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  • Start date details

    September or ASAP

  • Closing date

    16 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 July 2024

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  • Teaching assistant

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Full time

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£27,269.00 - £29,093.00 Annually (FTE) Actual Salary £25,149.90

Pastoral Manager job summary

TITLE: Pastoral Manager

SALARY: ALT Grade F Points 16 - 19

CONTRACT: Permanent

37 hours per week / 42 weeks per year.39 term time weeks plus 111 annualised hours to be worked according to business need. Monday to Thursday – 8am to 4pm, Friday – 8am to 3:30pm. These timings include a daily unpaid break of 30 minutes.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Ex-Principal via Vice Principal (Behaviour and Safety) via Head of Year

EFFECTIVE FROM: September 2024 or ASAP

Are you passionate about supporting young people and helping them navigate their school journey? Chantry Academy is seeking a dedicated and compassionate Pastoral Manager to join our team. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of our students.

Chantry Academy is a thriving and ambitious academy, rated 'Good' by Ofsted, and situated at the heart of our local community. In September 2024, we will be oversubscribed for the eighth consecutive year, proudly standing as the first-choice academy in our area. Our vibrant and inclusive secondary school is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where every student can thrive. We celebrate our diverse community and are dedicated to student well-being and personal development.

As a Pastoral Manager, you will play a crucial role in promoting the well-being and personal development of our students. You will provide one-on-one support, manage behaviour, and implement pastoral care programs that encourage positive student outcomes. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Offering guidance and support to students with emotional, social, and behavioural needs
  • Developing and implementing individualised support plans
  • Working with parents, carers, and external agencies to provide comprehensive support.
  • Promoting positive behaviour and resolving conflicts.
  • Monitoring attendance and addressing punctuality and truancy issues.
  • Leading assemblies, workshops, and activities focused on well-being and personal development.
  • Acting as a designated safeguarding lead, ensuring all policies and procedures are followed.
  • Collaborating with teachers, support staff, and the Senior Leadership Team to identify and address student needs.

The successful candidate will demonstrate prior experience in a similar role, the ability to work flexibly, prioritise their workload, remain calm under pressure, and maintain a professional, friendly demeanour always. If you are passionate about making a difference in students' lives and share our vision and five core beliefs, we want to hear from you. This is no ordinary role – we strive to attract extraordinary people.

We anticipate a strong field of applicants and reserve the right to move quickly for the right candidate. If you are ready to contribute to our community and support the next generation, apply today!

The ideal candidate:

  • Experience in a pastoral, counselling, or similar role within an educational setting.
  • Strong understanding of child protection and safeguarding procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to build trusting relationships with students, parents, and staff.
  • Empathy, patience, and a non-judgmental approach.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with confidentiality.

In return we will offer you:

  • A thriving, innovative learning community, committed to excellence.
  • A supportive, welcoming community of professionals.
  • Extensive support and development opportunities.

Full details can be found in the attached documents:

  • Job Description & Person Specification

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In addition to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, Successful applicants will be subject to a medical questionnaire. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

For further details, and informal discussion with the Vice Principal, Keith Greenwood kgreenwood@chantryacademy.org or to plan to visit the academy, please contact klambert@chantryacademy.org or telephone 01473 687181.

The Active Learning Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the advert closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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 Chantry Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
950 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Chantry Academy sits in the heart of South West Ipswich and is very proud to serve the local community. Our Academy has a welcoming and inclusive ethos; where our staff work hard to foster and develop close relationships with all our stakeholders. We are committed to providing the best possible education for all, ensuring all are welcome and succeed.

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