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  • Location: Walsall
  • Start date: 30 Oct 2017
  • Category: Special Needs
  • Job reference: PE10939437
  • Branch: West Midlands Secondary SEND
  • Consultant: Kirsty Jordan
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Job description
PURPOSE OF JOB:
• To raise the achievement and aspirations of pupils.
• To promote and support positive participation in enrichment activities.
• To be a key point of contact for students and develop a working relationship with agencies (eg Social Workers, Educational Psychologists, SEND team, Speech and Language team) to ensure progression.
• To provide additional support for student, parents/carers in appropriate cases.
• To support the schools and governors to discharge their roles as Corporate Parents.
• To be responsible for a case load' of students in the following area: Excluded students in Alternative Provision.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:
• The nature of the job may involve the post holder carrying out outside of normal working hours.
• The post holder must have a full UK driving Licence
• Where possible annual leave is to be taken in the school holidays (applicable to all year round staff). Annual leave must be approved by the line manager.
• The post holder will be responsible for the implementation of the Health and Safety Policy so far as it affects them, their colleagues and others who may be affected by their work. The post holder is also expected to monitor the effectiveness of the health and safety arrangements and systems to ensure that appropriate improvements are made where necessary.
• This post is registered as exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offence Act 1974 and in accordance with the Police Act; the post holder must be able to obtain satisfactory enhanced criminal record disclosure in order to be appointed to the post. In this respect a criminal record check will be undertaken prior to confirmation of appointment.
• You may be required to work across a number of sites.
• The environment has a potential risk of aggressive argumentative behaviours from students. The centre operates a Care and Control policy.

MAIN ACTIVITIES:
Provision Support
• To ensure that the needs of students are identified and are met.
• To support delivery of the curriculum through effective liaison AP providers.
• To support the learning needs of students.
• To deliver 1:1 and/or group work with children to address identified needs.
• To be involved in the review of student's progress and achievement.
• To sign-post where pupils need additional/specialist support. To develop positive and appropriate relationships with pupils.
• To support and assist students by acting as a positive role model.
Work with others
• Ensure that WSCB policy and procedures are followed at all times in relation to safeguarding children and young people.
• To liaise with a variety of agencies particularly to support reintegration of pupils.
• To liaise closely with Family Support Workers and act as a critical point of contact between home and school.
• To work with Carers/Parents to support the education of excluded students.
• To be prepared to work flexibly in order to make the most appropriate response to individual pupil need.
• To keep confidential any information regarding the students, their families or staff.
• To implement WSCB policy and procedures for Health .and Safety so far as it effects them, their colleagues and others who may be affected by their work
• To undertake any training necessary to ensure that the post holder has the up-to-date knowledge of any key policies related to the allocated area of responsibility.
• To undertake such other duties, relevant meetings and training as maybe reasonably required and which are consistent with the general level of job responsibility.

Transition and Reintegration
• To work directly with partnership schools and providers AP in transition and reintegration arrangements.
• To provide individual 1:1 sessions to named' pupils acting as a link between all stakeholders.
• Acting as point of contact for AP provider to secure smooth transition and positive destinations for pupils.
• To act as transition worker for identified named' students - offering consistency/support. Where appropriate transitioning supporting pupils into new destination to secure pupil engagement (time-limited).

Behavioural and Pastoral
• Recognise and challenge any incidents of racism, bullying, harassment, victimisation and any form of abuse of equal opportunities, ensuring compliance with relevant policies and procedures and making sure individuals involved understand it is unacceptable.
• Understand and implement child protection procedures and comply with legal responsibilities.
• To work with the Integrated Behaviour Support Service when and where appropriate.
• To identify personalised learning programmes for identified cohort of students

Monitoring and Assessment
• To be involved in the general recording, maintenance and reporting of pupil progress on a day to day basis.
• To produce reports relating to progress of pupils as required.
• Contribute to the summative records and progress files of pupils.
• To engage in continuous professional development and contribute to a whole service process of self-evaluation and review.
• To contribute to pupil progress reports to parents and attend review meetings as required.
• To attend meetings as required.
• To complete assessments and monitor progress against targets.

Undertake additional duties as required by the Headteacher /line manager.


Whether you are available immediately or in the near future, please call Kirsty on 01902 313822
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