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Senior Pastoral Support Keyworker Vacancy


Due to the promotion of the current post holder, we have a vacancy for a Senior Pastoral Support Keyworker. We are really proud of our Pastoral Support Team which is at the heart of what we do at Temple Meadow. In this role, you will be part of a dedicated and passionate team who really do make a difference to children and families lives every single day.


We are a two form entry Primary School, judged Good at our last Ofsted in January. Please do read our OFSTED report as it celebrates our vigilant and proactive culture regarding safeguarding. We are a highly effective school, meeting the complex needs of our community which includes high levels of deprivation and safeguarding in the widest sense.


This essential role encompasses: safeguarding, attendance, early intervention and behaviour support, outreach, family support, working with key agencies, leading and supporting Early Help; Child in Need and Child Protection (under DSL supervision). Our Senior Pastoral Support Keyworker leads the Pastoral Team on a day to day basis and in this role you will work seamlessly with the DSL (Deputy Head) and Headteacher in responding to need.


We really do want the right person, someone who will fit into Temple Meadow. You need to be passionate about making a difference to children’s lives and addressing the many barriers that our families face. You will need to be highly professional, confidential, proactive, calm, diligent and empathetic. You will need to prioritise effectively due to ever changing needs as each day unfolds. You need to be emotionally intelligent as a team leader, able to build a team and uphold a professional culture in which the whole team thrives. The role can be very challenging therefore as the team leader you will support your colleagues and/or be the advocate with the DSL/Headteacher, regarding supervision needs around complex cases.


You must have current experience of working in a primary school in a similar role and therefore have a good understanding of the agencies available and how to refer and log appropriately. You will have experience of how to professionally and safely conduct home visits to support families for a range of reasons. You will be knowledgeable about supportive interventions linked to bereavement, bullying, anger management, nurture, social and emotional and mental health including self-esteem. You will have experience of managing a team or compelling attributes that will make leading the team a success.


It would be desirable to either have or be prepared to undertake lead professional, ECAF and Outcome Star training; additionally Non Violent Crisis Intervention Training and a valid First Aid certificate are highly desirable. You must have up to date Child Protection Level 1 training. Ideally you be aware of how to support children and families experiencing: domestic violence, CSE and other key safeguarding and prevention concerns. Our safeguarding systems are exemplary so you need an attention to detail and be able to triangulate and address minor concerns before they escalate. You will additionally provide support to teachers around behaviour strategies for key pupils, and support the smooth integration of new joiners to the school.


As part of our short listing you need to have visited our school and met with myself the Headteacher and DSL (Deputy Head), – so please do contact the school office to arrange a visit.


Application packs are available from the School and Local Authority websites, as well as All completed applications must be returned either by post or delivered directly to the school office. Interested applicants can contact the school on 01384 569021 to arrange an appointment.


Closing Date: Monday 30th April 2018 at 1500

Short listing date: Tuesday 1st May 2018

Interviews: Friday 4th May 2018, 0900 onwards 


Temple Meadow is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS clearance is therefore required for this role.

Class Teacher with TLR2a (PE & Dance) Vacancy


Come and join our teaching team and move into leadership with a TLR2a leading on PE and Dance, ready for September 2018. There is so much good and innovative practice happening at Temple Meadow, that you really need to visit us, to see if this post is the one for you. We really do want the right person, someone who can fit into our school seamlessly. This is such a ‘peach’ of a role – rarely advertised as a TLR responsibility – this just demonstrates how much we value PE and being active. I’m open to a KS1 or KS2 experienced teacher as clearly the right person will fit appropriately into the September teaching model.


We are a two-form entry Primary School, judged Good at our recent Ofsted in January 2018. Our unique characteristics as a school are our commitment to Irresistible Learning, which puts a creative curriculum at the heart of learning. All around our lovely school, you will see colour and engaging displays - we don’t do beige! We have embedded Singapore Maths across the school. We have a culture of collaborative learning. If we can make learning fun, then we always do. Our assessment systems are a school strength. We have high quality CPD and recently had inset from FFT on writing. Following our OFSTED we had an inset day at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery where all subject leads including PE shared their vision for their subject. Each phase is led by an AHT and we will ensure that your induction into our learning culture is supportive and immersive.


We are extremely proud of our safeguarding and day to day practice around school, keeping children safe; and working with families. You will really feel that what you do, on a daily basis is highly positive, and makes a difference to children’s lives. We so want the ‘right’ person. We are therefore seeking, first and foremost, a committed and talented teacher who is able to deliver consistently 'good' lessons to our pupils. Secondly we are looking for someone who wants to grow their career by leading with a TLR2a for PE and Dance. We are a school with plenty of opportunities to advance and develop your career. We grow outstanding teachers by our imaginative and innovative approach to curriculum development.


You will need to have a minimum of two years’ experience as a qualified teacher and experience of leading a subject. You must have a passion for PE and active lives. You need a proven record of raising standards within a primary setting (not suitable for a secondary teacher). Ideally you will have experience of urban Local Authorities such as Sandwell and an understanding of the range of diverse needs that affect school life. We set great store by developing CPD opportunities through staff training; coaching and mentoring; and working with external providers.


We really are so proud of our school; we offer a vibrant and stimulating learning environment. Added to that we really do have the most fantastic pupils with excellent behaviour and attitude to learning. As a staff team we are always looking at ways to support work life balance. Innovation is a disease at Temple Meadow – we just can’t stop improving all areas of school life!


Part of the interview process will involve a teaching task, as this is key to selecting an effective, caring professional that will fit into life at Temple Meadow. Additionally, you will do a presentation linked to your ideas for leading PE and Dance with a TLR2a responsibility.


We encourage visits to the school and I have set aside some slots for visits; so do please contact the school office to arrange a visit.


Application packs are available from and returnable to the school office. Application packs can also be downloaded from the Local Authority website. All completed applications must be returned either by post or delivered directly to the school office. Interested applicants can contact the school on 01384 569021.


Closing Date: Tuesday 8th May 2018 at 12pm

Interviews: Thursday 10th May 2018

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