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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

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Working pattern

Full time: FTE Salary £25,378 - £28,466 per annum (actual salary £22,287.47 - £24,999.41 per annum) 37.5 hours per week, 40 weeks per annum

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

FTE Salary £25,378 - £28,466 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

About the Pastoral Team

The pastoral team at Trinity are passionate about encouraging our young people to fulfil their potential and feel their worth; they are central to ensuring the success of our students through developing relationships and providing support, intervention and guidance. The team work alongside all other members of the Trinity community in order to support and develop students, including the SEN team, form tutors, and all staff who work with our young people.

About You

You will also assist the Heads of Key Stage in implementing the school’s systems and procedures, investigate and help resolve behavioral incidents, support with new students transitioning to the school, support with attendance matters and support pastoral meetings ensuring minutes are taken and logged.

You will be part of the school’s pastoral system by acting as a listening ear and confidante for students and provide general support for students who are re-integrating into school following prolonged absence/change of school/suspension.

The successful candidate will be required to provide medical support such as monitoring medication, support with supervision of students in Fresh Start where appropriate and help with pastoral events. A positive attitude and calm manner with the ability to communicate well with others and demonstrate good organisational skills is essential.

Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children, the needs of children and child development and the ways in which children learn is essential.


What the school offers its staff

Trinity School is a popular and oversubscribed Christian Free School in Sevenoaks. We received 740 applications for 180 school places for September 2023 new student intake.

Here are all the great reasons why you should consider working at Trinity:

  • We have a strong vision and values, which influences everything we do.
  • You can expect a smooth transition to working with us. Not only will you have a dedicated mentor, but an induction programme will ensure you are fully versed in every aspect of Trinity life.
  • You will have lunch with the headteacher during the first term of being with us to find out how things are going.
  • A staff well-being champion works closely with the leadership team to ensure a manageable staff workload. Your well-being is important to us, and we continuously review our practices to ensure we are working smartly while simultaneously adding value.
  • Since our first set of GCSEs in 2018, we have improved on our P8 yearly (2018 +0.15, 2019 +0.21, 2022 +0.32 (above average), 2023 +0.22 (above average)).
  • We are a school that supports students to achieve academically and holistically.
  • We will prioritise your development and help you achieve your career aspirations. We have promoted several staff to middle and senior leadership positions and given others opportunities to progress in their career elsewhere.
  • Our parents are supportive, and many volunteer to help in various ways.
  • We have an incredible chaplaincy department that not only looks out for the welfare of students but also cares for our staff.
  • We occupy a state-of-the-art building and office and classrooms are well resourced.
  • There is ample on-site staff parking and designated staff workrooms.
  • Good travel links to London (35 mins by train), M25 (10 mins) and we are in the heart of rural Sevenoaks.

Come and work for us and be part of our story about changing and transforming lives.

We are looking to recruit a Pastoral Lead to work as a member of the Pastoral team supporting the Heads of Key Stage to achieve high quality pastoral care of students, enabling them to achieve the highest standards of learning and progress in all areas of school life.

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)
medical
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.

Applying for the job

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About Trinity School

School type
Free School, Christian, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1130 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
01732 469111

Trinity is a growing, non-denominational Christian free school based in Sevenoaks, Kent. We are a single Academy Trust which operates under the sponsorship of 29 local churches in the Sevenoaks area. Trinity was founded in 2013 by a committed group of local people, many of whom are governors of the school. We are a 11-18, non-selective, mixed school and we attract many pupils who reach the standard to pass the 11 Plus. Half the intake have a faith reference. The sixth form was established in September 2018 and will grow to 240 students.

We moved into our brand new, state-of-the-art building in September 2016. We originally opened as a four-form entry school but are in the process of applying to become a six-form entry due to demand for places in the local area. A building expansion programme to accommodate more students has already started. At full capacity the school will eventually accommodate 1140 students.

Parents, staff and students describe the school as a truly special place to work, teach and learn. The culture is supportive, challenging and every member of the Trinity team has high standards and expectations and strives for excellence in every aspect of school life. Our vision and values permeate everything we do and this is demonstrated by our well-behaved students right through to our flourishing co-curricular programme. High quality teaching, coupled with outstanding pastoral care, ensures that our students have every opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Teachers are well supported and developed through our CPD programme. Our new, state-of-the art building has excellent, spacious facilities, well-resourced classrooms, designated staff work rooms and ample on-site staff parking.

Trinity Values
As a Christian school, we promote ‘the Trinity Way’ in all we do: Truth, Excellence, Love, Leadership and Service. We believe that in doing so, students are well-placed to grow into confident, outward focused individuals who live rewarding and purposeful lives. We hold unswervingly to a belief that every Trinity student should receive an ‘education for life in all its fullness’.

Arranging a visit to Trinity School

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