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St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School - -132 days remaining
Closing Date 30/11/2020
Wychall Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham, West Midlands B38 8AP
Grade 3 £20,903 - £27,041 pro rata
NOR: 1239

Start date: January 2021
Contract:   Fixed Term Contract – 12 months until December 2021
Hours:       Term Time Only   36.5 hours per week

• Are you passionate about the education, well-being and care of young people?

• Are you enthusiastic about students reaching their full potential?

• Are you excited about the possibility of joining a dedicated team of committed and hardworking staff?

St Thomas Aquinas is a large and thriving 11-18 Catholic comprehensive school where staff and students from all faiths live out the school mission and every member of the community feels valued and engaged. In 2018 the school was judged GOOD by OFSTED.

The School requires an enthusiastic and hardworking Pastoral Assistant with responsibility for student welfare to join our team. The purpose of this role is to reduce student absence by working closely with families where students’ attendance is a barrier to their engagement in school life and overall wellbeing. The person appointed will need to improve attendance rates for these students by working closely with external agencies and leading on proactive support plans to remove any barriers affecting students’ ability to attend school regularly.

It is an exciting time to join St Thomas Aquinas School as we became part of the Lumen Christi Catholic Multi Academy on the 1 April 2015. This links us with five of our Catholic Primary Feeder Schools and brings real opportunities for collaborative teaching and learning.

You will be responsible for:

• Promoting positive attitudes by students and families towards attendance ensuring that parents are made fully aware of their statutory responsibilities.

• Analysing attendance data, identifying students with persistent absence and creating support plans and packages for these students and their families.

• Leading on Early Help Assessments to support families and remove barriers to students’ attendance.

• Working closely with external agencies to ensure appropriate support is put in place.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to converse at ease with parents/students and members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful candidates.

Please see the link below for a full job description and accompanying application documentation.  Unfortunately, informal visits are not taking place `now but please visit our website and go on the virtual tour of our school.

Closing date:  Monday 30 November 2020 at 0900 hrs with interviews taking place within seven days.  

For further details and application form visit www.stacs.org or contact: the main school office for details. St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Wychall Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham.  B38 8AP.  Tel: 0121 464 4643 email:  enquiry@stacs.bham.sch.uk

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