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Pastoral Assistant 1 year fixed term contract from September 2024

Employer
Kenilworth School and Sixth Form
Location
Kenilworth School and Sixth Form Glasshouse Lane Kenilworth CV8 2AL
Salary
Band G points 11 - 14
Closing date
17 Jul 2024
Reference
SR00499122

Pastoral Assistant 1-year fixed term contract
Term Time Only
37 Hours per week 
Band G (11-14) £26,421 - £28,770 per annum pro rata
Actual salary:  £22,142 - £24,111 per annum


The Role

We have created a new Pastoral Support Assistant role, for a one-year fixed contract to further support the pastoral care of our students and work under the direction of our pastoral team, Senior Leaders, Heads of Year to provide pastoral care, support and guidance to our students.  The role will be based at Kenilworth School and Sixth Form. 

The successful candidate will ideally have relevant pastoral experience of working in a school or youth work within the community.  Experience of dealing with outside agencies, the police and early intervention services would be advantageous to allow the candidate to provide an effective support service from the outset.

The pastoral role will support the promotion of high levels of behaviour, attendance and punctuality of students in-line with key areas of safeguarding and well-being.  The candidate will provide support and liaise with key staff across the school as they manage our students’ behaviour, personal and educational issues.

The Pastoral Support Assistant will work within the pastoral team to help manage case-loads of students and organise the liaison between the school, students, parents/carers, outside agencies and other professionals as necessary.  Our on-going aim and commitment is to support students to achieve their full potential.

Duties 

Key areas of the role will include:

•    Overseeing and staffing the school ‘Refocus’ room.
•    Working with the Heads of Year, Pastoral Manager and Deputy Head to provide support on pastoral and behaviour issues as directed.
•    Supporting the attendance team to collate and input data and liaise with parents and carers regarding attendance as appropriate.
•    Support students with personal, social, development and behavioural issues.
•    Provide a strategic link within the pastoral team for the school, outside agencies and parents.
•    Provide administration to the pastoral team, writing reports and submitting referrals to the appropriate levels of staff.
•    Collecting and supervising students for detentions and other sanctions.
•    Support with on-call system.
•    Carry out independent investigation reports on incidents.
•    Monitor, maintain and retain accurate records in line with data protection and GDPR.
•    Support pastoral staff in the implementation of effective safeguarding procedures.
•    Liaise and prepare reports for Deputy Head and pastoral team as required.
•    Assist with early identification of disengagement and contribute to interventions to encourage re-engagement.
•    Establish and maintain effective and supportive relations with pupils, parents/carers.

Key Requirements

•    Ideally, experience of working with outside agencies and early intervention teams.  This experience may be through working in a school or as a youth worker within the community.
•    Good inter-personal skills are required, including flexibility, organisation and time management.
•    Have the confidence to challenge difficult behaviour in a professional manner.
•    Ability to display an understanding of social issues affecting children and demonstrate a flexible approach to support families
•    Have an awareness of legislation relating to school attendance and safeguarding of children.
•    A willingness to undertake further training to support the safeguarding team. 
•    First Aid trained, or a willingness to undertake a First Aid qualification.

Working Hours

This is a term time only role and the working hours are:

Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 4.30pm (with an unpaid 30-minute lunch-break)

To Apply

Please go to https://www.ksn.org.uk/723/vacancies to download an application form, job description, person specification and equal opportunities form.

We reserve the right to invite candidates for interview before the closing date, should we receive a sufficient number of applications. Early applications are therefore advised and welcomed.

Please email your completed application to Deena Perry, HR Manager at D.Perry@kmat.org.uk.

Please note we cannot accept a CV as an application.

We reserve the right to invite candidates for interview before the closing date, should we receive a sufficient number of applications.  Early applications are therefore advised and welcomed.

Closing date: Wednesday 17 July 2024 at 9am
Interview date: Friday 19 July 2024

Safeguarding

Kenilworth Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS check will be undertaken.

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