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Pastoral and Learning Assistant - Term Time

Turner Free School, Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-4021-111S
  • Posted:27/06/2022
  • Pay:AR06 £20,847 (£19,694 pro rata)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:12/07/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed

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Apply to play a key role in supporting the wonderful scholars at our school!

We are offering a unique opportunity to be part of our fantastic school, which aims to provide an outstanding education for every scholar. If you are passionate about making a difference to the lives of children, through supporting them to achieve, both academically and personally, then this could be the ideal role for you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated, patient and caring Pastoral and Learning Assistant.

We welcome applications from candidates who have energy and drive to suppot the Pastoral and Learning team make a real difference.  Experience in Safeguarding, First Aid, Mental Health First Aid and Resilience training would be an advantage.  

In return we will offer you:

  • A professional, hardworking and supportive team of staff
  • Enthusiastic pupils who are willing to learn and are proud of their learning environment
  • The opportunity to develop in a supported and structured environment
  • Opportunities for further promotion within the school and across the Trust
  • A Trust which takes pupil and faculty welfare seriously
  • Private healthcare from Benenden Health medical, including a 24/7 prescription GP service, counselling, access to the BUPA hospital network and physiotherapy.  
  • A genuine opportunity to make a difference by being part of the exciting Trust vision.

For our ethos and values, please see our website www.turnerschools.com

The successful candidate will be expected to play a full part in our Family Dining, sharing lunch with our wonderful children every day. All employees of the school are expected to contribute to the wider life of the school community and candidates should be mindful of this when applying for the position.

A good level of written and verbal communication is essential and will be assessed at interview.

39.5 hours a week

Term Time plus INSET days plus 3 additional weeks

Information about the school

The Turner Free School is an academically ambitious and inclusive school for 11-18 year old pupils in the Cheriton area of Folkestone. In other words, it is a grammar-style school for everyone. As a smaller than average secondary school, all pupils are known and educated as individuals. The school has a knowledge-led curriculum, organised along the principles established by Professors Michael Young of the IOE and E.D. Hirsch of the University of Virginia, to ensure all pupils receive the knowledge they need to thrive in the modern world. In addition, to give pupils a leading edge for further education and employment, modern foreign languages are emphasised, with the aspiration that all pupils will achieve a working standard by the time that they graduate from the school.

As a free school the Turner Free School is a new Academy school; directly funded by central government and independent of Local Authority control. Like other free schools, the Turner Free School has a responsibility to expand the educational offer locally, to promote higher standards inclusively, to address local social issues and to ensure excellent value for the public purse.

The Turner Free School is part of Turner Schools, a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) based in Folkestone on the beautiful Kent coast. The Turner Schools family includes five schools in Folkestone:-

• Folkestone Primary

• Folkestone Academy

• Morehall Primary

• Martello Primary

• Turner Free School

We provide education through pre-school, primary, secondary and on to sixth form. Each academy is individual and responds to the needs of its local community to provide the best possible opportunity for its young people. We promote high academic standards, while ensuring crucial opportunities for personal and emotional development.

Turner Schools is committed to Transforming children’s futures…Empowering children’s futures…Strengthening communities.

To help us achieve this Turner Staff ‘Walk the Turner Talk’

They will:

• Speak and act with care: always show compassion and respect for children.

• Act boldly: be ambitious for yourself and the children and young people we serve.

• Learn from adversity: be evaluative, thoughtful and reflective.

• Challenge convention: be curious, welcome difference and unfamiliar thinking.

• Connect with others: support colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team.

• Use your voice: offer different views and ask questions.

• Do what it takes: be relentless in pursuing the best for children.

• Ask for support: be open and honest when plans go awry.

• Don’t give up: be calm, resilient and measured when managing challenges.

Turner Schools is committed to giving a powerful education to local families through schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to thorough recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

We would welcome applicants to visit the school prior to application to experience the culture and ethos. Please contact HR@TurnerSchools.com if you would like to arrange a tour.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com

Documents

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).