• joannejackowiak

Personal Coach, Grade N5: £ 22,021 to £23,836 pa, full time, permanent

Required for September 2020


Studio West is an exciting studio school, which opened in September 2014. As part of Kenton School’s Academy Trust, Studio West cater for around 400 students aged between 11 and 19 with student numbers increasing year on year. We are expected to reach 650 at full capacity. Rated “Good” by Ofsted, Studio West offers students a robust academic suite of qualifications ranging from A Level to GCSE; we also offer specialist occupational and professional qualifications.

All students benefit from an innovative and bespoke curriculum with substantial emphasis on developing key employability and life skills that will see them through to HE, FE and employment. Much of our curriculum is delivered through Project Based Learning where ‘learning connects’ in a very real sense. We have close working relationships with our business partners and our mission is to make sure that every student who leaves Studio West, does so with a university place, an apprenticeship or employment.

The Personal Coach is a challenging and varied role that places pastoral care at the heart of students’ learning. Our team of Personal Coaches work with individual and groups of students to develop individual learning plans and ensure that every student’s curriculum and work-related learning needs, are met. Personal coaches act as a key link point between all aspects of the curriculum and Learning Coaches, this ensures that the curriculum is holistic, personalised and fully compliant will all relevant National Curriculum requirements. They play a central part in shaping core projects to meet every student’s needs and goals, working with students and Learning Coaches to adapt the project and ensure that students have the support they require to succeed. Personal coaches support students through the work placements, providing them with personalised support, training and tracking on a frequent and regular basis. They also actively guide and advise students on the progression routes available to them.

We are seeking applications from candidates with significant experience of working with children and young people in a learning environment, with the ability to manage and motivate students to ensure positive learning outcomes. Candidates must possess an understanding of the barriers to learning for children and young people and a working knowledge of strategies to overcome them. This, combined with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to form effective, professional relationships with all stakeholders is an integral part of the post. And, most importantly, candidates must have the ability and flexibility to adapt to ensure that the needs of all students are met.


Further details including a detailed job description and person specification can be found be clicking on the link below:


Personal Coach Application Pack.docx

If you feel you have the experience, skills and attributes to succeed as part of our team, please complete the online form via www.tes.com/jobs/ selecting ‘Quick Apply’ or download an application form from our website www.studiowestnewcastle.com and return it to hr@kenton.newcastle.sch.uk.

Closing date: 12.00 Noon on 6 May 2020


Kenton Schools Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in all its schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.

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