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Pastoral Leader - Term Time

The Duke of York's Royal Military School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-6918-75S
  • Posted:13/06/2024
  • Pay:£16,739.00 - £17,103.00 per year
  • Start Date:01/09/2024
  • App Close Date:28/06/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Job Summary
The Duke of York's Royal Military School is seeking to appoint multiple Pastoral Leaders to support the expansion of our pastoral provision across the School. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a supportive and nurturing environment where students can thrive, both personally and academically.

Job Purpose
A Pastoral Leader is a member of the House Pastoral Team. To exercise day to day operational responsibility for the efficient and effective running of your allocated House, ensuring that the welfare and needs of students are catered for. The House Pastoral Leader is a key member of the House Pastoral Team and is expected to make a full and appropriate contribution to the development of policies and practice which support the pastoral care and well-being of students.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaise effectively with Housemaster/Mistress on student welfare and major issues, acting on own initiative and following guidance as needed.
  • Supervise students during work hours, ensuring cleanliness, punctuality, and appropriate behaviour, providing individual support and resolving disputes.
  • Accompany students to meals and supervise as per House requirements.
  • Support Tutor and House Parent in academic, behaviour, and overall student progress by liaising with teaching staff.
  • Administer medication and basic first aid, referring students to Medical Centre when necessary.
  • Accompany students on appointments when required, consulting with Medical Centre staff.
  • Assist in organising social, sporting, and other House activities.
  • Ensure compliance with School policies and National Minimum Boarding Standards.
  • Fulfil any new tasks requested by Vice Principal (Pastoral) or SLT through House Parent.
  • Cleaning duties include; general and deep cleaning, maintaining laundry routines and sanitising/disinfecting wet areas, with any additional tasks as directed by the Bursar.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Undertake relevant training and updates as required to keep up to date with current legislation.
  • Personally responsible for the health, safety and welfare of all staff and students that may be affected by the postholder’s acts and/or omissions.
  • Personally responsible for equal opportunities awareness and ensuring that the postholder is aware of, and carries out, the provisions contained in the Equal Opportunities policy.
  • To be responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Further Information
For further information, please access the Candidate Pack and Job Description for this role. 

Applications Process
Completed application forms should be emailed by 12pm on Friday 28 June 2024 to: Recruitment@doyrms.com

CVs alone will not be accepted.

Information about the school

In 1801, His Royal Highness Frederick Duke of York laid the foundation stone in Chelsea of what was to become The Duke of York's Royal Military School, a School for the children of military personnel which opened in 1803. Then in 1909, the School relocated to its present site in Dover, Kent and in 2010, we became the first Full State Boarding Academy, opening our doors to any family wishing to choose this unique and iconic School for their child’s secondary education.

We have 500+ students from the ages of 11- 18, all full-boarders and we are based on an independent School model, providing high quality education, unrivaled extracurricular activities and outstanding facilities.

Military Ethos and Heritage - Our military ethos and heritage is what stands us apart from any other school, helping our students to develop strong character and life skills. It’s what makes us the state boarding school of choice for families looking for a quality education for their child at a competitive price. While still educating many children from forces families, we remain at the forefront of educational excellence, preparing students from all backgrounds for the next steps in their young lives, driven by our six core values of courage, integrity, respect, commitment, loyalty and self-discipline.

Academic Achievement - We are a non-selective school, but we consistently perform significantly above the national average with our GCSE results. The progress our students make during their time at the School is a significant strength. Supervised prep, Saturday morning lessons, small classes and proactively encouraging each and every student to achieve the very best they can, ensures that we maintain a high academic standard. We work to an independent school model; it is busy, dynamic and where Saturday morning school is part of our routine with sport, performance and activities in the afternoon.

An All-Round Education - Our aim is to provide an all-round education with an academic focus and our Dukies motto is ‘looking forward with confidence and looking back with pride’. Our extensive co-curricular offer provides a wide range of opportunities that exposes Dukies to new possibilities. This results in setting Dukies apart when they leave us to tackle their next steps in life, well-equipped with the skills they will need to be successful.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Phoebe Abbott
  • Address:The Duke Of York's, Royal Military School, Guston, Dover, Kent, CT15 5EQ
  • Telephone: 01304 245023
  • Email: recruitment@doyrms.com
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.