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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£25,979.00 - £27,334.00 Annually (Actual) OAT Grade 4, SCP 11 - 14

Pastoral Leader (Support Staff) job summary

Ormiston Forge Academy is an oversubscribed secondary Academy and sixth form located in the Old Hill area of Cradley Heath, West Midlands. At Ormiston Forge Academy we go the extra mile for our young people. The academy is committed to ensuring all stakeholders, whether they be students, staff, parents or the community ‘Learn today for a better tomorrow’.

We are looking to recruit an experienced, ambitious and motivated Pastoral Leader to support the pastoral team in meeting the responsibilities of the post, as detailed below. Precise delegation of responsibilities will be agreed annually.

  • To assist in the development of a highly inclusive learning community within the Academy leading to outstanding learning experiences and outstanding achievement and attainment for all students.
  • To ensure that all students feel safe and free from all aspects of bullying
  • To provide effective support to Head of Year, Assistant Head of Year and team of Form Tutors
  • To provide a positive professional role model to staff, students and their families in relation to inclusion and restorative practices

See Job Description for further information.

Our new colleague will also benefit from being part of Ormiston Academies Trust, a MAT of 43 primary and secondary academies. The Trust’s vision is for all young people to have access to the highest academic, social and practical skills required to achieve their full potential. OAT support all staff so that they can enhance and develop their professional skills whatever their role within the trust.

Qualifications required

  • To be considered for the post you must have achieved a minimum of GCSE Grade A to C (or equivalent) passes in maths and English.
  • First aid training will need to be undertaken if an appropriate First Aid qualification is not already held.


  • Excellent IT skills, especially Excel.
  • Excellent communication skills and organisational skills.
  • Supporting the process of identification of students who are at risk of underachieving and devise effective strategies to ensure that the required progress is made
  • Being an integral part of the attendance team to ensure that attendance meets or exceeds academy targets
  • To develop strong partnership links with parents and families

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work confidently with students, parents/carers and staff
  • Ability to understand a child’s educational and pastoral needs
  • Ability to identify potential barriers to learning and jointly engage in strategies to overcome these barriers
  • Ability to work effectively with, and command the confidence of teaching staff and senior leadership Team
  • Ability to work as part of a team understanding school roles and responsibilities and their own position within these
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with colleagues and stakeholders in a fair and equitable manner
  • Confidence and independence to work using own initiative
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Taylor / Warren Grant, on 01384 566598 or email: sarah.taylor@oatforge.co.uk or warren.grant@oatforge.co.uk

How to apply:

Please submit an application form via the link below by the closing date of Friday 26th July 2024. Please note that CVs are not accepted.

Ormiston Forge Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Ormiston Academies Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Flexible working opportunities will be considered.

All successful appointments will be subject to suitability checks in accordance with KCSIE, including identity, Right to Work, qualifications, online searches, prohibition check, two references and enhanced DBS check including Children’s Barred List.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, which provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions, can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974

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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)
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.

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About Ormiston Forge Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1686 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Secondary Academy with Sixth Form provision. Part of Ormiston Academies Trust

School location

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