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Pastoral Support Assistant - Part-time

The Downs CofE Primary School, Deal

  • Ref:KCC886-3163-96S
  • Posted:03/10/2023
  • Pay:KR5
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:06/11/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:Friday 10th November 2023


The Downs Church of England Primary School is looking to recruit a new person to join our dedicated pastoral team.

PAY RANGE:               KR 5 - £11.71

Hours of Work:          8am – 1.15pm weekdays

This exciting opportunity will be filled by a cheerful person who is self-motivated, able to think outside of the box and committed to enhancing the lives of others.

The Pastoral support assistant will be responsible for engaging with families across the school and devising support strategies to engage children in their learning, personal growth and development.

We are a vibrant and thriving Church of England Primary school and part of the DEALT multi academy trust. We can offer excellent support network with regular opportunities for career development.

If you decide to apply for this post, please complete the application form. Your supporting statement should be no longer than 2 sides of A4 and should address the selection criteria detailed in the Person Specification.

We hope you find the information in this pack useful. Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 01304 372486 or email secretary@downs.kent.sch.uk

The successful candidate(s) will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Only applications submitted on the Kent Teach application form will be considered. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.

The Downs CEP School is committed to the protection and safety of its pupils. Any job offer will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check, two references and proof of qualifications.




Information about the school

About us:

The Downs CEP School is located in Kent in the UK. We have wonderful children and a fantastic team of staff who all work together to try and make learning fun!

We are very lucky to have lots of fantastic facilities for our children, including a large field with some great playing equipment, a wonderful library which is jam-packed with books for everyone to enjoy.

Vision Statement:

The Downs CEP School has great aspirations and a strong Christian ethos. Our children learn to show respect for others and the world god created.

Our vision for The Downs CEP School is to put God and Family at the heart of all we do. As a nurturing community, we use the parable of The Mustard Seed “…if you have faith as small as a mustard seed…nothing will be impossible.” (Matthew: 17 v20). This guides the way we value and treat all members of our school community. Through our pastoral care and our rich curriculum experiences we provide a safe and dynamic learning environment in which all can flourish.

Our six Christian Values are at the heart of our vision. Every day we aspire to grow in Faith, Love, Compassion, Kindness, Respect and Forgiveness, so that our school family may experience the joy and hope of “life in all its fullness” (John: 10 v10).


In April 2019, The Downs CEP School became a founding member of the Deal Education Learning Alliance Trust (DEALT) which is a MAT comprised of eight local primary schools within Deal and the surrounding villages. This unique and exciting collaboration of local schools work together to ensure the very best outcomes for all pupils and their families within our town.

Members of DEALT:

• Northbourne Church of England Primary School • The Downs Church of England Primary School • Kingsdown and Ringwould Church of England Primary School • Deal Parochial Church of England Primary School • Sholden Church of England Primary School • Hornbeam Primary School • Sandown School • Worth Primary School

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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.