Inclusions Manager
Stationers' Crown Woods Academy

Job reference: 004038

Location: Stationers' Crown Woods Academy

Closing date: 25/10/2021

Salary: Actual salary ranging between £22,195 - £25,598 (FTE £25,577 - £29,499) per annum, commensurate with experience

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Specialist Staff

Hours per week: 35 hours per week, Term Time + 1 week inset

Start Date: November 2021

A unique opportunity has been presented through the creation of a brand new “Student Referral Centre” that will be operating at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy at the start of the academic year 2021/22.

Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy seeks to appoint two talented, experienced Inclusions Managers who possess the emotional and mental dexterity to work alongside the leadership team to deal with behavioural, pastoral and welfare issues.

The identification of disengaged students will be the first element of the role, with the second element being the planning of intervention programmes that will support the academy both with reducing the number of repeat students referred to the SRC and also in reducing the number of Fixed Term Exclusions at the Academy. The successful candidates will have the necessary skills required to develop strong, purposeful and respectful professional relationships with the students and their families which are firmly focused on improving educational opportunities.

The new Student Referral Centre (SRC), which is being built over the summer, will provide the successful candidates with the opportunity to shape the role and have a positive impact on the academic and social progress of students who, in some cases, are currently finding it a challenge to succeed in school.

The SRC will have two key functions:

1. As a sanction for poor behaviour in line with the academy\'s behaviour policy.
The behaviour managers will ensure that our students complete all required school work and do not fall behind academically whilst they provide the necessary support and challenge aimed to address the root cause of the poor choices and behaviours.
2. To develop and deliver a targeted programme of behavioural therapy to students.

Providing high quality education to meet the needs of every child lies at the heart of the work that we do. We celebrate the individuality of all our pupils and as such we know we need to provide effective challenge and support to enable them to realise their full potential, both academically and socially. The work carried out in the SRC is of vital importance as it aims to ensure that these goals are met by all of our students. In collaboration with professionals and external agencies, the SRC will support some of our most vulnerable students by developing bespoke programmes which will aim to support our students to succeed in school life; helping them to self-regulate and prepare them academically and emotionally for the challenges they will face both inside the mainstream classroom, and in the world beyond.

The successful candidates will report directly to the Director of Behavioural Services and will have a creative and innovative approach to their area of work as well as an ability to embrace and promote change. They will understand the importance of their work not only from the context of supporting the academy on it’s journey of school improvement but also the potential far reaching positive impact on students and their families beyond their time at Stationers\' Crown Woods Academy.

The Inclusions Manager will need to:

  • Be a good role model for students.

  • Develop a relationship with students which is professional, firm, fair and caring

  • Implement the Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy behaviour policy and deal with student behaviour issues.

  • Be the point of contact and liaison between families and other student/children's agencies, such as social services or child health as required.

  • Be friendly, helpful and welcoming to parents/guardians and others visiting or making contact with the school.

Being a part of Stationers' Crown Woods Academy: The academy has a zero tolerance approach to misbehaviour and low-level disruption, our behaviour systems are tightly managed so that teachers are able to focus on delivering high quality teaching in a positive classroom environment that is conducive to learning. The £50 million campus incorporates four home schools each serving 450 students, alongside a range of state-of-the-art resources for sport, the arts and digital communication. This structure has enabled us to build an academy where every pupil is able to achieve their full potential. An academy where no child feels lost and no child is left behind. An academy where the bonds between parent, teacher and child are strong. As part of The Leigh Academies Trust we are able to offer even further scope for collaboration, developing best practice, staff investment and training opportunities at both classroom and leadership level.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust will comprise 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.  

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.