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Pastoral Leader Full Time 37 Hours Per Week - Term Time

Horizon Primary Academy, Swanley

  • Ref:KCC886-2001-71S
  • Posted:17/11/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 7 (pro rated)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:02/12/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/B 5th December 2022


We are looking to recruit a Pastoral Leader to lead on all areas of wellbeing, emotional and social support and co-ordinate all of the support and intervention for our most vulnerable children, including those eligible for Pupil Premium, including mapping the provision for the whole school, liaising closely with SLT.

 hose who apply should fundamentally believe in our values and have high aspirations for our most vulnerable children, viewing well-co-ordinated pastoral support as a key vehicle in ensuring academic success for our children.

 Those with the following are encouraged to apply:


  • Someone with in-depth knowledge and understanding of our vulnerable children and their families
  • Someone with a knowledge of the issues that face our local community
  • A qualified DSL is desirable
  • Someone with experience of working with outside agencies e.g. CAMHS, Early Help and Social Care
  • Someone with experience of working with children with particularly challenging behaviour


This role is an exciting opportunity for someone to have a significant impact of the lives of our children and to work closely with senior leaders to ensure the very best outcomes and educational experiences for our children and families in the community.

 If you believe you are what we are looking for, we can offer you:

  • A whole-school vision and ethos, focused on providing the very best for every member of the school community and ensuring everyone fulfils their potential and reaches exceptional standards;
  • A strong focus on child and staff wellbeing – for everyone to be their best, they must be in a position to do so;
  • Family-friendly days, which allow for time out of school outside of term time;
  • A whole-school commitment to developing effective pedagogy with a strong teaching and learning culture and environment;
  • Outstanding CPD and development opportunities, tailored to your individual needs, provided by experts in their fields;
  • A high level of support from leaders and colleagues across the school to make you the best you can be, including an enhanced mentoring programme at all levels;
  • An opportunity to work with a blossoming, exceptional curriculum, built to excite children whilst providing opportunities to embed knowledge and skills into their long term memories;
  • A team that works together and supports each other on our exciting journey;
  • A culture of high expectations, coupled with a warm, nurturing ethos;
  • An opportunity to learn from others within the TKAT family and access to a wide network of support and development within the trust;
  • Location with excellent transport links via train and motorways.


To apply for this vacancy please fill in an application and send to the school office or email to tracey.kitchen@horizon-tkat.org

  References will be requested for those short-listed ONLY and prior to interview.

Only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.



Information about the school

Horizon is a school that is committed to high standards and raising achievement. We are a creative and aspirational team with a consistent drive for innovation and school improvement.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of applications. If you have not had any communication within 10 days of the closing date, please take this as confirmation that on this occasion your application has not been successful. Safeguarding: TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check. Our Commitment - Equal, Inclusive, Diverse: TKAT is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to individual experiences, aspirations and accomplishments and learning how to grow better together. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic; this includes applicants wishing to work flexibly. Access to interview: - should you be selected and invited to interview please let us know if you require us to adapt the interview environment. If we can accommodate practical workplace adjustments to assist we will.

For further information about the school please visit the school website: www.horizon-tkat.org

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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.