Year Manager - Non Teaching
Leeds West Academy
SO1.23 - .25 £26,999 - £28,785 per annum, pro rata, (actual salary £23,788 - £25,362 per annum)
37 hours a week, Term time only plus 10 days (40 weeks)
Accountable to: Behaviour and Attendance Leader/PDBA Assistant Principal
Leeds West Academy is a school with a remarkable sense of community and a strong and safe culture, a place where staff and students can thrive. As judged by Ofsted as ‘Good’ in May 2019, teaching is strong and the support we provide for our students and staff is unrivalled. With improved results year-on-year since 2016, 2019 saw our students secure the best results in the school’s history. In short, there is no better time to join Leeds West Academy, as a colleague, a leader or as a student.
Leeds West Academy is a fabulous place to work, accommodated in £30 million pound world-class facilities which opened in late 2011. As part of the White Rose Academies Trust (a member of the Luminate Education Group), we have a strong reputation of being a caring and supportive organisation. The academy also benefits from an exceptional in-house Trust CPD programme, driven by the latest in educational research, focused on the development of all professionals in the organisation at each career stage. Colleagues train with us, grow with us and progress with us.
We are looking to recruit a non-teaching Year Manager to join our Pastoral team, providing effective support for the pastoral care, personal development and safeguarding of students in the year group.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Work closely with the Behaviour & Attendance Leader/PDBA Assistant Principal to ensure maximum support for students at risk of disaffection and to facilitate early intervention.
Use whole academy student tracking information to have an oversight of the academic and pastoral progress of all students in the year group, plan for future interventions and set measurable improvement targets against specific KPI’s. Where necessary, prepare and present reports to the Behaviour & Attendance Leader/PDBA Assistant Principal/SLT, regarding individual or year group progress.
Help uphold the academy’s principle of ‘respect for all’ by managing emotions and modelling good behaviour. Support with the development and implementation of Individual Education/Behaviour Plans and Personal Care programmes.
Recognise students’ positive contributions within the academy and ensure that their achievements are acknowledged.
Regularly engage with colleagues, parents and carers to ensure a coordinated, partnership focused approach to dealing with individual student and year group issues.
Maintain accurate records for all significant interactions, interventions or contact with individual students, their parents/carers, colleagues and any external agencies using academy agreed systems.
Be responsible for the implementation of positive and pro-active disciplinary measures within the year groups. To be aware of student problems/progress/achievements and report to the relevant member of staff.
Assist in managing the Rewards and Sanctions arrangements within the school.
Share and support the corporate responsibility for the efficient running of Seclusion and any other pastoral duties as designated by the Behaviour & Attendance Leader/PDBA Assistant Principal.
In conjunction with the Safeguarding Officer and Attendance Team, monitor and respond to poor attendance, truancy and absconding. Develop relationships with parents and plan interventions to engage with academy attendance expectations. This might include home visits to establish and maintain relationships with parents.
Help facilitate the smooth admission and departure of students to or from the academy. This includes the re-integration of pupils back into mainstream lessons following prolonged periods of absence or internal/external exclusion.
Attend and contribute to the organisation and smooth running of academy events such as open evenings, parents’ evenings and SPACE days.
Support the administration and conduct of year group examinations (internal and external)
To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
To assist with the supervision of students out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes.
To accompany teaching staff and students on visits, trips and out of the academy activities as required.
The successful candidates will have experience of supporting young learners in an organisational setting, along with experience of improving behaviour of groups of students & supporting students to overcome a range of personal barriers. They will also have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop positive relationships with a wide range of young people.
Part of The White Rose Academies Trust, Leeds West Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students, secure an Ofsted rating of World Class.
We're securing our vision for World Class by growing our family of exceptional education professionals; dedicated specialists and passionate leaders with the shared goal of transforming future prospects for the next generation in West Yorkshire.
We provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society.
The White Rose Academies Trust is a local Trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies in Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students.
The Trust employs almost 400 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation.
We benefit hugely from our sponsor, Leeds City College which, along with the White Rose Academies Trust, is part of the Luminate Education Group. Other members of the group include Leeds College of Music, Keighley College and Harrogate College. Our sponsor provides leadership and operational support and advice to all our academies. They also share our vision of creating a truly World Class Trust.
Closing Date: 14th February 2020 - 12pm
Shortlisting: 14th February 2020 - pm
Interview Dates: W/C 24th February 2020
Start Date: As soon as possible
For more information, please visit our website at www.leedswestacademy.org.uk . To apply, please complete the application form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date of Friday 14th Febuary 2020 at 12pm. Please note we are unable to accept CV’s.
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