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Pastoral Coordinator
 
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Develop your career in education in a high performing all-through academy

 

Over the last seven years, King Solomon Academy has consistently been one of the highest performing non-selective schools in the country. We are redefining what is possible and we are seeking an exceptional person ready to join our high-performing school and to contribute to the achieving of our mission. This is a unique opportunity to be part of showing what education can achieve. 

 

We are excited to appoint to the new role of Independent Learning Coordinator to the Secondary School. This role will be vital to the running of the school, organising the learning of pupils when they are outside of normal lessons.

 

This is a challenging and exciting role which places its holder in a position of influence over the future of pupils at KSA. You will have the opportunity to establish and implement systems to ensure provision is rigorous and effective. You will hold high expectations of pupils so that they achieve well.

 

This role will act as a great springboard for early career professionals to learn how to manage learning and behaviour in a high performing environment. The role will include supervising lessons when teachers are unavailable in a way which ensures that learning time is not lost. The role will also ensure that those pupils who are out of class are able to access quality resources.

To apply, and to see more information about the school and this role please visit http://kingsolomonacademy.org/current-vacancies. The deadline is 11am on Monday 4th July. To discuss the role, please feel free to email the Principal’s PA, Shaheen Riaz (s.riaz@kingsolomonacademy.org) or phone on 0207 563 6901.

 


 

Job Description: Pastoral Coordinator

Reporting to:         Appropriate Leader

Location:                King Solomon Academy, Older Years Site

Salary:                      Support staff Band 5 (Full Time equivalent and actual salary: £23,837-£27,494)

Working Pattern:Full time, term-time only, 7.45 - 5pm (or 8am - 5.15pm, as required)

Start date:               September 2022

 

 

The Role

To provide organisational capacity to the running of the school to ensure that all aspects of pastoral care run effectively, and by doing so pupils are able to be successful. Working closely with the Pastoral Leadership team to ensure consistent warm strict approach towards pupil culture and behaviour.

 

Key responsibilities

There are three key areas of responsibility as part of the Pastoral Coordinator role, all of which rely on organizational excellence:

·        Ensuring attendance of vulnerable pupils is high

·        Ensuring that all behaviour systems run effectively and are tracked accurately

·        Supporting the learning of pupils by supervising pupils completing work set by subject specialists in their absence

·        Managing relationships with parents

·        Mentoring pupils to be successful

·        Ensure the set piece parts of the day (e.g. break, lunch) are successful

 

Outcomes and activities

Progress in lesson time

-         Supervising pupils so that they can make rapid progress when their specialist teacher is absent

-         Applying the KSA behaviour policy robustly to ensure that all pupils remain focused in lessons when doing independent work

Raising attendance of vulnerable pupils

-         Making proactive phones calls to weak attenders to ensure they are in school.

-         Managing communication and parent relationships to ensure families are supported with attendance issues

 

Effective running of systems and routines

-         Ensure that all significant behaviour events are tracked accurately

-         Ensuring reward and sanction systems are accurate and enforced

-         Supporting lunch and break times to ensure routines are in place.

Mentoring vulnerable pupils

-         Mentoring and supporting pupils who are working independently

-         Instituting pupil specific targets and rewards to ensure pupils are invested

Managing parent relationships

-         Keep parents informed

-         Answer parent emails

-         Speak to parents on phone to maintain relationship, through reward phones calls and sanction related phone calls

 

 

 

Other

·       Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Principal.

 

 

 

 


 

Person Specification: Pastoral Coordinator

 

Qualification criteria

-         Degree level qualification

-         Right to work in the UK

 

Knowledge and experience

-         Experience of working with children and/or young people in a structured environment

-         Experience leading, coaching and motivating pupils

-         Ability to run and devise systems

-         Proficient us of Microsoft Office is essential

 

Skills and attributes

We are looking for these skills and attributes or at the very least, a clear, demonstrable capacity to develop them organised around our four school values:

 

“Aiming high” 

·         Prepares for success with excellent organisational skills  

·         Works hard to achieve goals 

·         Never gives up on ourselves, our teammates or our mission 

·         Willingness to play a full part in school life and go above and beyond to ensure success 

·         High energy and driven by a ‘whatever it takes’ attitude.  

 

“Working together” 

·         Works effectively as part of a team 

·         Seeks out opportunities to build on own and others’ strengths and helps others to be better through a culture of clear, kind feedback 

 

“Being kind” 

·         Able to create a safe, happy and successful environment for everyone in our community 

·         Shows gratitude 

·         Takes care of others 

·         Exhibits pride in achievements of self and others 

·         Able to talk to pupils in a way which calms them down and reduces confrontation

 

“Leading the way” 

·         Has a passion for working with sixth form students

·         Has confidence to hold students to account and have high expectations of them

·         Is a positive role model to others

·         Is brave 

·         Shows initiative  

·         Feels passionate about creating a better future. 

 

Other

·         Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all students

·         Willingness to undertake training

·         This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

 

 

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