11 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    19 May 2021 at 5:00 pm

  • Date listed

    20 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Part-time only
Contract type
Grade 6 (pts 15-20) £23,541 – £25,991 pa pro rata

Job summary

This is a key appointment for our school. St. Mary’s serves a diverse community and the role of the Pastoral Lead is to support staff, community and external agencies to ensure vulnerable pupils and their families have the care and support they need to enable children to succeed.

This role is for 4 days a week (28 hours), term time only plus inset days.

Main Roles:

Pupil Welfare:

• Be the main point of contact for matters relating to pupil welfare including social, emotional
and mental health of pupils, safeguarding concerns, medical issues and attendance.
• To be the first point of contact for parents wanting to discuss pastoral concerns and to
maintain positive relationships and communication with vulnerable pupils and their families.
• Provide support to teaching staff in meeting the needs of children with poor SEMH,
attendance issues, medical matters and safeguarding concerns.
• Ensure medical protocols are in place, regularly reviewed and adhered to across the school.
• To liaise with external agencies including social care, family support, education and health
professionals and housing to support vulnerable children and their families. .
• To liaise with the Local Authority to acquire support available to support vulnerable children
and their families.
• To be the point of contact for charities and local organisations who offer support for
vulnerable children and their families.
• To act as lead professional in the school for multi-agency work.
• Work with the school SENCO, supporting pastoral needs of children with SEND.
• Support staff in ensuring pupil welfare concerns are logged on the school’s CPOMs system.
• To plan, manage and evaluate pastoral interventions for children with SEMH including
nurture groups and 1:1 therapeutic support.

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:

The overall lead responsibility for child protection remains with the Designated
Safeguarding Lead (The Headteacher).The role of Deputy Designated Safeguarding is to support the DSL by:

• Providing advice, support and guidance to staff on matters relating to safeguarding.
• Ensuring each member of staff has access to and understands the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
• Maintaining a record of staff attendance at training and ensure all staff meet their statutory
duties in relation to safeguarding.
• Acting as a point of contact and develop and maintain links with external agencies, police and health professionals.
• Understanding the importance of information sharing both within the school and with other
agencies including health, social care and police.
• Referring cases of suspected abuse to the relevant authorities.
• Supporting staff who make referrals to social care.
• Referring cases to the Channel programme where there is a radicalisation concern.
• Referring cases where a crime may have been committed to the police.
• Liaising with the DSL and keep them informed of any ongoing safeguarding matters.
• Providing summary reports to the school governors on safeguarding matters.
• Working with school SENCO providing support on any safeguarding matters for children
with SEND.
• Supporting staff in ensuring safeguarding concerns are logged on the school’s CPOMs
• Maintaining an overview of CPOMs logs and analyse chronology and frequency of incidents
alerting DSL to any concerns.

Applying for the job

If you would like to be considered for this role please take a look at the person specification and job description and complete the GCC Application Form, all available on our school website www.stmarystetbury.com/vacancies.

Please return the completed application form to admin@st-marys-tetbury.gloucs.sch.uk. It should be accompanied by a covering letter address to Mrs Woolley (Headteacher).

Applications should be received by the school no later than 5pm on Monday 3rd May 2021.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 12th May 2021.

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England
Education phase
School size
352 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About St Mary's Church of England VA Primary School

St. Mary’s is a ‘good’, happy and thriving Christian school at the heart of local community with 363 children on roll. St Mary's serves market town Tetbury, an attractive Cotswold town. We have Forest School onsite, huge field used all year round for den building, digging exploring all-weather running track. As we collective commitment to developing healthy active put do.

Arranging a visit to St Mary's Church of England VA Primary School

We have a virtual open day, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iickjUpfOow, which will give you an insight into our school and visits to the school are welcomed and available by appointment.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the role or to book a visit please contact the School Office on 01666 502275.

School location

St Mary's Road, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8BW

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