This job expired on 24 May 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: Four to five days a week across the Federation

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£25,979 - £29,777

What skills and experience we're looking for

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Pastoral Lead to join our team at The Burghfield Common Federation. Do you have the drive, passion and commitment to provide support to children who may have social, emotional, or behavioural needs and who require additional help to access education and reachtheir full potential? If so, becoming the Pastoral Lead at Burghfield Common Federationmight just be the best career move you ever make!

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Supporting the work of the Senior Leadership Team, under the guidance of the Inclusion Leader.
  • Taking a lead role in providing high quality and effective safeguarding and pastoral support across the school, maintaining accurate records and working with staff, pupils, parents and external agencies to ensure appropriate plans and strategies are in place to support pupils and their families.
  • Supporting pupils’ attendance, wellbeing, behaviour and academic success.
  • Having a key role in creating a culture where everyone is valued, respected and thrives, and where all success is celebrated.
  • Working with the schools’ safeguarding leads to implement actions related to safeguarding concerns and matters, liaising with social workers and other relevant support agencies to ensure that all families, vulnerable children and young people receive the care and protection they require.
  • Planning and delivering programmes of support to pupils who are experiencing temporary or longer-term additional emotional needs.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Experience of working with children and their families in a social worker, counselling or family support worker role.
  • Working knowledge of policies and procedures relating to child protection.
  • Experience of managing a caseload and maintaining accurate records.
  • Ability to facilitate children and young people’s learning and development through mentoring, promoting and maximising educational achievement.
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to working with children and their families.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • A supportive and successful Senior Leadership Team and Governing Board.
  • A team of hard-working and supportive staff.
  • Schools that are committed to high expectations for all.
  • Schools that are committed to high quality CPD.
  • Happy and positive children who are confident and curious learners.

Commitment to safeguarding

Garland is a successful and popular school, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and will be required to provide satisfactory references.

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About Garland Junior School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
235 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Phone number
0118 9832776

Garland Junior School is a two-form entry junior school situated in Burghfield Common, just outside Reading. The school serves a village community and is within easy access of the M4.
School leaders are proud of the inclusive ethos championed by all staff and the emphasis placed on building meaningful relationships with pupils and parents. This was recognised during the school's most recent Ofsted inspection in March 2018: "...a caring and inclusive school, where every pupil is listened to."

Arranging a visit to Garland Junior School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@garland.w-berks.sch.uk.

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