Student Support Manager

The Gilberd School, Colchester

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Job Ref No. ECC5441-89 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: LGS Band 4 to mid point
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 22/05/2018 Midday Date of Interviews: 22nd May 2018  

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"An oversubscribed school with a clear vision of excellence and attainment, we combine the best of a rigorous curriculum with outstanding pastoral development and opportunity. Our local reputation and place in the heart of the community provide a safe yet challenging learning environment where all our students can achieve. Our vision is to ensure that all students feel safe, valued and happy whilst here, and leave with first rate academic qualifications and the wider skills needed for life."Linda Exley, Headteacher

At The Gilberd School you will find:

·An exceptionally welcoming school

·Enthusiastic, polite and well-behaved students, who are eager to learn

·Hardworking, positive and motivated colleagues who support each other with exceptional loyalty and passion

·Superb classrooms and resources to support teaching and learning

·Excellent CPD and career development opportunities

'The behaviour of pupils around the school is impeccable. Low-level disruption in lessons is extremely rare. Pupils are polite and courteous to adults and each other. They wear their uniforms smartly and treat the inviting school environment with respect. In lessons, the atmosphere is positive and industrious. Pupils show their appreciation for the education they receive at school through their very high levels of regular attendance. Pupils acknowledge the excellent levels of support they receive both academically and pastorally. They are clear that, 'this is a school where it is ok to be different'.Kay Leach, Lead Ofsted Inspector March 2018

We wish to appoint an experienced individual to provide support within our school, in order to raise standards and help achieve the aims of the school.We are looking for an immediate start for the following role:

A Student Support Manager

The successful applicant will be expected to work with the Student Team to effectively impact on the achievement and progress of students.

The successful candidates will need to:

· Demonstrate that they are proactive and able to use their own initiative to make decisions within the scope of their role

· Demonstrate the confidence to communicate clearly and effectively with students, colleagues and outside agencies

· Evidence a clear and fluent written style for effective communication with parents and professionals

· Demonstrate the resilience to handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy

· Have a "can do" attitude to join our efficient, friendly team and who is able to effectively work under pressure

Information about the School

The Gilberd School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to references and an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Alison Tuckwell
Brinkley Lane
Highwoods, Colchester
Essex, CO4 9PU
Telephone: 01206 842211

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