Head of Student Support – Harleston Sancroft Academy


Posted on: Tuesday 2 April 2024 | St Benet's MAT

Harleston Sancroft Academy, Wilderness Ln, Harleston IP20 9DD

Trust:  St Benet’s

Academy Name:  The Harleston Sancroft Academy

Vacancy Job Title:  Head of Student Support (Secondary)

Pay Scale: Scale F, Point 12-17

Annual Value:  £26,421 – £28,770 per annum

Pro-Rata Value:  £22,629 – £24,641 per annum

Hours per week: 37

Term Time: 38 weeks  +  1 weeks per year

Start Date: As soon as possible

This is a wonderful opportunity for a people-focused, organised and self-motivated colleague to join the Harleston Sancroft Academy. Working with the pastoral team in our secondary phase you will be a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) supporting the safeguarding team with administrative tasks and record keeping including following up safeguarding concerns. You will work with students and their families; providing pastoral support, signposting to appropriate outside agencies, monitoring interventions and helping remove barriers to learning. You will collaborate cross phase, liaising with pastoral colleagues in our primary phase to develop an all through school pastoral provision. Your work will be underpinned by the Sancroft ethos, purpose and values.

The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a team but be able to work independently and on their own initiative and be willing to learn new skills.

We are extremely proud of our ethos and the very positive relationships which exist at the school. The Harleston Sancroft Academy; within St Benet’s Multi Academy Trust. We are an oversubscribed, inclusive, Church of England school in South Norfolk. We are a community that flourishes, through God’s love, to live ‘Life in All its Fullness’ John 10:10 and John 13:34

You should:

  • Have relevant experience working with, and an ability to motivate and support, young people
  • Have energy, drive and enthusiasm
  • Be committed to equality of opportunity and student wellbeing
  • Ideally have relevant experience of working in a school. However, if you feel you have transferable skills and are looking for a new challenge then please tell us these in the personal statement of your application.
  • Have good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Be able to establish positive and supportive relations with staff, students and their families
  • Be very well organised and able to prioritise effectively
  • Be flexible and able to work in a team situation
  • Be first aid trained or willing to undertake a first aid course

We offer:

  • A great working relationship with staff and students
  • An extensive ‘in house’ CPD programme
  • The support of an informed and active Local Governance Committee and Trust
  • A very supportive and encouraging Senior Leadership Team
  • Close collaboration throughout the Trust
  • An opportunity to work in a good location where the cost of housing is attractive

References may be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.  Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office to book an appointment or speak with Mrs Lucy Field; Assistant Headteacher (Inclusion).

Closing date: Tuesday 7 May 2024

How to apply

Applications should be emailed to Emma Johnson, School Business Manager  ejohnson@sancroft.stbenets.org

References may be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.  Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

St Benets Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to full safeguarding checks as well as satisfactory references.

The Trust’s safeguarding policy can be found on our website.

This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and you will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced DBS check with barred list. If you have information to declare it may be protected under the Exceptions Orders and you may not be required to declare it. You will be asked to make a criminal conviction declaration if you are shortlisted for the post.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

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