Leader of Student Standards and Welfare Job at The Gorse Academies Trust – in Leeds

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Required to start: ASAP

Leader of Student Standards and Welfare

Scale: PO1-PO3 (Dependent on experience and competencies)

PO1 (SCP 27-30) £31,346 – £33,782

Actual Salary: £26,926 – £29,018

Contract: 37 Hours Per Week, Term Time Only + 5 Days

Subject to a 6-Month Probationary Period

The Stephen Longfellow Academy was established in 2017 to provide outstanding education and opportunity for a diverse range of students with a variety of needs. We expect the highest standards of behavior and conduct, and our approach to positive choices through the academy policy of Alternative Provision Positive Discipline (APPD) is a central aspect in promoting self-regulation around the academy and at home.

We seek to appoint a Leader of Student Standards and Welfare with significant experience of using a wide range of interventions for the promotion of positive Social, Emotional and Mental Health. The role will be cross phase and support all students at The Stephen Longfellow Academy.

This is an essential role in the academy, to uphold behaviour standards and expectations in accordance with Alternative Provision Positive Discipline, academy policies around behaviour, safety and student welfare. This in turn will provide students with the necessary skills to equip them for learning, helping them to achieve their academic potential.

As the Leader of Student Standards and Welfare, you will be working with vulnerable students across both the Primary and Secondary phase, promoting self-awareness, self-regulation and proactively upholding the adherence of Alternative Provision Positive Discipline.

The successful candidate will have high standards of professional conduct, will model these standards to a team of welfare officers leading to students making long terms positive choices in education and into adulthood.

Applicants for this post must have:

· Experience of leading a team of professionals to achieve whole school targets and objectives

· The ability to work alongside and in collaboration with other support teams and teachers across the academy.

· Previous experience of working with children and young people in an educational setting.

· Experience in providing targeted and planned intervention.

· Use, track and analyse behaviour software to inform your teams operations.

· Ability to maintain accurate and efficient records in order to track and monitor student progress and the impact of intervention, in accordance with the academy policies and procedures.

· Awareness of the potential impact of negative and positive mental health on student progress, promoting this throughout their work for both staff and students.

· A proven commitment to Continuous Professional Development.

· Ability to lead on staff Continuous Professional Development and training.

· Experience and knowledge of triggers and antecedents of presenting negative behaviours and strategies to support students such as de-escalation.

· Clear understanding of relevant policies/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation.

· A commitment to safeguarding children and young people.

Excited by this unique challenge? An Application Pack (including Job Description and Person Specification) is available to download from The GORSE Academies Trust website www.tgat.org.uk/jobs or by telephone on 0113 468 5999. If you would like to know more about The Stephen Longfellow Academy, please visit our website at https://www.stephenlongfellow.leeds.sch.uk/.

Please note you must submit an application form downloaded from our website.. CV’s are not accepted.

Closing Date: Tuesday 31 August 2021 (9.00am)

Interview Date: TBC

The Stephen Longfellow Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children and we expect our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We promote diversity and aim to establish a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

Reference ID: TSLA

Application deadline: 31/08/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £26,926.00-£29,018.00 per year


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