Pastoral Support Assistant

The Edith Borthwick School, Braintree

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Job Ref No. ECC7048-429 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 7 - £19,546 (pro rated salary)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 23/02/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: w/c 26th February 2024 Shortlisting Starts:  26/02/2024

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We are a highly successful community all age special school for students aged 3-19 years old with severe and complex learning difficulties including autism. The original Edith Borthwick School was purpose built in Bocking in1976, and was designated a 'New Model Special School' by Essex Local Authority in 2006. In September 2015 we moved to our brand new, purpose built school in Braintree which offers superb facilities. We currently have a 240 pupil/student placement capacity.

A key feature of our school is the provision of a high quality education programme tailored specifically for individual needs. Meeting individual needs follows a route of Education Health Care Planning, with personalised plans engaging with a wide range of supporting agencies.
The school has an extended workforce with a large dedicated staff team who constantly strive to ensure that each pupil and student maximises their potential. Our wide range of specialist staff and facilities ensures that appropriate support and guidance is available for all students across the full curriculum/age range.

We are looking for a Pastoral Support Assistant to support our learners with emotional regualtion and supporting staff to implement the right strategies. Experience of working with children with severe/complex needs would be benefical, as well as having a good understanding of child development and how this presents in SLD learners.

The role is Monday to Friday 0830-1530, 39 weeks Term time only and 5 non pupil days

Scale 7 point 19 - £29,777 (pro rated £19,546)

You can read more about us on our website at

Please apply online or ring the School for an application form and if you would like a tour of the school - 01376 529300

Please note previous applicants need not apply.

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

Claire Baker
Springwood Drive, Braintree
Essex, CM7 2YN
Telephone: 01376 529300

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