Pastoral Support Worker

Northern House AcademyOX2 7JN

School: Northern House Academy

Contract: Permanent. 32 hours per week, 38 weeks a year, term time only

Actual Annual Salary: £20,430 to £22,426 (FT £27,741 to £30,451)

Northern House Academy is seeking an inspirational and dynamic Pastoral Support Worker for a term time only position. If you share our passion for making a real difference to the lives of children and young people with special needs, this could be the opportunity you are looking for.

About Us:

Northern House Academy is a special school for primary age children who have been identified as having Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties. We currently have 89 children on roll and all our pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). The Academy is part of The Gallery Trust, a multi academy Trust dedicated to improving outcomes for SEND learners throughout Oxfordshire. The Trust has a national reputation for excellence and is influential in the development of SEND strategy in the county.

About the Role:

We are recruiting for a Pastoral Support Worker to assist and support the Head Teacher and teaching staff in providing high standards of pastoral care, teaching and learning across the curriculum and to promote The Gallery Trust’s vision and ethos.

The role of the Pastoral Support Worker involves setting appropriate boundaries for children, supporting with their education and care and liaising with families to get the best possible outcomes. Pastoral Support Workers work across the whole school, including supporting pupils with complex health and medical needs as well as those who may demonstrate physically challenging behaviour.

About You:

We are looking for an individual who has a good understanding of complex barriers to learning and will demonstrate a resilient and instinctive approach in meeting our pupils’ needs.

You will support colleagues within the class environment as well as contributing to specific interventions designed to encourage engagement with learning and development of social and independence skills.

You will be a champion of restorative practice.

You will have, or be willing to quickly develop, a good understanding of our school curriculum, how to create a climate for success and how to support pupils with special educational needs and disabilities to learn and develop.

How to Apply:

To apply for this post, please email an application form (email address can be found in the candidate information pack). The application form and candidate information pack can be downloaded from The Gallery Trust website If you are unable to download the application form, please call 07944 901169 to request one.

Please submit your application form by 5pm Wednesday 29th September 2021.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 5th October 2021.

Please ensure you detail any gaps in employment and use the selection criteria which is contained in the job pack when you prepare your application, as shortlisting for interview will be based on how closely you demonstrate your ability to fulfil the essential criteria.

We do not accept CVs.

The Gallery Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check, Occupational Health check and a probationary period of 6 months. The Gallery Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of ethnic backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our school community.

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