Pastoral Tutor - Full-time, term-time only
The College is seeking a permanent Pastoral Tutor from 4th January 2022 to work full time (37 hours per week), term-time (38 weeks) plus two weeks equivalent (74 hours) outside of normal term time hours. Relevant training will be provided.
Working as a member of the Tutorial team the successful candidate will be a Pastoral Tutor to groups of students, ensuring that they have excellent attendance and academic progress, supporting their social and personal development and performing a number of administrative duties.
Pastoral Tutors are responsible for both administrative and pastoral matters relating to the students in their group. They also exercise a degree of supervision over the academic progress of students. The effectiveness of the tutorial system depends to a great extent upon the quality of the relationship between student and tutor and between tutor and tutor group.
The Tutorial System
The College places considerable emphasis on the quality of its Tutorial Programme as a means of communication, and the support and wider personal and academic development of its students. Tutors meet once a week with their tutor group for registration, attendance monitoring and delivery of the activities related to the programme. In addition, they have a weekly time allocation to be used flexibly to meet with their tutees on a more individual basis. This time may also be used to meet with parents, teachers, or to complete administrative duties as appropriate.
The pastoral system is managed by the three Heads of Year. Each Head of Year works closely with a small team of Pastoral Tutors to offer their team the help, support and guidance they require.
The hours will be worked in allocations of 3 hours per tutor group, each group consisting of approximately 22 students. A full time Tutor would be responsible for 12 tutor groups.
The successful candidate would be expected to attend parents’ evenings, tutorial team meetings, course confirmation days and relevant training days. Where these take place outside of, and in addition to contracted term time working hours, they would be taken from the ‘plus two weeks’ hours or as agreed lieu time or, where this was not possible, paid as additional hours. They would also be expected to spend some time contacting or meeting with parents after the end of the College day where this proves the best method of contact. This would also normally be taken as lieu time.
Please note, interviews are currently scheduled for week commencing 15th November 2021 and candidates will be notified by email and/or phone.
Teacher of IT & Computing – Temporary, Part-time (Maternity Cover)
We wish to appoint a well-qualified, innovative and motivated part-time (0.727) temporary teacher of IT & Computing, to cover Maternity Leave from 4th January 2022. Ideally, candidates will have excellent subject knowledge in teaching A Level Computer Science and BTEC Level 3 RQF Information Technology Extended Certificate & Diploma. Applications will be most welcome from both experienced teachers of 16-19 education and those newly qualified wishing to specialise in sixth form teaching. All ECT’s will receive excellent support and guidance as they start their career at the College.
It is hoped to recruit an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher who would want to contribute to the future success of the department and be fully involved in the delivery of courses for the 16-19 age group. They should aim to make their teaching an exciting experience for students and to engage them in a wide range of activities which enhance their understanding and commitment.
Please note, interviews are currently scheduled for week commencing 1st November 2021 and candidates will be notified by phone and/or email.
About Our College
At Worcester Sixth Form College, we are specialists in the education of 16-19 year olds and our staff are experts in meeting the needs of this age group. Every year we admit 800 or so students from the whole county of Worcestershire and from surrounding areas. This enables us to offer an exceptionally wide range of courses and flexible programmes in which any course can be combined with virtually any other course. Our students are highly successful, not just academically, but in many other kinds of endeavour, including sports, performing arts, music, Duke of Edinburgh, charity fund raising and a wide variety of other extra-curricular areas.
We, as a College, are committed to providing the very best support to all of our students so that they can reach their full potential. Every student is in a tutor group supported by a specialist personal tutor. We also have huge expertise in providing careers and higher education guidance tailored to individuals’ needs. This means students’ progression after College is as smooth as possible. The percentage of our students applying to UCAS who are successful in obtaining university places is very significantly above the national average. Our learning support provision has an excellent reputation as we are fully qualified to support students with a broad range of learning needs to ensure that they are successful.
As a 16-19 Academy, we offer a very special environment with the right balance of support and challenge to enable students to thrive and to prepare for their transition to life after College, whether that be employment or further study.
We are proud to be an inclusive organisation where individual differences are accepted and valued and where everyone is able to fulfil their potential in a welcoming, safe and non threatening environment. Worcester Sixth Form College is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion for students, employers, community groups, staff, governors, members of the public and for others who come into contact with the College.
Why Join Us?
The staff at Worcester Sixth Form College are able to take advantage of the following benefits:
- Staff development: Staff are encouraged to further their own development with fully or partially funded CPD.
- Teachers’ Pension/Local Government Pension Schemes: With significant contributions from the College for all staff who are members.
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP): A free and confidential information, support and counselling service for all staff.
- Eye care vouchers: Reimbursement of eye care costs and contribution to corrective lenses available for DSE users.
- Free parking on-site.
- Cycle to Work with Cyclescheme: Save money on a new bike and spread the cost.
- Badminton, Pilates and Football sessions each week: All staff are welcome to take part in any of these activities (small charge for Pilates).
- Complimentary Costa Coffee at the end of every half-term.
- Fruity Friday: Free piece of fresh fruit for all staff every Friday.
- Indian Head Massage (once a month).
- Learning Resources Centre: Staff have full use of the Learning Resources Centre and are able to borrow up to 12 resources (books, DVDs, audio CDs) at one time.
- Membership to CSSC offering sports, leisure, health and retail opportunities www.cssc.co.uk/member- benefits.
- Silver Membership to Malvern Theatre: Free theatre and cinema tickets, discounted tickets and priority booking available amongst other benefits.
- Thursday Morning Breakfast Club: Start your working day with a light breakfast (provided by College) and chat with colleagues.