Hours per week: 32.5 per week, term time only
Contract type: Permanent
Forward Education Trust
Lea Hall Academy
Telephone number: 0121 809 0885
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We are looking for a highly effective creative and inspirational Pastoral Lead to join Lea Hall Academy, part of Forward Education Trust, a growing Multi Academy Trust established in 2017 serving special schools across the West Midland area. Lea Hall is a special school for up to 90 boys between the ages of 5 and 13 with Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. Some of the children also have diagnoses of ASD and ADHD. All our pupils have an
Education Health and Care Plan which indicates the key target areas of child development.
About The Job
As the Pastoral Lead, you will contribute directly to the school’s strong safeguarding culture, good behaviour, and high attendance. You must be passionate about making a genuine difference to the young boys we support and put them at the heart of everything we do.
Day-to-day, your role will include…
Providing timely support to senior leaders, teachers, and other staff in ensuring that safeguarding and behaviour incidents are reported and recorded appropriately.
Communicating with parents/carers and other appropriate stakeholders in relation to safeguarding and behaviour incidents, so that the right people know what they need to know at the right time.
Liaising with senior leaders, the Trust Designated Safeguarding Lead (and Trust Safeguarding Lead) to support the timely completion of follow up tasks and actions arising from behaviour and safeguarding incidents.
Supporting senior leaders and teachers in the pursuit of the best possible attendance of all pupils.
Experience of safeguarding and behaviour support work in a school setting is preferable. We would love to hear how your experience has led you to communicate with a host of key stakeholders.
What else would we like to see from you?
Do you have experience of working with SEND students?
Are you able to build rapport and trust?
Will you strive for the best possible outcomes for our students?
Do you have relevant Safeguarding training?
Can you be adaptable to changing priorities and working flexibly?
Can you demonstrate good initiative in dealing with challenging situations?
Are you an engaging communicator, both verbally and in writing?
Are you always looking for development opportunities to enhance your own ability?
Lea Hall Academy is part of Forward Education Trust (FET), an established and developing MAT of 7 special schools in Birmingham, Sandwell, and Solihull. The Trust is committed to ensuring the schools develop individual personalities, recognising their own characteristics and celebrating the many good things that happen day-to-day.
This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.
Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.
An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.
Closing date: 15 December 2023, 9:00am
For more information, and to request an application pack, please contact Jodie Massie at Hays Education on 07761446571 or email: FET@hays.com
The Trust may review applications upon receipt and may call applicants for interview prior to the advert closing date.
* We reserve the right to close this vacancy sooner if necessary. Candidates are encouraged to return their application as soon as possible.
Please email completed application forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that only fully completed Forward Education Trust Application forms will be accepted; we will not read accompanying Curriculum Vitae (CV) or accept them in place of an application form.
If you do not hear from the school within 14 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted.