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  • Start date details

    June 2024

  • Closing date

    24 May 2024 at 1:07pm

  • Date listed

    3 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor
  • Other teaching support
  • Pastoral, health and welfare

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Up to £26500 per annum

Pastoral Leader job summary

£26,500 + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Permanent, Full Time

37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term-time plus 7 INSET days)

June 2024 Start

Graded as 'outstanding' by Ofsted, Columbus is a leading all-age special school for children and young people aged 3-19 with severe and profound learning difficulties based in Chelmsford, Essex. We deliver an outstanding education to students in our impressive, purpose-built environment across two campuses with some of the highest quality learning environments in the country for children with complex needs.

We are excited to be offering a new role of Pastoral Leader at Columbus School and College to create a nurturing environment where all students feel valued and supported. You will have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of our learners ensuring their educational, social, and emotional needs are met with care and understanding. You will work closely with Phase Leaders and our dedicated Family Liaison Officer, as you develop and execute innovative pastoral interventions, and work daily with a our class teachers to give the wrap-around care and support for both our pupils and their families.

Columbus School and College provides a broad and ambitious curriculum that is profoundly focused on preparing learners for the future. We have high expectations of learners' progress across the key areas of communication and interaction; cognition and learning; sensory, physical health and development; social, emotional and mental health; and self help and independence. Each learner has a personalised curriculum closely related to their education, health and care plan (EHCP). The curriculum is designed through collaboration with parents and carers and, as necessary, other professionals and specialists.

We want children to be excited about coming to school and love learning. We want them to be motivated and challenged. Most of all, we want all our children to know they can be successful and feel proud of their achievements.

If you have the drive and determination to ensure students make progress and you firmly believe that you can improve and enhance their experience, your application would be most welcomed!

We would strongly encourage you to visit the school - please contact the Office Manager on 01245 491492 to arrange.

Closing date : 19th May 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. Apply today.

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Commitment to safeguarding

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

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About Columbus School and College

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 19
School size
275 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19

Columbus provides for pupils aged 3-19 with severe and profound learning difficulties, many of which also have autism. We deliver an excellent education to pupils across two campuses with some of the highest quality learning environments in the country for pupils with special needs.

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