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  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    2 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week, term time Mon – Fri 08:30 – 15:30

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£22,369 - £24,054

Pay scale

NJC 7-11

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint an outstanding Pastoral Support Worker at Glendinning Academy. The successful candidate will embody the Trust values; someone who has diverse experience, as well as a passion for working with young people with additional needs. Our ideal candidate will have excellent teamwork and communication skills, the ability and enthusiasm to make a difference with students who have a range of needs. This unique and rewarding role works under the direction of the Senior Leadership Team and will complement the work of the Pastoral Support Manager. Using a ‘whole family’ approach and focusing on the strengths and difficulties within the family; the Pastoral Support Worker will enable parents’ recognition that their children’s cognitive development and learning is important, as is the instilling of values, aspirations and support for the development of wider interpersonal and social skills. Whilst promoting the importance of consistent school attendance and engagement with education. The Pastoral Support Worker plays a crucial part in the effective safeguarding of children and young people. This is a hands on role which provides both challenge and support and requires ability to travel widely at unsociable hours.

What the school offers its staff

Work with Wave: What’s in it for you?

  • Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Counselling
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Professional Development & Training
  • Salary depending on experience
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Tech Scheme
  • Free Will Writing
  • Benefit Health & Wellbeing Champion
  • Company sick pay dependent on service
  • Free refreshments in workplaces

Wave Trust: What we believe and what we do

Wave are an established and successful Multi Academy Trust, comprising of Alternative Provision Academies (APAs), Medical Academies (including Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s child and adolescent mental health unit ‘Sowenna’) and 2 Special Academies.

We provide education for vulnerable pupils aged 4 – 19 across Devon, Cornwall and we are expanding to Somerset with our special free school. The Trust has a national reputation for the delivery of outstanding pupil outcomes including enabling pupils to access the most appropriate education setting and transition to employment, training and higher or further education. The Trust educates over 1000 pupils and employs over 350 members of staff.

Further details about the role

We Aim To

• Provide a balanced and broad curriculum that promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

• Give access to the National Curriculum; provide opportunities for external accreditation, and, for those pupils with specific learning difficulties, effective and personalised programmes.

• Ensure all pupils are supported to develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others. Promoting emotional well-being and self-esteem; helping our pupils to recognise their potential and work positively within their community.

• We will respect all pupils and encourage them to become active participants in their own learning, develop confidence, independence, self-esteem and express their needs and desires.

• Seek effective and positive working relationships with pupils’ families, schools and other agencies. • Enable effective outcomes for our pupils

Commitment to safeguarding

Wave is dedicated to the safeguarding of children and Safer Recruitment Procedures will be followed. The position requires a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and we may carry out an online check.

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About Glendinning Academy

School type
Free School, ages 7 to 19
School size
121 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 19

Glendinning Academy is a 120 place Special School for children aged from 7 to 19 with social interaction and communication needs including those on the Autism Spectrum. The academy opened in 2019 and will have grown to 120 pupils and associated staff by Sep 2022.

Pupils have Education, Health and Care Plans with primary needs of Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) or Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN).

Glendinning Academy provides a personalised supportive environment. Pupils have opportunities to use outdoor learning to access the National Curriculum, developing communication, interaction, social and emotional skills. Working in partnership with pupils, and their parents/carers the academy supports pupils academically and in their journey to independence. These partnerships play a vital role in ensuring pupils enjoy, succeed and achieve.

Arranging a visit to Glendinning Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@waveedu.org.

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