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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 June 2024

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  • Pastoral, health and welfare

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Full-time equivalent salary

£21,014.00 - £23,237.00

Pastoral Support Officer job summary

Job Title: Pastoral Support Officer (5 Vacancies)

Location: Parkwood Academy

E-ACT Parkwood Academy | Believe, Achieve, Succeed  

At E-ACT Parkwood Academy we are committed to the core values of "Believe, Achieve, Succeed." We believe in the potential of every student to achieve greatness and succeed. 

At E-ACT Parkwood Academy, we set high standards and foster an environment that encourages belief in oneself, the drive to achieve one's goals, and the ultimate success that follows.  

Take the next step in your career with E-ACT Parkwood Academy, join us in shaping a future where every student believes in their potential, achieves their aspirations, and succeeds in life. 

Take a look: https://parkwoodacademy.e-act.org.uk 


Job Title:  Pastoral Support Officer


Are you looking to start your career in Pastoral Support? We are looking for an enthusiastic individuals who is passionate about well being, and to meet the needs of the needs of students.

Is this you? This role presents an excellent opportunity for the successful candidates to develop your skills within our Pastoral Team. 


Key responsibilities: 

  • To support the pastoral team and Home School Liaison Team with students, parents, school staff and outside agencies to ensure the attendance of students across the school.
  • To support the team in signposting support for families in need. 
  • To support the Home School Liaison team to carry out home visits to support families/children, providing outreach support to families in line with academy procedures on the basis of priorities and needs that the Filter Groups have identified
  • To support the Pastoral team to improve attendance and late arrivals by monitoring and offering assistance to establish the reason for non-attendance, make assessments and agree a plan for facilitating a return to school using appropriate strategies within specified timescales. This includes signposting activities and support to engage students in education and reduce barriers to learning.
  • To advise and assist parents/carers to maintain regular school attendance and good behaviour and signpost support for them. 


Pay range: SCP 6-12 £21,014.00 - £23,237.00 (FTE: £23,893.00 to £26,421.00)

37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs including Maths and English (grade 4-9) or equivalent
  • Demonstrable understanding of young peoples’ social, emotional and educational development needs
  • Experience of developing effective strategies to overcome barriers to learning
  • Experience of supporting the social, emotional and educational development of students
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with pupils and parents/carers
  • Ability to hold difficult conversations confidently and effectively

For further information please see attached job description and person specification.

What are we about? 

Outstanding Teaching and Learning: We strongly believe that outstanding teaching and learning are the keys to unlocking exceptional outcomes for our children. You will play a pivotal role in delivering high-quality education that nurtures the minds of our students. 

Advocacy and Inclusion: At our academy, every child matters, regardless of their background. Your role will involve providing each child with a fantastic, inspiring, and inclusive education that recognises and celebrates their individuality. 

People-First Culture: We proudly celebrate the diversity of our academy and our community. Join us in co-constructing the essence of an extraordinary workplace and learning environment where both staff and students feel valued and included. 

Collaborative Excellence: Our exceptional staff collaborate across our 29 academies to share ideas and problem solve. You will have the opportunity to share your skills, hear from experts and work with staff across the country to develop your practice.  


About E-ACT: 

Join a trust that is going places! 

Having recently won MAT of the Year 2023 at both the MAT Excellence Awards and National School Awards, this is a very exciting time to join us! Why do we feel we have been recognised as a strong MAT? It is down to our dedicated, talented staff that are committed in delivering nothing but excellence for all our children and young people.  

We all pride ourselves in fostering a people-first culture, which extends to all our pupils, staff, and stakeholders. We are proud to lead a community of 29 academies, educating of over 18,000 pupils across our five core hubs. Our staff satisfaction is above national benchmarks and we run a range of projects and programmes to address key topics such as workload and wellbeing. 

Our Opening Minds, Opening Doors strategy is at the forefront of everything we do, we don’t just prepare our pupils for the world; we equip them to thrive and succeed within it. Through our collaborative approach to education, we aim to open doors to a world of opportunities, where every child can pursue their dreams. 

Want to be a part of something extraordinary? Find out more at www.e-act.org.uk 


Collaborative Working: Thrive in an environment that values teamwork and collaboration, fostering a culture of shared knowledge and collective success. 

Support System of 29 Academies: Be part of a network of 29 academies, providing a dedicated support system and opportunities for professional growth and collaboration. 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Access to confidential counselling services, providing emotional support and guidance when needed. 

Cycle to Work: Enjoy a healthy commute with our cycle-to-work programme, making bicycles more affordable. 

Electric Car Scheme: Take advantage of our environmentally friendly initiative, making electric vehicles more accessible for a sustainable and efficient commute. 

Generous Pension: Secure your future with a robust pension plan, ensuring financial well-being during retirement. 


Please read the supporting documentation carefully before completing and returning our application and equal opportunities form. 


E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references. 

E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

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 Parkwood E-ACT Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
819 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Parkwood E-ACT Academy, a forward-thinking, ambitious 11-16 secondary academy in Sheffield. We support and challenge our students to achieve their full potential both in and out of the classroom.

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