaise with finance regarding the 16-19 bursary.
• To record all relevant and appropriate information regarding students.
• To deal with administrative matters and promotions concerning Year11 applications to Sixth Form and to deal with general enquiries regarding the Sixth Form.
This includes:
Setting up and promoting Sixth Form Open Evening
Setting up interviews with the Sixth Form Team as appropriate.
Induction Day
Setting up and making appointments for enrolment days
Producing, updating, printing and collating all relevant forms, posters, letters etc.
Dealing with other colleges and external students and their parents/guardians.
• To carry out administrative duties e.g. letters, spreadsheets, Year 12 & 13 enrolment, leavers destinations, students electronic files & hardcopy etc.
• To monitor and save UCAS apply applications.
• To provide data as required by outside agencies.
• To deal with administrative matters concerning Post 16 transport.
• To deal with administrative matters concerning Year group trips, visits and events (e.g. letters, consent forms, risk assessments, bookings, collection of money).
• To assist and advise where required and produce all relevant admin for Sixth Form Leavers Day.
• To liaise with the Resources Manager regarding promotional materials including the College web site.

• To record all relevant and appropriate information on the SIMS system.
• To carry out any other administrative duties that are associated with the Key Stage e.g. making appointments, letters, setting up rooms
• To support the effective running of Sixth Form study support by supervision of study areas, taking registers and supporting students when required.
• Careers fair, set up, man and supply information as requested.
• Parents Teacher Meeting’s (preparation)
• To liaise with the Careers office regarding work experience placements and job opportunities.
• To liaise with Careers Southwest regarding student progression and welfare.
• To be aware of and adhere to the applicable rules, regulations, legislation and procedures e.g. County Council (Equal Opportunities Policy, Code of Conduct) and national legislation (Health and Safety, Data Protection).
• To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties.
• To be responsible for your own continuing self-development, undertaking training as appropriate.
• To undertake other duties appropriate to the grading of the post as required.
• To work for up to three days in the school holidays and to take that time back in lieu at a mutually convenient time.

Safeguarding Statement:

Launceston College Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Essential educational requirements

Excellent literacy, numeracy and IT skills

Essential qualifications

English and Maths GCSE and a relevant qualification related to pastoral support work

Essential skills and experience

Experience of working with or strong knowledge of pastoral issues and providing support for students.
Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, students and their families.
Excellent teamwork skills.
Ability to work efficiently and accurately and remain calm under pressure.

About Launceston College

The Launceston College Multi Academy Trust aims for young people to become happy, responsible and successful by learning the knowledge, skills and values which are important for society. We are a large College (1300 students) and work hard to be inclusive for all our students, we have an Area Resource Base, (the Castle Unit), on our site for young people with learning difficulties and our Sixth Form (250 students) has students achieve places at the best universities in the country, including both Oxford and Cambridge. To ensure that we can meet the needs of all of our students we have a wide range of resources and programmes, these include in addition to the full range of academic courses, a College Construction Unit and Motor Vehicle Unit, (on the local industrial estate), and in September 2011 we opened Dunheved House, our training Hotel on the College site with a commercial quality training kitchen, fine dining facilities, bedroom accommodation, a hair and beauty salon and facilities for providing Higher Education and business support for the local community, these are all based in the superbly restored former Victorian “Headmaster’s House” and boarding accommodation. The Inspired restaurant is open to the public and run by students. There are lots of opportunities for students to express themselves artistically throughout the school including “Poetry by Heart” an annual College musical production, a samba band, a developing orchestra as well as a strong expressive arts and design technology curriculum. For the past three years we have been a learning partner with the Royal Shakespeare Company – 30 students performed with the RSC in their touring performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2016; we are now an RSC lead associate school. Students are encouraged to take a role in providing student leadership at the College, to do this they undertake many activities to support their fellow students. We are organised into four houses, Causley, Hepworth, Rescorla and Trevithick and there is a male and female “House Captain” for each house, they are supported by many other student leadership roles and an elected College Council. All students feel part of their House community; our traditional sports day is a very competitive event and students work hard to try to win the termly House cup for their house. The House system is also an important part of our very successful pastoral care work.

Hurdon Road, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 9JR
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