Pastoral Support Leader (supporting the progress of vulnerable students including PP, LAC, PLAC)

Required September 1st 2018

CST Pay spine points 22 - 28 (£21,306 – £25,744 pro rata)

Term Time only (0.8077FTE)

Actual Salary £17,208.69 - £20,793.23

The Post

At Bristol Cathedral Choir School support for students is provided via the Pastoral Support Team; this supports students’ academic progress and all aspects of their pastoral care. This role will have a focus on supporting the academic progress and welfare of Pupil Premium Students (PP), Looked After Children (LAC) and Previously Looked After Children (PLAC).

The role will be working with the pastoral leadership to determine the best support and interventions, evaluating the impact for vulnerable students, leading meetings with parents/carers, students and outside agencies.  There is an expectation to work after school in meeting with students, parents/carers.

This job is suitable for someone who is looking for a career in education or working with young people. While experience working in a similar field or role is preferable it is not essential. In all cases, training is available for the right candidate who wishes to develop their skill set. What is essential is the drive and determination that every student shall receive the support they need to be given the best chance to succeed; a person who is confident enough to evaluate current provision, identify areas we can improve and then implement the required improvements will be successful in the position. Resilience, confidence and persistence are key attributes as the post holder will be working with young people who may face difficult circumstances.

The full Job Description and Person Specification can be found here.

Method of Application

To apply please visit our TES webpage

Further information about the school is available from our website

Applications should be received as soon as possible and by Sunday June 10th 2018

Interviews will be held on Monday June 18th 2018.

Please note that all posts at the School are subject to initial and periodic checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service as the school takes every measure possible to ensure the safeguarding of its students.

Supporting Statement

The supporting statement should be viewed as a letter of application. It should include reference to any appropriate experience you have, your views on education and the challenges students face. Please make reference to how you would apply yourself to supporting our students. This would typically be no longer than one side of A4.