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Pastoral Leader Years 8 & 9 - Term Time

Dartford Science and Technology College, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-4026-326S
  • Posted:30/03/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 8
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:18/04/2023 at 13:00
  • Interviews:TBA


The Governors of DSTC wish to appoint a Pastoral Leader Years 8 & 9 to:

  • To be the first point of contact for parents/carers with concerns and queries.


  • To work with students and parents/carers to ensure that students are wearing the correct uniform.


  • To be a positive presence around the school with the aim of building the self-esteem of students.


  • To work collaboratively to identify students with barriers to learning and those who are at risk of underachieving and to ensure that these students receive the appropriate support.


  • To help students manage and resolve conflict by using and teaching them a variety of strategies to overcome issues.


  • To help students manage and resolve conflict by using and teaching them a variety of strategies to overcome issues.


  • To liaise regularly with the attendance officer and provide support for students and parents/carers where attendance is currently below 90%, including home visits where appropriate.


  • To assist the Senior Leadership Team in investigating behaviour incidents and resolving issues that cause these.


We reserve the right to close this role early and or interview and appoint during the recruitment window should there be a high volume of suitable applicants.

Information about the school

Why work at Dartford Science and Technology College?

DSTC is a small, non-selective secondary school for girls in Dartford. We are family-centred with high aspirations and pride ourselves on excellent pastoral care. There is a strong sense of community, based on excellent relationships between staff, pupils and parents. In 2017 Ofsted graded the school Good overall and Good in each category and in March 2022 they said that DSTC continues to be a good school.

The school is a safe space for pupils to learn and develop as young citizens. The school has high expectations of pupils; behaviour, with strong systems to manage it. As a result, pupils behave very well. 100% of staff feel proud to work at DTSC and 85% of parents who responded to Parent View would recommend DSTC to other parents (Ofsted March 2022).

Lessons at DSTC have a calm and purposeful atmosphere with the students showing a genuine interest in learning. Our teachers tell us they enjoy being able to teach and enable the students to learn without disruption.

We are a Co-operative Trust school and are committed to supporting our workforce to be the best they can be. We can offer accelerated professional development with a personalised approach to developing all staff through coaching, mentoring and both internal and external training. Our new staff will have unparalleled opportunities to learn and bring excellent practice to bear in raising achievement for the students of DSTC.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01322 222445


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.