Student Support Leader
Do you want to be part of a quickly moving academy on a journey to outstanding?
Do you want the chance to work in an academy that is part of a University Multi-Academy Trust?
We are offering an exceptional opportunity for a talented and inspirational member of staff to join an ambitious team who are focused on securing outstanding provision for our students.
This post would suit an enthusiastic colleague who is keen to support our growing sixth form.
Wednesfield High, being rebranded as University of Wolverhampton Wednesfield Academy is situated in the north-east area of Wolverhampton. There are approximately 1,000 students attending the academy including 110 in our Sixth Form. This is an extremely exciting time to join us on our journey to becoming an outstanding academy. We are an academy that is growing in numbers and have been oversubscribed for the past two years. We are currently launching our new University of Wolverhampton Multi-Academy Trust Sixth Form, merging two of the most successful Sixth Forms for student progress within the city of Wolverhampton and operating out of two campuses to create ‘Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow’. We are extremely proud that the academic progress our A Level students made in 2019 was the highest in the city.
We have close links with the University of Wolverhampton who are our Academy Sponsor, bringing a range of professional learning opportunities which are funded as a benefit of employment. The successful candidate would have the chance to work with Trust Academies and a University.
We have a committed, talented team of staff who work exceptionally hard to ensure the success and enjoyment of students. We are an academy where people want to work and stay to further their career.
We build our Academy ethos around our motto of “Changing Lives, Shaping Futures” which shows our focus on ensuring that our students become highly successful citizens in a 21st-century world. Our day to day practice is tied closely to our “Team Wednesfield” values of: -
We aim to ensure that our community, as a whole, show these values in everything that they do.
In our most recent OFSTED report, it was noted that students feel safe and well cared for and that staff morale is high: this is extremely important to us.
We are seeking to appoint a talented, energetic and inspirational Student Support Leader who will work closely with our pastoral team.
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate how they will support our students. The candidate must be able to show ways of improving attitudes to learning within an education setting.
Should you wish to visit or discuss the role further please contact the Head of School Mrs Niki Carpenter via firstname.lastname@example.org
Skills and Experience
Pastoral experience within an educational setting
Experience of strategies / interventions to ensure students have good attendance and always give 100% in what they do
Be able to establish successful relationships at all levels
Maintain effective communications
Demonstrate appropriate inter-personal skills
Ability to prioritise time effectively
Self-confidence and presence
Sensitivity to the needs of a diverse academy population
Willingness to maintain their professional development
The commencement date for this position is as soon as practically possible.
Closing date - 20th October 2021. Interviews may take place prior to the closing date if strong applications are received.
This is an excellent chance to join our Academy and we would encourage prospective applicants to come and take an informal tour of our wonderful building.
If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has not been successful.
The University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We therefore expect all staff and volunteers to work to and within school policies and procedures, including safeguarding, child protection and health and safety.
This post is subject to satisfactory references which will be requested prior to the interview, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications, plus verification of the right to work in the UK.
This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.