The College is seeking a permanent Pastoral Tutor from 31st August 2021 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 3rd May 2021 and candidates will be notified by email and/or phone.
Worcester Sixth Form College 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. All posts are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check.
The College is an equal opportunities employer and staff, students, volunteers and workers are expected to respect the principles of open access and opportunity for all regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applications from members of the ethnic minorities would be particularly welcome as they are currently under represented in our workforce.