Pastoral Support Manager

St Helena School, Colchester
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Job Ref No. ECC5448-186 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 7, Point 19 - Actual Salary from £21,747
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 23/09/2021 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Pay Range: Local Government Scale 7, Point 19-24

Actual Salary from: £21,747

Start Date: 1st November 2021 or as soon as possible

Hours/Weeks: 37 hours per week / 39 weeks per year (term time, plus non-pupil days)

The Role:

We are looking to appoint a dynamic and proactive Pastoral Support Manager to play a prominent role in delivering outstanding pastoral care. Working alongside our Year Leaders and the Directors for Behaviour for Learning, you will demonstrate commitment, drive and have a proactive problem-solving approach in support of outstanding student behaviour and wellbeing.

The role has many facets and will require considerable skills in liaising with parents/carers, students, teachers and other stakeholders, including external agencies with the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships a key to the success of the role. The Pastoral Support Manager will frequently be the person filtering information and tackling situations as they arise thus a calm head and the ability to communicate clearly and confidently are essential.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills and have the highest expectations for yourself and others. You will be able to work both independently and as part of a wider team and prioritise workload accordingly. You will be joining a team of highly skilled and committed professionals who are relentless in the pursuit of pastoral excellence.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the day-to-day provision of a robust and supportive pastoral system to all students To enforce the school rules, maintain discipline and promote attendance whilst providing students with a high level of Pastoral Care.
  • Contributing to the school's long term strategy for pastoral support
  • Establishing, reviewing and refining school systems for pastoral support and behaviour management, as instructed by the Director for Behaviour for Learning.
  • Playing a pivotal role in the effectiveness and success of the school.
  • Assisting the Year Leader and a team of tutors in the care, welfare and academic progress of students.

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

We're looking for you if you have:

  • A good standard of education (ideally Maths/English GCSE grade A* to C or equivalent);
  • Experience of working in a school environment or in a supervisory role with young people will be an advantage;
  • A commitment to high standards of achievement from students and yourself; Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to act on your own initiative;

Why work for The Sigma Trust, St Helena School?

We Can Offer You:

  • A Competitive Salary
  • Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships
  • Employee Benefits: Employee Assistance Programme, Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme and Discounted Gym Membership at selected local gyms

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website

To Apply:

To apply for this post, please complete an application form, available from The Sigma Trust/this website and return it to quoting reference 718. Please read the Notes for Applicants document attached.

Closing date: Midnight, Thursday 23rd September 2021

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

Information about the School

St Helena School, part of the Sigma Trust, is a highly-regarded 11-16 co-educational Academy, recognised as Good by Ofsted in 2014 and now on a journey to Outstanding. Located on 17 acres in historic Colchester, the school has a fine blend of traditional and modern facilities and opened a £2.5m new Science block in 2015, and a £2.5m all weather pitch facility in February 2016.

On 1 September 2016, the school joined The Sigma Trust, a partnership of schools with The Stanway School, The Thomas Lord Audley School, Clacton County High School, Monkwick Junior School and Monkwick Infants School and Nursery. Working in collaboration with all the schools within The Sigma Trust, St Helena has developed and enhanced its development of outstanding professional practice.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Sigma Trust HR Team
St Helena School
Sheepen Road, Colchester
Essex, CO3 3LE
Telephone: 01255 750913

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