Pastoral Faculty Coordinator Harris Federation Merton

  • Full Time
  • Merton
  • 29,412 - 31,242 £ / Month

Harris Federation




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We are looking for an outstanding individual to join Harris Academy Morden as a Pastoral Faculty Coordinator.

You will support staff and students promoting a safe environment with excellent levels of behaviour so everyone is entitled to learn, overcoming barriers to learning working with colleagues in the academy and using a wide range of techniques.

About Us

At Harris Academy Morden we pride ourselves on the inclusive approach and caring environment we have developed. Ofsted 2018 ‘A very strong sense of community is evident throughout the school’.

Staff well-being is at the heart of our academy. We have a sensible marking policy, organised marking sessions to give staff time to mark and a two week October half term holiday

Ofsted 2018 ‘There is a low turnover of staff and their morale is high’

The Academy is traditional in our approach to discipline and has very high expectations for student behaviour. Ofsted 2018 ‘The behaviour of pupils is outstanding’

Year 11 GCSE results consistently place the Academy in the highest percentile in the country. Ofsted ‘Pupils achieve exceptional outcomes in public examinations. Current pupils are making outstanding progress’.

Harris Academy Morden is located favourably for public transport with good local access to bus, tram and train links to mainline rail and the underground network

Main Areas of Responsibility

The main areas of responsibility will be:

  • To support the consistent implementation of the academy behaviour policy
  • To be responsible for the calm and purposeful movement around the academy between lessons
  • To follow through any issues to do with behaviour as required by the academy Leadership Team, for example, taking student statements and setting sanctions in line with the academy Behaviour policy
  • To mentor students on PSPs, supporting successful achievement of targets and contributing to meetings in relation to student progress on PSP
  • To operate within the Duty Principal on call rota
  • To manage students who are showing socially unacceptable or challenging behaviour under the direction of guidelines in operation at the academy
  • To maintain standards of behaviour for all faculties and command a presence through corridor patrols and lesson drop-ins
  • To monitor and report attendance/punctuality/ behaviour statistics for designated tutor groups
  • To meet weekly with the Attendance Officer and monitor attendance and punctuality for designated tutor groups to ensure Attendance targets are met
  • To follow up on any truancy and attendance concerns
  • To support academy colleagues to run the truancy bus
  • To report attendance and punctuality concerns at Faculty Meetings
  • To support tutors to improve standards of attendance/punctuality
  • To meet with Parents/Carers for students that are failing to meet Academy expectations of behaviour/attendance/ punctuality/ uniform
  • To support whole Academy Events
  • To coordinate the timely completion of tutor reports and check for quality and consistency
  • To meet with Assistant Principal responsible for SEND to identify early students potentially requiring support of EHCP
  • To ensure all issues that relate to student safety such as allegations of bullying are investigated and passed on to academy colleagues in a timely manner
  • To assist in monitoring the academic, social and emotional wellbeing of students
  • To liaise with Parents/Carers and outside agencies and attend meetings
  • To promote good home school links
  • To promote positive values, attitudes and good student behaviour dealing with conflicts and incidents
  • To establish productive working relationships with students using methods to encourage student engagement and participation
  • To maintain daily contact with assigned students to support, assist and enable them to meet targets set and develop the attitudes and skills to meet targets with less support
  • To work in partnership with colleagues to deliver effective interventions and support for students
  • To encourage students to develop social and independence skills whilst providing support when it is needed
  • To report student and academy issues in line with academy policies for health and safety child protection, behaviour management etc
  • Attend parent consultation evenings, meetings and training sessions as required
  • To be a source of advice for teachers about different strategies appropriate for students within the faculty

Qualifications & Experience
We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • Qualifications to A level or equivalent
  • Basic knowledge of SEND and learning barriers
  • Some knowledge of strategies in working with young people with challenging behaviours
  • Knowledge of some of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Awareness of Health and Safety issues in the workplace
  • Experience of working directly with young people in an education or training environment, supporting the learning of students
  • Experience of establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with a range of stakeholders, at all levels
  • Experience of managing and being responsible for own workload

Next Steps
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

Professional Development & Benefits

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level.

In addition to the opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, 26 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays) for staff who work across the full year, and many other benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our website.

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

Equal Opportunities

The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

We value the diversity of our staff and students, and everyone at the Harris Federation is equally valued and respected. We aim to be an inclusive employer that reflects the communities we serve. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment.

Job Reference: HF05000-HAMD

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