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Job Ref No. ECC5413-213S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £20,390 - £23,354 per year
Position Start Date: 02/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 20/06/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: To be confirmed  

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Thurstable School is seeking a dedicated and dynamic Pastoral Support Officer to join our pastoral team.

This role involves providing comprehensive pastoral support to students, fostering their motivation and engagement in learning, enhancing their resilience, and supporting their mental health and wellbeing.

Key Responsibilities:

- Delivering whole school pastoral support to students.

- Motivating and engaging students in their learning.

- Developing students' resilience and capacity to respond confidently to challenges.

- Supporting students' mental health and wellbeing.

- Inspiring students to believe in their potential and dream big.

Candidate Requirements:

- Proven track record in supporting the social and emotional development of children and achieving positive outcomes.

- Experience in a school environment is ideal; however, backgrounds in Youth Work or Social Work are also considered.

- Excellent communication skills.

- Ability to build strong relationships with students, staff, and parents.

- Understanding of and capability to work with external agencies to support students.

Desirable Qualities:

- Inspirational, hardworking, and a sense of fun.

- Passion for helping students reach their full potential.

Safeguarding Commitment:

Thurstable School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Why Join Thurstable School?

We believe this is an exciting time to join our school and make a meaningful impact on our students' lives. If you have a passion for working with young people and can bring enthusiasm and commitment to our team, we would love to hear from you.

We look forward to welcoming a new member to our pastoral team and working together to inspire our students to achieve their dreams.

Information about the School

THE SCHOOL A warm welcome to Thurstable School, a school built on ethos and with a clear aim of building knowledge and growing character. At the heart of everything we do lies our core values of aspire, respect and endeavour, values that are lived and not just laminated.

We are at an exciting time of our development as we strive to be a school of character and academic excellence and are looking forward to helping your child become the best version of themselves and achieve great academic outcomes whilst developing good character.

In the Summer of 2022 the GCSE results were “significantly above average” and in the top 20% of the country (Department for Education) and we are unashamedly clear that academic scholarship, reading and writing are at the heart of our curriculum.

We have the wonderful Thurstable Loves To Read programme as well as our innovative Morning Meeting programme based upon cognitive science and are committed that all students leave us with a reading age that matches their chronological age.

Equally important to our ethos is growing character and one of our mantras is “true character is doing the right thing when no one is looking”. We believe that character is taught, caught and sought and are committed to providing as many opportunities for the students to make memories from foreign exchanges, musical productions, Duke of Edinburgh schemes and numerous sporting opportunities.

We are committed to our mission statement of "Building Knowledge, Growing Character". We won’t get everything right, but we will always be honest, be led by our values and learn from the best schools in the country to make ours better.


Our core values ARE Thurstable. The values of Aspire, Respect and Endeavour are part of our DNA and inform all of our interactions and decisions at the school.

These values underpin our daily routines and are experienced in everything from the calm and purposeful atmosphere to the way our students interact with each other, staff and guests. We actively teach and role model these values and are very much part of our unique character curriculum.

We use the idea of 'Phronesis' to guide us. Phronesis is practical wisdom, a virtue which allows us to make the right decisions at the right time for the right reasons.

We expect our students and staff to use phronesis in their daily life at Thurstable.


We aspire to the best jobs, college and university places We aim to achieve the highest outcomes possible We pursue excellence and seek recognition We take risks and love learning We are curious and ask questions


We respect ourselves, others and the environment We are respectful, polite and courteous at all times We are on time and we have the right equipment We treat others in our diverse community as we wish to be treated We always follow instructions: first time, every time We are kind


We work hard to achieve success We focus on the tasks in hand and tackle them conscientiously We have the resilience, tenacity and grit to keep going when others give up We represent the school and participate fully in school life We support others to achieve

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

Fiona Beck
Maypole Road
Tiptree, Colchester
Essex, CO5 0EW
Telephone: 01621 816526

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