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  • Closing date

    24 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 February 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Purpose:

  • To support Heads of Year in their role with all pastoral issues in the school in order to support student achievement and attainment.
  • To ensure stability for the students with continued presence to provide emotional, practical and safeguarding support in order that the students can fulfil their maximum potential.
  • To work with school staff and other agencies to provide additional support to children who need help to overcome barriers to learning, targeting help to those children who need it most.
  • To work within and reinforce all school policies related to the welfare and progress of children.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • To support students who show lack of motivation; disaffection; poor attendance; emotional difficulties; behavioural difficulties; and unsupportive parental/carer attitudes to learning, including being a named key worker for students.
  • To work in partnership with other agencies under the direction of the Heads of Year, Assistant Principals or SENDCo depending on the issue.
  • To engage and support in processes including Early Help, graduated response and any other support mechanisms for students.
  • To develop positive relationships with students and their families to support student welfare and progress.
  • To be a named Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
  • Liaise with DSL’s in triaging and prioritising cases.
  • To deal in a timely way with any incidents including bullying, ensuring all information is gathered and triaged, recorded and actioned as appropriate.
  • As directed to collect data and compile reports for Head of Years and External Agencies.
  • To follow the direction of the Student Progress Leaders within school to support and develop pastoral systems.
  • To support DSL, tutors and Heads of Year with the PEP (Personal Educational Plan) data and information process for Children in Care.
  • To support the DSL to prepare for the PEP meeting that the DSL will be attending.

What the school offers its staff

There are 3 secondary schools, 14 primary schools and one all-through school in our Trust, helping just under 5000 children and over 850 staff to thrive.

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About Okehampton College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1400 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01837 650910

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