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  • Start date details

    27 August 2024

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Competitive, depending on qualifications/experience, plus daily meal allowance

SEND Pastoral Support job summary

Our opportunity for you

We have a vacancy for SEND Pastoral Support to provide support for our students with complex special education needs.

You will work collaboratively with and in support of the SENCO, Deputy SENCO, Heads of Year and Senior Leaders to provide comprehensive care, support and guidance for students with Education Health Care Plan’s and SEN needs, in order to ensure they meet the school’s high expectations of attitudes to learning, behaviour and attainment. You will be joining a great team with a proven track record of delivering excellent results.

Do you want to work with inquisitive students and collaborative staff? Do you value being at the heart of a vibrant city? Does this sound like your perfect job?

Then Landau Forte College Derby is the place for you.

Key information

Contract: Permanent contract, Full-time 38.25 hours per week

Working hours: Monday – Thursday 8.15am – 4.30pm and Friday 8.15am – 3.30pm

Start date: 27 August 2024

Salary: Competitive, depending on qualifications/experience, plus daily meal allowance

Closing Date: 15 July 2024

What we can offer you

A supportive, cohesive and exciting working environment

The chance to work with genuinely enthusiastic and happy students

Career prospects within an innovative and ambitious Multi Academy Trust

A meal allowance, commensurate with your working hours

Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) or Teacher Pension Scheme (TPS)

Healthcare Cash Plan, from Westfield Health

Person specification

The person we are looking for should have:

Qualifications and experience


Experience of working with young people with complex SEND

Experience of working in a school environment

Good numeracy, literacy and communication skills

Level 2 (GCSE) minimum qualification in English, Mathematics + 3 other qualifications at grade C or higher

Experience of planning and delivering literacy and numeracy based interventions 1:1 and in small groups


Experience of working with children with complex SEND needs

Familiarity with GCSE examination specifications

Good knowledge of ICT to support learning

Knowledge and understanding


High standard of literacy and numeracy

Be able to understand and interpret reports/ data

Ability to communicate information clearly and coherently; ability to listen effectively

Overcome communication barriers with young people with complex SEND needs

Understand and support the importance of physical and emotional wellbeing

Communicate and build positive relationships/ rapport with young people, their families and carers and other professionals who support the young people

Understand and implement the college’s behaviour management & anti-bullying policy

Ability to understand and support children with developmental difficulty or disability

Ability to work effectively and positively with a range of staff/ other professionals

Respect confidentiality. Know when, how and with whom to share information

UpToDate knowledge and understanding of the importance of safeguarding and safeguarding vulnerabilities relating to young people with complex SEND needs

Participate in annual performance appraisal constructively and positively


Understand, value and have experience of the role of parents and carers in supporting children

Good understanding of the national curriculum and expectations of Entry Level/ GCSE English, Maths, Science



Good organisational skills

Strong communication skills

Ability to remain calm under pressure

Ability to manage own time effectively

Demonstrate a positive, solution focused approach to resolve routine problems independently

Awareness of and commitment to equality

Basic understanding of Health & Safety

Understand and implement child protection and safeguarding procedures

Understand procedures relating to confidentiality and implement them

Be prepared to develop and learn in the role

To support the SENCO/Deputy SENCO in taking responsibility for the pastoral welfare of students on the Code of Practice primarily across Key Stage 3

To manage and deliver personalised interventions throughout the school day

To build positive relationships with SEN students, their families and relevant agencies

Be available to counsel and support individuals and groups of students;

To act as a link person between home and school

To help to organise and administer appropriate rewards and sanctions

To liaise and seek involvement as appropriate from parents / carers, teachers, Student support Team and external agencies in relation to the welfare of individual students

Contribute as required to parents’ evenings, staff meetings, gatherings, celebration evenings and other activities as associated with particular SEN students

To guide and support students to safely and successfully manage face to face and on line relationships with peers

Review student behaviour by analysing and monitoring data

To be proactive in the implementation of the anti-bullying policy in conjunction with the Executive Team

Monitor student attendance, punctuality, positive and negative behaviour in line with the school’s policies and ensure that appropriate action is taken when required

Promote the aims of the school and support the school ethos

Lead by example, setting high expectations for all

Create a positive climate where students aspire to be the best that they can be and believe in themselves

Work alongside members of the leadership team and the Student Support Team to ensure the delivery and on-going development of the pastoral system

To monitor and support students on the school site during lunchtime

Monitoring of students after school as required, supporting with catch ups and extracurricular activities.

To be familiar and comply with all relevant Health and Safety, Management of Risk, Operational, Personal, Data Protection and Financial Regulations policies and procedures

To ensure the duties and responsibilities are carried out in a safe manner and safe working practices are adopted, in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974.

To ensure equality of opportunity is afforded to all persons both internal and external to the school, actively seeking to eliminate any direct or indirect discriminatory practices/behaviour

To understand and comply with procedures for the emergency evacuation of the school.

To work in a flexible manner undertaking any reasonable duties commensurate within the range and grade of the post, or indeed lesser duties as directed and whether detailed within this profile or not, but as required by the Academy to enable students to achieve.

To carry out other duties and responsibilities requested by the Chief Executive Officer, Principal, Vice Principals, or Assistant Principals.

About The Trust

Landau Forte Charitable Trust is a family of six Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form Academies across the Midlands. Established in 1989, our roots as a charity lie in the global finance and hospitality industries, with our founders Martin Landau and Rocco Forte. Their values combine in how our schools look after their children and young people; they aspire to a world-leading standard of innovation, entrepreneurship, service and care.

We believe a brilliant education should be central to the development of every child and young person. Their learning, wellbeing and happiness is at the centre of every decision we take and every pound we spend.

Landau Forte College Derby

Landau Forte College Derby is a highly successful and heavily oversubscribed 11 – 19 school with a strong record of success across all aspects of its work. We are an inclusive and diverse school and we hold outstanding teaching and learning at the centre of everything we do. We aim to inspire, engage and challenge all our young people, regardless of background, to be the best that they can be. We have the highest expectations of all in a supportive, happy and welcoming environment. Our students are active, responsible citizens, ready to make a difference in the local, national and global community.

The local area

Derby is a vibrant and exciting city, located right in the heart of the UK. The city has a developed arts and culture scene and the area has a great Geography. The College is located just a few minutes’ walk away from Derby city centre.

Derby provides great range of sports and leisure facilities and is the gateway to the Peak District. Within a 10 minutes’ drive of the city you will find yourself in the beautiful open Derbyshire countryside with unspoilt villages, historic houses and adventurous attractions.

Derby is 10 minutes away from M1 junction 25

London is 90 minutes away by train

East Midlands Airport is 20 minutes away

For your information

If this sounds like the ideal job opportunity for you, please download and read our Information for Applicants document before applying:


Apply for this job

1. Read the Guidance & Criteria document


2. Complete the application form online

Visit www.lfct.org.uk/careers

3. Or send your application

You can email your completed application, along with a covering letter to recruitment@lfct.org.uk or you can post it to:

HR Officer

Landau Forte Charitable Trust

Ashby Road



B79 8AH

All appointments made are subject to satisfactory references and a criminal background check. Landau Forte Charitable Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this post.

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)
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.

This job post has expired.

About Landau Forte College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1240 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

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