Head of Personal Development

The Bromfords School, Wickford
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Job Ref No. ECC5407-741 Position Type: Head of Department/Faculty Pay Range: MPS/UPS, TLR2c (London Fringe Pay Scale)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 19/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Immediate interviews  

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Head of Personal Development

Grade/Salary: Main Pay Scale / Upper Pay Scale, TLR2c

Date Required: September 2024

Closing Date: Friday 19th April 2024 at Midday

Interview Date: w/c 29th April 2024

We want to change how the Personal Development curriculum is delivered at Bromfords, and develop an innovative, exciting and inspiring new model. We are looking for a candidate with experience of successfully leading change who can be part of shaping this new strategic approach, and who can then turn the vision into reality.

Principal Responsibilities

· Leadership and delivery of the Personal Development curriculum.

· Develop an engaging, exciting and wide-ranging Personal Development curriculum including all statutory and non-statutory PSHE and RSE elements, that is delivered through Personal Development lessons, tutor time, assemblies, and other whole school opportunities.

· Work with the Heads of Year to ensure that tutor time and assemblies offer high quality experiences that are in line with the Personal Development programme plans.

· Work with the Safeguarding Team to ensure that the Personal Development programme

responds swiftly to new issues and emerging student needs.

· Work with Heads of Department and Heads of Year to identify opportunities and support engaging Personal Development opportunities for students across the whole school.

· Develop an appropriate way of tracking and monitoring students' progress and achievements in Personal Development throughout their time at Bromfords.

· Monitor and support colleagues involved in the delivery of the Personal Development curriculum.

· To be accountable for student progress by liaising with teaching and support staff to monitor and support individual children and teaching groups

Information about the School

Our school is making rapid progress since its inspection in November 2022. A recent review by the Local Authority commented on the 'sea change' noted in students' behaviour and the culture and ethos of the school. Our 2023 outcomes were the best set of Key Stage 4 results achieved by Year 11 students since 2016. Our Year 7 intake continues to be oversubscribed.

Our school is a strong, caring community underpinned by our three core values of achieve, enrich and prepare. Our school's culture is focused on the principles of high expectations and aspirations for all members of our community; actions and conversations, however difficult, are always underpinned by kindness; that we communicate and share success; that we value each other's views and opinions; decisions are evidence based and student centred.

Early Career Teachers undertake a fully inclusive and supportive induction programme and are mentored continually throughout their term of training to ensure guidance is on hand at all times. This is complemented by the robust two-year Early Career Framework programme.

Our Governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The successful applicant will be offered a position subject to full pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory medical checks and 2 satisfactory references.

About the Trust

We are a small Multi Academy Trust based in the South-East of Essex and currently manage four local secondary schools. Each school within our Trust is a place where we believe in the power of education to transform lives.

Our philosophy is centred around the belief that schools can achieve better educational outcomes for students by working together as a collective entity. The Compass Trust is founded on the principles of collaboration, innovation, and inclusivity, with the aim of providing a supportive and nurturing environment that enables schools to flourish and students to succeed.

Additional Benefits

As a valued member of our team, you will be entitled to the following benefits (*Subject to eligibility criteria)

Employer Pension Contribution · Access to the "Cycle to Work" scheme · Eye test vouchers in partnership with Specsavers · Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (includes confidential counselling and online discounts) · Virtual GP Access - including minors 16 and under · Annual onsite flu vaccination programm · Free tea and coffee provided daily and cake on Fridays · Discounted Tastecard subscription · A Wellbeing week every half term (this includes no afterschool meetings)

We encourage visits from prospective candidates to meet members of our school community and to experience our school at first hand. If you would like to do this, please contact Ann Pullin, PA to the Headteacher on 01268 627848 or via email to recruitment@bromfords.essex.sch.uk

We may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Information about the School

Our school is making rapid progress since its inspection in November 2022. A recent review by the Local Authority commented on the ‘sea change’ noted in students’ behaviour and the culture and ethos of the school. Our 2023 outcomes were the best set of Key Stage 4 results achieved by Year 11 students since 2016. Our Year 7 intake continues to be oversubscribed, with a waiting list.

Our school is a strong, caring community underpinned by our three core values of achieve, enrich and prepare. Our school’s culture is focused on the principles of high expectations and aspirations for all members of our community; actions and conversations, however difficult, are always underpinned by kindness; that we communicate and share success; that we value each other’s views and opinions; decisions are evidence based and student centred.

Our Governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The successful applicant will be offered a position subject to full pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory medical checks and 2 satisfactory references.

About the Trust

We are a small Multi Academy Trust based in the South-East of Essex and currently manage four local secondary schools. Each school within our Trust is a place where we believe in the power of education to transform lives.

Our philosophy is centred around the belief that schools can achieve better educational outcomes for students by working together as a collective entity. The Compass Trust is founded on the principles of collaboration, innovation, and inclusivity, with the aim of providing a supportive and nurturing environment that enables schools to flourish and students to succeed.

Additional Benefits

As a valued member of our team, you will be entitled to the following benefits (*Subject to eligibility criteria)

• Employer Pension Contribution • Access to the “Cycle to Work” scheme • Eye test vouchers in partnership with Specsavers • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (includes confidential counselling and online discounts) • Virtual GP Access - including minors 16 and under • Annual onsite flu vaccination programme • Free tea and coffee provided daily and cake on Fridays • Discounted Tastecard subscription • A Wellbeing week every half term (this includes no afterschool meetings)

We encourage visits from prospective candidates to meet members of our school community and to experience our school at first hand. If you would like to do this, please contact Ann Pullin, PA to the Headteacher on 01268 627848 or via email to recruitment@bromfords.essex.sch.uk

We may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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

Naz Choudhury
The Bromfords School
Grange Avenue, Wickford
Essex, SS12 0LZ
Telephone: 01268 474201
Email: recruitment@bromfords.essex.sch.uk

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