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  • Closing date

    21 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£22,261.00 - £24,288.00 Annually (Actual) AAT Grade 5, SCP 10-15. £25,545-£27,803 (FTE)

Pastoral Support Worker job summary

Pastoral Support Worker with Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) responsibilities


St Aldhelm’s Academy is looking for an experienced Pastoral Support Worker to join a friendly, caring team of professionals. This is an exciting opportunity to support our young people as they develop the social and emotional skills they need to flourish in school.

The post will suit an experienced and qualified teaching assistant. However, we will consider applications from candidates with appropriate skills, passion and commitment and will provide the necessary training and support.

We are looking for a candidate who is:

  • Highly committed, enthusiastic, flexible and skilled, who is passionate about supporting children’s learning.
  • Able to show initiative and work independently and as part of a team
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills
  • Can communicate well with children and adults and who is able to gain the confidence of children
  • Has a warm personality and is able to remain calm under pressure
  • Is able to plan programmes of support and maintain accurate records of involvement
  • Is able to demonstrate emotional literacy, empathy, be supportive and discreet.

What We have to Offer:

  • A visible and approachable senior leadership team and an enthusiastic and committed team of teachers and support staff.
  • A strong support network both within the school and across Ambitions Academies Trust.
  • All staff are part of a professional learning community in which evidence-informed CPD is designed to meet individual needs.
  • Strong potential for career progression.
  • A culture that respects work-life balance and an ongoing commitment to wellbeing with a dedicated Wellbeing Champion.
  • An Employee Assistance Programme including in the moment support and counselling sessions with an external provider.
  • AAT Staff benefits include free eye testing for DSE users through Specsavers, free will writing through Dunham McCarthy Solicitors and reduced price corporate gym membership through BH Live.
  • A competitive pension through Teachers’ Pensions or The Local Government Pension Scheme for support staff.
  • A thriving school community with extensive facilities
  • A creative and innovative culture keen to explore new ways of working to meet fresh challenges and exploit opportunities.
  • Excellent personal career development - our culture is to promote from within the Trust as much as possible.

Should you wish to arrange a visit or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Charlene Crack; HR Academy Lead at Charlene.Crack@staldhelms-academy.co.uk

Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) comprises schools from all sectors: mainstream (primary and secondary) and special. AAT secures outstanding achievement and improved life chances of all our pupils. All our Academies have high expectations as the focus of their work. We are strongly committed to supporting colleagues in developing their careers further and offering excellent CPD opportunities

Please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as AAT reserves the right to close applications early.

Please note we DO NOT accept applications by CV and are unable to offer Visa Sponsorship.

Ambitions Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks and an online search


High Expectations lead to High Achiever

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)
medical
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 St Aldhelm's Academy

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

A mixed comprehensive school with approximately 700 pupils on roll, in years 7 to 11.

Part of Ambitions Academies Trust and located in the beautiful county of Dorset.

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