Key Stage Pastoral Leader

Northampton, Northamptonshire
£23,855 - £26,863 (actual salary)
19 Nov 2020
30 Nov 2020
Contract Type

Key Stage Pastoral Leader
37 hours per week, 40 weeks per year
Salary range Grade I Point 22 – 26 (£27,041 – £30,451)
£23,855 - £26,863 (actual salary)

We are looking to appoint from January, a Key Stage Pastoral Leader to assist in the operational support, care and guidance system of the school, leading a cohort of students to ensure high attendance, outstanding student behaviour and engagement, and high levels of achievement.

The Key Stage Pastoral Leader will work directly with the Assistant Headteacher, the Pastoral Services Manager, the Behaviour and Engagement Leader and the Deputy Safeguarding Lead within the support, care and guidance team as well as with outside agencies, other senior staff, students and their parents. The role reports to the Assistant Headteacher – Behaviour and Attitudes.

The successful candidate will be highly organised, able to work under pressure, have excellent communication skills, and a strong track record of customer focused delivery. He/she will work as part of a team dedicated to delivering high quality pastoral provision from the start of the school day through to the extended wrap-around support and reassurance we expect to deliver to our students and their parents during their time at Moulton.

This role is key to our pastoral provision, requiring flexibility, innovation and enthusiasm to help us deliver high levels of support. In particular, the Key stage Pastoral Leader will need to ensure a consistently high standard of care and professionalism, in achieving the following:

  • To be the lead member of staff for an identified Key Stage (480 students) being accountable for driving high attendance, outstanding student behaviour and engagement, and high levels of achievement.
  • To develop positive relationships with all students, with a particular focus on supporting the most challenging and vulnerable students, and their parents/carers
  • To work directly with the students within the Key Stage, as the lead member of staff for that Key Stage (after the Assistant Headteacher)
  • To work cohesively in a team with all pastoral leaders to ensure that consistency and processes are in place to support the holistic needs of the student.
  • To be pro-active in ensuring student adherence to school policies, challenging students within the key stage group and contacting parents, as necessary
  • To be an advocate of ‘Restorative Approaches’ within the school conducting meetings between high profile students and other students, parents and staff
  • To support the investigation of major incidents involving students that are linked to high profile students.
  • To manage all arrangements relating to external curriculum provision
  • To implement Stage 2 stage 3 attendance systems and provide appropriate support and actions for this process.
  • To implement and support the stage 3 behaviour monitoring system and provide appropriate support and actions for this process with students staff and parents.
  • To conduct parent meetings, for example, relating to behaviour, attendance or following parental concerns.
  • To implement and review pupil support plans and provisions on provision mapping.
  • To provide comprehensive organisational support for identified years group events within the identified Key Stage.
  • To take the lead in preparing and representing the school in meetings with outside agencies, for example, EHA assessment meetings, preparing reports for CLA, and in working with complimentary education
  • To attend CP and CIN meetings where required
  • To support school policy as appropriate, in particular relating to child protection, confidentiality, and health and safety issues, and working as a designated member of staff for Safeguarding.
  • To monitor and update electronic records using the appropriate software systems and procedures.
  • To report weekly data to Assistant Headteachers linked to the Year group based on, attendance, behaviour and progress.
  • To complete a termly behaviour and attendance report
  • To take the lead on tasks specific to each year, depending upon the key stage, including;
    • GCSE options evening
    • Study skills events
    • Primary activity days
    • Student induction day and all aspects of transition
    • GCSE exam support and preparation
    • Achievement evenings
    • End of Year events such as the Prom and the Year book.
  • To undertake other tasks in line with the above accountabilities as directed by the Assistant Headteacher or other relevant member of the Senior Leadership Team

If you believe you have the necessary skills, experience and enthusiasm required for this busy and demanding role, the full job description and further details along with the application forms are available from the school website

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to show this commitment. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure & Barring Service, the cost of which will be met by the school. Please note that referees will be contacted prior to interview in accordance with accepted Child Protection Procedures.

Closing date: 30th November
(interviews will be held on 2
nd December)

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