Behaviour Support Worker - Pastoral Care Assistant

Ghyllgrove Primary School, Basildon
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Job Ref No. ECC2611-91 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 5, Point 8-11
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 06/06/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: Thursday 16 June  

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Behaviour Support Worker - Pastoral Care Assistant

Pay Scale 5, Point 8-11 £20,852-£22,129 Pro-rata

Actual starting salary £13,226-14,036 PLUS £404 outer fringe allowance

Hours: 8.45am to 3.15pm (39 working weeks per year plus holiday entitlement)

About Us

Ghyllgrove Primary School is a vibrant and growing school with an excellent reputation in its community.

We are a successful and supportive school that strive to achieve the best for pupils through continually aiming to improve our own skills and talents. We provide excellent support with a full induction programme and continuing professional development opportunities driven by our experienced Senior Leadership Team and outside training.

'Parents are extremely positive about the school. Survey respondents unequivocally recommend the school to other parents.'

'The school is highly inclusive. Respect, kindness and tolerance are embedded throughout daily life. Pupils embody fundamental British values by 'living, growing, and succeeding together'.'

'All staff are committed to doing their very best for pupils academically, socially and emotionally. Staff are a unified team. They work well together and learn from each other. The results from the staff survey are overwhelmingly positive.'

Ofsted Report 8 May 2019

About the Role

We are seeking to appoint two enthusiastic and reliable Pastoral Care Assistants who have high expectations of all pupils and themselves. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to start or continue a career in education in a well-established and welcoming department.

Our Blueroom team provide support to our pupils while they are at school to ensure that they are able to learn to their full potential and prepare them for life at secondary school and beyond. The Blueroom team help remove barriers to learning and success by working closely with pupils and liaising with parents/carers to identify issues affecting pupil progress and provide support as appropriate. The successful candidate will need to be integral to enhancing the life chances of all pupils at Ghyllgrove Primary School with a focus on attitudes to learning and engagement.

This vacancy provides excellent professional development opportunities including safeguarding, Autism awareness, learning support, mental health, first aid, coaching, mentoring, zones of regulation, social thinking and play therapy.

Personal Attributes Required

You should have the ability to adapt to unpredictable and challenging situations and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

It is important that you are able to work collaboratively as part of a team and with all members of the school community and wider organisations.

The successful candidates will also need:

  • 3 or more GCSE's, including Maths & English at A-C grade
  • Experience of working with primary age children
  • Show initiative in their working environment
  • Patient and a good communicator with a positive disposition

Please find attached the job description for more information.

How to apply

Please apply online via Essex School Jobs or if you would prefer, you can download the application form before completing and returning to Mrs Amy Slatter, HR Officer at HR@ghyllgrove.essex.sch.ukor by post to:

c/o Mrs Amy Slatter

HR Officer

Ghyllgrove Primary School

The Gore


SS14 2BG

Visits to our school are welcome and can be scheduled by contacting our HR Officer, Mrs Amy Slatter on 01268 450067 or by email

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety, and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, of children and young people. Promoting equality of opportunity and community cohesion where the diversity of different backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and positively valued. The fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs and expects all staff, volunteers and other workers to share this commitment. The safer recruitment process will be adhered to.

Information about the School

Ghyllgrove Community Primary School and Resource Base for Hearing Impaired children is a special place where the staff are dedicated to providing the best for all the children. We aim to ensure that our children are safe, happy and allowed to achieve, by providing a well structured engaging curriculum and by positively promoting good behaviour.

We are dedicated to ensuring that all children develop a love of learning, as well as respect and care for one another.

We believe that a partnership between parents, families and school is one of the most important relationships, to ensure that the children are able to fulfill their potential. The school is proud of its links with other agencies within our community to support all our families and children.

We employ more than 100 teaching and support staff and seek to hire, develop and continue our retention of the best suitable people to create a diverse, creative and non-discriminative environment, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect to ensure the very best in the delivery of excellent learning and teaching to our pupils.

We are delighted that you have taken the opportunity to consider us as your future employer and hope that we have given you an insight in to the daily life of our school. Should you require further information please contact our HR Officer, Amy Slatter on 01268 450067.

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

Amy Slatter - HR Officer
The Gore
Ghyllgrove, Basildon
Essex, SS14 2BG
Telephone: 01268 450067

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