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Pastoral applicatoon

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by mr-vicsdowvs, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. mr-vicsdowvs

    mr-vicsdowvs New commenter

    Dear colleagues,

    Can you suggest the types of questions/things that may come up/areas to focus on in preparation for a pastoral role (assistant head of year 11) please?

    Any advice, suggestions or anything at all would be very appreciated.

    Regards,
     
  2. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Quite a few -

    Academic:
    Exams
    Going onto 6th form

    Social:
    Friendships
    Dating
    Social Media
    Cyber bullying
    Radicalisation
    Hormones

    Other:
    Life
    Parent Expectations
    Their own expectations
    The scary world we live in
    Home life


    If Boarding:
    Homesickness
    Boarding Culture
    If international, different cultures and possibly, language issues

    Lots and lots! Just think back to yourself at that time!


    (am a 6th form tutor and coordinate our Oxbridge enrichment programme as well)
     
  3. Trendy Art

    Trendy Art Star commenter

    Go back to the job description and reflect on how you meet each of the requirements.

    So, if you have examples of effective parent communication, how you've worked as a form tutor, successful intervention, etc - then make sure you use these. Don't just say what you will do - also say what you have done to prove your suitability for the role.

    Good luck and let us know how it goes!
     
  4. jago123

    jago123 Established commenter

    Sabrinakat has nailed it on the head- Year 11 is a very important year for students. You’ll be supporting the HOY so you will be interfacing with many stakeholders.
     
  5. mr-vicsdowvs

    mr-vicsdowvs New commenter

    Got the job - thank you for your support. Much appreciated!
     
  6. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Heyyyyy Well done you!
    Enjoy it! :)
     
  7. Trendy Art

    Trendy Art Star commenter

    A lot of hard work reaps its rewards. Congratulations and thanks for letting us know the feedback!
     

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