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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other teaching support

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 33 hours a week, term time plus inset days (39 weeks a year)

Contract type


Actual salary

£27,987.55 to £29,927.77

Pay scale

Grade 10

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are delighted to be offering the opportunity for a suitably experienced and committed individual to join a new pastoral team which is dedicated to providing care, treatment, education and support for students with complex special educational needs.

This role involves setting appropriate and safe boundaries for children, supporting their education, providing specific interventions as part of the pastoral team and liaison with families to get the best possible outcomes. You will have a strong understanding of autism, ADHD, Social Emotional and Mental Health difficulties amongst other recognised needs and will demonstrate a resilient and instinctive approach in meeting our students’ complex and sometimes profound needs.

The relationships within our community are built on respect, an understanding of individual needs, a strong commitment to the use of restorative approaches, and by providing outstanding teaching and pastoral care. We are a warm and caring community, dedicated to equipping students with the skills and knowledge they need to live independent lives. We offer individual learning pathways, vocational opportunities, and specialist therapies and interventions for students.

Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive experience of working with children and young people with SEND in an educational or therapeutic context
  • Writing support plans and risk assessments for children with complex needs including intersectional safeguarding concerns
  • Working in a restorative manner
  • Working with children and young people in 1:1 and group situations
  • Liaison with professionals and agencies
  • Preparing and delivering learning activities to children and young people
  • Ability to engage and succeed with Level 4 study
  • Ability to work collaboratively and constructively in a team and at times lead a team
  • Ability to build links with key stakeholders including parents, other educational settings such as alternative providers and children’s social care
  • Understanding of the protocols and statutory guidance around using restrictive physical intervention to support students in crisis
  • Ability to comprehend and observe the academy’s policies and procedures and to contribute to these policies and procedures
  • Ability to engage with academic research and communicate findings at a professional level
  • Ability to work flexibly and creatively to meet the changing needs of the school on a day-to-day basis

What the school offers its staff

Professional development opportunities

  • Regular training and access to a range of internal and external professional development opportunities, tailored to your learning needs, your job role and your career aspirations.
  • Opportunities for career progression, secondments and transfers within The Gallery Trust, the largest special school Academy Trust in Oxfordshire.
  • Opportunities for collaborative working across the schools in The Trust, offering the chance to liaise with experienced colleagues, building knowledge and professional networks
  • Develop your career in The Gallery Trust, an expanding and successful organisation which offers opportunities for progression, secondments and collaborative working with colleagues across our schools


  • Competitive salaries for teaching and support staff based on School Teacher Pay and Conditions Document and the NJC Green Book
  • Access to attractive pension plans (TPS and LGPS), linked to salary life assurance
  • Contribution towards glasses and eye tests for DSE use
  • Salary sacrifice schemes, including childcare vouchers
  • Perkbox - discount and wellbeing platform membership


  • 24/7 access to a free Employee Assistance Programme to provide confidential advice and guidance
  • Excellent induction processes, and strong line management structures to promote your wellbeing at work
  • A culture which is open to employee ideas and encourages open dialogue
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Regular staff surveys and gathering of staff views to gain feedback on wellbeing and to drive improvements
  • The opportunity to join colleagues for social events
  • Family friendly policies, which promote your wellbeing
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Membership to My Healthy Advantage wellbeing app


  • Free car parking and cycle storage

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.

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About Bloxham Grove Academy

School type
Free School, ages 7 to 18
School size
Up to 100 pupils
Age range
7 to 18

School location

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