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Senior Learning Coach – Medical

New Post (Education) : Senior Learning Coach – Medical 

Scale: NJC 14 – 17 (£23,484 – £24,920 FTE)

Actual Salary: £20,323 – £21,565

Contract Type: Term Time + 5 days

Contract Term: Full Time | Fixed Term – Initially 12 months  

Start Date: ASAP

Newsome Academy is part of Impact Education Multi Academy Trust (“the Trust”) who are on a mission to improve social mobility for the disadvantaged and to improve the life chances of children and young people. The Trust is a values driven organisation with the belief that collaborative leadership and strong partnership development can lead to significant positive impact on the quality of education. For more information about the Trust go to: About Us – Impact Education (i-mat.org.uk) 

We are now supporting Newsome Academy with their search for an experienced Senior Learning Coach – Medical to join their expanding team.

Newsome Academy, Castle Avenue, Newsome, Huddersfield, HD4 6JN

Newsome Academy is part of Impact Education Multi Academy Trust

We are looking for a talented Senior Learning Coach that is forward thinking, dynamic and resilient who, working in collaboration with the SENDCO & Pastoral Team, will provide high quality support to our learners with additional needs. The colleague appointed will be a natural inspirer, with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at Newsome Academy.

It is crucial that the successful candidate has a sound understanding of school landscapes and how to achieve success within these parameters. As well as supporting the SEND department, the successful candidate will also be part of the wider pastoral and wellbeing family.

The Primary objective of the post is to work under the guidance of Teaching/Senior Staff to implement and oversee agreed work programmes with individuals/groups, in or out of the classroom. To oversee all aspects of medical needs in school including health care plans, first aid, liaison and referrals to external agencies, monitoring of medicine distribution and overseeing intimate care / personal handling across school.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Constantly uphold and promote our values and vision

• Constantly uphold and promote our values and vision

• Work directly with the SEN team to ensure effective provision

• Provide students with clear behaviour expectations and ensure our system of sanctions and rewards is firm and fair

• Oversee the medical provision in school including health care plans, first aid, liaison and referrals to external agencies, monitoring of medicine distribution and overseeing intimate care / personal handling across school.

• Work with the teacher to ensure that progress is clearly recorded and relates to the learning objectives/goals for students

• In conjunction with the teacher provide one to one support for targeted pupils or groups of pupils on a short-term basis or for particular lessons, where there are behaviour barriers to learning for the pupils

• Supervise activities and assist with the general management and control of students in the academy

• To assist where required in the planning of learning activities

• Work with individuals or small groups to ensure interventions are delivered that meet the needs of the students and comply with the recommendations of their statements/EHCPs/HCPs.

• To participate in and assist in supervision of educational visits, in conjunction with the teacher / line manager

• Respond to the needs of all students with a sense of urgency

• To participate in and assist in supervision of educational visits, in conjunction with the Teacher/Line Manager

• To provide lunchtime cover as required

• Liaise with relevant staff to ensure all students’ needs are met

• Manage own workload and that of others to allow an appropriate work / life balance

• Work in effective partnership with other leaders in the Trust

• Support students throughout the day by fulfilling pastoral responsibilities

• Engage fully in the academy appraisal process to fulfil personal potential and be able to participate effectively in the implementation of the academy’s goals and improvement plan

• Attend meetings / training and carry out administrative tasks and duties as specified on the academy calendar

• Consistently implement all academy policies

• Contribute to decision-making and consultation procedures

• To contribute to plans, reviews and evaluations of pupils by writing reports on pupils’ progress and attendance at meetings

• Report any safeguarding concerns immediately to the Designated Safeguarding Lead

• Carry out any other reasonable duties as requested by the Headteacher/Deputy Headteacher and SENDCO

Person Specification

Qualifications

● Numeracy and Literacy skills to a level to assist students with their work (GCSE/O’Level Grade C or above) – Essential

● NVQ Level 3 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent qualifications or experience – Desirable

● Training in relevant support strategies – Desirable 

● First Aid – Desirable 

Experience

● Values driven – Essential 

● Strong ICT skills – Essential 

● Experience of working with young people in relation to social, emotional, behavioural issues – Essential 

● Experience of working in a school setting – Essential

● Working in a school with a similar context – Desirable

● Working with students with EAL – Desirable

● Experience of developing effective strategies to promote positive – Desirable

● Behaviour –  Desirable

● Experience of managing challenging and extreme behaviour of pupils –  Desirable

● Medical experience and knowledge of medical systems / first aid –  Desirable

● Experience of intimate care / personal handling / health and safety systems –  Desirable

Knowledge and skills

● High expectations which motivate and challenge students – Essential 

● Understanding and commitment to Equal Opportunities – Essential

● Knowledge of health care plans and school protocol – Essential 

● Understanding of the secondary curriculum and other basic learning programmes/strategies – Desirable

● Understanding of Child Development and Learning – Desirable

Character

● Strong moral purpose and drive for improvement – Essential 

● Ability to relate to children and adults – Essential 

● Values-aligned & resilient – Essential 

● Ability to work as a team member – Essential 

● Ability to work in a calm manner with children exhibiting behavioural difficulties – Essential 

● Motivated, enthusiastic and flexible – Essential 

● Excellent interpersonal skills – Essential 

● Good sense of humour – Essential 

● Desire to develop yourself – Essential 

● Ability to receive and act on feedback – Essential 

● Strong attention to detail – Essential 

● Ability to work under pressure – Essential 

● Commitment to the full life of the academy – Essential 

● Ability to liaise with the teachers to plan differentiated work – Desirable

● Ability to think clearly and remain calm in an emergency situation – Desirable

Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level or responsibility of the work to be undertaken, commensurate with the grade. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the potholder will carry out, which would be determined by the Line Manager or Head teacher.

This is a truly amazing opportunity for the right candidate. For an informal chat, please call 0330  0881857 or to apply for the role, please click the link attached here: https://newsomeacademy.co.uk/vacancies/ 

Please note that this role requires a full application form completing which is available of the academy website using the link above. CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 9am,Monday 11th July 2022

Learning & Behaviour Mentor

New Post (Education) :  Learning & Behaviour Mentor 

Scale: Scale 5/6

Contract Type: Full Time | Permanent

The Primary purpose of the role of Learning & Behaviour Mentor is to take the lead in delivering pastoral support to all Primary students. Through our Academy values, develop and improve the ethos of our Primary phases.

The Halifax Academy, Gibbet Street, Halifax, HX2 0BA

(The Halifax Academy is part of the Impact Education Multi Academy Trust)

Please see attached Recruitment Pack for further information about this role and the Halifax Academy.

To apply for this role please visit The Halifax Academy – Vacancies to download and complete an application form and self disclosure form. Completed forms should be returned to hr@i-mat.org uk.

Closing Date: 9am, Wednesday 6th July 2022 

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to manage the behaviour of students to promote and maintain order and a calm working environment 
  • Ability to motivate and inspire students
  • Ability to support the processes and procedures for students learning
  • Ability to work in a flexible and responsive way with tact, discretion and confidentiality
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desirable 

  • Bi-lingual skills

Knowledge & Qualifications

Essential

  • Knowledge of a wide range of strategies to promote good behaviour
  • Knowledge and understanding of the different classroom roles and responsibilities in relation to this
  • Understanding of principles of child development and learning processes 
  • Awareness of policies and procedures relating to safeguarding child protection, health, safety and security, equal opportunities, confidentiality and data protection and of other relevant legislation
  • GCE, GCSE pass or equivalent of NVQ Level 2 in Maths/numeracy and English/literacy

Desirable

  • Awareness of the statutory frameworks relevant to the role
  • Awareness if behaviour management strategies 
  • Fist Aid Qualification 

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with Primary age students
  • Experience of managing the behaviour of challenging students to achieve desired outcomes
  • Experience of positive working relationships with parents, schools and support agencies
  • Experience of administrative and clerical activities 
  • Willingness to undertake delegated duties when requested 
  • Understands aims and vision of the Academy and is able to inspire, challenge and motivate
  • The ability to support the Headteacher in developing a clear vision for the Academy and for engaging the wider community 

This is a truly amazing opportunity for the right candidate. For an informal chat, please call  0330 088 1857 or to apply for the role, please click the link attached here: https://i-mat.org.uk/working-for-us/

The Halifax Academy is committed to safeguarding staff and students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service DBS check. All interviews will include a question about Safeguarding and any anomalies identified in pre-recruitment checks will be discussed at interview.

Attendance Administrator (maternity cover)

The Halifax Academy, Gibbet Street, Halifax, HX2 0BA

(The Halifax Academy is part of the Impact Education Multi Academy Trust)

New Post:  Attendance Administrator (maternity cover)

Scale: Scale 4, Point 7-11 

Contract Type: Full Time | Fixed Term

The primary purpose of the role of Attendance Administrator (maternity cover) is to work under the guidance and direction of the Senior Attendance Officer to improve student attendance by engaging with students and their families and carers. Contributing to the Academy, meeting requirements with regards to attendance and persistent absence. Encourage and promote a positive attitude towards education and attendance by students and parents/carers. 

The Halifax Academy is part of Impact Education Multi Academy Trust (“the Trust”) who are on a mission to improve social mobility for the disadvantaged and to improve the life chances of children and young people. The Trust is a values driven organisation with the belief that collaborative leadership and strong partnership development can lead to significant positive impact on the quality of education. For more information about the Trust go to Impact Education Multi Academy Trust.

Please see attached Recruitment Pack for further information about this role and the Halifax Academy.

To apply for this role please visit The Halifax Academy – Vacancies to download and complete an application form and self disclosure form. Completed forms should be returned to hr@i-mat.org uk.

Closing Date: 9am, Thursday 14th July 2022 

Knowledge & Understanding (including any relevant or required qualifications)

Essential

  • At least 2 GCSEs at Grade C/ Level 4 or equivalent, including Mathematics and English
  • Administration experience

Desirable 

  • Knowledge of statutory provisions relating to education welfare and non-attendance 
  • Experience of working in an educational setting for minimum of two years 

Personal and Professional Conduct

Essential

  • Have regard for the need to safeguard pupils wellbeing and health, following school policies and completing mandatory training as required
  • Demonstrate positive attitudes, values and behaviours 
  • Willingness to undertake delegated duties when requested

Desirable

  • Recent and relevant CPD activities
  • Understanding of legislation that impacts on the protection of children 

Working with others

Essential

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with children and adults
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to remain calm and positive under pressure 

Desirable

  • Experience of working with ethnic minority and/or EAL pupils
  • Experience of working with disaffected, vulnerable students and their families

This is a truly amazing opportunity for the right candidate. For an informal chat, please call  0330 088 1857 or to apply for the role, please click the link attached here: https://i-mat.org.uk/working-for-us/

The Halifax Academy is committed to safeguarding staff and students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service DBS check. All interviews will include a question about Safeguarding and any anomalies identified in pre-recruitment checks will be discussed at interview.

HLTA Primary Phase

The Halifax Academy, Gibbet Street, Halifax, HX2 0BA

(The Halifax Academy is part of the Impact Education Multi Academy Trust)

New Post:  HLTA Primary Phase

Scale: Grade 5/6

Contract Type: Full Time | Permanent

The Primary purpose of the role of Assistant Phase 2 Lead is to provide support for students, the teacher and the academy in order to raise standards of achievement for all students by utilising advanced levels of knowledge and skills when assisting with planning, monitoring, assessing and manging classes. Encourage students to become independent learners to provide support for their welfare, and to support the inclusion of students in all aspects of school life.

The Halifax Academy is part of Impact Education Multi Academy Trust (“the Trust”) who are on a mission to improve social mobility for the disadvantaged and to improve the life chances of children and young people. The Trust is a values driven organisation with the belief that collaborative leadership and strong partnership development can lead to significant positive impact on the quality of education. For more information about the Trust go to Impact Education Multi Academy Trust.

Please see attached Recruitment Pack for further information about this role and the Halifax Academy.

To apply for this role please visit The Halifax Academy – Vacancies to download and complete an application form and self disclosure form. Completed forms should be returned to hr@i-mat.org uk.

Closing Date: 9am, Wednesday 6th July 2022 

Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Meet HLTA standards or equivalent
  • At least 2 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at a grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrates a good understanding and working knowledge of child development and learning, together with knowledge of the EYFS/National Curriculum and new developments 
  • Excellent numeracy/literacy/ICT/communication/ interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of lesson planning, IEP’s and learning objectives to contribute to learning
  • Ability to plan, implement and develop a range of teaching and learning strategies for a range of abilities, including special needs pupils
  • Knowledge and understanding of behaviour management strategies for the primary age-range
  • Knowledge of relevant policies / codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation e.g. child protection

Desirable 

  • Specialist training in disabilities and/or learning difficulties and/or supporting English as Additional Language learners
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of, and experience of contributing to, assessment within Early Years 
  • Appropriate Level 2 or above qualification deemed to meet the requirements of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 
  • Qualified First Aider 
  • Line management experience 

Experience 

Essential

  • Recent experience of working with children in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 or with this age range in a learning setting 
  • Experience of supporting children in their learning, in particular in communication, literacy, phonics and numeracy
  • Experience of working in a team

Desirable

  • Experience of being a key worker for pupils in EYFS
  • Experience of supporting pupils with Educational needs, visual impairment, complex needs or autism

Initiative & Circumstances

Essential

  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Flexible approach and ability to adapt to a variety of situations within the Academy
  • Ability to relate well to and motivate children & adults
  • Ability to work as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and own position within these roles
  • Ability to listen to and understand others and to diffuse difficult situations
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, accurate and succinct manner

This is a truly amazing opportunity for the right candidate. For an informal chat, please call  0330 088 1857 or to apply for the role, please click the link attached here: https://i-mat.org.uk/working-for-us/

The Halifax Academy is committed to safeguarding staff and students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service DBS check. All interviews will include a question about Safeguarding and any anomalies identified in pre-recruitment checks will be discussed at interview.

Teacher of Music

The Halifax Academy, Gibbet Street, Halifax, HX2 0BA

(The Halifax Academy is part of the Impact Education Multi Academy Trust)

New Post:  Teacher of Music 

Scale: MPS/UPS (Part time – 0.6) 

Contract Type: Part Time | Permanent

The primary purpose of the role of Teacher of Music is to provide inspirational and dynamic teaching across years 1-9 within a new and exciting Music department.  

The Halifax Academy is part of Impact Education Multi Academy Trust (“the Trust”) who are on a mission to improve social mobility for the disadvantaged and to improve the life chances of children and young people. The Trust is a values driven organisation with the belief that collaborative leadership and strong partnership development can lead to significant positive impact on the quality of education. For more information about the Trust go to Impact Education Multi Academy Trust.

Please see attached Recruitment Pack for further information about this role and the Halifax Academy.

To apply for this role please visit The Halifax Academy – Vacancies to download and complete an application form and self disclosure form. Completed forms should be returned to hr@i-mat.org uk.

Closing Date: 9am, Friday 8th July 2022

Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Successful recent teaching experience at KS3 and KS4
  • Has a good knowledge and understanding of wider issues in education
  • Excellent ICT skills for teaching
  • Excellent interpersonal & presentation skills
  • Excellent influencing sills and the ability to engage others in new ideas
  • Knowledge and understanding of child protection & safeguarding procedures
  • Ability to promote and develop positive relationships within and beyond the Academy

Desirable 

  • Qualified Teacher Status. Degree; PGCE or equivalent qualification
  • Good Honours degree in a relevant discipline
  • Evidence if cross phase teaching e.g. primary and secondary  
  • Experience of parental involvement/liaison

Personal and Professional Conduct

Essential

  • Recent and relevant CPD activities
  • Shows commitment to professional and self-development 
  • Willingness to be involved in coaching, mentoring and supporting colleagues
  • Experience of dealing with a variety of people and understands the need for effective relationships with parents, carers, partners and the community which enhance ad support student learning 
  • Experience of effective use of ICT in management and data handling
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work as part of a team

Desirable

  • Evidence of successfully supporting colleague to improve
  • Evidence of developing successful partnerships
  • Experience of working with ethnic minority and or EAL pupils 

Working with others

Essential

  • Open-minded and flexible
  • Self motivated with excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload effectively under pressure
  • To be able to think creatively and imaginatively to anticipate and solve problems and identify opportunities
  • Displays potential to provide direction, inspiration and strong leadership to others
  • A high level of self-awareness – knows own strengths and areas for development
  • Willingness to undertake delegated duties when requested 
  • The ability and willingness to run extra-curricular activities
  • Understands aims and vision of the Academy and is able to inspire, challenge and motivate
  • The ability to support the Headteacher (Secondary Phase) in developing a clear vision for the Academy and for engaging the wider community 

This is a truly amazing opportunity for the right candidate. For an informal chat, please call  0330 088 1857 or to apply for the role, please click the link attached here: https://i-mat.org.uk/working-for-us/

The Halifax Academy is committed to safeguarding staff and students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service DBS check. All interviews will include a question about Safeguarding and any anomalies identified in pre-recruitment checks will be discussed at interview.

Administration Assistant

Post: Administration Assistant 

Scale: SCP 6-10 

Salary: £20,043 – £21,695 FTE 

Contract Term: Term Time Only  plus 5 Inset Days, 25 hours per week

Contract Type: Term Time | Permanent

Start Date: 01/09/2022

The Whitley AP Academy are part of Impact Education Multi Academy Trust (“the Trust”), who are passionate about making a difference and inspiring children to be resilient and confident learners with a love for learning. We want our children to be excited about learning and to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding across a wide curriculum. We believe in celebrating success and ensuring that children feel valued.

The Trust are on a mission to improve social mobility for the disadvantaged and to improve the life chances of children and young people. The Trust is a values driven organisation with the belief that collaborative leadership and strong partnership development can lead to significant positive impact on the quality of education. For more information about the Trust go to Impact Education Multi Academy Trust.

Please see attached Recruitment Pack for further information about this role, The Whitley AP Academy and the Trust.

To apply for this role please visit The Whitley AP Academy – Vacancies to download and complete an application form and self disclosure from. Completed forms should be returned to hr@i-mat.org.uk.

Closing Date: 9am Friday 1st July 2022

Key Duties and Responsibilities

• To provide a friendly and professional reception service to all visitors and callers; to be main point of contact for all enquiries, phone calls, appointments and visitors, arranging meetings, helping to co-ordinate the Academy diary.

• To provide an accurate administrative support which includes maintaining databases, recording attendance, exclusions, correspondence, reports, etc. using Microsoft Office, SIMS and any other systems as required.

• To ensure ‘Admission’ meetings and events are arranged and prepared for in a timely manner.

• Dealing with mail, photocopying, producing documents, reports etc. as required.

• Liaise with Calderdale Transport and support pupils and their parents/carers with applications for bus passes

• Be responsible for the ordering and collection of school meals / daily meal orders, being responsible for cash and related financial tasks; liaison with the Local Authority concerning Free School Meals

• To ensure inventories of equipment and stock are maintained relating to all aspects of office equipment / resources, reprographics and everyday classroom resources etc.

• To liaise with parents / carers to record pupil absences, in line with the Academy’s Safeguarding Policy and where appropriate, identifying those pupils who require support

• To support the Senior Administrator in implementing Academy finance systems, this includes – but is not limited to, placing orders, receiving deliveries and processing invoices. 

• Demonstrate excellent time keeping and keep to all deadlines set.

Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level or responsibility of the work to be undertaken, commensurate with the grade. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the post-holder will carry out, which would be determined by the Line Manager or Senior Leaders.

Person Specification

Post Grade: Scale 4 (SCP 7– 11)

Criteria – Essential (E) / Desirable (D) How Identified

Experience 

Experience of administrative duties. (E)

Experience of working with computer packages e.g. Microsoft Word and Excel. (E)

Experience of working with computer packages e.g. SIMS and CPOMS. (D)

Experience of working in an effective team. (E)

Experience of working in a school setting with parents, other schools and support agencies. (D)

Experience of working with Primary and Secondary aged pupils with special needs including emotional

and behavioural difficulties. (D)

Knowledge & Skills

Understanding of customer care and providing an effective service. (E)

Appreciation of the need to maintain strictest confidentiality about matters concerning school and how this relates to the duties of the post. (E)

Ability to relate well to pupils and adults, and an ability to work as part of a team. (E)

Ability to take work autonomously within agreed boundaries and expectations. (E)

Ability to remain calm under pressure. (E)

Demonstrate good co-operative, interpersonal and effective listening skills. (E)

An understanding of the issues relating to pupils who have additional learning needs, more able and special

educational needs. (D)

Awareness of safeguarding issues. (D)

Good communication skills. (E)

Good numeracy / literacy skills. (E)

Qualifications / Training

GCSE English and Maths or equivalent e.g., Adult Literacy / Numeracy at Level 1. (E)

Business & Administration NVQ 2, or equivalent qualification or able to demonstrate equivalent skills. (D)

Other relevant qualifications relating to the post. (D)

Evidence of further training / development and / or willingness to participate in further training and development opportunities. (E)

A full driving licence. (D)

This is a truly amazing opportunity for the right candidate. For an informal chat, please call  0330 088 1857 or to apply for the role, please click the link attached here: https://i-mat.org.uk/working-for-us/

The Whitley AP Academy is committed to safeguarding staff and students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service DBS check. All interviews will include a question about Safeguarding and any anomalies identified in pre-recruitment checks will be discussed at interview.

School Integration Mentor

Post Title: School Integration Mentor

Contract: Permanent | Term Time + 5 days

Contractual Hours: 32.5 hours per week

Scale: 5 | SCP 12 – 17 (£22,571 – £24,920 FTE)

Actual Salary: £17,309 – £19,110

The Whitely AP Academy are an Alternative Provision Academy serving the Calderdale area and are based in Illingworth, Halifax. The Academy is commissioned by Calderdale Council to provide eighty places for young people across Key Stages 2, 3 and 4. The Academy is part of Impact Education Multi Academy Trust, a Trust dedicated to improving the life chances of children and young people. 

We are now supporting The Whitley AP Academy with their search for an experienced School Integration Mentor to join their expanding team.

(The Whitley AP Academy is part of the Impact Education Multi Academy Trust)

The Whitley AP Academy are part of Impact Education Multi Academy Trust (“the Trust”), who are passionate about making a difference and inspiring children to be resilient and confident learners with a love for learning. We want our children to be excited about learning and to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding across a wide curriculum. We believe in celebrating success and ensuring that children feel valued.

The Trust are on a mission to improve social mobility for the disadvantaged and to improve the life chances of children and young people. The Trust is a values driven organisation with the belief that collaborative leadership and strong partnership development can lead to significant positive impact on the quality of education. For more information about the Trust go to Impact Education Multi Academy Trust.

Please see attached Recruitment Pack for further information about this role, The Whitley AP Academy and the Trust.

To apply for this role please visit The Whitley AP Academy – Vacancies to download and complete an application form and self disclosure from. Completed forms should be returned to hr@i-mat.org.uk.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

• To lead the induction process for new pupils to the Academy.

• To complete baseline assessments for pupils in the Academy, including literacy and numeracy testing, and assessment relating to behaviour for learning.

• To lead the regular assessment of pupils for literacy, numeracy and behaviour for learning during the academic year.

• To work in close collaboration with the Deputy Headteacher and Behaviour for Learning team to plan transitions for pupils as they leave the Academy.

• To effectively communicate transition plans to partner schools, external agencies, parents / carers and the pupils being supported.

• To provide high quality one to one support for pupils who are transitioning to mainstream education / specialist provision.

• To build supportive relationships with parents / carers, other schools and agencies to promote effective working relationships; to regularly liaise with parents / carers, sensitively and effectively.

• To establish positive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model; to support pupils, recognising and responding to their individual needs, encouraging them to interact and work co-operatively with others.

• To support in identifying and promoting positive behavioural change in pupils experiencing SEMH issues.

• To support the delivery of learning, participating in planning and implementation of programmes of study and record keeping.

• To provide information and advice to enable pupils to make choices about their learning, behaviour and attendance, challenging and motivating pupils, and promoting and reinforcing self-esteem.

• To assist in the production of Pupil Focus Reports, Behaviour Management Plans, SEMH assessments, and individual case studies.

Person Specification

Criteria – Essential (E) / Desirable (D)

Experience

Experience of working in an effective team. (E)

Experience of working with Primary and Secondary aged pupils with special needs including emotional and behavioural difficulties. (E)

Experience of working with parents, schools and support agencies. (D)

Experience of working in alternative provision / Pupil Referral Units. (D)

Knowledge & Skills

Ability to relate well to pupils and adults, and an ability to work as part of a team. (E)

Ability to remain calm under pressure. (E)

Demonstrate good co-operative, interpersonal and effective listening skills. (E)

Maintain confidentiality in matters relating to the Academy. (E)

Ability to cope with the requirements of the post, which will include working with pupils who have emotional / behavioural / physical difficulties. (E)

Exercising advisory, guiding, negotiating and persuasive skills at a developed level. (D)

An understanding of the issues relating to pupils who have additional learning needs, more able and special educational needs. (E)

Awareness of safeguarding issues. (E)

Awareness of child development. (D)

Good communication skills. (E)

Good numeracy / literacy skills. (E)

Basic ICT skills. (E)

Qualifications / Training

GCSE English and Maths or equivalent e.g., Adult Literacy / Numeracy at Level 1. (E)

Other relevant qualifications relating to the post e.g., Level 2 NVQ in Health / Childcare, first aid qualification. (D)

Evidence of further training / development and / or willingness to participate in further training and development opportunities e.g., Team Teach, Moving & Handling, Special Educational Needs. (D)

A full driving licence. (E)

This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post.  It will be reviewed annually.

This is a truly amazing opportunity for the right candidate. For an informal chat, please call 003300881857 or to apply for the role, please click the link attached here: https://i-mat.org.uk/working-for-us/

The Whitely AP Academy is committed to safeguarding staff and students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service DBS check. All interviews will include a question about Safeguarding and any anomalies identified in pre-recruitment checks will be discussed at interview. 

Closing date for applications: 9.00am Monday 27th June 

Senior Administrator

New Role – Senior Administrator – Education Sector

Location – Halifax – Whitely AP Academy

The Whitely AP Academy are an Alternative Provision Academy serving the Calderdale area and are based in Illingworth, Halifax. The Academy is commissioned by Calderdale Council to provide eighty places for young people across Key Stages 2, 3 and 4. The Academy is part of Impact Education Multi Academy Trust, a Trust dedicated to improving the life chances of children and young people. 

We are now supporting The Whitley AP Academy with their search for an experienced Senior Administrator to join their expanding team.

The primary focus of the role is to provide high quality administrative support in the Academy; this includes being responsible for the day to day operations of the Main Office in the Academy, alongside the Administration Assistant

The Whitley AP Academy is part of the Impact Education Multi Academy Trust

Post Title: Senior Administrator

Contract: Permanent | Term Time + 5 days

Contractual Hours: 35 hours per week

Scale: 5 | SCP 12 – 17

Salary: £22,571 – £24,920 FTE. 

Our vision is for The Whitley AP Academy to be a school that works hard to develop confidence, a love of learning, resilience, and kindness in our pupils. We have high expectations, which support the individual needs of all of our pupils, whilst placing an emphasis on positive attitudes to learning, building effective relationships, and developing a strong moral compass.

The Whitley AP Academy are part of Impact Education Multi Academy Trust (“the Trust”), who are passionate about making a difference and inspiring children to be resilient and confident learners with a love for learning. We want our children to be excited about learning and to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding across a wide curriculum. We believe in celebrating success and ensuring that children feel valued.

The Trust are on a mission to improve social mobility for the disadvantaged and to improve the life chances of children and young people. The Trust is a values driven organisation with the belief that collaborative leadership and strong partnership development can lead to significant positive impact on the quality of education. For more information about the Trust go to Impact Education Multi Academy Trust.

Please see attached Recruitment Pack for further information about this role, The Whitley AP Academy and the Trust.

To apply for this role please visit The Whitley AP Academy – Vacancies to download and complete an application form and self disclosure from. Completed forms should be returned to hr@i-mat.org.uk.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

• To coordinate the day to day provision of effective administrative support which includes maintaining databases, recording attendance, exclusions, correspondence, reports, etc. using Microsoft Office, SIMS and any other systems as required

• To assist in the provision of an effective, flexible and responsive administrative service which is provided to the Headteacher and wider Leadership Team.

• To ensure meetings and events are arranged and prepared for in a timely manner and are serviced and recorded appropriately. Accurate and timely documents are produced as required by the Headteacher and wider Leadership Team.

• To be a point of contact for all enquiries, phone call, appointments and visitors, arranging meetings, co-ordinating the Academy diary.

• To provide a friendly and professional reception service to all visitors and callers.

• To ensure all office equipment is used proficiently, taking into account any health and safety requirements, copyright legislation, and effective stock management are maintained.

• To ensure inventories of equipment and stock are maintained relating to all aspects of office equipment / resources, reprographics and everyday classroom resources etc.

• Liaise with Calderdale Transport and support pupils and their parents / carers with applications for bus passes.

• To support the School Business Manager in implementing Academy finance systems, this includes -but is not limited to, placing orders, receiving deliveries’ and processing invoices.

• To assist with developing and maintaining accessible filing systems to support the work of the Headteacher and wider Leadership Team.

• Ensure standards of support across this area is effective and in line with current processes.

• Report to the School Business Manager towards agreed targets and perform other relevant tasks as directed by senior leaders.

• Demonstrate excellent time keeping and keep to all deadlines set.

• Work in partnership with, and across, other Academies across Impact Education Multi Academy Trust, as required.

Person Specification

Criteria – Essential (E) / Desirable (D)

Experience

Proven experience of significant administrative duties. (E)

Experience of working with computer packages e.g. Microsoft Word and Excel, SIMS and CPOMS. (E)

Experience of working in an effective team. (E)

Experience of working in a school setting with parents, other schools and support agencies. (D)

Experience of working with Primary and Secondary aged pupils with special needs including emotional and behavioural difficulties. (D)

Knowledge & Skills

Understanding of the basic principles of customer care and providing an effective service. (E)

Appreciation of the need to maintain strictest confidentiality about matters concerning school and how this relates to the duties of the post. (E)

Ability to relate well to pupils and adults, and an ability to work as part of a team. (E)

Ability to take responsibility and work autonomously within agreed boundaries and expectations. (E)

Ability to remain calm under pressure. (E)

Demonstrate good co-operative, interpersonal and effective listening skills. (E)

An understanding of the issues relating to pupils who have additional learning needs, more able and special educational needs. (D)

Awareness of safeguarding issues. (D)

Awareness of child development. (D)

Good communication skills. (E)

Good numeracy / literacy skills. (E)

Qualifications / Training

GCSE English and Maths or equivalent e.g., Adult Literacy / Numeracy at Level 1. (E)

Business & Administration NVQ 3, or equivalent qualification or able to demonstrate equivalent skills. (D)

Other relevant qualifications relating to the post. (D)

Evidence of further training / development and / or willingness to participate in further training and development opportunities. (E)

A full driving licence. (E)

This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post.  It will be reviewed annually.

This is a truly amazing opportunity for the right candidate. For an informal chat, please call 003300881857 or to apply for the role, please click the link attached here: https://i-mat.org.uk/working-for-us/

The Whitely AP Academy is committed to safeguarding staff and students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service DBS check. All interviews will include a question about Safeguarding and any anomalies identified in pre-recruitment checks will be discussed at interview. 

Closing date for applications: 9.00am Friday 24th June 2022. 

Attendance Lead

Post: Attendance Lead

Scale: SCP 6 (SCP 18-22) 

Contract Term: Term Time Only  plus 5 Days, 35 hours per week

Contract Type: Term Time | Permanent

Start Date: 01/09/2022

The Whitley AP Academy are part of Impact Education Multi Academy Trust (“the Trust”), who are passionate about making a difference and inspiring children to be resilient and confident learners with a love for learning. We want our children to be excited about learning and to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding across a wide curriculum. We believe in celebrating success and ensuring that children feel valued.

The Trust are on a mission to improve social mobility for the disadvantaged and to improve the life chances of children and young people. The Trust is a values driven organisation with the belief that collaborative leadership and strong partnership development can lead to significant positive impact on the quality of education. For more information about the Trust go to Impact Education Multi Academy Trust.

Please see attached Recruitment Pack for further information about this role, The Whitley AP Academy and the Trust.

To apply for this role please visit The Whitley AP Academy – Vacancies to download and complete an application form and self disclosure from. Completed forms should be returned to hr@i-mat.org.uk.

Closing Date: 9am Friday 24th June 2022

Key Duties and Responsibilities

• To assist the Deputy Headteacher in all aspects of attendance including the accurate monitoring, recording and reporting of all pupil absence, and to ensure all information / data relating to pupil absence and punctuality is analysed and acted upon in an appropriate manner, and shared with staff as required.

•To monitor, manage and contribute to the improvement in pupil attendance and punctuality, working in close collaboration with the Home-School Liaison Officer.

• To use Academy absence procedures and systems to raise attendance and challenge persistent absence.

• Communicate effectively within the Academy and engage with parents / carers to establish reasons for absence and facilitate pupils’ return to school, including making home visits where required.

• To build supportive relationships with parents / carers, other schools and agencies to promote effective working relationships.

• To liaise with external agencies, such as Calderdale Education Welfare Service in relation to non-attendance and education welfare for students.

• To be aware of good practice with regards to attendance, absence, education welfare and safeguarding.

• To assist the Deputy Headteacher with raising the profile of good attendance throughout the Academy to pupils, staff and parents / carers.

• To develop effective case studies regarding pupil attendance to demonstrate the positive impact of the work of the Academy.

• Deal with pupil illness in school, always considering pupils’ attendance.

• Be flexible with regards to working outside of school hours as required to meet the needs of the role.

• To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.

• To carry out other tasks that are essential to the post’s core purpose.

Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level or responsibility of the work to be undertaken, commensurate with the grade. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the post-holder will carry out, which would be determined by the Line Manager or Senior Leaders.

Person Specification

Post Grade: Scale 6 (SCP 18 – 22)

Criteria – Essential (E) / Desirable (D) How Identified

Experience 

Experience of working in an effective team. (E)

Experience of working with Primary and Secondary aged pupils with special needs, including emotional and behavioural difficulties. (D)

Experience of working in a school setting in a role based on attendance. (E)

Experience of working with parents, schools and support agencies. (D)

Experience of working in alternative provision / Pupil Referral Units. (D)

Knowledge & Skills

Ability to relate well to pupils and adults, and an ability to work as part of a team. (E)

Ability to remain calm under pressure. (E)

Demonstrate good co-operative, interpersonal and effective listening skills. (E)

Maintain confidentiality in matters relating to all aspects of the Academy. (E)

Ability to cope with the requirements of the post, which will include working with pupils who have emotional / behavioural / physical difficulties. (E)

Exercising advisory, guiding, negotiating and persuasive skills at a developed level. (D)

An understanding of the issues relating to pupils who have additional learning needs, more able and special educational needs. (D)

Awareness of safeguarding issues. (E)

Awareness of child development. (D)

Good communication skills. (E)

Good numeracy / literacy skills. (E)

Good ICT skills. (E)

Qualifications / Training

GCSE English and Maths or equivalent e.g., Adult Literacy / Numeracy at Level 1. (E)

Other relevant qualifications relating to the post e.g., Level 2 NVQ in Health / Childcare, first aid qualification. (D)

Evidence of further training / development and / or willingness to participate in further training and development opportunities e.g., Team Teach, Moving & Handling, Special Educational Needs. (D)

A full driving licence. (E)

This is a truly amazing opportunity for the right candidate. For an informal chat, please call  0330 088 1857 or to apply for the role, please click the link attached here: https://i-mat.org.uk/working-for-us/

The Whitley AP Academy is committed to safeguarding staff and students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service DBS check. All interviews will include a question about Safeguarding and any anomalies identified in pre-recruitment checks will be discussed at interview.

Behaviour for Learning (BFL) Lead

Post: Behaviour for Learning Lead  

Scale: Scale 6 / SO1 (SCP 18-25)

Contract Term: Term Time Only plus 5  Days, 35 hours per week

Contract Type: Term Time | Permanent

Start Date: 01/09/2022

The Whitley AP Academy are part of Impact Education Multi Academy Trust (“the Trust”), who are passionate about making a difference and inspiring children to be resilient and confident learners with a love for learning. We want our children to be excited about learning and to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding across a wide curriculum. We believe in celebrating success and ensuring that children feel valued.

The Trust are on a mission to improve social mobility for the disadvantaged and to improve the life chances of children and young people. The Trust is a values driven organisation with the belief that collaborative leadership and strong partnership development can lead to significant positive impact on the quality of education. For more information about the Trust go to Impact Education Multi Academy Trust.

Please see attached Recruitment Pack for further information about this role, The Whitley AP Academy and the Trust.

To apply for this role please visit The Whitley AP Academy – Vacancies to download and complete an application form and self disclosure from. Completed forms should be returned to hr@i-mat.org.uk.

Closing Date: 9am Friday 24th July 2022

Key Duties and Responsibilities

• To encourage high levels of expectations in pupils with colleagues in the Academy.

• To promote positive behaviour management by modelling strategies which support the improvement of behaviour in the Academy.

• To be a visible presence around the Academy to ensure that appropriate pupil behaviour is maintained both in and out of lessons; to monitor the corridors daily; to monitor pupil behaviour at break and lunchtime as required around Academy.

• To lead the day-to-day management of the ‘Refocus / Removal’ system and detention system; to monitor patterns of pupil behaviour.

• To be part of the team which staff / run the ‘Alternative to Suspension’ provision in the Academy, ensuring that it meets the needs of pupils and is restorative by nature.

• To attend pastoral meetings with the pastoral team and exchange information about pupils.

• Under the direction of the BfL Manager, be responsible for the maintenance of specific documents relating to all facets of behaviour for learning, this includes – but is not limited to, Behaviour Management Plans, Pupil Profiles and Reduced Hours Forms.

• To liaise with parents in relation to the Behaviour for Learning system and policy; to be responsible for discussing sensitive issues with parents / carers as regards Behaviour, uniform, etc.

• To maintain regular contact with parents / carers of pupils needing extra support to keep informed of their child’s needs and progress and to secure positive family support and involvement.

• To maintain effective records of interventions with pupils, meetings with parents and external agencies.

• To line manage a team of the Academy’s Behaviour for Learning (BfL)Mentors and lead their performance management.

• To liaise with the BfL Mentors regarding specific pupils, discussing behaviour and share information as appropriate.

• To ensure that you take care of your own Health and Safety and that of your colleagues in-line with the Academy’s Health and Safety policy.

• To promote the provision of extra-curricular activities for pupils.

• To play a full part in the life of the Academy community supporting its distinctive mission and ethos, actively promoting its policies and practices.

• To undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required by your Line Manager.

Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level or responsibility of the work to be undertaken, commensurate with the grade. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the post-holder will carry out, which would be determined by the Line Manager or Senior Leaders.

Person Specification

Post Grade: Scale 6 / SO1 (SCP 18 – 25)

Criteria – Essential (E) / Desirable (D) How Identified

Experience 

Experience of working with Primary and Secondary aged pupils with special needs including emotional and behavioural difficulties. (E)

Experience of leading a pastoral team. (D)

Experience of working with parents, schools and support agencies. (E)

Experience of implementing effective strategies to promote positive behaviour. (D)

Experience of modelling good behaviour management techniques. (E)

Knowledge & Skills

High expectations which motivate and challenge pupils. (E)

Behaviour management skills to support the Academy’s culture. (E)

Ability to cope with the requirements of the post, which will include working with pupils who have emotional / behavioural / physical difficulties. (E)

Ability to relate to children / young people from diverse social backgrounds. (E)

Ability to effectively communicate verbally with children / young people, parents / carers and staff in the Academy. (E)

Exercising advisory, guiding, negotiating and persuasive skills. (E)

An understanding of the issues relating to pupils who have additional learning needs, more able and special educational needs. (D)

Written communication skills in order to produce reports and update records. (D)

Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team. (E)

Ability to support members of staff. (D)

Ability to remain calm under pressure. (E)

Demonstrate good co-operative, interpersonal and effective listening skills. (E)

Maintain confidentiality in matters relating to the Academy, its pupils, parents or carers; and an awareness of safeguarding issues. (E)

Willingness to lead staff training session on aspects related to the role. (D)

Awareness of child development. (D)

Good communication skills. (E)

Good ICT skills, including the use of Microsoft Office, SIMS and CPOMS. (D)

Qualifications / Training

GCSE English and Maths or equivalent e.g., Adult Literacy / Numeracy at Level 1. (E)

Other relevant qualifications relating to the post e.g., Level 2 NVQ in Health / Childcare, first aid qualification. (D)

Evidence of further training / development and / or willingness to participate in further training and development opportunities e.g., Team Teach, Moving & Handling, Special Educational Needs. (D)

A full driving licence. (E)

This is a truly amazing opportunity for the right candidate. For an informal chat, please call  0330 088 1857 or to apply for the role, please click the link attached here: https://i-mat.org.uk/working-for-us/

The Whitley AP Academy is committed to safeguarding staff and students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service DBS check. All interviews will include a question about Safeguarding and any anomalies identified in pre-recruitment checks will be discussed at interview.