Director of Pupil Services

Recruiter
The SmartList
Location
Wigan
Salary
(£23,398-27,668) to (27,668-£31,601) - Pro rata
Posted
30 Sep 2017
Closes
03 Nov 2017
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Grade: APT&C Grade 7 (points 26-31) to Grade 8 (points 31-36)

(£23,398-27,668) to (27,668-£31,601) - Pro rata

(Salary to be negotiated depending on level of experience)

Contract Type: Permanent

37 hours per week, term time only plus 1 week (INSET days)

Responsible to: Head of Upper School

Start Date: 1st January 2018 or sooner if possible

Core Purpose:

Working with the Head of Upper and Lower School is responsible for:

Establishing a positive ethos and identity within the Year Groups.

Pastoral support to pupils.

Maintain excellent attendance and punctuality in all Year Groups.

Promoting positive pupil attitudes to learning and good conduct.

Identifying and responding to pupil needs in good time in order to remove potential barriers to progress and engagement.

Working with families in order that pupils may benefit fully from the opportunities available to them at school.

Key Responsibilities:

Member of Extended Leadership Team.

Operational lead for behaviour, attendance and safeguarding.

Supporting strategic lead for behaviour, attendance and safeguarding.

Operational lead for in-house alternative provision (Pride Centre).

Lead small groups for intervention (Pride Centre).

Strategic Lead for 2 Pastoral Managers and Attendance.

Developing partnerships and working alongside external agencies.

Supporting Heads of Upper and Lower School and Heads of Year.

Specific Responsibilities:

Support the maintenance of high standards throughout the School and reinforce expectations.

Provide support and advice to pupils in line with promoting their social care and personal development with respect to learning and pupil welfare.

Respond to and take steps to resolve relationship issues between pupils.

Provide general pupil support at the point of need.


Support and monitor pupil engagement with sanctions, rewards and interventions, informing parents and liaising with other staff as required.

Follow up attendance and punctuality matters, including for agreed target pupils and contact or meet with parents as appropriate.

Collect and collate statements relating to behaviour and safeguarding incidents, following up directly when appropriate.

Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures in relation to child protection and all aspects of safeguarding children.

Liaise with colleagues, parents/carers and external agencies and colleagues to support identified pupils with SEND, EAL, and welfare, medical, behavioural or other needs.

Attend case conferences and other meetings to address the needs of the pupil as directed.

Contribute to the provision and organisation of mentoring and intervention programmes to support progress and attainment.

Maintain good communication between staff, parents/carers and other agencies to support the best outcomes for pupils.

Contributing to and maintain detailed and accurate records on all pupils to support monitoring and the identification of needs, requesting information from others to support this where required.

Arrange for work to be set and collected for pupils who are unable to access lessons.

Arrange parental/carer appointments as required.

Support the admissions process by conducting initial meetings with families in accordance with the school procedures and communicating the school ethos and standards to prospective pupils and families.


Other Responsibilities:

Responsible alongside senior team and inclusion manager for pupil behaviour and welfare in public places during break, lunch, change of lesson, beginning and end of school day as directed.

Participate in professional development opportunities, willingness to develop additional skills and expertise.

Attend parent’s evenings.

Duties at the start and end of the school day.

Keep up-to-date with current educational developments and legislation affecting your area of responsibility.

Contribute to school development through identified communication and consultation channels.

Treat pupils, parents and colleagues fairly, equitably and with dignity and respect.

To respect the confidential nature of information relating to the school, pupils and parents/carers.

Be aware of and support difference and ensure equal opportunities for all.

Contribute to the overall ethos and aims of the School.

Develop constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals.

Be aware of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to report any concerns in accordance with the school’s safeguarding policy.


To comply with the school’s Health and Safety policy and statutory requirements.

To undertake any other duties not detailed above commensurate with the level of the post.


General:

You must:

Work within school policies and procedures.

Attend skill training and participate in personal/performance development as required.

Take care for their own and other people's health and safety.

Be aware of the confidential nature of issues.

Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills; common sense and the ability to work smoothly and harmoniously with other members of staff.

Be of smart appearance, be efficient, energetic and proactive.

You should be in possession of a First Aid qualification or show a willingness to be First Aid trained.

The post holder may be requested to carry out further reasonable additional duties as directed by the Headteacher.

This job description may be amended to meet the future needs of the school.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will need to undertake a DBS enhanced clearance, including checks with past employers.

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Closing Date/Time: Wednesday 11 October 2017 3.00 pm
Interviews: Week commencing 16th October (likely to be on 17th October 2017)