School: Orion 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)
Orion Academy is seeking an inspirational and dynamic Pastoral Support Worker for a term time only position. If you are committed to enriching and improving the lives of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, if you would like to join a team which delivers an exciting and diverse curriculum which is not driven by the National Curriculum or exam outcomes, and if you want to work in a vibrant Special Academy – we want to hear from you.
Orion Academy provides education for students with a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, including Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs and Cognition and Learning Needs, on its site in the outskirts of Oxford. The Academy will move to new state of the art buildings on the same site in 2021. All students have an Education, Health and Care Plan, which drives their educational provision.
The Academy is a member of The Gallery Trust, an expanding Special Needs Trust which is dedicated to improving outcomes for SEND learners in 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.
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 download an application form and job pack from our website www.thegallerytrust.co.uk
If you are unable to download an application pack, please telephone 07944 901169 to request further information, an application form and job pack.
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.
Please note that CV applications will not be accepted.
Please submit your application form by 5pm on Sunday 26th September 2021 via email or post (email address is included in the candidate application pack).