Pastoral Support Assistant (Assistant Head of House)

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Coventry, West Midlands
Grade 4 support staff - £17,681.72- £20,717.34 pro rata per annum
20 Jul 2022
15 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

Terms and Conditions: 37 Hours per Week, Term Time only + 5 Days

(Attendance at out of hour’s events/meetings may be required for which remuneration will be given)

Actual Salary:  Grade 4 support staff - £17,681.72- £20,717.34 pro rata per annum

Full time equivalent salary: £20,043 - £23,484 per annum

Required: ASAP

Location: Coventry


About the role


We are seeking to appoint a motivated and progressive Pastoral Support Assistant (Assistant Head of House) to work alongside one of five Heads of House within our pastoral team, to support students’ learning by focusing on behaviour and attendance.

The successful candidate will play a key part of the school’s pastoral system and show patience and commitment to develop positive attitudes and approaches to lifelong learning for all students.

The successful candidate needs to be a dynamic, self-motivated and well-organised individual who will help our young people to achieve the best outcomes and to make positive contributions to their emotional health and well-being.  You must also be an exemplary leader in dealing with staff, pupils, parents and outside agencies from all different social backgrounds.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Dynamic, self-motivated and well organised
  • Excellent leader in dealing with staff, pupils, parents and outside agencies
  • Skilled to generate positive approaches to learning
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and written

All staff are expected to know what to do if they have concerns about a child, take on the responsibility for providing a safe environment and promoting children’s welfare, undertake regular safeguarding and child protection training and, familiarise themselves with KCSIE part 1 and local policies and procedures as directed by the trust/academy.

About us

Blue Coat Church of England School & Music College is a successful and oversubscribed large secondary school in the heart of the city of Coventry with a vision ‘Living life in all its fullness’.  As a Church of England school, our intake draws from both the local area and across the city and surrounding areas.  We are a member of Inspire Education Trust, a Coventry based multi-academy trust which sets out to provide an environment where both staff and students can thrive, and putting children at the heart of everything we do.

Why work for us?

A career at Blue Coat offers a rewarding future, with the opportunity to make a real impact on the lives and outcomes of our young people. We understand the importance of providing a supportive and nurturing workplace for our staff. Our ethos is that a happy staff will deliver the best possible experience to our students. As such, we offer a portfolio of benefits designed to enhance and support the working lives of our staff. These include, but are not limited to:

  • A highly supportive and committed Senior Leadership Team An effective continuing professional development (CPD) programme, including personalised training sessions and opportunities for both internal and external training Employee Assistance Programme which offers 24/7 confidential advice and support on a range of matters and access to accredited counsellors A focus on staff well-being and mental health including free counselling for staff, a full-time chaplain, a Trust wellbeing group, strong relationships with Unions and a supportive working environment Opportunity to join a committed and forward-thinking team of support staff Employee Benefits programme providing staff access to a range of discounts and shopping vouchers.  

How to apply

All applications must be received electronically via our TES page:

If you experience any problems with the online application process please contact TES directly:

If you have any queries about the post, please email

Closing date: 9am Monday 15th August 2022

Interviews: TBC in the Autumn term

Information for candidates


Being committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children we follow safer recruitment practices and appointments will be subject to safeguarding checks including enhanced DBS and references. The postholder must share our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

The post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

We aim to recruit the very best staff and welcome those from all backgrounds, communities and faiths (including non-faith individuals).  We particularly welcome applications from those which are underrepresented in our workforce. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and male candidates

The role of Assistant Head of House will be classed as regulated activity. Any offer of employment will be conditional until satisfactory completion of all mandatory pre-employment checks.

It is an offence to apply for this role if barred from engaging in regulating activity relevant to children.

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