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School Improvement Officer contract

Schools - Support

Posted date:  

15th July 2022

Closing date:  

12pm Friday 5th August 2022

£28,800

Hybrid, Central Office, WFH and School sites 

36 days across school year

 

Scope:

Smart Multi-academy Trust are looking to contract an external School Improvement Officer to aid the Trust in monitoring and evaluating the quality of our schools. You would report to the CEO of the Trust and work closely with school leaders to provide feedback on strengths and areas for development, provide advice and monitor improvement.

The contract will be to provide external termly school improvement visits to each of our 8 primary schools which will include completion of a SIP report against the areas in the Ofsted framework. Format to be discussed. 

Part of the role will entail working alongside one of the Trust’s Exec headteachers who is trained as a SIP. You will manage this resource to complete support tasks during the Autumn visits. In addition, reciprocal visits between the Trust headteachers will be facilitated as an additional resource, for which, you will be responsible for directing this work.

Contract details

This is a one-year fixed appointment. The work would be completed over a 2 week block each term and include 3 x day visits plus ½ day write up per school per term. 36 days in total @ rate £800 per day contract worth £28,800. The time allocation is a resource to be used and shared according to need across the 8 schools. Once a benchmark is established some schools may require a more intensive offer and others less – visit time and focus may vary according to this.

You will be self-employed and liable for all tax, NI and Professional Indemnity insurance. Smart Trust will verify IR35 status. There is a Trust expenses policy where any overnight accommodation and travel may be reimbursed.

Payment would be following invoice for completed visits and on receipt of reports.

Safeguarding:

Smart Trust prioritises the safety and safeguarding of its pupils and employees extremely seriously and will therefore require completion of safeguarding declaration, an enhanced CRB check, overseas checks and right to work in the UK (where appropriate) and two references prior to starting work in our schools. CV’s and applications should make clear reasons for any gaps in employment history.

 

Role Specification:

To work with the CEO for the Trust to create an accurate picture of the strengths and challenges for development in each Smart school.

To carry out termly visits and provide a written report to be shared with central executive, Trustees headteacher and local governing committee.

Agree with CEO, the focus for visits and tariff according to need for each school in the Trust.

Ensure a positive relationship is developed which facilitates a collaborative, open and honest dialogue about each schools’ priorities for action and improvement over time.

Promote the development of middle leaders through evaluating their impact, training needs and feeding into the Trust Talent Matrix.

Promote improved standards for education and pupil outcomes across the full breadth of the curriculum.

Evaluate the strength of the curriculum including wider opportunities and their impact on pupil learning, social and emotional development and citizenship.

Ensure safeguarding of pupils and staff is exemplary reporting any serious issues directly to the head teacher and CEO

Work within and upholding the values of the Trust and code of conduct for all staff always modelling best practice.

Advise the Trust and school leaders against the Ofsted framework for inspection, quality of self-review review/judgement and early identification of schools that may be causing concern.

Person Specification:

Knowledge

• A thorough knowledge of the National Curriculum, including how this translates to a school curriculum, statutory and formative assessment

• Have knowledge and understanding of differing pedagogy and issues in education including curriculum and development

• Ability to work effectively with leaders in schools to bring about improved outcomes for children

• Ability to analyse and use a range of quantitative and qualitative data in a school improvement context

• Ability to plan, provide and evaluate effective training

• Ability to lead and to work as a member of a team

• Ability to communicate information clearly, orally and in writing

• Knowledge of the Ofsted inspection framework and handbook and an ability to keep up to date with changes to inspection practice and current Ofsted foci

• Knowledge and understanding of creating an inclusive school

Qualifications

• Qualified teacher status

• Ofsted Inspector trained

Experience

• Successful Headteacher experience in the primary sector

• Successfully improving the quality of teaching and learning in order to raise children’s achievement over a sustained period of time

• Experience of using the outcomes from school self-evaluation to plan effectively for school improvement

• Experience of holding staff to account for the impact of their work

• Experience of delivering training and CPD to a range of audiences

Competencies, behaviours & personal attributes:

• Clarity of thinking and willingness to listen

• Ability to relate well to a wide range of people

• Ability to respond to and manage change

• Ability to take initiative and personal responsibility for delegated tasks

• Ability to meet deadlines

• Ability to work under pressure and adjust demands

• Desire for further personal and professional development

• Ability to use IT effectively

• Ability to solve problems, think outside the box and be innovative

Personal Requirements:

• Willingness to work outside of normal office hours

To Apply:

This is a re-advertisement. Previous applications will be held over for consideration. If you wish to express interest in the position please contact Trust admin Sharon Murdoch or Hollie Lowrey on admin@smartacademies.net Tel 0191 255 9351.  Conversations with the CEO prior to application are positively encouraged. Please phone 01912559358

Expressions of interest should be submitted by DATE and should include a CV and statement of how your experience and knowledge fit the role and person specification. Please also include details of your professional indemnity insurance and any membership of professional bodies.

You will be required to complete a safeguarding form in addition to your other documentation. Please also include as part of your application.

Closing date for expressions of interest: 05.08:22

Interviews: Wednesday 7th September (or by appointment)

 

 

Volunteer School Counsellor/Psychotherapist (VSC/P)

(Child counselling and psychotherapy)

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The Board of Trustees of Smart Multi Academy Trust is seeking to develop working relationships with the Northern Guild by offering placement opportunities for counselling and psychotherapy students. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a multi-agency-faceted role where students will be welcome to develop their skills across a number of disciplines across the eight schools in the Trust.
 

Overall purpose of the role: To provide emotional and therapeutic support to children aged 4-11 within the school based counselling service, whilst working within the BACP/UKCP ethical framework for counselling professionals (or other relevant Professional body) to improve and maintain the mental health and well-being of children.
 

Duties and responsibilities: The successful candidate will be required to work within the developing guidelines of the SMART Multi Academy Trust:

 

  • To provide one to one counselling or therapeutic work within the SMART school counselling service for children aged 4–11 years old in an allocated school.  The number of allocated sessions will depend on relevant experience and the availability of the student.
  • To provide a counselling needs assessment with parents/carers for children accessing counselling.
  • Manage their own caseload diary, ensuring accurate record keeping and working in-line with the Trust’s safeguarding policy and procedure.
  • Create and maintain excellent working relationships with parents and school staff. Liaise with the appropriate professionals in relation to the child.
  • Provide information and case material to contribute to the annual evaluation report.  
  • The Volunteer School Counsellor/Psychotherapist (VSC/P) will be required to work in-line with SMART’s confidentiality and information sharing policy.
  • To work alongside and be supported by pastoral leads within school settings to work with identified children, including, where appropriate, liaising with external agencies.
     

Clinical Supervision: Successful VSC/Ps will be responsible for their own clinical supervision arrangements that comply with their course requirements.  Within school, they will report to the school SENDCo who will provide line management supervision and ongoing support.  The Trust is dedicated to promoting the mental health and wellbeing of our children. As a result, the Trust will contribute to the costs of clinical supervision and we would be happy to discuss this with successful candidates.
 

Closing date for applications: Applications are welcome over the course of the year and informal interviews with prospective candidates will be held at a mutually convenient time.
 

Applying

If you decide to apply for this post, please complete the Smart Multi Academy Trust application form and all supporting documentation.

 

Smart Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  All posts are subject to an enhanced disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.  Please note that in all cases, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.
 

Please send all completed applications and supporting documentation to enquiries@smartacadmies.net for the attention of Jenny Spoors, Administration and Finance Support Officer.

 

Volunteer School Counsellor/Psychotherapist (VSC/P)

(Adult counselling and psychotherapy)

Posted date:  

Enter posted date

Closing date:  

Enter closing date

Enter salary

Enter location

Enter job hours, e.g. Full-time

The Board of Trustees of Smart Multi Academy Trust is seeking to develop working relationships with the Northern Guild by offering placement opportunities for counselling and psychotherapy trainees.  This is an excellent opportunity to work in a multi-agency-faceted role where trainees will be welcome to develop their skills across a number of disciplines within the eight schools in the Trust.

 

Overall purpose of the role: To provide emotional and therapeutic support to parents and staff within the school based counselling service, whilst working within the BACP/UKCP ethical framework for counselling professionals (or other relevant Professional body) to improve and maintain the mental health and well-being of adult stakeholders.

 

Duties and responsibilities:  The successful candidate will be required to work within the developing guidelines of the SMART Multi Academy Trust:

 

  • To provide one to one counselling or therapeutic work within the SMART school counselling service for parents and staff in an allocated school.  The number of allocated sessions will depend on relevant experience, service requirements and the availability of the student.
  • Manage their own caseload diary, working in-line with the Trust’s safeguarding policy and procedure.
  • Create and maintain excellent working relationships with parents and school staff. Liaise with the appropriate professionals in relation to the adult.
  • The Volunteer School Counsellor/Psychotherapist (VSC/P) will be required to work in-line with SMART’s confidentiality and information sharing policy.
  • To work alongside and be supported by pastoral leads within school settings to work with identified families, including, where appropriate, liaising with external agencies.

 

Clinical Supervision: Successful VSC/Ps will be responsible for their own clinical supervision arrangements that comply with their course requirements.  Within school, they will report to the school SENDCo who will provide line management supervision and ongoing support.  The Trust is dedicated to promoting the mental health and wellbeing of our families and staff, as a result, the Trust will contribute to the costs of clinical supervision and we would be happy to discuss this with successful candidates.

 

Closing date for applications: Applications are welcome over the course of the year and informal interviews with prospective candidates will be held at a mutually convenient time.

 

Applying

If you decide to apply for this post, please complete the Smart Multi Academy Trust application form and all supporting documentation.

 

Smart Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  All posts are subject to an enhanced disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.  Please note that in all cases, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

 

Please send all completed applications and supporting documentation to enquiries@smartacadmies.net for the attention of Jenny Spoors, Administration and Finance Support Officer.

 

Contact Us

Smart Multi Academy Trust

Wyndham Primary School, Montagu Avenue,

Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4SB

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Wyndham Primary School, Montagu Avenue, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4SB

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