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Pastoral Support Officer

Coombe Wood SchoolSouth Croydon

Career Opportunity in thriving, active team

Grade 5/6 NJC point 12-20

Term Time only - 32.5 hours per week

The Pastoral Support Officer has a varied range of responsibilities for which we are seeking at least A level standard of education and preferably school-based experience of pastoral support and care.  *Salary grade dependent on level of responsibilities.  

Combining traditional and cutting edge teaching methods, Coombe Wood uses effective models of in-class support that enable students to be as independent as possible, while receiving the scaffolding they need to encourage achievement. This role involves communicating closely with the subject teachers, the SEND team, HOYs and parents, to gain a sound grasp of students’ backgrounds and hence enable effective support and care. As with all roles that support learning, staff are required to be flexible so the remit includes both group support and individual work with some of our students. If you are an enthusiastic team player ready to join us on this journey, please access further details of the duties which are listed in the Job Description in the Candidate Pack available for download on  http://www.cws-croydon.co.uk/Current-Opportunities  


Our ethos derives from the theoretical and practical nature of sport with TEAMWORK, RESPECT, ENJOYMENT, DISCIPLINE and SPORTSMANSHIP as its core values. All staff are expected to demonstrate and support these in their everyday work. Coombe Wood School teaching and non-teaching staff will work closely together across many different areas of the school to ensure the best possible learning experiences for our students.

Coombe Wood School is part of Folio Education Trust: http://www.folio-education.co.uk/ . This is a local collaboration of schools, with future possibilities of shared training or working at more than one school, so by becoming part of the team at Coombe Wood School, your career will experience wider benefits.


This is a new secondary fully-inclusive co-educational school, serving the communities of South and Central Croydon, established to meet an urgent rising local demand. The site of the ‘new build’ school is opposite Lloyd Park in South Croydon, with an excellent Tramlink service to and from East Croydon station (just 5 minutes’ journey-time away) and a short walk from several bus routes. Over £35 million has been invested in building a state-of-the-art school which includes enhanced sports and performing arts facilities, comprising a competition-sized sports hall, a full-size 3G artificial surface, sprung dance floor studios, music rooms and a recording studio

Benefits include:

• Chance to join an innovative and supportive ground breaking team. 

• Opportunity of career progression with natural expansion of the school.

• 7 INSET days per year, CPD and well-being feature clearly in SDP

• Heavily oversubscribed, catchment includes many aspirational, supportive families.

• Working with students who use MyZone technology to track and improve their fitness, as a result increasing their focus and concentration in class.

• Outstanding brand new £35 million buildings opened in January 2021.

• Free access to new sports amenities for staff.

Application Procedure

Please download the candidate pack and application form or visit http://www.cws-croydon.co.uk/Career-Opportunities  There are virtual tours and faculty talks signposted on our website.  For enquires about this role please contact jdoble@cws.foliotrust.uk

Please email your completed applications to careers@cws.foliotrust.uk  in compliance with safer recruitment guidelines CVs will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 9am Wednesday 22nd September

Interviews:       Monday 27th September

Folio Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The recruitment process will include an enhanced DBS check, medical screening, confirmation of right to work in the UK and all other pre-employment checks in line with safer recruitment requirements.

The Candidate Privacy Notice (“Privacy Notice”) is published on our web site www.folio-education.co.uk

Equal Opportunities

At Folio Education Trust we believe that all individuals are of equal value and we are committed to equal opportunities for all. All people who work and study in the school have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, class, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation and religion or belief.

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