Required for immediate start : Pastoral Support Officer - with the opportunity to work in a bespoke way with the sixth form to support pupils in their academic and wellbeing progress (Fixed term 1 year until 31st August 2022 in the first instance - term time only)
An opportunity has arisen to join this successful, thriving 11-18 mixed comprehensive school in which pupils have very positive attitudes towards their learning and are supported fully in all aspects of wellbeing. At Bassaleg we prioritise the development of outstanding learning and teaching alongside wellbeing; both lie at the very heart of our ethos. In an environment in which all members of the school community are cared for, valued and listened to, we support and challenge our students to aspire to be the very best that they can be; enabling them to be responsible, capable and ambitious citizens. We have the highest expectations of our pupils and staff; we are very proud of pupils’ attainment across all key stages and of the dynamic and supportive learning community we have created, as an ‘Innovation School’ for the new curriculum.
At an exciting time in Welsh Education, we pride ourselves on being able to provide an inspired, creative and ambitious curriculum for all of our learners. Anyone choosing to join our school community would be rewarded with extensive Professional Learning opportunities; our friendly team of highly skilled and enthusiastic staff are supported by motivated pupils and an active body of parents and Governors. 21st century schools’ money recently awarded to Bassaleg School will also result in significant improvement to our current facilities across a very large site in coming months; thus ensuring that our environment and resources fully reflect the innovation and creativity within our curriculum and dynamic pedagogical approaches.
This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional candidate, who can, under the direction of the Assistant Headteacher, support our pupils by encouraging and developing pupils’ personal and academic development in the following ways:
The ideal candidate will:
• liaise with the Wellbeing Team in all matters relating to the Behaviour of individual pupils;
• work with the ‘On Call’ team to manage and support pupils’ behaviour;
• be a confident restorative practitioner, improving the positive attitudes that both pupils and staff adopt towards each other;
• actively participate in LLE wellbeing meetings and lead on pupil engagement, the progress of individual pupils and their reintegration into lessons
• actively promote pupil wellbeing and happiness;
• be an excellent role model to help students meet their aspirations;
• support learning, participation and social inclusion;
• recognise and celebrate achievement and effort;
• be committed to working as an active member of the pastoral team and attend relevant pastoral and multi-agency meetings as well as lunchtime duties;
• assist the pastoral team in the identification of early signs of disengagement;
• provide support and guidance to pupils by removing the barriers to learning and raising aspirations;
• be responsible for effectively recording details of intervention work;
• promote, develop and maintain effective and supportive mentoring relationships with pupils working in conjunction with other professionals and external agencies;
• assist in the support of FSM and LAC pupils to ensure we maximise their opportunities for success;
• follow safeguarding guidelines as directed by the Designated Safeguarding Person.
If you have the personal qualities and skills essential to be an outstanding Pastoral Support Officer at Bassaleg School, we look forward to receiving your application.
Bassaleg School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
We are legally obliged to ask you to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. If you are invited to interview, you will be asked to provide appropriate documents such as your full birth certificate/passport/work permit in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on all applicants. This will include an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.