Pastoral Assistant for Alternative Provisions

The North School, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8AL

11 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    7 July 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    7 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Annual or full time equivalent salary

£18,751 SAT 3

Actual salary

£16,128 Pro Rata

Pastoral Assistant for Alternative Provisions job summary

Required for July 2022

37 hours per week, term-time plus 5 staff training days.

We are looking for a Pastoral Support Assistant to work along the Lead Teacher in our well-established Alternative Provision.

The role will include:

providing pastoral support to students in the Alternative Provision
Delivering interventions to individual students and small groups
Supporting students in making good choices in regard to their behavior and learning
Ensuring safeguarding procedures are implemented on a daily basis
Communication with staff members, external agencies, parents
Keeping high quality and accurate records including interventions, communication log, Alternative Provision data base
Providing support within the school environment including some mainstream lessons
Supporting students in completing a variety of projects in the Alternative Provision such as publishing a school magazine, enterprise projects, school visits.
Our Alternative Provision is a busy working environment where no two days are the same. Thus we require a Pastoral Support Assistant who will be a flexible, reliable and proactive team member prepared to adapt to ongoing changes in order to meet the needs of our students.

If you are willing to help our students try to overcome their barriers to learning and you are a proactive, flexible and reliable team player able to use your initiative and make a professional judgement on the spot on choosing the best way of supporting our students within the school environment and you are happy to develop your practice by ongoing learning of new strategies and interventions, we would like to hear from you.

Applying for the job

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

Further details about the school can be found on our website:

If you are interested in this post, please contact Jo Manning, Office Manager for an informal discussion. and 01233 614600

Applications should be made via Kent Teach. Please note, we cannot accept CVs.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact or 01795 426091 (option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Date: w/c 11th July 2022

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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About The North School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
Up to 1043 pupils
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number
01233 614600

We are proud that The North School is a happy and improving school where students and teachers enjoy learning together. An experienced team of colleagues provide all students with the best possible opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom. Our teachers encourage all students to develop their resilience and independence.

Our students are expected to treat each other and staff with care, courtesy and consideration. They are taught to always try their very best at whatever they do and to value the progress they make as individuals. We value a community approach to education to ensure that there is a broad range of expertise within the school. This enables our students to be supported in all areas, so that they may strive to reach their full potential in school and in their future lives.

At The North School we recognise that the students are at the centre of the learning experience and that they all come with different needs and abilities, not to mention interests and strengths. Therefore, we continually review the curriculum diet available; to ensure that it best reflects the national picture and the needs of the students. This enables us to make the learning experience as skills based as possible with a broad range of subjects and an emphasis on personal achievement.

Working in partnerships with parents and the local community is important to us. Collaboration with parents to ensure that every student in our care reaches their full potential is highly valued. We encourage all parents to get involved in the life of the school. The well-established Parents’ Forum offers an excellent opportunity to influence the developments at The North School.

Our classroom practice and academic achievement is supported by a wide range of facilities that include a Basketball Academy, excellent sports facilities and clubs, a climbing wall and even a full working farm that has achieved great success at the Kent Show.

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