Head of Learning Support - Newton Abbot College (Ivy Education Trust)

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  • Multiple Terms
  • Scale 5/6 Starting salary £19,650 per annum pro rata (£18,658 per annum actual salary)

Ivy Education Trust is seeking to appoint a Head of Learning Support (non-teaching) to join their experienced and growing Head of Learning team who provide pastoral support and care to our students, as well as a culture of high expectations and academic challenge. The post holder will be a passionate, proactive and positive individual, who is patient, resilient and student-focused.

The successful candidate will:
- Be passionate about helping students to achieve their very best;
- Be committed to the vision and values of the college;
- Have experience of working with young people and understand the challenges they face;
- Have a sense of humour and ability to establish strong relationships very quickly;
- Be kind, patient and flexible in their approach and a strong communicator;
- Be organised and proactive in their work and a collaborative and trustworthy team player;
- Be a positive and professional role model, demonstrating high expectations at all times, to all staff and students.

If you think you can make a difference to our students and relish the idea of joining our successful, supportive and highly motivated team, then we want to hear from you!

Newton Abbot College is an over-subscribed secondary school with a growing Sixth Form that is situated in the heart of Newton Abbot, Devon. Our mission is to support, challenge and inspire every individual to be better than they ever dreamt they could be. To achieve this, staff and students share the same set of values and drivers that underpin an ethos of traditional values and incredibly high expectations and a culture of high-quality teaching supported by exceptional pastoral care. Staff wellbeing and professional development are always a priority and we work hard to look after our staff and provide them with opportunities to develop their practice and, if they wish, further their careers. There is a very strong sense of community and team at Newton Abbot College; everybody looks out for one another and everybody is proud of their role; as together we grow our college from strength to strength.

Newton Abbot College (“Good” OFSTED April 2019) is part of the Ivy Learning Trust. We have exceptional expectations of our students and staff, and we welcome applicants who share our commitment to place student learning at the centre of everything we do. The Ivy Learning Trust is an inspiring place to work with staff who are dedicated to increasing opportunities, maximising outcomes and improving the life chances of all pupils. We prioritise nurturing and developing the talent of our staff; our induction programme is excellent, and all staff are involved in an innovative CPD programme. All Ivy Learning Trust schools form a wider family with a vision of inspiring excellence through collaboration.

The Ivy Education Trust works closely with all schools within the Trust and beyond. The Ivy Education Trust celebrates the diversity of each of its schools and is founded upon the alignment of vision and values that we all commonly hold to secure the best outcomes for our pupils.

The name of our Trust is inspired by the story of Dr Ivy Williams. Born in Teignbridge (Newton Abbot), in 1877, she managed what we would wish for all the children and young people of Teignbridge and surrounding area that we serve in our schools by fulfilling her childhood dreams and ambitions.

On 10 May 1922, Dr Ivy Williams became the first woman to be called to the Bar (formally recognised as a qualified Barrister of Law) of England and Wales.

The story of Dr Ivy Williams reminds us of the famous quote from Michaelangelo:
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”

The Ivy Education Trust supports and challenges all members of our learning community to dream big, aim high and achieve more than they ever thought was possible.

If you share these visions and aspirations, then we very much welcome your application for this post.

The application form and further information are available from www.ivyeducationtrust.co.uk or by email to hr@ivyeducationtrust.co.uk.
Please apply by 9am on the closing date.
Interview Date: 1 July 2022

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationTeignbridgeDevon
  • Work Postcode

    TQ12 2NF


  • Reference

    KH2559


  • Occupational GroupEducation Support


  • Salary Details

    Scale 5/6 Starting salary £19,650 per annum pro rata (£18,658 per annum actual salary)


  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull TimeTerm Time
  • Hours

    40 hours per week, 40 weeks per annum

  • Closing Date

    26/06/2022

  • DBS Check Required

    Yes