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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    3 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£19,628.00 - £19,886.00 Annually (Actual)

Pastoral Support Lead - Primary job summary

We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Pastoral Support Lead to join our team and take a pivotal role in enhancing student engagement, behaviour, and attendance. If you are passionate about helping students overcome barriers to learning and thrive in their educational journey, we invite you to apply for this rewarding position.

In this role, you will work closely with the Primary Deputy Heads and SENCo to promote the participation and engagement of students throughout the school day. You'll develop and implement strategies to support students in overcoming barriers to achievement, ensuring they can fully benefit from the educational, personal, and social opportunities available to them.

Your responsibilities will include developing individual behaviour plans for students experiencing difficulties or demonstrating challenging behaviours. You'll provide direct personal, practical, medical, and pastoral support to students facing various challenges, helping them navigate and succeed in their educational environment. By maintaining a visible presence throughout the school day, especially during key times such as the beginning of the day, breaks, and lunch, you'll foster a supportive and inclusive atmosphere.

Collaboration is key in this role. You will work directly with teachers and teaching assistants to identify and address the needs of students requiring additional support. You'll share your expertise by modeling and implementing effective strategies, contributing to the professional development of the support staff. Your ability to communicate effectively with parents will help support positive outcomes for students, offering them the guidance and advice they need.

Maintaining accurate records of support provided and participating in meetings related to students' progress and welfare will be essential. You'll also contribute to the development of resource materials to promote positive behaviours within the school. Your knowledge of de-escalation techniques will be crucial in managing challenging behaviours, and you'll share and model good practices with school staff to support the development of positive behaviours.

Safeguarding is a fundamental part of this role. You'll work in line with statutory safeguarding guidance and our safeguarding and child protection policies. Collaborating with the designated safeguarding lead (DSL), you'll promote the best interests of pupils and share any concerns as necessary.

Join our team and make a significant difference in the lives of our students. If you are ready to inspire, support, and lead, we look forward to receiving your application.

Commitment to safeguarding

Europa School UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring) check.
We reserve the right to research applicants on social media platforms and the internet, and the Governing Board may take this information into consideration during the recruitment process.

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About Europa School UK

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 19
School size
1072 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19

Europa School UK a UK state school offering a bilingual education from four to 18 culminating in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

September 2017 saw ESUK open the Secondary School, the final stage of a phased opening which began in 2012 with key stage 1. We offer a multilingual and multicultural education, with primary children taught in English and also either German, French or Spanish via full immersion and humanities taught in the second language throughout the secondary phase. Other than language our emphasis is on science, well suited to the employment opportunities in Oxfordshire. Europa School inherits from its European School predecessor a history of preparing students for outstanding success at universities in the UK, throughout Europe and beyond.

The primary has three form entry and is consistently oversubscribed. We received a good rating from Ofsted.

The centrepiece of the Secondary School is the beautiful grade-II listed buildings of Culham College which has hosted a European School since 1978 and is in the process of receiving a multimillion pound facelift. The school is set in rural Oxfordshire but near Oxford and Abingdon. There is onsite parking and good cycle access.

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