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  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

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Working pattern

Full time: Term Time Only

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,893 - £25,119

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • To identify pupils and families in need of additional support and promote effective home-school partnerships.
  • To engage with vulnerable children and families to formulate a package of support
  • To act as a point of contact in school for children and families in need of support
  • To build effective relationships with families
  • To maintain regular contact with families of children receiving support to encourage positive family involvement in the child’s learning
  • To monitor attendance, behaviour, and achievement of targeted pupils.
  • In conjunction with the class teacher resolve issues that are impacting on academic performance in a timely manner.
  • Establish good working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • Provide consistent support to all pupils, responding appropriately to individual pupil needs
  • Promote self-esteem and independence, employing strategies to recognise and reward achievement within established school procedure
  • Use specialist (curricular/learning) skills/training/experience to support pupils
  • To ensure that parents are fully involved in their child’s pastoral care by establishing regular contact with those in the most need.
  • Provide mentoring to small groups of children to secure their academic progress.
  • To track and evaluate the impact of support plans.
  • Leading and supporting with EHAs and TAF caseloads
  • To prepare documentation for and liaise with stakeholders involved in the pastoral care of pupils both within and outside of the school.
  • Liaise in the community and with external agencies as directed to secure the wellbeing of targeted children.
  • To ensure information is forwarded to the Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead as appropriate
  • To maintain record keeping in accordance with the policies and procedures in place in school, including case studies
  • To undertake training and development relevant to the post and in line with the school’s priorities, especially safeguarding practice.
  • To undertake any other duties as directed by the SENDCO/Deputy Headteacher /Headteacher.

What the school offers its staff

A warm welcome to Bedford Road Primary Academy, our wonderful, community school based in the heart of Kempston, Bedfordshire.

Bedford Road Primary School has a rich history dating over 150 years and has evolved over the years to reflect the changing diversity and needs of our local community.

The school ethos celebrates every child who joins the school family and is committed to offering an excellent curriculum and learning environment. The school’s aim is to promote a sense of Belief in all our children and families, with the goal of Achieving high expectations in all areas of learning and that as a team – child, family and school we can do this Together.

In addition to our experience and well-qualified teaching staff, we have excellent teaching assistants who work across the school supporting and enhancing children’s learning. All our staff take huge pride in their work and in doing the best job they can to support the children’s education and social development.

We are proud of our school and the improvement journey it is on, the excellent relationships we have with families and friends within our community and of the governors, staff and children who work hard to make our school a happy place where we can learn together. The close cooperation and partnership we form between school and home will enhance and support every child’s development throughout these important primary school years.

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 Bedford Road Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
Up to 420 pupils
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number
01234 851011

Arranging a visit to Bedford Road Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email a.holdsworth@bedfordroad-primary.org.

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