Would you like to join us on our journey to become an outstanding school of first choice at the heart of our local community? Do you care enough to want to make a significant difference to the lives of our amazing students? We are recruiting for an additional Pastoral Assistant (to make a team of three) who will assist the Pastoral Manager in promoting and taking responsibility for the well-being and pastoral development of students, ensuring a high standard of behaviour, attendance and pastoral welfare across the academy.
The Pastoral assistant will carry out a range of responsibilities, sharing tasks with the other pastoral assistants to ensure variety and to work to the strengths of colleagues. Full details are set out in the job description. You will be promoting and fully supporting the academy behaviour system ensuring that duties are carried out according to academy policy.
The Dorcan Academy is a popular 11-16 school with an exciting and enriching curriculum, and a myriad of learning experiences. We are located on the eastern edge of Swindon, within easy reach of the scenic Cotswolds and nearby Bath, Bristol and Oxford. We are an inclusive, caring school with friendly staff with high expectations of ourselves; and students have a positive attitude to learning. The school prides itself on challenging, supporting and developing staff and students, so that we are the best we can be. Our vision is to be an outstanding school of first choice at the heart of our local community.
We aim to do this through:
1) Exceptional achievement for every student.
2) High quality teaching that inspires and engages minds through an exciting and creative curriculum.
3) An inclusive school where everyone is valued, cared for and nurtured in an extraordinary way.
4) Enabling students to stand out as model citizens, aspiring to make a difference to the lives of others through their exemplary behaviour and attitudes.
5) Raising the aspirations of all stakeholders through a shared culture and vision to strive towards outstanding in all areas.
At The Dorcan Academy we promote five core values of Belonging, Purpose, Aspiration, Perseverance and Achievement and seek to develop in our students the personal qualities of Justice, Honesty, Integrity, Confidence, Responsibility, Independence and Respect.
The Dorcan Academy is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All appointments will be subject to satisfactory references, a DBS clearance, and proof of the Right to Work in the UK.
Closing date: Friday 3 April 2020 at noon
Pay Scale: NJC Scale 5, 40 hours a week, term time only
Permanent Contract available from September 2020