Pastoral Support Officer
Ark John Keats is an exceptional school looking to hire exceptional people.
We are recruiting for a passionate Pastoral Support Officer to join our Pastoral Team. We have carefully planned out the levels of self – discipline and attendance that we expect from our pupils. Our approach to pastoral care is clear, we expect the best of pupils, and treat them with the utmost care and kindness. At times this care, and kindness involves holding pupils to account, and being unwavering in our expectations. The role of the Pastoral Team is to support the excellent teaching that happens at every day at Ark John Keats. We need a Pastoral Support Officer who is committed to ensuring that the children of Enfield receive a world class education, enabling them to have genuine choice over their lives.
Ark John Keats was founded in 2013 with one class of reception children. We are now a fully-fledged all-through school, running from nursery to year 13, with over 1800 children. Our secondary school is oversubscribed, with a waiting list for every year group. Our community is composed of supportive and committed families who buy into our vision and work with us to ensure their children achieve all they are capable of in the future.
We aspire for all our children to have the academic knowledge necessary to enable them to progress to university, for pupils to have a love of learning and curiosity about the world, and for them to be polite, well-mannered young people who take responsibility for their choices and drive their own destinies.
Ark John Keats is part of Ark Schools, a hugely successful network serving pupils from deprived communities. Our network shares a belief in our six pillars:
High expectations: Every adult who works at AJK believes in the limitless potential of all children.
Excellent teaching: Subject specialists plan lessons which make pupils work hard and think deeply about the subject, fostering their curiosity and love of learning.
Exemplary behaviour: The AJK community is one of politeness, gratitude and service, where pupils take responsibility for their choices and want to behave impeccably.
Depth for breadth: An academic curriculum, rich in powerful knowledge, opens up opportunities for our children for the rest of their lives.
Knowing every child: A culture of respect and kindness, combined with proactive work with families, leads to positive relationships which unlock learning capabilities.
Always learning: Our culture of continuous improvement is supported by a research-driven programme of development and a spirit of collaboration.
At Ark John Keats, we believe in rigour – our curriculum is full of challenge, and we know that our children are intellectually resilient and capable of learning lots in every subject no matter what their starting point.
We believe in exemplary behaviour – we have sky high standards and support all children to reach these, by focusing on developing pupils’ self-regulation, explicitly teaching pupils how to behave, and by working closely with families.
We believe in the limitless potential of all children – if children work hard, there are no limits to what they can achieve.
At Ark John Keats, you will be joining a committed team of professionals. You will have ten days of CPD over the course of the year. We have a no-email policy after 6pm or at weekends to safeguard work/life balance for our team, and a free gratitude breakfast for all staff on Fridays to share our appreciation for each other.
To apply please submit your application here by 8am on Monday 6th December 2021. In advance of applying please do explore our website and see our relevant phase briefings. For further information, technical queries regarding the application system or to arrange to discuss the role please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 8443 3113.
Start Date: January 2022
Closing date: 8am on Monday 8th December 2021
Salary: Ark Band 6 (£21,198- £25,746) depending on experience
Hours: 8am – 5:30pm Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri, 8am – 5pm on Wednesdays
Working Pattern: Term Time Only (39 weeks per year), fixed term contract (4th January to 31st July 2022)
We value diversity and are committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. The successful candidate will be subject to DBS and any other relevant employment checks.
We are delighted to introduce you to Ark John Keats Academy. The academy is a 3 to 18 all-through school in Enfield, with a mixed comprehensive intake. We opened our doors to our first Reception classes in September 2013 and our first cohort of year ...