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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

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Working pattern

Full time, term time: Hours of work: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8am-4pm Contract: Permanent, Full Time, Term Time (39 weeks)

Contract type


Pay scale

Pay range Grade 6, £21,703 - £24,022 per annum according to the Academy Pay Policy.

What skills and experience we're looking for

Statement of Purpose

To help children and young people develop socially and academically to overcome barriers to academic progress and personal development.

Support to Pupils

  • To develop an effective relationship with pupils needing support to achieve their academic potential.
  • To mentor pupils requiring additional social and emotional support.
  • To assist in the identification of those children who would benefit most from help with their Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • To assist in the identification of those children who would benefit from academic intervention.
  • To draw up and implement an action plan for identified pupils who need support.
  • To maintain regular contact with families/carers of children in need of extra support, to keep them informed of the child’s needs and progress.
  • To monitor homework and coursework completion for selected students.
  • To remove disruptive pupils from classrooms as required by staff.
  • To monitor the well-being of students and take appropriate action where there is a safeguarding concern.
  • To record actions taken where there are safeguarding concerns.
  • To monitor attendance and address emerging concerns with parents and pupils.
  • To refer to and liaise with outside agencies around support for pupils.
  • To be responsible, under the oversight of the SENDCO, for drawing up and monitoring Individual Education Plans for identified pupils as required.
  • To maintain records of parental contact, pupil intervention and meetings with outside agencies.

Support to Strategic Management

  • To liaise with the senior leadership team and the SENDCO regarding best practice for helping pupils with underdeveloped basic skills.
  • To liaise with teaching staff regarding best practice for helping pupils who are underachieving in identified areas of study.
  • To liaise with safeguarding leads regarding actions where there is a safeguarding concern.
  • To liaise with Head of House regarding programmes of support for identified students.

Support to School (this list is not exhaustive and should reflect the ethos of the school)

  • To promote and safeguard the welfare of the students you are responsible for or come into contact with.
  • To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • To be aware of, support and ensure equal opportunities for all.
  • To contribute to the overall ethos / work / aims of the school and Trust.
  • To appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
  • To attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
  • To participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
  • To assist with student needs as appropriate during the school day.

What the school offers its staff

Free Onsite Parking for Staff

Two trained in-house ‘Mental Health First Aiders’.

HSF (Health Care Providers) provide cost effective employee benefits to help staff claim money back on everyday health treatments such as dental appointments, opticians and physiotherapy.

’Thinkwell’ self-referral support that offers friendly, confidential help to keep your mental health on track.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

This position is therefore subject to a criminal records check, undertake regular safeguarding and child protection training and, familiarise themselves with KCSIE part 1 and child protection policy which is located on the school website https://www.friaryschool.co.uk/policies/.

This position is subject to a ‘disclosure’ check under the Rehabilitation of Offender Act 1974. Further details regarding this check are available from schools or by visiting https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974.

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About The Friary School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1228 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01543 267400

The Friary School (www.friaryschool.co.uk) is a popular and respected Lichfield secondary school which caters for well over a thousand local students and amongst the most over-subscribed school in South Staffordshire.

The school was judged ‘good’ by OFSTED (November 2017) and performs strongly in the national Performance Tables. Indeed, the OFSTED Report was glowing in terms of celebrating extensive changes to school practice and flagged up “a culture of high aspiration” alongside “abundant energy and enthusiasm”, and celebrated that we were a “rapidly improving school” which has an “unwavering commitment to helping all pupils achieve highly”.

Even so, the school is far from settled on ‘good’ and has put an action plan in place designed to propel the school to the ’outstanding’ benchmark and keep it there. This emphasis is not on simply ticking off an OFSTED badge but more importantly delivering an excellent education for the families of Lichfield and the surrounding area.

A visit to the school will see a well-ordered and enthusiastic community and the facilities continue to undergo extensive refurbishment. The sports facilities are superb and there remains a thriving performing arts ethos tied to our old specialism.

Elsewhere, there are extensive extra-curricular activities, a busy Saturday School programme, large-scale community work, a buzzing PTFA and a genuine commitment to staff development.

The Friary is a school we are proud of and one that we are committed to making better and better and better.

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