SEMH Pastoral Lead

Protocol Education
Northampton, UK
13 Jul 2019
21 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic team supporting the change and reinvigoration of our school. The dedicated senior leadership team has a clear vision for growth and positive change. The provision has a proud and successful tradition of supporting students between the ages of 11-16 years with ongoing social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). Under the supervision of our well-qualified and experienced staff work together to provide positive education to their students to gain valuable life skills, qualifications and confidence to support their onward journey towards independence. You will also help to create teaching resources and a nurturing environment for our students to learn and develop as individuals ensuring they are guided towards achieving their personal best.
We are looking to recruit a committed, empathetic and engaging Pastoral Manager/Teacher that will deliver a model of positive behaviour support to empower our young people to make a positive change in their lives, gain self-regulation skills and develop greater lifelong independence.

What do we need from you?

Successful candidates will be part of a large supportive team who work holistically across Education and Therapeutic services supporting each other's practice to deliver specialist residential educational services to those with additional and complex needs; including SEMH, Autism & Asperger's. This is a unique opportunity to work collaboratively with trained, qualified professionals from across our multidisciplinary team and to join an expanding, successful educational organisation.

Our School is currently working towards reshaping the way in which specialists support young people into adulthood and seeks to prepare them for possible employment and/or lifelong fulfillment.

We are looking for a Pastoral Manager/Teacher who has:
• Knowledge of specific subject area(s) to be taught
• Knowledge of and ability to deliver outstanding educational practice
• Knowledge of learning disabilities and support strategies
• Ability to make learning fun and engaging
• Ability to plan and prepare educational activities to meet specified needs and review their effectiveness
• Ability to demonstrate a minimum of good or outstanding teaching
• Ability to form and promote positive relationships with young people
• Ability to accurately assess learners' needs and achievements
• Ability to manage the learning environment effectively
• Ability to provide learners with effective support
• Ability to communicate clearly, accurately and promptly, at all levels, verbally and in writing
• Ability to relate to other staff in a way that is likely to enable, to motivate and to support them
• Ability to promote and model positive behaviour support when working with young people
• Ability to carry out appropriate interventions where necessary to safeguard self and others
• Ability to evaluate own performance, identify own training needs, engage in continuous personal development
• Ability to work as part of a team to find solutions to problems

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• To maintain an up to date understanding of Special Educational Needs (SEN) principles, definitions and basic practice. This includes an awareness of the roles and responsibilities of those who contribute to SEN programs.
• To effectively Co-ordinate the work across the school in at least one given subject area or cross-curricular theme, as Subject Leader as set out in policy.
• To communicate and consult with parents/carers and other appropriate people, participating in student focused meetings as required.
• To recognise, value and raise the achievement of students.

Pastoral Management
• To provide counselling/mentoring where appropriate or to act as link to relevant agencies.
• Updating of risk assessments
• Extracurricular activities
• Behaviour management plans
• Parental engagement
• School links
• Contribution to meetings
• Behaviour management of student's intervention
• Mentoring and coaching pupils
• 1Contributing as part of the SLT in the School


Do not need to hold Teaching qualification/QTS or QTLS but a form of arts or coaching experience would be beneficial.

We believe that every single person in our care has a personal best, and we are committed to helping him or her achieve it. Join us, and we'll show the same commitment to helping you achieve your personal best in your career.

Please apply in response to this advert

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