Year Manager (Pastoral Support)

Clacton County High School, Clacton-on-Sea

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Job Ref No. ECC5444-281S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: LGPS 7, Point 19-24 (Actual Salary from £23,877)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 26/11/2023 Midnight Date of Interviews: W/C Monday, 4th December 2023  

Job Description

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Pay Range: Local Government Pay Scale 7, Point 19 - 24

Actual Salary from: £23,877 - £26,780

Start Date: January 2024

The Role

An opportunity has arisen at Clacton County High School for the support staff pastoral role of Year Manager, forming part of an excellent and dedicated pastoral team primarily supporting students within a specific year group but also extending beyond into the wider school community.

The successful candidate will work alongside an Assistant Year Manager (non-teaching), the Director of Pastoral Care (teaching), Pastoral Leaders (teaching) and an extended team of pastoral colleagues, dealing with a range of day-to-day school related matters in relation to students as well as working closely with senior leaders, other teaching and support staff colleagues, parents and external agencies.

We are looking for a motivated person to complement the current team, to be a role model for our students, supporting those who require assistance in overcoming any barriers to learning so they are able to access the full curriculum in order to achieve their potential.

The pastoral support team at CCHS is committed to our guiding principles of 'Higher Expectations, Raising Aspirations, Transforming Lives'. The role of Year Manager is expected to promote and instil these ideals, encouraging all students within their care to engage with their learning and to build positive, respectful and lasting relationships with others to become successful and valued citizens.

Clacton County High School is part of the Sigma Trust and works closely in collaboration with the other schools within our trust family. As a result, we are innovative and always learning from each other to ensure that we deliver an exciting and progressive learning experience for our students.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Should you be successful during the shortlisting process interviews will be held face to face at the school.

This post is 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (Term Time, plus non-pupil days)

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

· To work with a range of students, giving priority to those who need the most help, especially those students at risk of exclusion from the mainstream school setting and/or experiencing multiple disadvantages.

· To be the first point of contact for parents/carers developing positive and supportive home/school relationships.

· To keep up to date with current educational developments and legislation affecting your area of responsibility.

· To support and monitor student engagement with sanctions, rewards and interventions, informing parents and liaising with other staff as required.

· To work alongside the Attendance Officer to follow up attendance and punctuality matters and contact or meet with parents as appropriate both in and outside of school through home visits

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

We're looking for you if you have:

· Exceptional organisational and communication skills.

· A shared passion for the ethos of making a real difference to young people with the ability to motivate, inspire and have high expectations of students.

· A commitment to safeguarding and child protection.

If you are:

· Looking for an opportunity to work within the education sector.

· Enthusiastic and committed, adaptable and positive.

· Excited to be part of a committed and caring CCHS

Why work for The Sigma Trust, Clacton County High School?

We can offer you:

· A Competitive Salary

· Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish

· Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

Employee benefits include:

· Employee Assistance Programme

· Pension scheme

· Free membership to Perkbox

· Cycle to Work scheme

· Discounted gym membership at selected local gyms

Please note that an integration period applies to all new staff joining the Trust, to support introduction into the organisation.

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website

To Apply

To apply for this post, please follow the URL link provided below:

Please note that only fully completed application forms will be accepted and any CV's and accompanying covering letters will be disregarded. A Notes for Applicants document is attached for further information.

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 26th November 2023

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

The Sigma Trust is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristics. This is embedded in our vision 'To Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts', where we believe we are strong and more successful working together, creating a workplace which celebrates diversity.

Information about the School

CCHS is a forward-thinking school with an innovative curriculum designed to meet the needs of all students whatever their ability or need. With an expanding number of students, currently approximately 1700, including a sixth form of around 300, we pride ourselves on creating a personal and supportive environment to promote higher expectations and raise aspirations.

In September 2018, CCHS was rated by Ofsted as a good school with many outstanding features, particularly in regard to leadership and our sixth form provision. We are also proud to be the lead school for the local teacher training scheme.

As well as a firm commitment to all of our students, we are also very committed to supporting colleagues, providing a great CPD and training programme with opportunities for career progression and enhancement.

Safeguarding The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

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

Sigma Trust HR Team
Walton Road, Clacton-on-Sea
Essex, CO15 6DZ
Telephone: 01255 750913

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