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Vacancy: Personal Coach

July 12, 2018

Personal Coach

Salary: £20,541 - £23,211 pa

37 hours per week, all year round

Required for September 2018


Studio West is an exciting studio school which opened in September 2014. As part of Kenton Schools Academy Trust which incorporates Kenton School, Studio West currently caters for around 200 students. Our mission will be to make sure that every student who leaves Studio West does so with a university or college place, an apprenticeship or a job.


Initially opening to students aged 13-19, in September 2017, we became a full secondary school expanding to open from age 11. Despite the fact that we are over-subscribed for year 7 and expanding rapidly due to our success, we are committed to the studio school concept of offering mainstream qualifications (including GCSEs, A Levels, and Occupational and professional qualifications), combined with an innovative and personalised curriculum for every student focused on developing key employability and life skills required by employers.


We know the key to our success is having a strong team committed to the ethos of the school with the skills, dedication and passion to motivate and instill high expectations in every student to achieve their potential regardless of the barriers they face. And key to this role is our team of Personal Coaches who work with individual and groups of students to develop individual learning plans and ensure that students curriculum and work related learning needs are met.


The Personal Coach is a challenging and varied role that places pastoral care at the heart of students’ learning. Our Personal Coaches act as a key link point between all aspects of the curriculum, working with students and Learning Coaches to ensure 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 students’ needs and goals, working with students and Learning Coaches to adapt the project and ensure that the students have the support that they require and will support students through the work placements, providing them with personalised support, training and tracking on a frequent and regular basis. And they also actively guide and advise students on the progression routes available to them.


We are are seeking applications from candidates with significant experience working with children and young people in 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 combined with excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to form effective, professional relationships with all stakeholders. And most importantly, candidates must have the ability and flexibility to adapt to ensure the needs of all students are met. In return, you will play a key role in embedding Studio West as a school of choice in the local community with the support of not only the Studio West team, but the wider Academy Trust.


If you think you have the experience, skills and abilities to be successful in this role, further details and an application form are available on our website at


Closing date: 12.00 Noon on Friday 20 July 2018


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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