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  • Start date details

    ASAP/September 2024

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare
  • Other support roles

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week, 39-52 weeks per year to be discussed on an individual basis

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,054 - £31,963

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Title: Student & Family Support Officer (Attendance & Safeguarding)

Location: Esteem Valley Academy – All Sites

Grade/Scale: Grade 9 (£25,844 - £28,105 - 39 weeks) (£30,054 - £31,963 - 52 weeks)

Start date: ASAP/September 2024

Contract: Full time – 37 hours per week (39 - 52 weeks to be discussed on an individual basis)

Esteem Valley Academy is seeking a flexible, committed, enthusiastic and highly skilled Student & Family Support Officer to work alongside our Pastoral Lead / Designated Safeguarding Lead in providing appropriate pastoral support and challenge to our students and their families.

Esteem Valley Academy is a 153 place, 3 site alternative provision academy, with the vast majority ofplaces commissioned by Derbyshire County Council where permanent exclusion figures are currently 4 times the national average and rising. The academy provides provision for KS1 – KS4 pupils at risk of, or already permanently excluded from mainstream education. We provide onsite provision for Primary and KS3 students from our Bennerley site in Ilkeston and for our KS4 students from our Sawley site. As well as our onsite academic offer, for KS3 & KS4 pupils the academy has a highly effective AP offer managed from our Kirk Hallam site.

Our work is underpinned by our core values, Relationships, Engagement & Opportunity. We strive for excellence in all areas, have high aspirations for all our students and provide them with opportunities to achieve and succeed at all levels, altering the perception of PRUs and Support Centre’s.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Student & Family Support Officer with excellent interpersonal skills and an absolute love of working with challenging young people and their families. The roll will involve supporting students who have gaps in their learning, lack confidence and self-belief and can sometime be resistant to engage with a specific focus on raising attendance. The role will require working across all three of our Esteem Valley Academy sites, supporting the pastoral lead in meeting the diverse needs of our school community.

The successful candidate will inspire, motivate, challenge and support students to reach their full potential, supporting them and their families to understand and value the importance of education and consistently positive behaviours, have a good understanding of our students academic, social and emotional needs, be a team player and have a positive approach to challenge and change. ​Our Student & Family Support Officer will provide support for pupils across all sites, supporting staff with their attendance knowledge and practise. You will be responsible for arranging your own diary and working peripatetically where appropriate in order to best meet the needs of the pupils. This role will involve ensuring that students receive swift intervention and support to keep them safe, identify risks to any non-attendance and initiate rapid action. This role will also involve the celebration of improved attendance through our behaviour & rewards policy. Days will be varied in order to meet the needs of our students.

Applicants should also have good knowledge and experience of working with disaffected pupils in a mainstream school, alternative provision or SEND type setting. An affinity for pupils with behaviour, emotional and social difficulties is an essential quality for this challenging but rewarding opportunity.

Mileage claims are included in this role. There may also be travel to our other academy sites for meetings, Inset and CPD. You are required to have daily access to transport with business use included on your insurance. You may be required to transport pupils in your own car and contribute to the blended learning offer by delivering sessions in pupil’s homes if required.

What the school offers its staff

Benefits include: LGPS Pension Scheme, Westfield Health membership and academy laptop.

For further information, please contact Kevin Wildrianne, via email at kwildrianne@esteemvalleyacademy.co.uk or visit our trust website https://www.esteemmat.co.uk/vacancies. Please use the relevant application form on the MAT website; CVs alone will not be accepted.

For more information on the school itself please visit www.esteemvalleyacademy.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: 28 June 2024 (12:00)

Interview date: WC 01 July 2024

We reserve the right to interview suitable candidates upon application and may close the application process prior to this date

Esteem Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. We expect all staff, volunteers and agency staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

Commitment to safeguarding

Esteem Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. We expect all staff, volunteers and agency staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

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About Esteem Valley Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
School size
113 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16

The Amber Valley and Erewash Support Centre is a pupil referral unit providing education to students who are at risk of permanent exclusion or who have already been permanently excluded from mainstream education. Our provision caters for students in Key Stages 2, 3 and 4, at sites located in Ilkeston, Kirk Hallam, Sawley and Chesterfield.

Our Academy has approximately 160 pupils on roll and is split over four key teams:
• Alternative Provision
• KS4 Site at Sawley
• KS3 Site at Bennerley
• KS2/3 Site at Kirk Hallam

Whilst the majority of our students have been permanently excluded, we work closely with local school clusters and the local authority to provide education opportunities to young people who are at risk of exclusion. Such placements have been highly successful in preventing numerous permanent exclusions in Derbyshire.

We are committed to working in partnership with young people, their parents and carers, their schools and other agencies to re-engage them and enable them to become successful learners and responsible citizens. Where students are able to demonstrate positive behaviour and a desire to achieve, we aim to help them transition back to mainstream school. For those who require a more alternative approach, we provide a balanced and varied curriculum, delivered through good quality teaching and learning.

Whilst for many, a pupil referral unit may seem to be the end of one's academic career, we see it as merely a change in direction.

Further information about our academy can be found on the website at www.avesc.derbyshire.sch.uk

Arranging a visit to Esteem Valley Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kwildrianne@esteemvalleyacademy.co.uk.

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