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Senior Pastoral Manager - Term Time Only + 5 Sdds - Term Time

The Charles Dickens School, Broadstairs

  • Ref:KCC886-4016-637S
  • Posted:03/10/2022
  • Pay:BCAT 9 - £30,485-£34,693 (£26,336-£29972 pro rata)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:04/10/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:TBC



BCAT is a small, but highly ambitious Academy Trust consisting of 3 schools,  Barton Court Grammar School, The Charles Dickens School and the new free school, Barton Manor School.

Barton Court Grammar School (BCGS) is a state, selective, co-educational school with a strong reputation for its high academic standards and its caring and supportive ethos. The School is an accredited ‘Advanced Thinking School’ and is also the lead school of Barton Court Academy Trust (BCAT). The Charles Dickens School (CDS) joined BCAT on 1 March 2017 and Barton Manor School, a free school which is a 5 form entry 11-18 non-selective school with a joint Sixth Form with BCGS is co-sited to BCGS opened on 1 September 2022.

The Post

A well qualified Senior Pastoral Manager is required to support the Senior Deputy Headteacher and two Assistant Headteachers in promoting outstanding behaviour which will support school improvement, including supporting teaching and learning through eliminating low level disruption and ensuring the safety of all pupils and meeting excellent standards of attendance and punctuality.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the School's vision and values and promote excellence in all aspects of school life.  Confidence in interventions to support colleagues in ensuring good student behaviour, providing learning opportunities outside of the Referral Unit and managing day to day organisation is key.

Previous experience of working in a school is desirable along with working with SEN students and those with extreme behaviour.  Candidates should be proactive, positive, non judgemental and have excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate sensitively with parents.

Hours of work are 37 per week, 8.00am-4.00pm Mon-Thu and 8.00am-3.30pm Fri (to include 30 minutes unpaid lunch break). 


This is a term time only post plus 5 Staff Development Days one of which will be the first day of each academic year and the remainder as agreed across the year.


Deadline for applications; Wednesday 5 October 2022 @ 9am.  The School reserves the right to commence the interview process at any time prior to the closing date so early application is recommended.



Applications for this post should be made online only via the School’s website. CVs alone will not be accepted. Please email your application to Mrs Anne-Marie Ormsby – recruitment@cds.kent.sch.uk

If you wish to discuss this post further please contact Mrs Ormsby by telephone.

Deadline for applications is Monday 10 October 2022 @ 9am.  The School reserves the right to interview prior to the closing date so early applications are encouraged.

The Charles Dickens School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application via the Disclosure & Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for Children.

Information about the school

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The Charles Dickens School is an 8 form entry, 1200 student school. The School has great facilities and continues to be oversubscribed.

This is an exciting time to join The Charles Dickens School as it joins the Barton Court Academy Trust (BCAT) working in partnership with Barton Court Grammar School Academy, an outstanding rated co-educational grammar school in Canterbury. This new venture will see The Charles Dickens students and staff benefit from outstanding leadership and the sharing of best practice. The Trust is committed to excellence in professional development.

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