We are seeking to appoint a confident and professional Pastoral Assistant
to join the Nigel Bowes Academy – an outstanding special school for pupils aged
5-12 who present predominantly with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs.
Duties may include: supporting the systems and procedures of
safeguarding and family pastoral work, under supervision, therefore flexibility
with working hours and the ability to travel are essential.
The role of Pastoral Assistant is to support an inclusive and
high-quality learning environment for our pupils, using a solution focused,
pupil-centred and consistent approach. As a Pastoral Assistant you will be
working with all colleagues and key stakeholders to ensure and promote excellent
pupil-centred practice, within our Respectful, Safe and Resilient vision. You
will resolve difficulties which are causing wellbeing and safety concerns as
quickly and effectively as possible, promoting learning, progress, ownership
and leadership. The successful candidate will have a flexible approach,
knowledge and experience of working with children in KS1-2 who have social,
emotional and mental health difficulties. The post requires someone who is
highly resilient, able to work well as a member of a successful team and
someone who has highly developed interpersonal skills and a good sense of
What we have to Offer:
A visible and approachable senior leadership
team and an enthusiastic and committed team of teachers and support staff.
A strong support network both within the
school and across Ambitions Academies Trust.
All staff are part of a professional learning
community in which evidence-informed CPD is designed to meet individual needs.
Strong potential for career progression.
A culture that respects work-life balance and
an ongoing commitment to wellbeing with a dedicated Wellbeing Champion.
An Employee Assistance Programme including in
the moment support and counselling sessions with an external provider.
AAT Staff benefits include free eye testing for
DSE users through Specsavers, free will writing through Dunham McCarthy
Solicitors and reduced price corporate gym membership through BH Live.
A competitive pension through The Local
Government Pension Scheme for support staff.
Should you wish to arrange a visit or an informal
discussion regarding the role, please contact Charlotte Hampson, HR Academy
Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT)
comprises schools from all sectors: mainstream (primary and secondary) and
special. AAT secures outstanding achievement and improved life chances of all
our pupils. All our Academies have high expectations as the focus of their
work. We are strongly committed to supporting colleagues in developing their
careers further and offering excellent CPD opportunities
Please submit your application as
soon as possible to avoid disappointment as AAT reserves the right to close
Please note we DO NOT accept applications
by CV and are unable to offer Visa Sponsorship.
Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
Rigorous checks will be
made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced
DBS checks and an online search
High Expectations lead to High Achievers
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