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Pastoral Support Assistant

The school wishes to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced Pastoral Support Assistant for a full-time post. The successful candidate will play a key role in the school. The Pastoral side of the school is very impressive with fantastic support.

Applications are invited for a 1st September start

Grade 5 (£27,009 - £28,497) 35 hours per week + 10 days, pro rata salary (£24,324 - £25,664)

Ideally you will have similar experience working in a secondary environment and be available to start very soon.

Main responsibilities:

  • To provide pastoral support to students experiencing difficulties on a day-to-day basis.
  • To work as part of the team that responds to challenging behaviour.
  • To provide information, advice and structured intervention to enable students to make positive choices about their behaviour, attendance and social interaction.
  • To liaise with staff, parents and relevant outside agencies to provide appropriate intervention for students experiencing disruption to their learning
  • To liaise with support staff and teachers to share strategies for support.
  • To develop strong links between the school and families in order to improve educational opportunities for students and to promote a positive attitude towards school.
  • To adopt the keyworker role for named students, to include monitoring their progress, attending any relevant meetings and reporting any concerns to the SENCo and SCR Supervisor.
  • To comply with confidentiality and safeguarding procedures.

If you are seeking a challenging and highly rewarding position, enriching the lives of students and the local community, we look forward to hearing from you.

Application packs can be downloaded from the school website:

Please send completed application to Azeb Tesfaye by email to 

Closing date: Monday 4th July 2022

Interested candidates are welcome to contact the school for an informal conversation with a senior leader about the role and the school or to arrange a visit.

We reserve the right to interview candidates before the closing date.

William Ellis School is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and therefore expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, all appointments are subject to CRB checks and excellent references.