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  • Job start date

    5 February 2024

  • Closing date

    7 January 2024 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    6 December 2023

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Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£25,979.00 to £25,979.00

Pastoral Support and Behaviour Officer job summary

The Job:

Burnley High School wishes to appoint a Pastoral Support Officer on a fixed term contract to cover maternity leave. The role is term time only and full time.

What does this job do?

•                   Be an active member of the Pastoral Team by regularly patrolling the school to maintain a calm learning environment

•                   Providing support for the Pastoral Team, taking prompt direct action on pastoral issues, liaising with Heads of Years and the Assistant Headteacher

•                   To promote positive behaviour for learning and deal with issues arising swiftly and effectively, liaising with the wider pastoral team where relevant

•                   To respond to all daily behaviour incidents around the school and deal with these quickly and effectively to ensure learning continues

•                   To coordinate internal exclusion requirements

•                   To work with pupils in our internal exclusion units to reintegrate them back into their original classes

•                   Supervision of internal exclusion units implementing agreed learning plans as instructed by teachers

•                   Implementing individual pastoral and educational plans for individual students

What are the job requirements?

•                   GCSE or Equivalent qualification in English and Mathematics at level 9 – 5.

•                   GCSE or Equivalent qualification in English and Mathematics Grade A – C (4-9)

•                   Educated to Degree (L6) Standard or significant professional experience

•                   Experience of using positive behaviour management techniques.

•                   Understanding of how to support the development of social communication and literacy skills, promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and numeracy.

•                   Knowledge of strategies for dealing with children showing behavioural difficulties.

•                   Excellent written communication skills and a high level of ICT literacy.

•                   Ability to support students displaying negative behaviours

•                   Ability to provide guidance to students to make the right choices

About Burnley High School:

Burnley High School was founded in 2014 in Burnley, Lancashire. It is a mainstream school for mixed pupils aged 11-16. Burnley High School is part of the Education Partnership Trust.

Values and Vision

Burnley High School promises to “transform lives” by empowering pupils to achieve their full potential. The school focuses on developing the “whole person”. Beyond academic expectations, young people also learn life skills, and their personal and social development is encouraged.

The school’s ambition is to build a life-long love of learning and a set of moral values to help pupils make a positive contribution to society. 

About the Education Partnership Trust (EPT):

EPT was established in 2012 as a multi-academy trust and is an approved academy sponsor. Our vision is to create outstanding schools which transform learning, lives and communities. We benefit from our diverse and unique range of schools which include secondary mainstream, alternative provision and special and have a proven track record of sustained improvement. Our schools are united by a drive to improve opportunities and outcomes for children and young people within a collaborative learning culture.

Our staff are our most valued asset so we continually invest in our colleagues and we believe that all teaching and support staff posts within our schools are key in terms of supporting pupil achievement and improving their life chances. As such we are keen to recruit dedicated and ambitious professionals who will add value to our schools and trust by helping our young people to succeed. 

“If you’re good at what you do, you can work anywhere. If you’re the best at what you do, we want you to work for Education Partnership Trust.”


Our extensive range of rewards and benefits include:

  • Healthcare cash back plan provided free by the trust includes optical, dental, physio, diagnostics, health assessment, NHS prescription charges, hospital cover, discounted gym memberships plus lots more.
  • Employee Assistance Programme including, counselling, CBT, and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Access to government pension schemes.
  • Free parking.
  • Green Car Scheme (Salary Sacrifice).
  • Training, mentoring and progression opportunities including our Emerging Leaders programmes.
  • Trust wide intranet to share knowledge and resources. 


Incomplete application forms will not be shortlisted, if you need to discuss a reason for being unable to complete a section, please contact the recruitment team HR@ept-uk.com


We warmly welcome an informal visit or a conversation prior to application. Please contact the School Business Manager – michael.rigby@burnleyhigh.com.

Please be advised, as part of due diligence checks, online searches will be carried out on shortlisted candidates.

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About Burnley High School

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

School location

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