School Engagement Coach

Posted 20 June by Bridge Education and Training ltd
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Role

To prepare, support and mentor learners within a PRU along with other selected learners across Blackpool in their journey into and through Post 16 learning.

To work with learners, parents and staff as part of a professional team (including the Employment Coaches at B & FC)) to sustain positive engagement in post 16 provision and subsequently reduce NEET across Blackpool.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

Responsibilities

  • To ensure learners have clear aspirations around Post 16 progression through a deeper understanding of the possibilities available to them

  • To support learners in raising their awareness of the qualifications they will need to access their Post 16 progression routes.

  • To identify each individual’s barriers to success for the identified cohort which may include both academic and pastoral issues

  • To support learners through individual strategies which will ensure their continued access to Post 16 learning and beyond

  • To assess key issues affecting learner’s progress and identify effective strategies to prevent learners dropping out of Post 16 learning

  • To follow up issues of attendance in the identified cohort on a daily basis

  • To determine and implement effective approaches that will help young people to develop confidence, overcome barriers and achieve successful transitions.

Key Duties:

  • To take responsibility for an identified "cohort" of learners as identified

  • To make initial contact with learners / parents / carers with respect of student absence

  • To support the effective transition of the "cohort" onto their chosen Post 16 course

  • To develop individual "progression plans" which address academic, pastoral and social needs

  • To support individuals to achieve their academic targets as part of their "progression plan" to ensure good progress on their respective courses pre and post 16

  • To keep written records in order to monitor progress against agreed targets

  • To establish and maintain close relationships with local statutory and voluntary support agencies to assist in supporting individuals in the identified cohort as and when the need arises

  • To develop and run enhancement activities for individual / small groups to support areas of need identified in their "progression plan"

  • To work closely with Educational Diversity Careers Lead and career advice partners to ensure access to careers information, advice and guidance.

  • To arrange and attend 6 weekly review meetings for each member of the cohort to identify and address any issues that may have arisen

  • To engage with parents and carers through home visits and events to support the learners

  • To assist the learners in enhancing their career opportunities by identifying and entering appropriate opportunities for volunteering

  • To assist in the completion and updating of learners U-Explore diagnostic to support their career guidance

  • If you think this job is for you please email your updated CV today

Required skills

  • Coaching
  • Engagement
  • Special Needs

Reference: 38269102

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