Teaching Assistant (Pastoral Support). Job in Eastbourne Education & Training Jobs

  • Job Reference: 1161571701-2
  • Date Posted: 9 November 2023
  • Recruiter: HR GO Recruitment
  • Location: Eastbourne, Sussex
  • Salary: £15,027 to £18,421
  • Sector: Head / Deputy Head Teacher, HR / Recruitment, Support / IAG, Teaching Assistant, Tutor / Trainer
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

  • Job Title: Teaching Assistant (Pastoral Support)
  • Location: Eastbourne
  • Salary: 22,778 FTE (to a maximum of 23,620 FTE Scale Point 6 Point 16). Actual salary, pro-rata: 17,774 - 18, 421
  • Working Hours: 35 hours per week, (Monday to Friday 8am until 4pm during term-time, including 1-hour unpaid break) 37.4 weeks, 5.6 weeks paid holidays (inclusive of bank holidays). Total of 43 paid weeks per year.
  • Holidays: Term time only plus 6 additional weeks to be worked in the school holidays.

HR GO Recruitment are looking for a Teaching Assistant to provide effective support within the pastoral team with a focus on the behaviour, welfare, safeguarding and attendance of the students. The ideal candidates will be flexible in their approach and have the ability to think quickly on their feet.

The role is to provide support and pastoral care to two Year Groups within the school. To report to Key Stage Pastoral Co-ordinator, Education Welfare Officer, Head of Year, and Assistant Head Teacher for the designated year groups, in relation to student progress, behaviour, attendance and well-being.

Main Responsibilities

  • To support the pastoral team, tutor or class teacher in providing and organising appropriate care and support for student's pastoral needs. This would range across many student matters, including behaviour, attendance, welfare, achievement and any safeguarding issues.
  • To maintain the accuracy of student databases and student record files.
  • To assist the Attendance Officer in monitoring and tracking daily absence and support intervention when required including phone calls to parents.
  • To provide student tracking reports to Heads of Year including attendance and behaviour data.
  • To support the tutors/teachers in the management of student's attendance by registering and supporting students who are late, identifying students whose attendance is of concern and support in putting strategies in place to resolve those problems.
  • To provide administrative support to the Head of Year in all their responsibilities - organising Parent's Evenings, reports, detentions, Year group special events, rewards/certificates, etc.
  • To liaise with both students and parent/carers where appropriate.

Soft Skills

  • Good standard of education particularly in English
  • Willing to undertake necessary safeguarding training
  • Able to communicate well, both in writing and orally
  • Ability to work on own initiative, dealing with any unexpected problems that arise
  • Ability to show sensitivity and objectivity in dealing with confidential issues
  • Ability to present a professional school image Ability to work effectively and supportively as a member of the school support team.

Full job description available upon request.

If successful you will be subject to a full Enhanced DBS check.