Pastoral and Welfare Lead

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Full time - term time plus specified days
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Closed for applications on 26/03/2019 12:00
£25,718 - £27,632 (pro rata £22,689 - £24,378 )
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Schools - Support
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Closing date:
26 Mar
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Pastoral & Welfare Lead

Status: Permanent (subject to satisfactory completion of a probationary period)

Required: May 2019 or as soon as possible

Hours: 37 hours per week, Term Time Only + 2 weeks

Salary: SCP 28 – SCP 30 £25,718 - £27,632 (pro rata £22,689 - £24,378)

Reporting to: Deputy Headteacher of Dormanstown Primary Academy

We wish to appoint a Pastoral and Welfare Lead to join our academy and work as part of the Pastoral and Welfare Team across the Trust. This will involve working closely with staff whilst also using your own drive and initiative to develop strategies to:

• support families to ensure that their children attend school regularly;
• ensure that children are kept safe and work positively with a range of stakeholders to protect children;
• enable children to be successful through supporting excellent attitudes towards learning and behaviour.

You will be accountable for monitoring registers, verifying reasons for absence and identifying cases of non-attendance that require further investigation. You will be required to contact and visit the homes of children absent from the academy, find ways to build effective relationships with parents and ensure excellent attendance. In addition, you will be required to work closely as part of the safeguarding team, advising on safeguarding issues, preparing reports, making referrals and attending meetings relating to the well-being of children. Together, you will ensure that staff are appropriately trained and follow the policies of the academy. You will also work as part of the pastoral team to ensure and support excellent behaviour for learning through analysing patterns, identifying and addressing concerns and working alongside pupils to support them to access learning, setting high expectations.

You should have an understanding of the statutory nature of education welfare work, a good standard of education and excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. You will need to be confident communicating with parents, children and other professionals. The hours for the role are flexible to meet the needs of the Trust, the academy and its community. As the role involves travel, you must possess a current full driving licence and your own car insured for business purposes.

In return, we can offer you a successful academy which places a high value on its work supporting children’s emotional needs and wellbeing. The best interests of the children are central to our decision making. There is an opportunity to innovate and improve the life chances of our pupils. Additionally, each academy in the Trust has their own post holder and the team work together, share good practice and discuss case work. We also work closely with the safeguarding team at Redcar and Cleveland.

Tees Valley Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check

Applications are invited from prospective candidates who are able to demonstrate that they are able to meet the essential criteria set out in the person specification and who have the vision, values and tenacity to join an amazing team and help continue the journey towards excellence.

Visits to the academy are strongly encouraged and can be arranged by appointment with the academy office on the following dates:

Friday 15th March 2019 – 9:00 a.m.
Thursday 21st March 2019 – 3:15 p.m.

Application packs can be downloaded or printed directly from the Trust website or requested from the Academy. Only applications on Trust’s official application form will be accepted.

If you are submitting your completed application, form by e-mail via please be aware that the academy cannot be responsible for any formatting anomalies when printing. Hand written or electronic printed copies should be posted or hand delivered to the following address for the attention of Mrs Alison Hill:

Dormanstown Primary Academy
South Avenue
Redcar and Cleveland
TS10 5LY

If you have any queries about the application process or the position please feel free to contact Mrs Ruth Hunter, Senior Academy Business Manager on 01642 483696 or email

Closing Date: Tuesday: 26th March 2019 - 12 noon
Shortlisting: Tuesday: 26th March 2019
Interviews: Friday: 29th March 2019

Please note
This job is closed for applications.