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School Secondary Education Advisor - Clevedon

Job Title: School Secondary Education Advisor - Clevedon
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Clevedon
Salary: £24 per hour
REF: PM779178
Contact Name: Parbej Miah
Contact Email:
Job Published: 19 days ago

Job Description

Virtual School Secondary Education Advisor – Clevedon (Temp Vacancy)

Umbrella Pay Rate: £24.00ph

Full-Time (37 hours)

Job Purpose:

  • The staff of the Virtual School monitor the educational progress and achievement of children in the care of North Somerset Council     and have a focus of raising the educational achievement of these children and young people, both as individuals and as a cohort.
  • The Virtual School also holds the responsibility for offering advice and guidance in respect of educational matters for previously looked after and adopted children and young people and currently a strategic role for children with a social worker.
  • The focus will be on secondary aged students, but flexibility is needed to work across all key stages from Early Years through to college and university.
  • To ensure that every individual secondary child in care has a robust Personal Education Plan, which will enable the young person to thrive and achieve.
  • To quality assure the Personal Education Plans to ensure that targets are clear, evidence based and aspirational, and that the young person is supported and challenged to make excellent progress.
  • To form excellent relationships with schools, colleges, carers, social workers, and other service providers to provide guidance, challenge and support to ensure a cohesive and aspirational approach to supporting the education of children in care.
  • To offer advice and guidance and to prompt interventions when difficulties arise to ensure that each child has the necessary support to ensure their health and well-being and academic progress.


  • Monitor, track and evaluate the attendance, academic progress, attainment, and achievement of children in care through the use of the e-PEP system and other direct interventions particularly, but not exclusively for secondary aged students.
  • Work with relevant school-based staff and social workers to ensure that targets identified in the Personal Education Plan are met and that Pupil Premium Plus is effectively allocated and used.
  • Work within the Virtual School Team and with schools and other educational institutions to promote and support the educational achievement of children and young people in care.
  • Support the schools' responsibilities of identification, assessment, and provision to meet the needs of pupils exhibiting educational difficulties, delay or under-achievement.
  • Organise and monitor bespoke packages of support for individual students (e.g., mentoring programmes, 1:1 tuition) under the guidance of the Virtual School Head Teacher.
  • Liaise with schools and social workers in relation to providing the appropriate level of challenge regarding the progress of children in care.
  • Be expected to work to the Team Plans drawn up by the Virtual School
  • Provide ongoing advice and support to teachers and support staff working directly with children in care.
  • Lead and participate in school or cluster-based inset and training that seeks to promote educational achievement for children in care and adopted and previously looked after children.
  • Contribute any required specialist input to the educational advice for Statutory Assessments.
  • Keep abreast of research and local developments in relation to supporting children in care through continuous professional development.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the understanding of equal opportunity issues in service planning and delivery.

We offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

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