Pastoral Support Worker

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Type of Position:Pastoral Support Worker
School:Twynham School
Salary:Grade 7, Support staff salary points 8-14 - £17,549 - £19,765
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: Tuesday 4 January 2022 at 8am

Pastoral Support Worker

Start date


Contract type

Full time, 37 hours per week, term time plus INSET days

Green Book (support staff) conditions

Contract term



Dorset Grade 7

Salary range

Support staff salary points 8-14; £17,549 - £19,765


Twynham School


About the Post

We are seeking to appoint an individual to work within the student services team supporting the school mental health and wellbeing agenda. This support is likely to include working with a caseload of pupils, either on a 1:1 basis or in small groups, offering intervention to support confidence and well-being, as well as working with other parties or agencies, including parents.  This would suit someone with ELSA experience or an interest in child development and psychology.

The successful candidate will work within a team and be part of our wider safeguarding team.

Twynham School is a very special place with an excellent reputation both locally and nationally. We are a heavily over-subscribed school where achievement is exceptionally high, students are well-behaved and eager to learn and relationships are very special. There is an energy about Twynham School; we are entering an exciting decade for the school, our MAT and our community and successful applicants can be confident that they will be working in a truly great environment.

This is a truly exceptional opportunity for a talented colleague.


This position is ideal for candidates who:

  • Have experience of working with children of relevant age
  • Have experience of working with pupils with additional needs
  • Have experience of safeguarding
  • Have a working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice and awareness of legislation
  • Have a working knowledge of curriculum and other relevant learning programmes
  • Understand the principles of child development and learning processes and in particular, barriers to learning
  • Have a developing knowledge of Local Authority, Outside Agencies, local and national organisations which can provide services and activities to support pupils and broaden and enrich their learning
  • Have the ability to relate well to children and in particular to motivate children to engage in the learning process
  • Have the ability to work effectively with parents/carers and a range of professionals


You are likely to be someone who:

  • Has numeracy and literacy skill equivalent to Adult Basic Skills Level 2
  • Has completed or is willing to undertake the National Learning Mentor training
  • Has completed or is willing to undertake ELSA and Mental Health First Aid training


Any questions?

To discuss the post or your application, please contact Twynham Learning HR at


How to apply

To apply for this vacancy, please submit an Application Form and Criminal Records Declaration Form by email to: 

Only applications on the Twynham Learning official ‘Application Form –Non-Teaching Posts’ will be accepted. You can download the forms here:

The closing date is Tuesday 4 January 2022 at 8am




Twynham Learning is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and inclusiveness. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Only people who can evidence their right to work in the UK will be considered for this vacancy. We are committed to robust Safer Recruitment processes as part of our strong commitment to safeguard children and young people. An enhanced criminal records check will be undertaken on the successful candidate. Candidates must disclose all unprotected spent and unspent cautions and convictions. It is an offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.


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