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Pastoral Support Assistant - Term Time

The North School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-4246-842S
  • Posted:28/09/2022
  • Pay:£17,738 - £18,515 Pro Rata (£20,532 - £21,431 FTE)
  • Start Date:October 2022
  • App Close Date:06/10/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 10th October 2022


  • Salary: £17,738 - £18,515 Pro Rata (£20,532 - £21,431 FTE) SAT4
  • 37 hours per week,
  • Term-time plus 5 staff training days 

We are looking for a Pastoral Support Assistant to work along the Pastoral Support Manager.

The role will include:

  • providing pastoral support to students
  • Delivering interventions to individual students and small groups
  • Supporting students in making good choices in regard to their behavior and learning
  • Ensuring safeguarding procedures are implemented on a daily basis
  • Communication with staff members, external agencies, parents
  • Keeping high quality and accurate records including interventions, communication log, Alternative Provision data base
  • Providing support within the school environment
  • Supporting students in completing a variety of projects such as publishing a school magazine, enterprise projects, school visits.


If you are willing to help our students try to overcome their barriers to learning and you are a proactive, flexible and reliable team player able to use your initiative and make a professional judgement on the spot on choosing the best way of supporting our students within the school environment and you are happy to develop your practice by ongoing learning of new strategies and interventions, we would like to hear from you.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Jo Manning, Office Manager at joanne.manning@swale.at or 01233 614600.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach.  Please note, we cannot accept CVs. 

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 (option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Dates: w/c 10th October2022

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the school

We are proud that The North School is a happy and improving school where students and teachers enjoy learning together. An experienced team of colleagues provide all students with the best possible opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom. Our teachers encourage all students to develop their resilience and independence.

Our students are expected to treat each other and staff with care, courtesy and consideration. They are taught to always try their very best at whatever they do and to value the progress they make as individuals. We value a community approach to education to ensure that there is a broad range of expertise within the school. This enables our students to be supported in all areas, so that they may strive to reach their full potential in school and in their future lives.

At The North School we recognise that the students are at the centre of the learning experience and that they all come with different needs and abilities, not to mention interests and strengths. Therefore, we continually review the curriculum diet available; to ensure that it best reflects the national picture and the needs of the students. This enables us to make the learning experience as skills based as possible with a broad range of subjects and an emphasis on personal achievement.

Working in partnerships with parents and the local community is important to us. Collaboration with parents to ensure that every student in our care reaches their full potential is highly valued. We encourage all parents to get involved in the life of the school. The well-established Parents’ Forum offers an excellent opportunity to influence the developments at The North School.

Our classroom practice and academic achievement is supported by a wide range of facilities that include a Basketball Academy, excellent sports facilities and clubs, a climbing wall and even a full working farm that has achieved great success at the Kent Show.

Part of the Swale Academies Trust, The North School recognises that people have different strengths and interests and aim to give individuals the opportunity to develop those further where possible. The School has a real community feel and really encourages its employees to be part of this community and the wider life of the school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jo Manning
  • Address:The North School, Essella Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8AL
  • Telephone: (01233) 614600
  • Email: joanne.manning@swale.at


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.