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.
Work with Wave: What’s in it for you?
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Occupational Health Services
- Professional Development & Training
- Salary depending on experience
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Tech Scheme
- Free Will Writing
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
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.
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
• 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
• Seek effective and positive working relationships with pupils’ families, schools and other
• Enable effective outcomes for our pupils
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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