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Data Manager

Leigh Academies Trust
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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About the role: We are looking to appoint a Data Manager to join and support our team at Snowfields Academy, starting as soon as possible. The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing reports using a wide range of data sources to inform the Leadership Team in all aspects of school day as well as managing and maintaining up to date information on the academy databases. The Data Manager will provide appropriate technical support to staff in using the software and interpreting information.

Some of the main responsibilities include;

* To be the Local Data Officer for the academy, carrying out software requests

* To manage the academy's Management Information System

* To complete all statutory data returns, which will include the School Census

* To ensure that relevant data is transferred to the academy's Management Information System as required

* Analyse student data, distribute colour bands and collect pupil progress reports for the SLT via Pupil Asset

* To develop and produce general reports, including data analysis as requested by the Academy Leadership Team

* To troubleshoot data and issues relating to the Management Information System, escalating any unresolvable issues to IT Services or Bromcom

* To take part, as appropriate, in the academy's professional development programme

* To engage actively in the Performance Management Review process

Please note that the successful candidate will be responsible for the Bearsted and Cranbrook campuses with travel expenses reimbursed.

This is a permanent opportunity offering an actual salary ranging from £19,689-£21,600 per annum, commensurate with experience and based on 37 hours per week, Term Time + 3 weeks of inset. Please be aware that interviews may be conducted on a rolling basis.

Working with us at Snowfields Academy: Snowfields Academy is a new secondary provision for students with ASD. We will offer 140 places across year groups 7-13 for young people who are working at or close to age related expectations. Class sizes will be small with 12 in each class, supported by 2-3 teaching assistants according to need. We will offer a range of GCSEs and other qualifications for young people on a blend of academic and vocational pathways.

The academy will benefit from being a brand new school with a design tailored to the students it provides for, carefully considered to make the most of both its inside and outside environments in order to enhance the learning of its students. The environment will support specialisms in horticulture and catering with a purpose designed teaching kitchen, servery and cafe, and internal and external horticulture facilities supporting our students into employment. We will work closely with local businesses to offer an outstanding range of work experience opportunities and supported internships.

At Snowfields Academy we will:

* Inspire and engage our children so they develop a lifelong love of learning, working towards the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at Key Stage 3

* Deliver a quality, inclusive education so all children are able to achieve to their full potential

* Create a learning environment where barriers to learning are overcome and students feel safe and happy and are ready to learn

* Ensure that all children feel valued and celebrate their individuality and success at every opportunity

* Always work within a multi-disciplinary framework alongside families and other professionals

* Use personalised approaches to manage behaviour and reduce anxieties

* Ensure safeguarding, pastoral support and embedding British Values are at the heart of all we do

* Create a culture where staff work collaboratively as part of the wider team, sharing ideas and good practice and offering support to each other.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four 'clusters' of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region's biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds
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