Job Title: Achievement Coach
Reports to: Regional Lead Date: Sept 2011
To work effectively and confidently with, schools and other education providers
to ensure the effective implementation and delivery of the Achievement for All
programme and to secure improved provision and outcomes for children and
young people in the lowest attaining 20% of the school population and pupils
with SEND in the relevant territory.
(i.e. significant numerical quantities on which the job has either a direct or indirect impact)
Minimum of termly reports to the Regional Leads evidencing improved
student achievement over the course of the year - Achievement of a
minimum of 50% of allocated schools achieving the Achievement for All
Quality Mark after two years.
(Specify main accountabilities. Focus on results expected, in line with Job Purpose):
Provide point of contact for schools in Achievement for All (working with, on
average, 16 schools full time per Achievement Coach) or equivalent
Conduct needs analysis using school data as the basis of support and
challenge to participating schools
Provide on-going support and challenge to School Champions and senior
leaders in schools
Provide leadership and support agreed for agreed activities following from
Monitoring and Evaluation-gather quantitative and qualitative data
Support schools in attaining the Achievement for All Quality Mark, providing
guidance and supporting evidence;
Facilitate commitment and partnership working with schools agreeing
protocols, records, reporting and cascade of programme
Embedding expectations- lowest 20% of pupils and those with SEND gain 2
National Curriculum levels (4APS) by end of year
Structured conversations- implemented during the first term following
Undertake other duties as may be required from time to time commensurate
with the duties and level of the post.
Knowledge Understanding of effective practice in special educational
needs, the achievement of underachieving groups,
assessment and intervention strategies and monitoring of
Understand the role of parents in contributing effectively to
their child’s learning and provision.
Understand the role of local authority advisers and specialist
support teams on improving provision and outcomes for
children and young people.
Understand the culture and working practices of schools and
other education providers.
Knowledge of the current curriculum, learning and teaching,
and leadership and management of schools, particularly in
relation to underachieving groups.
Skills and Good organisational skills and the ability to work with senior
Abilities leaders in schools and local authorities.
Ability to create a ‘can do’ culture and manage change
Excellent oral and written communication and presentation
To assess resource requirements and manage competing
At least assistant head teacher, SENCO or advisory level
experience in school improvement
Educational: Appropriate professional qualifications, including a first
Essential degree and evidence of relevant further professional
Qualified Teacher Status
Desirable Further study/qualifications related to SEND or vulnerable
Special This post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation
requirements of Offenders Act 1974. A Criminal Record Disclosure will be
required prior to appointment