Pastoral Support Worker

Mabel Prichard School, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 6SB

Deadline is today

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    19 May 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    6 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary

£28226-£30984 per annum

Actual salary

£21998.68 - £24148.20

Pastoral Support Worker job summary

Mabel Prichard School is recruiting a pastoral support worker who will work supporting the specific needs of children with high levels of anxiety, cognition and learning and autistic spectrum conditions.
The role of the PSW involves setting appropriate boundaries for students who have additional behavioural needs and may exhibit complex barriers to learning. You will take a resilient and instinctive approach in meeting our students’ needs and will be prepared to undertake restrictive physical interventions following training. You will have the ability to use behaviour management strategies effectively and be able to work using your own initiative while following policies and procedures to deliver positive outcomes. You will support colleagues within the class environment as well as contributing to specific interventions designed to encourage engagement with learning and development of social and independence skills.
You will demonstrate a high level of flexibility and will welcome the opportunity to work in different settings with different approaches to engage learners. You will be capable of establishing a rapid rapport with colleagues and students and will relish the opportunity to extend your skills and experience in the SEND arena.
If you share our passion for making a real difference to the lives of children and young people with special needs, this is an opportunity to work in a successful and thriving SEND school where you could make a real difference to our students’ lives. In return for your contribution to our team, you will work in an organisation which will support your career development, in a role which is rewarding and fulfilling. For further information please contact Lucy Wawrzyniak, Headteacher on 01865 777878 or email

Applying for the job

To apply for this post please download an application form and job pack from our website or from The Gallery Trust website

Please submit your application form by Thursday 19th May 2022 at 12 noon to or by post. Please ensure you detail any gaps in employment and use the selection criteria which is contained in the job pack when you prepare your application, as shortlisting for interview will be based on how closely you demonstrate your ability to fulfil the essential criteria. We do not accept CVs. If you are shortlisted, we will take up written references before your interview so please provide permission for this and provide accurate phone and email contact details for your referees. One of your referees must be your current or last employer, and if you are employed in a school, must include your current Head Teacher.

Supporting documents

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About Mabel Prichard School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
Education phase
School size
111 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
Contact phone number
01865 777878

At Mabel Prichard School, we believe in:
Motivating our pupils to learn throughout their lives.
Preparing them for a meaningful adulthood.
Encouraging success as individuals and as part of the community.
Our curriculum offers a broad range of opportunities to face challenges; develop independence; prepare for adulthood; discover the world; be safe and develop the skills and knowledge to lead a happy, positive and fulfilled life.
Through our strong caring ethos, we support students to respect their whole community, regardless of background, race, gender, faith and disability and to celebrate diversity, so our students are able to develop skills of empathy and tolerance in their life ahead.
We believe education plays a pivotal role in developing as individuals, alongside the vital input from families and other professionals whom we enjoy working closely with. The purpose of the school is to create opportunities through education for each student to value themselves and each other; develop confidence; communicate their thoughts and ideas and to enjoy discovering their strengths to take forward in their life ahead.

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