Purpose of the job:
John Whitgift Academy are looking to appoint a Reflections Manager to join our academy in February 2022.
How would you like to join a rapidly expanding academy which is heading towards outstanding. Our student numbers are increasing year by year and we are the highest performing academy in North East Lincolnshire and are in the top 4% of the most improved academies in the country. As an academy we are continually building on our strengths and are proud to have the highest of expectations.
We currently have over 730 students on role aged 11 to 16. Our academy is situated close to the A180 making it ideal for commuting. Despite being one of the most rapidly growing academies in North East Lincolnshire, due, primarily to our success and outcomes, relationships between students and staff are excellent and we have maintained a small school friendly atmosphere. Behaviour in our academy is good with a relentless focus upon learning and aspiration.
In addition, we are fortunate to have some outstanding facilities that help to further enhance the quality of teaching and learning, such as, an Engineering block, 2 full size swimming pools and a 207 seater cinema.
In your new role you will work under the direction of senior staff, co-ordinate the support provision for students who need help in overcoming barriers to learning and developing their potential by raising standards of behaviour for learning.
The minimum actual pro rata’d salary per annum for this job starts at £19,851.85
If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience required for this position then we would very much like to hear from you.
Why John Whitgift Academy
The whole of our staff have been part of our journey to where we are today. We work as teams within a team. Our whole aim is for all our students to achieve their best potential. There are opportunities for career development for the successful applicant. Every employee has access to a pension scheme and staff benefits scheme.
- To be a first response for everyday student problems.
- To investigate reported incidents of poor behaviour.
- To contact parents in informing them of individual students’ behaviour, consequences or exclusions as part of effective lines of communication between the academy and home.
- To liaise with the relevant staff on actions to be taken.
- To administer appropriate sanctions.
- Supporting parents and students in crisis, liaising with identified personnel.
- To arrange for units of work and/or specific skills development with individual students to be provided.
- To monitor the behaviour and progress of these students.
- To organise and provide appropriate work and supervision to these students and be responsible for them until an appropriate member of staff is available.
- To co-ordinate C5s liaising with parents, students and staff.
- To liaise with parents, outside agencies, education welfare and the police with regard to confidential/sensitive information and complex issues.
- To provide information, reports and analysis on student behaviour.
- To maintain the consequences room to ensure it provides an appropriate environment for students.
- To promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people that the post holder has responsibility for or come into contact with.
- To be aware of, and comply with, policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
- To be aware of, support and ensure equal opportunities for all.
- To contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the academy.
- To appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
- To attend and participate in relevant meetings as required.
- To participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
- To assist with student needs as appropriate during the academy day.
- To comply with the academy’s child safeguarding procedures, including regular liaison with the academy’s designated child safeguarding person over any safeguarding concerns or issues.
- 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.
Undertake other reasonable duties (with competence and experience) as requested, in accordance with the changing needs of the organisation.
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)
- Willingness and ability to obtain and/or enhance qualifications and training for development in the post. (A/I)
- Good communication and listening skills (A/I)
- Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality (A/I)
- Ability and willingness to inspire students and get the best out of them (A/I)
- Working knowledge of standard computer packages (word processing, email and spreadsheets) (A/I)
- Efficient and effective organisation skills (A/I)
- Ability to relate to students in a pleasant and sympathetic manner and to recognise potential child safeguarding issues (A/I)
- Satisfactory Enhanced DBS (C)
- Working in a school environment (A/I)
- Issues affecting students and young people and how to offer supportive assistance (A/I)
- Basic first aid (A/I)
- Understanding of academy child safeguarding procedures (A/I)