Reflective Learning Centre Co-ordinator

Leeds West Academy

C3 .19- .22 £25,295 - £26,843 per annum, pro rata (actual £22,092 - £23,444)

37 per week Term Time only plus 10 days

Accountable to: The Director of Reflective and Restorative Practice

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 seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, passionate and ambitious colleague to the post of Reflective Learning Centre (RLC) Coordinator. The RLC is a new initiative launching at Leeds West Academy in September 2020. The successful candidate will support the Positive Behaviour and wider Pastoral Teams in coordinating a range of interventions based on reflective and restorative practice for students who have made poor behaviour choices. Through their relentless focus on support and guidance, the newly appointed colleague will contribute to improved and sustained student behaviour and attitudes. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all referrals in to the RLC; ensuring students are provided with opportunities and/or work to be reflective and restorative, tailored to their individual needs.

  • As part of the wider Pastoral Team, facilitate and supervise students referred in to the RLC.

  • Ensure students can continue with their learning and make progress whilst spending time in the RLC through communication with subject teachers.

  • Manage the day to day operations of the provision including (but not exclusively) coordination of seating plans, facilitating the daily routines and accurate record keeping.

  • Support and encourage students to build and repair relationships and take to ownership of their own behaviours.

  • Work proactively with the Attendance and Behaviour Teams to share information about student attendance, to minimise absence from the RLC.

  • Take responsibility for the promotion and implementation of the Positive Behaviour Policy in the RLC, ensuring a consistent approach.

  • Support students to overcome personal barriers to achieve academic success and become resilient and aspirational learners.

  • Working in close collaboration with each student’s Year Manager, design and facilitate each day’s programme of reflective and restorative practice, work from curriculum areas and (in some cases) involvement of wider/external agencies.

  • Take responsibility for careful planning of the referral in to the RLC whilst seeking to ensure the student’s transition back to timetabled lessons is a success.

  • Promote equality, diversity and inclusion within the RLC.

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students. Adhere to the Safeguarding policy and pass on any concerns and accurate record keeping on CPOMS.

Part of The White Rose Academies Trust - the most rapidly improved family of schools in the region - Leeds East Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students, secure an Ofsted rating of outstanding by 2020.

We're securing our 2020 vision for Outstanding by growing our family of exceptional education professionals; dedicated specialists and passionate leaders with the shared the goal of transforming future prospects for the next generation of 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 throughout 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 over 370 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation.

We benefit hugely from our sponsor, Leeds City College, which is one of the largest and most successful FE/HE College Groups in the UK.   Our sponsor provides leadership and operational support and advice to all our Academies.  They also share our vision of creating a truly Outstanding Trust.

Closing Date: 14th August 2020- 9am

Shortlisting: 14th August 2020

Interview Date: 20th August 2020

Start Date: 1st September 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter

To apply, please complete the application form and return to by the closing date. Please note we are unable to accept CV’s.


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