An opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified person to apply for the post of Student Support Leader at Parkside School.
Parkside is a highly inclusive school rated Good by Ofsted. Our vision is that Parkside School should visibly and substantively impact on the community it is embedded within. This impact should be important, meaningful and considerable. This means young people from Parkside should develop into well-rounded young people who know how to keep themselves safe. We want students to have a personal and specific hope for the future which they can articulate, believe in and share with others; students who can empathise, critique, protect, love, inspire, make, design, explore and understand; students who are willing to try things they have never done before, do things they don’t want to do and be willing to reinvent themselves to become the best that they can be.
This year we are focussing on 3 values for Parkside School. The first is Wellbeing. Essential in the current situation, it is also critical to securing a foundation from which young people can grow. The second is Resilience. So often, young people lack resilience. Now, more than ever, we need to focus on making a quick recovery from the difficulties we have experienced. Finally, and the one which is closest to my heart, is Courage.
To take Parkside from the good school that it is to the exceptional school we want it to be, we will need to be courageous. We will need to try new things, be open to change and have the courage to put ourselves out of our comfort zones in order to grow. As with all visions, they mean little unless there is a clear plan for how they will be achieved.
At Parkside, this plan will focus on four areas. The first is exceptional personal development, ensuring that pupils have access to wide and varied opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. It is essential that students get equal access to these opportunities. The second is excellent preparation for the future. Thirdly, excellent partnerships for learning. Finally, excellent achievement.
This will only be achieved with excellent teaching and learning in the classroom and when students have the self-confidence, self-esteem and support to become someone they may have never seen before - their very best selves.
If you are as excited by this challenge as we are and you think this might be the role for you, please apply by following the link below, having taken note of the attachments https://www.tes.com/jobs/employer/-1053541
Closing date: 10am, Wednesday 21st October 2020
Please note: Only first person or direct applications from candidates will be considered. Third party applications/introductions or recommendations will not be accepted by the school.
Successful candidates will be contacted for interview, which will be undertaken W/C 2nd November 2020
The School has adopted the principles of Safer Recruitment and will safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to do the same. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Parkside School is an Equal Opportunities Employer