Pastoral Assistant -Student Welfare

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Wychall Lane, Birmingham, B38 8AP
£20,903 - £27,041 pro rata
13 Nov 2020
30 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

Pastoral Assistant -Student Welfare

£20,903 - £27,041 pro rata

Hours per week: 36.5, Term time only

Contract Type: Fixed term 04.01.2021 - 31.12.2021 - Supporting attendance and pastoral initiatives

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Wychall Lane, Birmingham, B38 8AP

Telephone Number: 0121 464 4643

Email Address:

Job Start Date: 04.01.2021

*Are you passionate about the education, well-being and care of young people?

*Are you enthusiastic about students reaching their full potential?

*Are you excited about the possibility of joining a dedicated team of committed and hardworking staff?

St Thomas Aquinas is a large and thriving 11-18 Catholic comprehensive school where staff and students from all faiths live out the school mission and every member of the community feels valued and engaged. In 2018 the school was judged GOOD by OFSTED.

The School requires an enthusiastic and hardworking Pastoral Assistant with responsibility for student welfare to join our team. The purpose of this role is to reduce student absence by working closely with families where students' attendance is a barrier to their engagement in school life and overall wellbeing. The person appointed will need to improve

attendance rates for these students by working closely with external agencies and leading on proactive support plans to remove any barriers effecting students' ability to attend school regularly.

It is an exciting time to join St. Thomas Aquinas School as we beame part of the Lumen Christi Catholic Multi Academy on the 1 April 2015. This links us with six of our Catholic Primary Feeder Schools and brings real opportunities for collaborate teaching and learning.

You will be responsible for:

* Promoting positive attitudes by students and families towards attendance ensuring that parents are made fully aware of their statutory responsibilities.

*Analysing attendance data, identifying students with persistent absence and creating support plans and packages for these students and their families.

*Leading on Early Help Assessments to support families and remove barriers to students' attendance.

*Working closely with external agencies to ensure appropriate support is put in place.

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful candidates.

Please see the link below for a full job description and accompanying application documentation. Unfortunately, informal visits are not taking place currently but please visit our website and go on the virtual tour of our school.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Closing Date: 30/11/2020, 9am

For further details and application form visit  or contact the main school office for details.

This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

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