Fixed Term to 31st August 2018
30 hours per week. Term time plus Inset days
Grade 14 (Actual gross salary £11,349 to £12,231 per annum)
Key Purpose of Role
The purpose of the Pastoral Support Worker is to work as a member of the school’s pastoral team, working alongside teaching staff, parents and students. The underpinning value of the work is to ensure that every student achieves their potential through the provision of targeted support and intervention, working with the school’s pastoral leaders. Under the direction of the Pastoral Support Co-ordinator, Year Leaders and Assistant Head teacher, with responsibility for Behaviour and Safety, the Pastoral Support Worker will contribute to all aspects of students’ well being and achievement.
The role involves working flexibly to ensure that the school enjoys a positive ethos that fosters success and happiness for its students.
The role will involve a mixture of dealing with parents, with students’ behavioural and attendance issues, intervening with difficulties around the school in terms of pastoral support. This role will involve time in our inclusion room and time working with identified groups on a range of issues.
The position requires a positive and flexible approach. Whilst hours will be fixed there may be the need revise the start and end times of the working day to ensure that the role can be fulfilled effectively.
It is envisaged that while there will be a team approach towards the work Pastoral Support Worker will specialise their work within Key Stage 3 or 4 and fulfil some duties specific to these key stages. E.g. developing the role of mentors in Key Stage 4 and Supporting aspects of transition work in Key Stage 3.
Duties Specific to this Post:
Progression of Students
This aspect is primarily the responsibility of the Year Leaders, however, it is envisaged that the Pastoral Support Worker will assist in ensuring that all aspects of Student Progress are managed effectively, as below:
- To liaise with staff responsible for assessment, in ensuring that information is received on the progress of all students.
- To assist Key Stage Leaders in taking necessary action and intervention as a result of poor performance.
- To provide meaningful feedback on the progress of students in terms of:
- Feedback and liaison with parents where applicable
- Feedback and liaison with form tutors and other teachers
- Feedback and liaison with Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
- Feedback and liaison with Curriculum Leaders, where specific intervention must take place in a particular subject
- Contribution to Celebration Assemblies
- Management of the review process associated with assessments
- Management of Rewards and Sanctions: suitable and consistent intervention
General Welfare of Students
Liaise with Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) to ensure students who are identified as being in need of support for academic reasons receive help
- Liaise with the Pastoral Support Co-ordinator and Year Leaders to target support and intervention on a regular basis
- Take part in any relevant meetings to assist with Student Welfare e.g. review meetings
- To assist in leading the vision for the development of students, in terms of year group assemblies, reward and achievement assemblies
- To assist in enforcing sanctions and discipline for the key stage, in accordance with school policy
- Assisting in the daily organisation of logistical matters: parents’ evenings, meetings with parents and other agencies
Specific Roles for the Pastoral Support Worker
The purpose of the Pastoral Support Worker is to provide a flexible and supportive member of staff who can assist the Pastoral Support Co-ordinator and Year Leaders in the effective daily management of the students, as well as providing a supportive framework for individual and group intervention as necessary. The nature of the role is such that flexibility and self-motivation are crucial to success
- Management of issues that arise. Contributing to the on call system to ensure that teaching staff are supported in addressing behavioural issues that may arise
- Daily liaison with Year Leaders and Pastoral Support Co-ordinator regarding students and daily compilation of work
- Management of behavioural issues that arise throughout the day
- Contact with parents as necessary and as directed
- Work on school attendance as necessary
- King Arthur’s School is committed to prioritising and promoting the safeguarding and welfare of all children. Safeguarding is the responsibility of all and it is a requirement for all staff to attend regular Safeguarding training.
- The role will involve supporting the work of the DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) so there will be a requirement to undertake higher level safeguarding training to facilitate these duties.
King Arthur’s Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students. This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and reference checks.
King Arthur’s is a small 11-16 secondary school (381 students) with big ambitions. The school is truly comprehensive and it is our aim to serve the needs of students of all abilities and backgrounds. King Arthur’s has a longstanding reputation as a caring school and our vision clearly states that we want for our students to be successful but also to achieve a sense of fulfilment and happiness; we believe this is brought about through taking pride in our efforts, caring for others, a sense of belonging and contributing to our community.
King Arthur’s serves a wide and socially diverse catchment area. The school is in the process of exploring membership of a Multi Academy Trust developing rural excellence across South Somerset, as such, any roles within the school will be assumed to work across a developing MAT. We also work alongside our primary partners as members of the Tower Learning Community who collaborate closely to improve opportunities across this area of Somerset and have strong links with King’s School Bruton (independent school) to develop wider professional development opportunities. King Arthur’s has a good record of students progressing into further and higher education and we have strong links with local FE and 6th form providers.
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