Location: The HEART Education Trust, Heartsease Primary Academy, Rider Haggard Road, Norwich NR7 9UE; this is a Trust based role and will require the post holder to move across the Trust sites
Salary: £30,000 – £35,000 (dependent on qualifications and experience)
Job Type: Permanent; full-time
Start Date: September 2021
About The HEART Education Trust
The HEART Education Trust is a Norwich based trust, consisting of 4 Primary schools with approximately 1,000 pupils. The HEART Education Trust is committed to improving the life-chances of children and young people through excellence in education, encouraging pupils to challenge themselves and hold high aspirations in their academic learning, personal and social development. We encourage pupils within our family of Trust Academies to challenge both the self and externally imposed restrictions, to hold high aspirations for their futures and to develop a thirst for learning. Our Trust Academies aim to ensure that our pupils are well prepared to make the most of future opportunities as citizens within an ever-changing world.
We are looking for a passionate and proactive leader who is committed to helping our pupils succeed. You will work with the Headteachers, Inclusion Team and other school staff, parents, pupils and outside agencies to ensure the safeguarding, behaviour and welfare of pupils across the Trust, under the instruction of the Head of Quality Assurance (Inclusion). You will lead on Safeguarding matters across the Trust, prepare for and represent schools at CIN and CP conferences and keep staff aware of child protection procedures and any changes to Safeguarding statutory guidance. You will establish and maintain effective links with external agencies, write reports, attend meetings and deliver staff training.
Your role will also include working with the Headteachers and the Inclusion Team to lead our team of Pastoral Assistants to uphold the Trust’s pastoral ethos and ensure the consistent implementation of The HEART Education Trust’s Behaviour Policy, achieving high standards of behaviour and pupil wellbeing across our schools. As part of this role you will line manage the Trust Attendance Officer and the Family Support Worker to ensure outstanding attendance and high-quality support for all our families across our schools.
This is a non-teaching role that means all your time and energy can be committed to ensuring that the pupils are at the centre of everything that you do. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our Trust and to make a significant contribution to the educational outcomes for all our pupils. We are looking forward to appointing an inspiring individual who will continue the outstanding support for the pupils and contribute to the development of the Pastoral, Safeguarding and Inclusion Team.
You will also:
- Have appropriate qualifications to the importance and seniority of the role (e.g. QTS, Social Work)
- Have experience of working within a school environment
- Have a thorough knowledge of Safeguarding and the statutory requirements and regulations referring to schools (e.g. DSL)
- Have an understanding of Behavioural Principles relating to children
- Have the ability to work in an organised and methodical manner
- Have the ability to convey information clearly and accurately and maintain efficient record keeping systems
- Produce accurate records and reports and analyse information to evaluate and implement effective plans in response
- be flexible and able to demonstrate the ability to lead a team
- be enthusiastic and have a sense of humour
- have good ICT, English and maths skills
Here is what our staff have to say about The HEART Education Trust and working within it:-
“The inclusion team at Heart Education Trust are always there to support teachers and support staff. This welcoming and thoroughly experienced team is always ready with resources, advice and guidance in supporting teachers and support staff with adapting their lessons to meet the needs of all of their learners. The Inclusion team are known within the Trust for their well-resourced and highly professional training sessions.” (Teacher in Trust school)
“One of the main reasons I enjoy working for The HEART Education Trust is the strong sense of community and teamwork that runs throughout the schools. All staff are dedicated to providing the best possible education they can for the children and do this successfully by supporting each other and working collaboratively.” (Deputy Head in Trust school)
If you are motivated and excited to join our amazing team and make a lasting difference to young peoples’ lives, we would be delighted to meet you.
Complete and return the application form below to us at HR@thehearteducationtrust.co.uk.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced D.B.S. and full pre-employment checks. 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.
We will take references prior to interview, and all posts are subject to a probationary period.
Closing Date: 9 July 2021; interviews w/c 12 July 2021