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Pastoral Lead - Term Time

Canterbury Road Primary School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-2254-177S
  • Posted:27/09/2023
  • Pay:KR6 pro rata
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:04/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:09.10.23


The responsibilities of the Pastoral Lead are broad but, in essence, the role is to support children to improve their social and emotional wellbeing so that they can be increasingly independent in overcoming barriers to their learning. The successful candidate will work closely with the SENDCo who will line manage and support the successful candidate.


Values, qualities and skills

  • To be a positive role model in all aspects of school life
  • To promote and uphold all school policies
  • To be flexible and adaptable to meet the ever-changing needs of the children
  • To listen to, value and engage with children’s views and opinions
  • To work with children as directed by the SENDCo or school leadership
  • To regard and maintain confidentiality in all aspects of school life
  • To be able to work on own initiative and manage your time effectively
  • To work as part of a team, liaising regularly; recognising your contribution to the understanding of the whole child
  • To maintain effective records as required
  • To undertake further training in order to stay abreast with current theory and understanding
  • To have a proven track record of having impact working in a school setting.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • To deliver specialist intervention (such as ELSA) to support children in overcoming barriers to their learning and wider progress
  • To work in class to support groups or individuals as directed in order that children can apply the strategies taught to their learning
  • To be present as our first pupils come in, ensuring that there is a consistent thread for some of our children with additional need from the start to the end of the day
  • To meet with individuals or groups to act as a mentor and safe space to discuss their worries and concerns
  • To liaise with staff and parents, where appropriate, to ensure we work together for the best interests of the children
  • To operate a flexible timetable that meets the needs of the children
  • Engage with review meetings with school staff and wider professionals to discuss the needs of particular children
  • To monitor and assist with social times in order to support individuals or groups of children to socialise appropriately
  • To be proactive in being up to date with current safeguarding practices and seek clarification where needed
  • To engage with supervision termly
  • To support children with transition to new schools as required
  • To assist in class and on school trips when required



37.25 hours per week, term time only.

07.45 – 16.00 (30 minutes lunch break)


Please email headteacher@canterbury-road.kent.sch.uk for more information. Support staff applications forms should be downloaded from the kent-teach website and the person specification is attached. In your application, please explain how your experience matches the points in the person specification and give examples of your work.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and an offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

Canterbury Road Primary School is a one form entry primary school close to Sittingbourne town centre and within easy reach of the M2, M20 and the train station.

We have interested, curious children who love to learn and enjoy coming to school. Our children make excellent progress from their start points and progress & attainment are above national levels at KS2 as they move into their secondary education. We have highly skilled staff who are committed to the development of the whole child and a have an unwavering focus on all pupils achieving their best.

We are very well resourced and have committed staff dedicated to our children and their families.

Please contact the school office office@canterbury-road.kent.sch.uk or Timothy Pye, headteacher@canterbury-road.kent.sch.uk for further details.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01795) 423818


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 Education.