A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Pastoral Assistant to join a Good Academy in the borough of Newham from September. More details
This large academy based in the heart of Newham is currently looking for an enthusiastic Pastoral Assistant to join their team. The successful Head Teacher together with his very forward thinking Senior Leadership Team are fully focused on achieving the best possible educational outcomes for their pupils. There is a big emphasis on ensuring that pupils achieve their goals by making sure that they are taught by skilled specialist teachers who really know their subjects. Staff are encouraged to plan together and this will involve both teaching and support staff affiliated with each department. There are high expectations of teaching staff to ensure that the lessons they are delivering are of a good standard, as the more engaging the lesson, the more likely the children will behave well.
Their most recent Ofsted states ‘The staff have shaped an inclusive and welcoming school environment where pupils are safe and feel safe. Teachers typically deliver lessons that engage and motivate students to learn. All staff understand the schools vision and they are committed to the school community.’
This school are looking for an experienced Pastoral Assistant to support the work of the Head’s of House and to act as the first point of contact for the behaviour systems used within the academy. The Pastoral Assistant will provide administrative support as required for investigating behaviour incidents, recording the outcomes of such incidents and communicating with parents/carers accordingly. They are looking for a Pastoral Assistant to join their team from September and the role will be offered on a temp – perm basis. This role would suit a graduate who is keen to gain school based experience before going on to complete their teaching qualification.
The ideal Pastoral Assistant will:
- Have experience of working with challenging students, ideally in a Secondary School setting
- Have good interpersonal and communication skills
- Have excellent organisational and time management skills
- Have the ability to work independently following guidance and advice
- Have some knowledge of working with pupils with SEND
- Have an understanding of how Pastoral systems work within a Secondary School
- Have a minimum of 5 GCSE qualifications at C Grade including Maths and English
To apply for this particular position, please submit your CV via the button below. Should your application meet the selection criteria, you will be contacted shortly via a member of the Thames Teachers team. Thames Teachers will run an initial registration interview to be followed by either an interview, lesson observation or trial day at the school’s discretion. Any offers will be subject to references and relevant safeguarding checks.
We are a fast-growing, efficient and hands-on agency who understands the complex nature of education recruitment. We meet with all of our candidates in person as finding the right fit for both candidate and school is a key focus from the outset. Opogo specialise in daily cover, short-term bookings and long-term and permanent recruitment in both primary and secondary schools across Central and Greater London. For more information about current opportunities, please contact one of our dedicated team members on 0207 264 4919.