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Pastoral Manager

Published 2017-06-29 10:08:08

Darwen , England.
Start : ASAP Experience : Expected Salary : will be pro-rata

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Job description

Hours: 37 hours per week, term-time plus one weekThe Purpose of the JobTo ensure student welfare and effective behaviour management initially for a Year 7, of around 240 students with a view to remaining with the cohort until they end Y11 with us. This role will ensure that barriers to learning are removed for all students using an inclusive ethos where a smooth transition is made from primary, to secondary education. RelationshipsThe post-holder will report to the Assistant Principal for KS3 and subsequently KS4 and through him/her to the Vice Principal (support, care and guidance).  The post-holder will work closely with the Key Stage Three Achievement Co-ordinator and with other members of the Pastoral Team. GeneralThere is an expectation that the post-holder will support the ethos of the Academy, and will work towards the Academy’s aims as expressed in the Academy Improvement Plan and other relevant documentation. Specific ResponsibilitiesTo lead and manage the effective support of all pupils in Year 7 and thereafter through the Academy to Y11.Monitor attendance of all students within the year group and of all vulnerable groups and ensure effective intervention takes place as required.Identify circumstances where attendance is affected by social personal or emotional difficulties and taking appropriate action including referrals to the appropriate agencies.Sole liaison to all external education and training providers to monitor the attendance and behaviour of students involved in flexible courses of study.Initiating and maintaining contact with parents or carers of students with attendance difficulties, including the organisation of home visits where appropriate.Manage students immediately before and after the academy day and at break at lunchtimes.Be proactive around the academy between lessons and tutor time to support effective behaviour management.To liaise with individual teachers and faculties in relation to the monitoring of individual students behaviour and progress.Support Directors of Learning to ensure there is a visible and consistent culture of excellent behaviour across each faculty.To carry out Child Protection reviews for Child in Our Care and at risk students at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy under the direction of the Child Protection Officer.To lead and manage the pastoral care and guidance of students including CIOC, those with EHC plans, IPRAs and vulnerable students.Ensuring good communication with parents, members of academy staff, external agencies and other education providers by use of personal contact, letters, telephone calls, emails and other means as appropriate.Interviewing students and taking appropriate action following referrals related to school work, behaviour, bullying and racist incidents and any other student concerns or crisis. Assess and manage all referrals to, CAF, ELCAS, Social Services, Police, YOT, ASU, WISH, Engage, Brooke, Connexions, Year 11 Project, Lancashire Translation Service, SEMA, CIOP, NHS, Adult Social Services, Young Carers, Child Action North West, ABC Panel and any other relevant services.Lead and manage all contact with external agencies.  This will also involve attendance at multi agency meetings.To be an exemplary leader in dealing with staff, parents, pupils, outside agencies, the community and local businesses. To liaise and visit all feeder primaries to ensure effective transition for all year 6 students, ensuring that students with SEN and other vulnerable groups have their needs met. To manage mid-term admissions and transfers including the sharing of information within DACA and other external agencies. To contribute positively to transition through the key stages thereafter, and to promote continued progression within DACA to KS4 and the Sixth Form.Support the organisation of Parents’ Evening/Open Evenings and other calendared events.Create and maintain files containing privileged and highly confidential information for vulnerable student groups.  Sole responsibility in maintaining and organising all student files within the year groupUndertake role of lead professional on CAFs which require specific knowledge and experience.To organise collect and provide the delivery of work for students educated off site due to illness or placement.Preparing extensive reports for court proceedings, YOT, child protection and social services.To provide strategic leadership for the academy anti-bullying and restorative justice policies and procedures and practice.  Carryout home visits where necessary for pupils or parents in need of pastoral supportSupport new staff and NQTs during lesson and form time to help set standards and expectationsIdentify students with behavioural issues and work with the Pastoral Team and the Director of Inclusion and external agencies to put support strategies in place.Lead on student support meetings involving other professionals Cover lessons and tutor session due to unforeseen circumstances if necessaryLead specific training sessions to new staff and NQTs Manage Tutor Teams in excess of 20 professionals.Lead meetings of various professionals to provide a working document of all concerns ranging from child protection to attendance. OtherTo undertakeany other appropriate duties as required by line management or senior staff. TrainingThe post holder will be expected to undertake professional development as appropriate to the post and in the context of personal development. Other RequirementsFrom time to time, the post holder may be required to vary their working hours to fit in with the Academy calendar.  This will be directed by the Principal.  Advance notice will be provided.Further details and an application pack for this post are available from Sam Grimshaw on 01254 819500 / sam.grimshaw@daca.uk.com.  The closing date for applications is Wednesday 12th July 2017 at 12pm with interviews to be held on Monday 17th July 2017. GCSE / Scottish or equivalent
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