Post Title: Wellbeing and Nurture Project Lead
Salary: £30k FTE
Full/part time: 0.6 wellbeing, 0.4 Nurture project
Hours: 35 hours a week
Start Date: Monday 16th August
Reporting to: Director of Learner Services
Location: Big Creative Academy, Clifton Avenue, Walthamstow, London E17 6HL
Purpose of the role: Deliver timetabled well-being sessions to all students with a focus on their career aspirations and development, the development of their personal growth, their role within society and their mental and physical wellbeing.
The academy as part of its focus on wellbeing is engaged in a project with Nurture UK to embed the six principles of Nurture into the academy. The Nurture programme in turn provides an added layer of intervention and support for those students for whom the cross academy wellbeing programme is not enough. With a focus on inclusion and providing an inspiring, safe space to grow and flourish the project is integral to the academies commitment to student and staff wellbeing. This post will develop the project and seamlessly embed it into the mission, vision and culture of the Academy alongside the delivery of wellbeing sessions and as a discreet provision.
• Lead and deliver the cross academy wellbeing programme of study.
• Lead on nurture assessments, and content and delivery of nurture sessions.
• Research, plan, prepare and deliver wellbeing subjects and classes to all student cohorts.
• Provide pastoral support to students.
• Plan a themed wellbeing day for all staff and students to come together.
• Promote the wellbeing manifesto internally and externally.
• To lead on the Nurture project developing the pastoral care and the academies disciplinary process to reflect the six Nurture Principles
• To lead on staff training for the Nurture project and represent the Academy at external nurture project meetings.
• To provide one to one and small group support for learners identified as needing further wellbeing/Nurture intervention
• Support students with low level behavioral problems identified on the at risk list with the development of a Nurture strategy
• Provide additional pastoral support to students and deliver one to one tutorials where additional support is needed to ensure student achievement for at risk students is the same as other cohorts.
• Plan the wellbeing delivery in line with study programme requirements
• Plans and prepares for inspections, self-assessment reports and board and committee reports.
• Assesses students, including formative and summative assessments to ensure understanding of wellbeing topics and how students are applying the skills learnt across their study programme.
• Maintains and provides records and in relation to own teaching, schemes of work, teaching file and for student attendance and behaviour and engagement in sessions.
• To co-ordinate and conduct learner surveys as requested by SMT.
• As part of the academy team, the wellbeing tutor acts as the main point of reference for students engaged in the wellbeing programme. The role includes:
(a) participation in inducting students to the wellbeing offer
(b) providing educational and welfare guidance as needed or referring to the appropriate staff member.
(c) assisting students in preparing individual wellbeing action plans
(d) following up student absence and reporting this to their main tutor
(e) acting as the focal point in the maintenance of student discipline within
the context of the Academy student disciplinary procedure
(f) undertaking wellbeing exit interviews with students at the end of their 2yr course.
(g) preparing administrative returns and reports as may be needed in relation to students, quality assurance and board requests.
Qualifications/Competencies Degree or equivalent
Relevant Experience Evidence of the ability to deliver consistently good or better teaching, learning and assessment and a proven track record in planning and delivering an excellent learning experience.
Experience of teaching with the 16-19 age group.
Experience of facilitating creative workshops, creative programs and working with young people at risk of becoming NEET or with serious safeguarding concerns.
Knowledge A well-developed understanding of the particular needs of the 16-19 age group both in full-time education and employment and of the professional challenges by inner city students many of whom come from deprived backgrounds.
Big Creative Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.