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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    10 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£25,444.00 - £27,041.00 Annually (Actual) 39 weeks (term time including 5 INSET days), 36 hours per week (daily hours to be agreed with Line Manager). Any day worked over 6 hours will include a 30-minute unpaid lunch break.

Pastoral Support Officer - 6th Form job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has experience of working to support the wellbeing and mental health of young people through children's services, social services or in schools.

You would join a team who puts the young person at the centre of their considerations in our community of keen and highly able students.

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • To have oversight of students who have high social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs
  • To triage calls from parents and other school staff during the day, resolve where possible and pass relevant information to the Head of Year and/or Assistant Head
  • To provide reactive support to the pastoral team; picking up and working with students who are struggling emotionally, have exited lessons and work to get them back into class as soon as possible
  • To work with parents and/or outside agencies where appropriate
  • To support the school's attendance strategy by monitoring attendance and working with students and families where attendance is falling below the expected level to thrive socially and academically
  • To work with the wider pastoral team across the school to assess which type of further support students may require

The successful candidate will have:

  • experience of working to support the well-being and mental health of young people through children's services, social services or in schools
  • a working understanding of a restorative approach to behaviour management
  • confidence to collaborate with colleagues and make decisions effectively when following up day-to-day issues
  • a commitment to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare and development of young people and a positive attitude to helping them achieve their potential
  • a high standard of written and spoken English
  • good knowledge of Microsoft Office and a willingness to learn new I.T. packages and systems

What we offer:

  • A unique selling point as a school within an all girls’ schools trust
  • An excellent working environment that prioritises the wellbeing of its staff and students
  • A generous contributory pension scheme
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free tea/coffee/squash available in the staff room
  • Employee Assistance Programme providing free confidential advice on a variety of matters
  • Term time free access to the on-site David Lloyd Leisure Centre (during fixed times)

Key Application Dates:

  • Shortlisting Date: Monday, 10th June 2024
  • Interview Date: Thursday, 13th June 2024
  • Start Date: 1st September 2024

Our commitment:

The Girls’ Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.

As well as verification of identity, we ask all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) guidance, we may also conduct an online search about any shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence to identify any matters that might relate directly to our legal duty to meet safeguarding duties in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people and aim to employ a culturally diverse workforce, which reflects the nature of our communities.

Please see our Recruitment Pack for more details about our school, the job description and person specification.

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.


We are not able to offer sponsorship to non-settled individuals for a Skilled Worker Visa.

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 Nonsuch High School for Girls

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1521 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

We are a highly successful 11-18 girls’ selective state school in Cheam, Sutton.

School location

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