Pastoral Care Practitioner - THRIVE, Surrey

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Gosden House SchoolSurrey
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Start date: December 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Grade: Surrey Pay Scale S5 TA grade
Contract term: Fixed Term


Start Date 2nd December – This is flexible

This is one year pilot, so this position will be reviewed in Autumn 2020.

  • Closing Date for Applications Wednesday 23rd October 9 am
  • Interviews to be held week commencing 4th November

• Hours: 3 day/week, term time only

• Grade: Surrey Pay Scale S5 TA grade.

• Reporting to the Deputy Head 

We are looking to embed our strong pastoral ethos by introducing the Thrive Approach. This is a whole school approach, which will also be used to support individual children and targeted groups. Our pastoral team – ie Home School Link Worker and Pastoral Care practitioner, will both be trained in the Thrive approach (if not already qualified). This is a one year course, delivered online and in face to face sessions. 

What is Thrive?

It is a development model designed to assess children’s social and emotional development, in order to understand their functioning and identify gaps. Thrive provides practical, creative strategies to work with children and young people to rebuild neural pathways. It has a strong research base and is designed specifically for schools.

What will this look like in practice?

Whole school: A practical model which directly builds on the school’s pastoral ethos. Thrive Online is an assessment tool which enables staff to assess exactly where a CYP is developmentally and plan a programme to meet their needs. This is used as part of the whole class planning and assessment cycle.

Targeted groups: The assessment can be collated in order to target vulnerable groups and offer additional support – e.g. a group of Secondary students who are struggling to safe stay online, a group of primary children struggling with sensory regulation at playtimes.

Individual pupil: The Assessment is done for each pupil, and produces a profile and action plan. This can be used to work with an individual, directly with the Thrive Practitioner in a regular, creative session. The online tool will also produce a corresponding plan for classroom staff to work with an individual child.

Gosden House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment will be subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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