Behaviour Centre Manager

Smestow School, Wolverhampton
18672.00 pro rata
03 Aug 2018
20 Aug 2018
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Smestow School is seeking to appoint an appropriately experienced and qualified person to the advertised post. Based in Castlecroft, Wolverhampton, Smestow School was established in 1964 and is an 11-18 learning community with more than 900 on roll (including 150 in the sixth form). There is a strong commitment to comprehensive education and a focus on creating an environment that supports continual school improvement and the attainment of all students. The school was recently refurbished under the Building Schools for the Future programme and converted to Academy status when joining the Education Central Multi Academy Trust, sponsored by the University of Wolverhampton in 2014.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, ambitious and forward-thinking professional to support the school in its drive towards excellence. At Smestow teaching and learning are our core business and we never lose sight of the fact that what goes on in the classroom is the most important aspect of any school or academy. We are passionate about giving our students the best possible education. One way of doing this is to ensure that we recruit the best staff and then we ensure that we provide ongoing support to enable them, like our students, to be the best they can be.

A strength of the school is the excellent pastoral care we provide using specialist support staff and allowing teachers to teach. We believe strongly that we are a team and that only by working together as a team, supporting each other, challenging each other and being determined to be the best, can we best meet the needs of the very diverse intake we serve.

What we guarantee is the chance to develop your career with the maximum support from a wholly committed team. If this sounds like an environment that would suit you and you care passionately that education improves children's life chances and you want to be part of what we are striving to do here we look forward to meeting you.

Duties and responsibilities attached to this post are as follows:

Line management

1. Responsible to the Senior Assistant Headteacher

2. Liaison with Heads of department, Heads of Year, teachers and other support staff, including education specialists and parents/carers.

Support for Students

1. To provide the opportunity for students to record their own statement about what has led to them being isolated in the BRIDGE.

2. To assess the needs of students and use knowledge and specialist skills to support behaviour and learning of students whilst in the BRIDGE.

3. To work directly with individual students and small groups, that have been placed in the BRIDGE to help them modify their behaviour in specific situations.

4. To work with parents/ carers to promote positive behaviour and to manage and monitor the behaviour of pupils.

5. To identify and work with appropriate agencies to support pupils with challenging behaviour and where appropriate with their parents/ carers and family.

6. To monitor and evaluate the impact of intervention including any support that is offered through external agencies and/or delivered in alternative premises to the school.

7. To provide coaching/mentor support to pupils in the BRIDGE to help them modify their behaviour.

8. To work collaboratively with members of the school on a day to day basis to ensure that good standards of behaviour are maintained.

9. To set work for students that have been placed in the BRIDGE to ensure that their learning can continue even though they have been removed from their timetabled class/classes.

10. To check that SIMS reports, Risk Management Plans and PSPs are used as required to help manage student behaviour whilst in the BRIDGE.

Support to School

11. Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons.

12. Assist with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.

13. Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the academy.

14. Establish and maintain a clear framework and expectations for behaviour and discipline within the BRIDGE.

15. To inform parents that their child has been exited to the BRIDGE and of school based sanctions and fixed term exclusions where appropriate.

16. To staff the school gates from 8.30 – 8.40 a.m. and challenge students as necessary regarding uniform and punctuality issues.

17. To provide detailed reports and information to BRIDGE manager and members of the Leadership team regarding the levels of school based sanctions.

18. To liaise with the Attendance Officer to highlight issues of attendance and punctuality relating to the students in the BRIDGE on any given day.

19. Attend relevant meetings as required.

20. Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.

21. Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advice and support others.

Qualifications and Training

• NVQ Level 2 in Mentoring or equivalent.

• NVQ2 or equivalent qualification or experience in English and Mathematics

• First Aid Qualification or be willing to gain an Appointed First Aid qualification within first year of employment

• Designated Safeguarding Lead or willingness to obtain

• Midas qualification, Fire Marshal training


• Experience of working in a support environment relevant to the post.

• A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a supervisory role within a teaching and learning environment

• Proven experience of delivering learning opportunities in KS3 & KS4

• Experience under appropriate supervision of planning, preparing & delivering a range of effective learning programmes

• Training in the relevant strategies e.g. Literacy, Numeracy, dyslexia, ICT, ADHD etc

• Full working knowledge of relevant policies and relevant legislation i.e. safeguarding, exclusions etc..

• Full working knowledge of National Curriculum, Foundation Learning and other relevant learning programmes & strategies for KS3 & KS4

• Relevant experience of working with young people with additional needs i.e. SEN, ADHD

• Experience of supervising the work of individuals and teams e.g. supervision and appraisal

Skills and experience

• Knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation

• Ability to relate well to children and adults

• Good literacy and numeracy skills – equivalent to level 3 standard of education

• Be able to use a variety of IT applications to support information processing &

• communication

• Good communication and interpersonal skills

• Ability to maintain good working relationships and to relate well to adults and children & young people across a range of levels and abilities

• Ability to assess H&S requirements in multi-purpose buildings e.g. fire evacuation

• Awareness and skills in assessing safeguarding and risk management related to working with young people

• Self-motivated and ability to work constructively as part of a team

• Ability to provide to lead, organise and supervise a team. Provide coaching and support to staff to provide effective and engaging pastoral support to young people

Personal Qualities

Candidates will need to demonstrate that they can draw upon the attributes possessed in the context of their role, including:

• Tact and diplomacy in all interpersonal relationships with the public, pupils and colleagues at work.

• Ability to constantly improve own practice & knowledge through self-evaluation & learning though others

• The ability to work constructively as part of a team, to understand classroom responsibility and own position within these

• Energy, vigour and perseverance

• Enthusiasm, adaptability and resilience

• Commitment, reliability, integrity & good judgment

• Be confident, positive & approachable

• The flexibility to adapt to changing workload demands and new school challenges.

• The post holder will require an enhanced DBS with barred list

Closing date for applications is Sunday 19 August 2018

ECMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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.

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