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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

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Working pattern

Full time, term time: 37 hours per week

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£25,844 - £28,105

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Title: Pastoral Officer

Location: Peak School, Chinley, SK23 6ES

Grade/Scale: 9 (Points 16-19) £25,844 – £28,105

Start date: 01 September 2024

Contract: 37 hours per week, Term Time Only. Permanent

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding practitioner to work collaboratively with, and in support of, the Senior Leadership Team, the Pastoral team and teaching and support staff. The successful candidate will provide comprehensive care, support and guidance for staff and pupils, to ensure that our pupils are safe, happy, regulated and attending education and that staff have the necessary skills and training to ensure that this happens.

You will support staff with the pastoral welfare of pupils in all key stages. You will receive training to become a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader and part of your role will involve ensuring that pupils receive swift support to keep them safe, identify risks and initiate rapid action. You will need to be aware of safeguarding thresholds, referrals systems for support and be able to communicate effectively with agencies, pupils and parents. Days will be varied in order to meet the needs of the pupils.

You will support staff with improving the behaviour of identified pupils. This will involve reviewing behaviour programmes, advising on strategies and working hands on to model empathic practice. The pastoral team will respond to behaviour requests for support around school. You will have a small ‘in class’ commitment each week. You will be required to deliver training to others as appropriate.

You will support good attendance and work with families to improve this when there is a concern. You will be required to support pupils with medical needs, providing interventions and administering medication in line with national, local and school policy. Training will be provided.

You will be a point of contact for families and support the induction of new pupils into school and those who are moving onto their next destination. You will also support the induction of new staff.

What the school offers its staff

Benefits include: LGPS Pension Scheme, Westfield Health membership and laptop.

For further information, please contact jhowarth@peakschool.co.uk or visit our website https://www.esteemmat.co.uk/vacancies. Please use the relevant application form on the MAT website; CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 16 June 2024 (23:59)

Interviews: 24 June 2024

We reserve the right to interview suitable candidates upon application and may close the application process prior to this date

Esteem Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. We expect all staff, volunteers and agency staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

Commitment to safeguarding

Esteem Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. We expect all staff, volunteers and agency staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

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About Peak School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
79 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

We are a nursery to 19 Special School Academy in the north west corner of Derbyshire. We cater for children and young adults with a whole range of needs, particularly those with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), communication difficulties, and those with extremely challenging behaviour linked to their associated learning difficulties.

Most pupils at Peak work outside the National Curriculum and we are proud to offer an individualised curriculum which is built around our four key areas:

Physical and Movement
Emotional and Expressive Arts
Accessing the World and Communication
Knowledge and Know-how

We are located in a beautiful, rural environment in the village of Chinley, where we make full use of the local amenities and make a point of filling our curriculum with outdoor activities.

We also have a number of specialist on-site facilities and services:

Hydrotherapy Pool
Sensory rooms and Sensory Garden
Fully equipped kitchen / catering learning environment for our post-16 pupils
On site nurse, visiting Physiotherapist and Speech and Language therapist.
Our location in north west Derbyshire, on the edge of the Peak District, means we are also accessible for pupils who may live in Cheshire, Stockport, Tameside (Greater Manchester) and also Sheffield.

We are currently Ofsted rated ‘Good’ – with outstanding for Behaviour and Welfare – and we are working hard to ensure we achieve outstanding results in our next inspection.

Further information about our academy can be found on the website at www.peak.derbyshire.sch.uk

Arranging a visit to Peak School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jhowarth@peakschool.co.uk.

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