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Pastoral Support Officer - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Broomhill Bank School (Tunbridge Wells), Royal Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-7002-382S
  • Posted:15/05/2019
  • Pay:Kent Range 5 Plus SENA
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:29/05/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:10 June 2019



Lead learning sessions for groups and individual learners under the guidance of the Pastoral Manager which might include activities relating to staying safe, managing physical,emotional and sexual health and wellbeing,and any other curriculum activities highlighted by new guidance and /or individual needs and concerns.

Contribute positively to developing the pastoral strategy in the context of school, local and national demands. Support the pastoral team to be fully involved in the successful  implementation of the strategy and actively strive to identify and remove any barriers to success.

Support referrals to and  communicate very effectively and positively with a wide range of external agencies for health and safeguarding. Attend multi agency meetings as required .

Under the guidance of the Pastoral Manager maintain and review safeguarding audits to ensure emerging trends of need are recognised  and addressed swiftly for individuals and groups of learners.  Undertake safeguarding training as required to provide effective assistance to the Designated Safeguarding Lead team.

Coordinate and support staff teams to keep excellent records relating to pastoral interventions and activities and students’ learning, so that pastoral support plans and case studies are developed, achievement and progress optimised, and prior learning built on.

Where a need is identified by the Leadership team,  provide occasional CPD and school to school support to the local teaching and learning community, both across Broomhill Bank School North and West sites and to the wider teaching and learning community.

Support Pastoral Manager in the day to day administrative, operational and organisational tasks relating to the pastoral function, including prioritisation of daily tasks and allocation of caseloads, staff and resources.

Support the transition and induction process for new students to the school including for individuals who have barriers to full attendance. Coordinate and provide as required off site transition support for students and families.

Information about the school

Broomhill Bank School is a highly successful coeducational special school, situated on two sites, for students aged 11-19 with an Education, Health and Care Plan relating to Communication, Interaction and Learning difficulties. Broomhill Bank School (West) is situated in Rusthall near Tunbridge Wells, and is the administrative centre for the school as a whole. Broomhill Bank (North) opened in September 2015 and is situated in Hextable, near Swanley.

Broomhill Bank School invests a great deal in employing the best staff and in training them to achieve highly in their respective roles. We strive to engage staff who are self-motivated, professional and ambitious for our students and who, within these parameters, experience high satisfaction levels and enjoyment from the jobs they do.

The school is involved in a number of collaborative arrangements outside the immediate school:

We are active members of the Kent Association of Special Schools (KASS), comprising the 24 special schools across Kent as a whole. Broomhill Bank School is also part of the Collaborative Learning Alliance of Special Schools (CLASS) Multi-teaching School Alliance, involving the 24 Kent special schools. Teaching School status was awarded in December 2015.

Broomhill Bank School is the Service Level Agreement Holder for the Specialist Teaching and Learning Outreach Service within the Tunbridge Wells District. This has resulted from an agreement with Kent Local Authority in September 2012 to devolve the centralised Specialist Teaching and Learning Service out to 12 of Kent’s special schools, to combine with existing outreach resources. We deploy this resource to support children and young people with SEND in schools and Early Years settings across the Tunbridge Wells District.

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.