Lead Tutor (maternity cover)
King Edward VI College, Stourbridge is a sixth form college and a member of the Heart of Mercia Multi-academy Trust. The College specialises in the delivery of A levels for 16- to 19-year-olds, offering a broad curriculum with extensive enrichment opportunities. The College is a vibrant, inclusive community with over 2000 students from a variety of cultural and social backgrounds, all united in their enthusiasm for learning.
We seek a lead tutor to work as part of the Student Support Team within the college, with an anticipated start date in February 2022. The Student Support Team offers extensive support and guidance, ensuring that our students thrive and are able to reach their full potential, whilst preparing them for the next stage of their lives. This is a maternity leave cover which is expected to end 31 December 2022.
Working as part of a team of three lead tutors, the post holder will play a key role in ensuring that the student support system achieves its goals. Lead tutors act as a point of support, advice and guidance for the team of personal tutors and deal with referrals from personal tutors for students with complex issues. The post holder will support and promote equality and diversity, safeguarding and child protection awareness within the college; help to maintain and promote good discipline; contribute to the development of a culture of mutual support; and share best practice within the lead tutor team.
The main responsibilities are:
- Intervene positively to identify students who are underperforming and to put strategies in place to resolve issues, where appropriate with reference to parents and outside agencies.
Develop a specific area of responsibility for students with particular or complex needs and contribute to the promotion of positive mental health, well-being and safeguarding.
Contribute to a programme of training and development for the team of personal tutors.
Act as a first point of reference for personal tutors on a range of issues, including:
- learning support
- intervention and disciplinary matters
- advice and guidance issues
- welfare and financial matters
- academic and personal review and progression
- progression, including UCAS and other post-16 applications
This is a fixed term, full-time, term-time only post with ten scheduled extra days, subject to the conditions of service handbook of the Sixth Form Colleges Association. The extra days will primarily be scheduled in late August, for enrolment counselling. Salary will be paid on the Sixth Form Colleges Association support staff pay scale, grade 23 – 27 (£29,576.20- £32,672.12). The salary figures include the payment of the ten scheduled extra days.
Full requirements for the role can be found in the attached job description and person specification or from the college: telephone 01384 398100; email firstname.lastname@example.org ; or access information via the college website: www.kedst.ac.uk .
Please note that CVs cannot be accepted. Applications must be sent electronically in the original format (Word document).
Closing date for applications is 9:00 am Monday 17 January; anticipated interview date is Friday 21 January.
King Edward VI College, Stourbridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check. The College celebrates diversity and aims to recruit a diverse range of staff.