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Pastoral Support Assistant Teaching/Child Support - Full-time

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-4045-504S
  • Posted:19/04/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range KR6
  • Start Date:June
  • App Close Date:26/04/2024 at 11:00
  • Interviews:ASAP


Contract:             Permanent, Term Time only plus five inset days

Hours:                  37 hours per week

Salary:                  Kent Range KR6 (FTE 25,127-26,383, actual salary for working TTO £21,804.39-£22,894.31)

Responsible to: SLT


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, positive and committed Pastoral Support Assistant to join our highly regarded pastoral support team within the school. This is a great opportunity to join a highly successful school as part of a friendly and very hard-working department.


Overall Responsibility

  • The Pastoral Support team has responsibility primarily for supporting the Assistant Headteachers and Heads of Year to achieve high-quality pastoral care of students, enabling students to achieve the highest standards of learning, ensuring that students are successful, confident and happy.
  • To triage pastoral concerns under the guidance of the Assistant Headteachers and indicate appropriate pathways for students.
  • Act as DDSL within the school.
  • To refer cases to DSL, other DDSL, Heads of Year or Form Tutors as appropriate.
  • To ensure that students follow the schools high expectations, both in and out of the classroom.
  • Contribute to the safeguarding and promotion of the wellbeing and personal care of children and young people with regard to the area child protection procedures.


The successful candidate will work with our well-established pastoral team and will be responsible for supporting the Heads of Year to achieve high-quality pastoral care of students, enabling students to achieve the highest standards of learning and ensuring that the students are successful, confident and happy. They will also offer medical support, act as DDSL within the school and provide administrative support in meeting the welfare and pastoral needs of students. They will need excellent time management, strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to prioritise duties; they will also need to work on their own initiative whilst working part of a wider team.

Information about the school

About Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys Headteacher: Amanda Simpson

Location: Tunbridge Wells (TN4 9XB) Type of School: Community Boys Grammar School Kent Age range: 11 - 18 Gender: Boys with mixed Sixth Form Number of students: 1388 plus 338 at Sixth Form Average class size: 30 in KS3, 23 in KS4, 15 in Sixth Form Number of teaching and support staff: 160 Date school established: 1956 External recognition: Good Ofsted and Investors in Careers Award

The School Context Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys is a successful and popular selective 11-18 dual-site school, with a site in Tunbridge Wells and a brand new campus in Sevenoaks.

At Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, our curriculum is underpinned by our school values of respect, excellence and determination. Our broad academic curriculum, delivered through the scheduled delivery of lessons and the diverse range of co-curricular activities, provides our students with the opportunity to develop into the individuals we know that they have the potential to become.

We are extremely proud of our excellent academic record and (as a selective school) are committed to achieving the highest standards. That said, our philosophy at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys is that education is about personal development and should give young people every opportunity to explore and learn about the world around them. We hope to empower our students not only to achieve academic excellence but also to develop into global citizens who will go on to make a positive contribution to society.

Staff will benefit from a positive working environment, with strong support for professional development and specialist teaching rooms. We aim for high standards and the pursuit of academic excellence, helping every student to reach their full potential through the development of skills, concepts and knowledge, within the framework of a caring community. Relationships between staff and students are based on trust, mutual respect and a determination to succeed.

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys offers Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and other subject specialist training through the Kaizen Teaching School Alliance.

Living and working in Tunbridge Wells Tunbridge Wells and its immediate environment present an ideal location in which to live and work. The elegance of the Pantiles with its variety of excellent shops and restaurants, the beauty of the surrounding countryside, especially The High Weald, and the wide range of cultural and sporting facilities ensure that there is much to encourage even the most dedicated professional to enjoy some relaxation. The surrounding villages provide excellent residential property within a commutable distance. Tunbridge Wells is also within an hour’s reach of London and is well-served by Gatwick Airport, Ebbsfleet and Ashford for Eurostar connections.

The School benefits from its proximity to Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre. Staff receive a discounted membership. Facilities include swimming pool, diving pool, all the latest gym & fitness equipment, an extensive programme of group exercise classes, indoor cycling studio, kids soft play, café and high-spec changing rooms.

Benefits TWGSB staff benefits include: Teacher/Support Staff Pension contribution Free Flu Vaccinations Employee Assistance Programme via Health Assured Free Eye Tests Paid Moving Day Car Parking on site Training and development opportunities Access to Kent Rewards (inc Cycle2work, Adult Education discount, discounted high street cards and vouchers at over 1,200 national and local retailers). Access to health and wellbeing resources. Childcare: The Sports Centre also has a nursery which is popular with staff at TWGSB who have pre-school children. More info can be found here:

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Clare Peck
  • Address:Tunbridge Wells Grammar School For Boys, St Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells , Kent, TN4 9XB
  • Telephone: 01892 529551
  • Email: cpeck@twgsboys.kent.sch.uk


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.