Post Title: Vice Principal Pastoral and Inclusion- Pastoral Start Date: 15th April 2024.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Full Time, permanent.
Salary: United Learning PayScale (L16 -21) £71,098 to £79,893
Reporting to: Principal
Conditions of Service: United Learning Contract
Roles and Essential Characteristics
We are looking for an excellent leader who will be responsible for the strategic development of our culture of excellence across student attendance, behaviour and safeguarding in the academy. You will lead a large team compromising an Assistant Principal for behaviour, Assistant Principal for Attendance, Senior Behaviour manager and deputy Safeguarding lead. The Vice Principal - Pastoral will be a prominent, visible presence around the academy and will promote strong relationships with all stakeholders. To be successful, you will lead with confidence and conviction and will be passionate about the power of education to transform lives. You will demonstrate impeccable professionalism, unwavering determination, and relentless optimism. Able to lead by example and be a source of inspiration, you will support and guide colleagues whilst demonstrating a love of your subject to cultivate a similar passion in your students. Furthermore, you will have the highest expectations of every student in terms of achievement, character, and conduct.
- The leadership of all pastoral aspects of school life, including students’ conduct and welfare and commitment and adherence to SCA’s culture of excellence.
- Acting as the academy’s Designated Safeguarding Lead and overseeing all issues relating to child protection and safeguarding.
- To support the Principal& Associate Principal in transforming leadership at all levels of the Academy
- To lead on aspects of Academy improvement and development planning
- To work with all SLT in promoting the Academy’s vision and aims, developing and implementing policy, and monitoring and evaluating progress.
- To have major line management responsibilities, oversight of the work of other colleagues, and direct responsibility for specific objectives in the School Improvement Plan including carrying out Performance Management reviews
- With the Principal & Associate Principal build leadership capacity within the senior and middle leadership teams and provide opportunities for them to flourish
- Strategic Leadership of behavior and line management of Assistant Principal Behavior
- Strategic Leadership of attendance and line management of Assistant Principal Attendance
- Ensuring consistently high levels of attendance across all student groups, taking swift action to tackle persistent absence.
- Dependent on experience, line management of SENCO and strategic responsibility for inclusion.
- To demonstrate commitment to raising student attainment and staff expectations in every aspect of academy life in particular to monitor and create a behaviour for learning culture to raise levels of departmental and student attainment.
- Regularly reviewing the outcomes of pastoral interventions and initiatives, measuring the effectiveness and making improvements as necessary;
- Oversee the alternative provision arrangements, ensuring adherence to safeguarding procedures and that students are student progress.
- Overseeing the work of the year teams and development of the tutor system.
- Taking a proactive approach to pastoral care, ensuring appropriate liaison with parents and external parties;
- Providing professional development in pastoral matters for all staff, and contributing to INSET days as appropriate;
- Promoting the physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of students;
- Ensuring exemplary standards of uniform and appearance;
- Supporting colleagues in promoting high standards of behaviour;
- To manage pastoral administration and and ensure all communications regarding fixed term and permanent exclusions meet legislation,
- To strategically lead on KS2 to KS3 transition within the Academy and our feeder Primary schools and line management of Transition and Community partnership coordinator.
- To liaise with Governors regarding the operation of, and attendance at Student Disciplinary Committees.
- To prepare reports for the Principal, Senior Leadership Team and Governors relating to Behaviour, Inclusion and Attendance.
- To be responsible for staff duty rotas ensuring effective supervision of students at break and lunch.
- Advising on disciplinary action (up to and including exclusion) in consultation with the principal; Ensuring new staff receive appropriate induction training on child protection and the school’s pastoral systems;
- Advising on, and dealing with, any concerns about a student’s welfare, and following up concerns, consulting others and signposting agencies if necessary;
- Liaising with external agencies, attending meetings and keeping appropriate confidential records; and deputising for the Principal/ Associate Principal as required.
- Delivering excellent lessons, achieving excellent results and acting as a role model to students; Having the highest expectations of every student in terms of achievement, character and conduct.
- Loving their subject and cultivating a similar passion in their students; Supporting their students through academic intervention, as required;
- Contributing to the character development program and the wider life of the school; and Attending academy events and meetings.
- Maintain confidentiality, collective responsibility and collegiality;
- Support, promote and embody the academy’s vision and ethos;
- Be a source of inspiration, support and guidance to colleagues;.
- Act with professionalism and integrity at all times; and Contribute to the wider success and development of the trust.
- Maintain a visible presence about the school;
- Conduct lesson observations, learning walks, work scrutiny and other quality assurance tasks; Set performance expectations and conduct performance evaluation for assigned staff; Contribute to academy self-evaluation and development planning;
- Contribute to the success of the academy, in the widest possible sense;
- Regularly update the pages of the academy’s website for which they are responsible;
- Deputise for the Principal and other senior colleagues, as necessary;
- To promote the aims, values and ethos of the trust and uphold the trust Data/GDPR policy. To adhere to all Academy policies and procedures;
- To participate in any appropriate meetings with colleagues and parents;
- To participate in performance management arrangements with the Trust;
- To attend training courses as required and lead by example on continuous professional development;
- To observe and promote Equalities across the Trust;
- To be responsive to school/ needs, demonstrating speed of response through own actions and proactively proposing ideas and solutions.
- To carry out any other duties appropriate to the post as required.
As an educational trust, United Learning Trust is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of all children and young people. Therefore, the trust expects all members of staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. To this end, both an ‘Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service’ check and a ‘Barred List’ check will be required for this role.
As strategic managers with whole-school responsibilities Leadership Group members (Executive Principal, Principal, Vice Principal and Assistant Principal) share the following roles including a contract which goes beyond the 1265 hours working time applicable to teachers.
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Closing date: 8th January 2024
Interview date: w/c 15th January 2024 at 9am
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