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  • Start date details

    October 2023

  • Closing date

    27 September 2023 at 8am

  • Date listed

    18 September 2023

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Full-time equivalent salary

£21,704.00 - £23,355.00 Annually (Actual) Grade 7 (Points 13 to 17) with actual salary of £21,704.00 - £23,355.00.

Sixth Form Pastoral Assistant job summary

Sixth Form Pastoral Assistant 

Salary range: £21,704.00 - £23,355.00based on term-time only plus 5 days (1 INSET day plus 4 days around Results Days in August)

Cheney School is a popular, high-performing school located in the heart of Oxford serving a diverse community of students who are eager to learn and to be challenged. You can read the outcome of our recent Ofsted inspection here: Ofsted Report and a welcome message from our Head of School here: Head's Welcome  

The purpose of this post is to support student development under the direction of the Head of Sixth Form and Pastoral Leader, working closely with the wider Sixth Form team. Because of the high level of responsibility and broad scope of duties, a real commitment to the role combined with a willingness to be flexible in sharing and scheduling the workload, are essential components of this job. The Sixth Form Pastoral Assistant will ensure the accurate administration of Sixth Form data, monitor attendance and provide flexible support to the whole Sixth Form team. Together with the Pastoral Leader, you will be a key contact for Sixth Form student pastoral issues from both a student and parent perspective.

This is a great opportunity for a confident and accomplished administrator, who is passionate about working with young people.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Empathy with young students;

  • Attention to detail and ability to work under pressure;

  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to be flexible;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to liaise with students, parents and staff across the school;

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Docs. 

The post is for 37 hours per week, term-time + 5 other days. Starting salary at Grade 7 (Points 13 to 17) with actual salary of £21,704.00 - £23,355.00.

If you would like more information about the role please contact Sarah Warbrick, Deputy Head of Sixth Form at: swr@cheneyschool.org.

How to apply / closing date / where to find further details

●     Closing date: 8am on Wednesday. 27th September

●     Shortlisting date: Wednesday, 27th September

●     Interview date: w/c 2nd October

Please note: to ensure we conduct a fair shortlisting process we are no longer providing any personal information, including the names and gender of applicants, to short-listing panels.

OUR VISION is for our schools and SCITT to improve rapidly, continuously and sustainably: to be better faster together.

OUR ‘WHY?’ is that children and young people ‘only get one go’ in school and therefore as part of RLT we aim to ensure the best possible ‘go’ for our pupils.

OUR ‘HOW?’ is through the highest support and challenge for our schools and each other, underpinned by our principles.

Our employees benefit from a wide variety of support including extensive continuing professional learning and development opportunities, wellbeing and staff networks and access to Defined Benefit Pension Schemes (TPS and LGPS) for all staff. For more information on what it is like to work for the Trust, and the benefits you could access, please see our “Working in RLT” guide.

This role includes regulated activity relevant to children.

The school reserves the right to consider and interview candidates ahead of the closing date if appropriate.

The River Learning Trust and Cheney School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism.   The Trust is required to conduct a variety of checks and online searches about you as part of their recruitment process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for Candidates 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. For further guidance for applicants click on this link List of offences that are not filtered

Commitment to safeguarding

Cheney School and The River Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism; all staff must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard children and young people. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and obtain any other statutorily required clearance. Employment will also be conditional on the receipt of at least two acceptable references (1 from current/latest employer) and evidence of the formal qualifications required for the role.
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About Cheney School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1694 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Cheney School is a popular, high-performing school located in the heart of Oxford serving a diverse community of students. We are what a comprehensive school was designed to be; we are very proud of our inclusive ethos and the fact that we provide a liberal, outward-looking education to students from all backgrounds, and a caring and supportive community for staff.

We are committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities.

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