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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    19 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,115.00 - £24,140.00 Annually (FTE) £19,868 to £20,749 (based on 36.25 hours per week) per annum pro rata

Pastoral Support Worker job summary

2 years fixed term in the first instance

36.25 hours per week – Mondays to Fridays 8.30am – 4.15pm - 40 weeks (Term time only plus 1 week)

Hounsdown School is seeking to appoint a Pastoral Support Worker to add to the capacity within an excellent team of Year leaders. This non-teaching role would suit applicants with a passion for supporting young people as they navigate their educational journey and plan for their Post-16 pathways.

The successful applicant will need to embrace the Hounsdown School values of “Be the best that you can be” and “Have a mind to be kind” and will promote these values with the young people they work with. They will be a trusted adult who is able to communicate effectively and build meaningful working relationships with young people, their families and a range of outside agencies.

Candidates will need good communication skills and the ability to clarify and explain instructions clearly and a firm but non-confrontational approach towards discipline is essential. Experience of working with young people is desirable, although full training will be provided. Applicants need to have a good general education and be educated to GCSE level C or equivalent in Maths and English. Graduates looking for future teaching careers will be considered.

The responsibilities of the Pastoral Support Worker will include:

  • Working with the Year Leaders and a range of pastoral support staff to ensure all our students receive relevant, appropriate and focused support.
  • Leadership of the School Council to provide opportunity for student leadership to shape developments within the school.
  • Leadership of student voice groups to inform the evaluation of a range of aspects of School development.
  • To be an essential point of communication for parents/carers.
  • Collation and communication of the rewards system and behaviour reports.

Hounsdown is an 11-16 Science College, which converted to an Academy in August 2011. We are a popular, over-subscribed, Outstanding (Ofsted 2017), Hampshire school and a strategic partner for the ETC Teaching School Alliance. Our school has a welcoming ethos with students being courteous and respectful. We are committed to supporting all staff in their career aspirations and growing new leaders. The school motto is ‘Be the best that you can be’.

Staff Benefits

  • Private Health Cash Plan
  • Free counselling support
  • Fantastic CPD opportunities for all
  • Cycle Loan Scheme
  • Staff swimming
  • Respectful email policy
  • Staff fitness sessions
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Free onsite parking

Hounsdown School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

Commitment to safeguarding

Hounsdown School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check, online searches along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

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About Hounsdown School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1299 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Hounsdown is an 11-16 Science College which converted to a Single Academy Trust in August 2011. We are a popular, over-subscribed, Outstanding (Ofsted 2017), Hampshire school and a strategic partner for the ETC Teaching School Alliance. Our school has a welcoming ethos with students being courteous and respectful. We are committed to supporting all staff in their career aspirations and growing new leaders. The school motto is ‘Be the best that you can be’.

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