Pupil Support Officer – Pastoral team

Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy is part of Five Rivers Multi Academy Trust which has outcomes for children at the forefront of its vision.  We have a vast amount of experience in raising attainment which, in turn, helps us to raise children’s aspirations for a happier, safer and more positive future.

We are a leading Sheffield school for children aged 2-11 and are also a successful Teaching School who offer school to school support both locally and regionally. Our Teaching School offers our staff the opportunity to access outstanding CPD and ensures that our practice is always based on current research.

We are a school that invests heavily in staff to ensure that they are equipped with the tools and techniques to excel in this significantly rewarding environment.  We know great talent when we see it and we do not underestimate the power of professional and personal development.  We provide high quality CPD, coaching opportunities and  networking to create strong, effective and inspirational leaders of the future.  We invest in our staff and understand the importance of creating a strong work/life balance.

Tinsley Meadows are now seeking to appoint a suitable candidate into position of Pupil Support Officer for 2 days a week (job share). This is an ideal opportunity for anyone wanting to develop their career into the pastoral element of school support.

As a pupil support officer, you will be an excellent communicator who can confidently and professionally liaise with pupils, their parents/carers/ staff and external agencies.  You will possess sound organisational skills and have the ability to prioritise tasks accordingly.  You will have excellent IT skills and be a team player able to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the school.

You will be responsible for:

  • Monitoring daily attendance and alongside the senior learning mentor, implement strategies to help pupils maintain a regular school attendance record including home visits
  • Take a lead role in managing and delivering pastoral support to pupils
  • Manage the supervision of pupils excluded from, or otherwise not working to a normal timetable
  • Attend to pupils’ personal needs and provide advice to assist in their social, health and hygiene development
  • Assist the teacher with the development and implementation of individual education/behaviour/support/mentoring plans
  • Take a lead role in the provision of support for pupils with special educational needs
  • Take a lead role in managing the speedy/effective transfer of pupils across phases/integration of those who have been absent.
  • Produce paperwork for attendance panels and fines and to have an excellent knowledge and understanding of the legalities involved with this
  • To assist the SLM to produce reports for a variety of meetings including CIN/MAST/TAF meetings and others such as statistical attendance reports for meetings with SLT
  • To develop 1-1 mentoring relationships with children needing particular support where necessary aimed at achieving the goals defined in their action plan
  • To maximise regular contact with families/carers of children in need of extra support, to keep them informed of the child’s needs and progress, and to secure positive family support and involvement

The role may also at times involve working with children in class

The role would offer:

  • A dedicated Senior Management Team with a commitment to raising standards
  • An opportunity to work with vulnerable children in a supportive learning environment.
  • The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Enhanced DBS check required for this post.

Closing date for applications is 9am, 7th June 2021

For more information visit the Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council website