Personal Learning Centre (PLC) Manager

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  • De Warenne Academy
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  • Required for January 2022
    Application Closes: 06/12/2021 16:00
    Interview Date: TBC
    Job Length: Permanent
  • Weeks of work: 39
    Days of work: 5
    Hours of work: 37.0
  • Post: Personal Learning Centre (PLC) Manager
    Salary (FTE): F 14 - £23,080.00 to F 19 - £25,481.00 Salary subject to pro-rata
    Responsible to: Principal
About Delta Academies Trust

Purpose of the job:

De Warenne Academy wishes to appoint a Personal Learning Centre Manager to join our talented and dedicated team.  You will co-ordinate the personalised learning support to promote the learning and welfare of vulnerable students. To manage the PLC centre.

The minimum actual pro rata’d salary per annum for this job starts at £19,678.33

Here at De Warenne Academy we are on a journey of rapid improvement and are currently ranked as the 3rd highest performing school in Doncaster and 9th out of 55 similar schools nationally.  We are the highest performing secondary school of those situated in our local area and are improving year on year.

We serve the villages of Conisbrough and Denaby Main, situated between Doncaster and Rotherham.  We are a small but oversubscribed academy, with 700 students on roll, and we pride ourselves on knowing our students well and doing our best to ensure everyone fulfils their potential.

We benefit from having a recently built academy situated in spacious grounds with excellent facilities. 

Yet again students, parents and staff were celebrating record GCSE results at De Warenne this summer, with the year group having made more progress than any other year group in the history of the academy.  The most able students did extremely well, picking up prestigious grade 9s across a range of subjects including maths, English, science, computer science, history, geography and French.  Overall we were delighted with the progress made by our Class of 2020 in such challenging circumstances.

Our staff are talented and enthusiastic and have all contributed to the academy’s success story.  We have a staff rewards budget and socialise both as subject teams and as a whole staff.  We also have access to a staff benefits scheme.

At De Warenne, we value the continuous professional development of all our employees and recognise that our staff and students are most successful when they feel happy, valued, challenged and supported to achieve their very best.

Our senior leadership team, along with our dedicated teachers and support staff, are committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for every child in our care. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team within a high-performing multi academy trust with exciting career prospects for successful applicants.  Come and visit us and see for yourself!

Visits to the academy would be warmly welcomed by appointment. Please contact Mrs D Ellor on 01709 864001 if you would like to arrange a visit.


Responsibilities and accountabilities


  • To identify cohorts of students for the alternative curriculum by liaising with the relevant curriculum leaders
  • To deliver alternative courses relevant to cohorts of students to provide them with relevant qualifications
  • To liaise with external agencies to find appropriate pathways for the students involved, to ensure the vulnerable students are provided with the best possible education
  • To liaise with parents to improve student’s behaviour, self-esteem, achievement, attainment and aspirations
  • To establish, develop and maintain effective and supportive mentoring and other supportive relationships with children and young people and those engaged with them
  • To manage the supervision of vulnerable students with specialist intervention such as sexual health and anger management
  • To contribute to the comprehensive assessment of children and young people entering educational establishments and the review of their progress and achievements; working collaboratively with specialist support services and school staff
  • To support the sharing of information between local agencies, schools, authorities and learning mentors, and be the single point of contact for accessing a range of community and business based programmes and specialist support services (e.g. Education Welfare Service, the Probation and Youth Offending Service, etc.)
  • To work collaboratively with local agencies, The Bridge, training providers, etc. to offer complementary programmes of support for students in school where applicable
  • To develop, agree and implement a time bound action plan with groups and individual students and those involved with them based on a comprehensive assessment of their strengths and needs, developing SMART targets and activities to remove barriers to learning
  • To support, direct and encourage students to undertake further education, apprenticeships or employment after compulsory education
  • To ensure strict confidentiality in all areas of work.
  • To work and process personal and sensitive information in accordance with Data Protection Act 2018 including the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018.
  • To ensure work is conducted in a way that protects the safety and security of information (e.g. strong passwords, reporting breaches, securing paper records, securely disposing of records).
  • To understand and comply with the statutory guidance regarding safeguarding of children, ensuring the safeguarding and promotion of children’s welfare at all times, reporting any concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Officer immediately.
  • To comply with the Trust and academy’s policies and procedures at all times.


To undertake other reasonable duties (with competence and experience) as requested, in accordance with the changing needs of the organisation.


Personal Contacts


External               Contractors, Suppliers, parents and external agency professionals

Internal                Students, staff, AAB members, parents and any other visitors to the Academy


This job description may be subject to change, following consultation between the post holder and the Academy.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate and checks of the relevant barred list / prohibition lists.

Experience and Knowledge

Key: A = Application, I = Interview And Assessment, R = Reference, C = Certificate


  • Grade C or above in both English and Maths, or equivalent (A/C)
  • Recognised and relevant vocational qualification (NVQ level 3) and/or equivalent practical work experience (A/I/C)
  • Willingness and ability to obtain and/or enhance qualifications and training for development in the post. (A/I)
  • Working in a school environment (A/I)
  • Issues affecting students and young people and how to offer supportive assistance (A/I)
  • Excellent communication and listening skills (A/I)
  • Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality (A/I)
  • Working knowledge of standard computer packages (word processing, email and spreadsheets) (A/I)
  • Good time management and organisation skills (A/I)
  • Ability to work with students and have a real interest in the issues faced by this age group (A/I)
  • Satisfactory Enhanced DBS (C)


  • Basic first aid (A/I)