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Support Manager - Term Time

The Archbishop's School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-5426-297S
  • Posted:01/02/2023
  • Pay:KR8
  • Start Date:April 2023
  • App Close Date:19/02/2023 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Do you have a passion for engagement and student support?

Are you a caring, empathetic and supportive individual with expertise in the development of pastoral needs?

If you have experience of working in a pastoral setting and the ability to positively encourage and influence the learning of our students, we would love to hear from you.

As a Support Manager for an individual year group within years 7 - 11 you will be responsible for providing pastoral support to students and support them in the effective management of non-teaching issues which may impact on student attainment.

In this role, you will:

  • Act as one of the initial points of contact for parents regarding attendance issues, providing routine advice and guidance as required, explaining attendance expectations to parents in accordance with school policies
  • Work with individual students and their families implementing strategies to improve attendance and punctuality, ensuring records are kept and feedback is provided to appropriate individuals.
  • Ensure all school procedures relating to attendance and lateness are followed and recorded with any unauthorised absence investigated, and sanctions issued in accordance with school policy.
  • Undertake supervisions duties immediately before school, at break and lunchtimes to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and ensure the appropriate standards of behaviour are maintained.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Experience of working in a similar role or setting, with the appropriate knowledge and skills equivalent to national qualifications at level 3 or the equivalent.
  • Good interpersonal skills, excellent communication, listening and observation skills and the ability to build rapport, support, engage and motivate others
  • The ability to ability to deal with difficult, sensitive or conflict situations with an empathetic approach.
  • Knowledge of school policies relating to conduct, behaviour, attendance and dress code with a demonstratable understanding of confidentiality, safeguarding and child protection issues within a school setting.

If you are seeking a new and rewarding opportunity where you can make a difference to the way that students learn and engage, this could just be the perfect role you have been searching for.   

KR8 £26,598 - £30,333 pro rata

The Archbishop's School is a mixed ability school who believe that every child has the potential be a successful learner, whatever their background, ability, interests or talents. We are committed to demonstrating this belief to our students, ensuring their success.

Information about the school

The Archbishops School is a mixed ability school for students aged 11-19. We are a small, but successful and very popular Church of England Foundation School in the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury.

The school community is smaller than most secondary schools enabling us to provide a personalised approach to education. All students are well known, well cared for and receive the very best support and encouragement in their learning which engenders excellent progress in their academic, personal, social and spiritual development.

Our school ethos is “Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve”. This perfectly describes our mission: to provide the very best education for our students, whilst preparing them for school life in the twenty-first century with all the challenges this presents. They are able to make a positive contribution to society and share the love of God. As an innovative and forward-thinking school, we celebrate all of our students' achievements and are extremely proud of the people they become.

As a school, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants are expected to share this commitment.

In line with KCSIE 2022 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, The Archbishop’s School reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and any relevant information found concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children will be discussed at interview stage.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early and proceed to interview upon receipt of a number of suitably qualified applications. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application. In accordance with our safeguarding practices, we are unable to accept CV’s. We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

The Archbishop’s School embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01227 768535


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.