We are looking to appoint an
outstanding Pastoral Support Worker at Torlands 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.
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.
For a full list of duties, please see
the job description.
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’) all rated Good/Outstanding by OFSTED and 2
Special Academies (including one in pre-opening).
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
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.
Wave is dedicated to the safeguarding of children and Safer Recruitment Procedures will be followed. The position requires a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.
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