Head of Year 9 ( St Leonards on Sea)
The St Leonards Academy

Closing date: 03/08/2020

Job posted date: 27/07/2020

Salary: East Sussex Grade 11 - £32,258 - £34,844

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 37

Can you provide support and guidance to our students and their families?

We are seeking a strong pastoral leader to join our team and be responsible for the care of the young people in year 9. If you have experience in working with young people and their families from a diverse range of backgrounds and are passionate about well-being and mental health, this is the role for you.

The person

We are looking for a pastoral leader who is highly organised, resilient, and compassionate. You will have:

  • qualifications relating to mental health, wellbeing or child development
  • the ability to demonstrate knowledge of and competence against the 9 domains of the Professional Capability Framework at social work level
  • the ability to develop and establish effective, collaborative partnerships and networks to promote appropriate information sharing

Please refer to the person specification for more information.

The role

This is an important role in securing a complementary service to teachers and other pastoral staff, addressing the needs of students that require support to overcome barriers that impact on their learning both inside and outside of school. To succeed in this role, you will need to:

  • be the safeguarding lead for year 9 and ensure good communication between families, other professionals, and the school
  • rigorously monitor the attendance and behaviour of the students to ensure a school-based action plan is in place to support the most vulnerable
  • develop the social, emotional and academic wellbeing of students in collaboration with external agencies

Please refer to the job description for more information.

About The St Leonards Academy

Ofsted grade: Good (2017)

The St Leonards Academy is a secondary school for 11 to 16-year olds in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. We have a clear vision of what creates successful learners and how to implement it. Our pupils are enthusiastic about learning and take pride in themselves. Our school values of potential, respect, integrity, determination and excellence run through everything we do.  We are one of twenty TEEP Ambassador schools in the UK. TEEP stands for Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement; that we have been selected as an ambassador school speaks volumes for how crucial a part of our culture teacher development is. We offer 300 student places each year and have a total capacity of 1500. We also host a special facility for up to 20 young people with physical disabilities and severe autism.

Visit The St. Leonards Academy website https://www.thestleonardsacademy.org.uk/

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve. Read more about our vision and values

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Find out more

Download the role description below for more information about this opportunity.

To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact us on recruitment@brightonacademiestrust.org.uk.

To submit your application please follow the 'Apply for job' link at the bottom of this page.

Key dates

Closing date: 3 August 2020 

Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.