Head of Student Services

Head of Student Services 37 hours per week, term time only, Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 4.00pm and Friday 8.00am to 3.30pm. Grade E – Step 1 £26,544 FTE, Actual Annual Salary £23,287.20.

Due to the internal promotion of the current postholder we are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and approachable person to lead our Student Services Team at Wildern School from earlyJuly. The role involves supporting staff and students in sustaining positive behaviour management across the school.

This role is an exciting opportunity to work with youngsters and parents in supporting their progress and integration in school. The successful candidate will need very good interpersonal skills and be confident in dealing with students, staff and parents on a day-to-day basis.

We are looking for someone who;
• Has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of current and best practice for working with students with SEMH or behavioural needs.
• Can build excellent working relationships with students, which allow them to communicate their challenges and overcome them.
• Can support the emotional needs of students in line with school policies.
• Can model best practice for and with students who present with complex, challenging behaviour in school.
• Can support staff with individual students developing and demonstrating strategies for inclusion.
• Can work alongside SLL for Pastoral to monitor and analyse the impact of student behaviour with a view to reduce significant behaviour incidents.
• Can work as part of a very well established pastoral team in improving the outcomes for students though high levels of attendance and engagement in their learning.
• Has experience of working with external agencies to ensure all students have full access to educational opportunities and are able to overcome barriers to learning.
• Has the professional skills and knowledge to develop effective relationships with parents, students and other professional colleagues.
• Can assist in the development and delivery of educational support packages with students and their families.
• Can work with families in challenging circumstances.

Benefits of working for our trust include:
•Enrolment in one of the UK’s Largest public sector pension schemes
• A tax efficient Cycle-to-Work scheme through salary sacrifice
• A tax efficient IT Leasing scheme through salary sacrifice
• Friendly and sociable colleagues
• Staff membership rates to our modern on-site Leisure Centre
• Good transport links
• Free on-site car park

Application Procedure:
Applications should be on Wildern Academy Trust application forms, our application form does differ from the standard Hampshire County Council form and individual CV’s will not be accepted. If you currently work in a school, please ensure one of your references is from your current Headteacher.

Wildern Academy Trust application forms can be downloaded from our website www.wildern.org where you can also find further details about the school, its facilities and benefits for staff. Applications can be e-mailed to hr@wildern.org or sent by post for the attention of Mrs F Mitchell, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ.

Closing Date: Midday Monday 26th April 2021

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we receive applications that meet the criteria. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Wildern 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 will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) along with other relevant employment checks.

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Application Instructions (Support) Jan 21
Application Form Support Sep 2020