Pastoral Assistant

The Deanes, Benfleet

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Job Ref No. ECC5424-284 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: LG Scale 4 Pts 7-8
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 02/06/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBA  

Job Description

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Role: Pastoral Assistant
Pay Scale: LG Scale 4 Points 7 - 8 (pay award pending)
Working hours: 37 hours per week, term time time only plus Inset days.
Working Pattern:Monday - Thursday 8.20 am - 4.20 pm; Friday 8.20 am - 3.50 pm
Actual annual salary: £20,827 - £21,117
Start Date: As soon as possible


We are looking to appoint a proactive Pastoral Assistant who will provide excellent support for all students who attend the school. As a member of our Pastoral Team, this role involves working closely with staff, students, parents, carers and other agencies to promote student progress, attendance and wellbeing. The ideal candidate will have experience of working with children from a range of backgrounds and be able to manage competing priorities and deadlines with a flexible approach. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, positive and be able to demonstrate resilience and adaptability within a school or similar environment.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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Information about the School

The Deanes is a small secondary school where each and every one of our students can feel happy, respected and known as an individual within our safe and accepting community. We aim to create a positive and respectful environment for all members of The Deanes, with consistently high expectations and standards. Our curriculum caters for individual strengths and needs, enabling every student to make outstanding progress and provide them with extensive opportunities for personal development.

The well-being of our staff is a high priority. All staff at The Deanes have access to high quality training to further develop their teaching practice. Staff can take advantage of free gym membership and we are fortunate to have an onsite children’s nursery which may be able to accommodate your childcare needs.

In September 2021 the school joined the South East Essex Academy Trust, which comprises 7 local primary and secondary schools, who form a collaborative multi academy trust.

The Deanes is well situated in South East Essex, with good links to public transport. We are situated within ten minutes of Benfleet and Rayleigh Rail Stations, where a 45 minute train journey will take you into London. There is also ample car parking onsite.

The Deanes is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects its entire staff to share this commitment. All postholders working in our schools will be considered to work in Regulated Activity and will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance all shortlisted candidates may be subject to online searches that may include social media. For further information please contact

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.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Mrs V Ashcroft
Daws Heath Road
Thundersley, Benfleet
Essex, SS7 2TD
Telephone: 01268 773545

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