Student Parent Advisor
Lodge Park Academy is now recruiting for a Student Parent Advisor. This role could be the ideal next step in your career.
If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you. See what it means to be part of the David Ross Education trust from our children and parents here.
Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.
We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.
About the role
The role of the SPA is crucial. SPAs work under the leadership of the Head of Year Achievement with the Assistant Principal (Behaviour) or Assistant Principal (Achievement), contributing to the day-to-day organisation and management of student welfare in their year group and across the Academy. They play a vital role in contributing to the culture, ethos and well-being of the whole Academy.
Salary & Benefits
£23,111 FTE (£19,923.83 actual)
Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
Who we are looking for
Meet HLTA standards or equivalent qualification or experience
A minimum of two years’ experience of working with children (either paid or unpaid capacity) preferably in an education setting
Experience of SIMS packages
Experience of working as part of a team
Experience of managing student behaviour
Understanding of the main challenges for pupils in the secondary sector
Ability to deal with a range of different pupil behaviours
Understanding of behaviour management strategies
Awareness of Inclusion within a school setting
An accomplished user of ICT and ability to share skills with other team members
Ability to work sensitively and effectively with parents, pupils, staff and outside agencies
Ability to promote a positive ethos
Good communication skills
Able to form and maintain appropriate professional relationships and boundaries with children and young people
Ability to supervise students effectively both in and out of school in line with the Academy’s behaviour policy
Ability to deal with sensitive information in a confidential manner
Ability to provide a good role model to young students and promote a positive ethos
Ability to use own initiative and work flexibly as well as part of a team
Ability to remain calm when dealing with situations involving challenging behaviour
Ability to forge positive relationships with parents, particularly those hard to reach
Ability to judge when advice or assistance is needed to meet the needs of students, and to react calmly and quickly in an emergency
Ability to organise own work and be self-motivated
Ability to be empathetic towards students and adults
Professional appearance and conduct
A committed life-long learner, willing to undertake further training
Appearance to inspire confidence in community and with students
Good punctuality, attendance and time management
About The David Ross Education Trust
The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.
We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.
While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.
Lodge Park Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.