Pastoral Support Assistant
Contract: Hours Flexible/Negotiable: up to 37 hours per week, to cover Monday to Friday, plus Inset Days; 39 weeks per year, 5 days per week
Salary: Band C: points 8-14; £20,493 - £23,080 pro rata: (Actual: £17,490 - £19,698)
Closing Date: Friday 24 September 2021; 9:00 am
Interview Date: Friday 1 October 2021
Would you like to join the staff team of an expanding Alternative Provision Free School?
We are seeking to appoint a Pastoral Support Assistant based at our satellite Saturn Centre site to support our students commencing November 2021. If you are a personable, compassionate individual who is driven to helping all students to achieve their best then this is the post for you. The successful candidate will have a passion for pastoral work, pupil progress and obtaining the best life outcomes for our students.
Across our provisions Solihull Academy is a safe, well-ordered, caring and highly supportive learning environment that will deliver high-quality education to students who need a more closely-focused learning solution. The use of outstanding, inspiring teaching and clear, consistent guidance and support will play a pivotal role in helping each child fulfil their maximum potential for growth, self-worth, and self-regulation.
The Academy leadership team is determined to give our students the best opportunities possible to become successful, responsible citizens with the best life chances. This is a key appointment for the development of the Saturn Centre, and is an exciting opportunity for you to work in an aspirational, therapeutic and innovative environment with students who need you.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:
• Commitment to Inclusion and Alternative Provision as a game changer
• Passion for working with and safeguarding the most vulnerable and high-tariff pupils
• Dealing with attendance issues
• Capacity to build relationships, especially liaising and engaging with parents and carers
• Willingness to learn and grow alongside our provision
• Resilience, focus and adaptability
If you are a team player who is interested in working with young people in an innovative classroom environment, perhaps with previous experience as a Support Assistant in an educational environment we would welcome an application from you.
Application forms are available online, and via the school website www.sa.solihull.sch.uk. Applications can be returned via email to HR@sa.solihull.sch.uk. Alternatively, applications can be returned by post to: FAO Stephen Steinhaus, Principal, Solihull Academy, The Quadrangle, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4LE.
Only applications submitted on a Solihull Academy application form will be considered. Please note that we do not accept CVs.
As an equal opportunities employer, we value diversity. Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented individuals including those:
• aged under 25;
• not in employment, education or training;
• from our local communities including in particular disabled individuals, carers and those from the local BAME and LGBT+ communities.
Solihull Academy is committed to the protection and safety of its students. Posts are subject to an enhanced disclosure by the Disclosure Barring Service.
- Alternative provision with state - free school funding
- Students of mixed gender, age 13 - 16 years