Pastoral Support & Safeguarding Officer, Portishead, Bristol

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Gordano SchoolPortishead, Bristol

Date posted:
Start date: Required ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: JG6 SCP 26 – 29 £23,398 to £25,951 pa, pro rata, plus contributory pension
Contract term: Permanent

The School

Gordano School is part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership (a multi-academy trust). We have a reputation for success that is based on excellent teaching and high standards. We are proud to be a comprehensive school and value the success and achievement of every one of our pupils. We are a proud member of the North Somerset Teaching Alliance and were designated as a National Teaching School in September 2013. In April 2012 Gordano was judged to be Outstanding in all categories in an Ofsted inspection. In 2017 Progress 8 stood at +0.18 and had a significantly positive Value Added score at A Level.

The Role

Gordano School is seeking to appoint a Pastoral Support and Safeguarding Officer whose main role will be to work as a member of the School’s Safeguarding team. They will work alongside teaching and support staff staff, parents and pupils. The underpinning value of the work is to ensure that every pupil achieves their potential, both academically and personally, through the provision of targeted support and intervention, working with the school’s Pastoral leaders and outside agencies. Under the direction and line management of the Deputy Head (Pastoral), this postholder will contribute to all aspects of pupils’ wellbeing and progress.

The Pastoral Support Safeguarding Officer will work as part of a strong, highly supportive and professional team with designated work space and office. 

The role will mainly involve:

  • working with pupils with behavioural and attendance issues linked to Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • liaising and working with their parents and carers
  • working with other school staff and outside agencies to provide the best pastoral support for students with the greatest personal challenges in their lives
  • working as a key member within our Pastoral support and Safeguarding teams to ensure children are safe and their well-being is monitored. 

Gordano School offers an excellent benefits package including contributory pension scheme, a comprehensive employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping), child care vouchers and on-site parking. As a Teaching School we also offer support to staff looking for career progression.

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Applications should be submitted with covering letter and application form (curriculum vitae optional) to Mr Dan McGilloway, Deputy Head, by: Closing date: 9am, Monday 19 March 2018 Interviews:  Wednesday 21 March 2018 PLEASE NOTE: Early applications are encouraged. Gordano School reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement, should the School be able to appoint an appropriate candidate.

Gordano School supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS checks are required for all successful applicants.

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More about Gordano School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: St. Marys Road, Portishead, North Somerset, BS20 7QR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1275 842606
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