Pastoral Support Assistant and House Leader, Kensington and Chelsea

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Chelsea AcademyKensington and Chelsea

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Points 22 to 25 (£24,618 - £26 658) pro rata per annum) plus academy benefits including private healthcare, a laptop and free lunch.
Contract term: Permanent

Chelsea Academy is looking to appoint an excellent Pastoral Support Assistant for Years 10 and 11 who is aspiring to become a Head of Year in two to three years time. This is non-teaching role and will involve working closely with the Senior Pastoral Leader (Years 10 and 11) as well as with the Learning Coaches for the year groups. You will have experience working with teenagers in either a school or youth work setting and will have formed excellent professional relationships with them. You will be calm but firm, approachable yet strict and understand that the best way to help young people succeed is to help them get the best possible academic outcomes. We will expect you to work with student, parents, staff and external agencies, and to have high visibility across the Academy and in the community.

We are currently graded outstanding by Ofsted and SIAMS, have recently been re-designated as a World Class School and are a member of the Leading Edge network. Last summer we achieved our best ever AS and A2 results and are way above national averages at GCSE in terms of both progress and attainment. However, we are much more than a successful, academically focused school. We believe in educating the whole child and our Christian values of joy, perseverance, servant leadership, charity and forgiveness underpin everything we stand for. It is important that all of our staff, teaching and non-teaching, work closely with our young people to ensure that they are successful in all that they do. We are looking for staff who will always go the extra mile for our young people and believe that education happens both in and out of the classroom.

Chelsea Academy has a strong pastoral support system based upon year-based Coaching Groups, with our Learning Coaches being key figures in understanding the learning and social needs of the students in their Coaching Groups. Our Coaching Groups form part of a House system which encourages collaboration and a strong sense of community that is put into practice during events such as Sports Day and Inter-House competitions. 

We aim to create firm discipline within a positive, caring atmosphere and to develop supportive relationships between students and staff. Discipline and relationships will be guided by the Academy’s distinctively Christian ethos. The Academy recognises the importance of treating students as individuals, created in God’s image, who all have an important contribution to make to the Academy and to society as a whole. 

Chelsea Academy is a great place to work (we are one of the few schools in the country with Investors in People Gold, re-accredited in April 2017), our staff are friendly and supportive and we offer a whole range of professional development opportunities no matter what stage you are at in your career. We offer internal and external training throughout the year,  as your professional development is important to us.   Academy staff have access to a wide range of benefits these include a private healthcare package, 24 hour GP service, physiotherapy and a confidential well-being support line as well as a laptop and free lunch.  

How to apply

Please use "Quick Apply" service n the TES to apply for this post.  It will assist the shortlisting process if applicants can address directly the criteria in the person specification in their supporting statements.

If you have any further questions about this post, then please feel free to contact Anisha Yatally (HR Adviser) who will put you in contact with the relevant staff member. Visits to the Academy and / or requests for informal discussions with the Principal are welcome and can be arranged by Anisha. 

Closing Date: Monday 24th June 2019, 12 noon 

Interview Date: Friday 28th June 2019 

Position start date: September 2019

Equal Opportunities and Safer Recruitment

Chelsea Academy is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from suitable candidates no matter their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, however, we do expect all our staff to note and follow our Christian ethos which is outlined on our website. Please note that Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to satisfy successful references, an enhanced police / Security Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and right to work in the UK  prior to starting employment with the Academy.

If you want to work in a happy, purposeful inner city Academy with a strong Christian ethos and commitment to helping every student go on to university or meaningful employment, then we would welcome your application.

Yours faithfully 

Matt Williams


More about Chelsea Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Lots Road, London, SW10 0AB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 7376 3019
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