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Pastoral Manager/Semh Interventions - Goldwyn Folkestone - Term Time

Goldwyn School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7041-346S
  • Posted:26/01/2024
  • Pay:KR6
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:29/02/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


This position is based at Goldwyn School, Parkfield Road, Folkestone, Kent CT19 5BY

The postholder must hold a clean driving licence as transporting students to vocational courses in Ashford is required

Goldwyn School is seeking to appoint a Pastoral Manager who can make a strong contribution as part of our team supporting students’ pastoral, behavioural and welfare needs across the school. Delivering targeted SEMH interventions such as forest school, Emotion coaching, Incredible 5 point scale and social programmes.  Duties will include assisting in the smooth running of the school day and dealing with pastoral, behaviour and welfare issues as well as contributing to our curriculum enrichment programme and supporting students in the class.  Flexibility, resilience and a sense of humour are important characteristics alongside excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

As a Pastoral Manager, you will provide a vital link between families, the school and other partnership agencies. You will work creatively to provide and co-ordinate a range of support to remove barriers to learning and improve outcomes for our young people. The successful candidate will also address concerns relating to student attendance.

The successful candidate must have experience of supporting individuals and groups of students along with high levels of written and verbal communication, organisational and administrative skills.

All our students have an Education, Health and Care Plan in place and a range of needs including Social, Emotional & Mental Health difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and ADHD.

This post is offered on Kent Range 6 £23,801 - £25,262 per annum pro rata (actual starting salary £20,653.78 per annum) and is for 37 hours per week, 39 weeks a year (term time only plus 5 staff development days).  

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact Barry McGinn, Director of Pathway: barry.mcginn@goldwyn.kent.sch.uk  if you would like to arrange a visit or find out more information.


Closing Date: 22.02.24

Goldwyn School reserves the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process and early applications are encouraged.


Information about the school

Goldwyn is an outstanding and unique secondary (11-18) SEMH special school in Kent, operating over 4 sites in Ashford and Folkestone, with each site running its own distinctive educational pathway.

We are a highly regarded and successful school which has expanded its provision to meet the needs of our increasingly complex and vulnerable students.

Following an internal restructuring, we are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed strategic leader to work with the Principal to maintain the outstanding provision we have created, whilst seeking to develop innovative and exemplary practice within SEMH education.

Goldwyn School is a KCC Foundation Special School for children and young people with an EHCP for SEMH needs from age 11 to 18. Students who are admitted to the school have complex and wide ranging difficulties and come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and a wide geographical area.

Goldwyn School is an Outstanding School (Ofsted 2022) for students with SEMH needs, and consists of: • Goldwyn Ashford in Great Chart, Ashford (TN23 3BT) • Goldwyn Folkestone in Parkfield Road, Folkestone (CT19 5BY) • Goldwyn Vocational Centre in Leacon Road, Ashford, Kent (TN23 4FB) • Goldwyn Plus in Beaver Lane, Ashford (TN23 5NX) (our alternative curriculum programme)

Why Work at Goldwyn: • “Goldwyn is a family; a truly supportive unit” – School Governor • We are values driven – they are not words on a page, they are core to our school and its ethos • We have a strong and dynamic leadership team who support each other and who offer an extensive level of coaching and expertise • Our staff are our secret weapon – without a staff that feel supported and invested in, we cannot offer our students the very best education. Our staff wellbeing strategy, ambassadors and events build and sustain our team • Collaborative working is well established at the school and this fosters a culture of staff learning • There is a learning culture for our staff, with extensive CPD on offer for effective and tailored professional development • The school adopts a 2-week extended October half term to support staff wellbeing • Working from the KSENT Trust, you will have opportunities to participate in practitioner research in education, school-to-school support, and a range of leadership development programmes • Opportunities to work with partners and national leaders at the forefront of SEMH education

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01233 662177

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.