This job expired on 25 June 2023

  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    25 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 June 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 32.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade E, £25,878 rising to a maximum of £28,371 per annum, pro rata

Actual salary

£20,228 rising to a maximum of £22,177 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

This role involves responsibility for developing relationships in a professional and supportive way, breaking down barriers to ensure access to full time education and ensuring the safety and welfare of children. Key skills in communication, record keeping and IT are essential. We are also looking for some of the following qualities and experience:

  • Relevant experience in family support/pastoral role within a school or other relevant child centered organisation

  • Progressive knowledge of common barriers to school engagement and attendance for disadvantaged students and experience of working with hard-to-reach families and families from disadvantaged backgrounds

  • Experience of building relationships with children and their parents, particularly the most vulnerable and working in partnership and communicating effectively with relevant agencies

  • Implementing and encouraging good safeguarding practice throughout a large team of people

  • Experience of handling sensitive data and upholding the principles of confidentiality

  • Awareness of, and compliance with, policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection

What the school offers its staff

Millbay Academy is an all-through school in Plymouth’s Coastal Quarter. This is a place where everyone is important and where every moment counts. Our values will underpin all that we do: we will provide a stimulating learning environment where children will feel safe, happy and consequently thrive.

Our vision is clear: challenging academic and personal goals will be set for every member of the Millbay Academy community, and we will provide the support and encouragement required to reach them. We will do whatever it takes.

At Millbay Academy we are passionate advocates of all-through education. Through this, we will be able to serve our community and families, ensuring an excellent educational experience with continuity and progression. All-through education offers many unique opportunities, including shared experiences, powerful role models and the in-depth knowledge of subject specialists. The Academy has a PAN of 1020.

Further details about the role

We are looking to appoint confident, supportive and committed people to be part of our Secondary pastoral team to be responsible for developing and maintaining effective partnerships with parents/carers and other agencies in order to safeguard pupils and their well-being and to support attendance and positive behaviour.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Millbay Academy

School type
Free School, ages 3 to 16
School size
550 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 16
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