Pastoral Assistant Longspee Academy

Post: Pastoral Assistant

Post Details: Part Time 35 hours per week, 39 working weeks, 1 Year Fixed Term

Salary Scale: AAT Grade 3, Point 4-6 per annum, Pro-rata Salary: £14,116-£14,686 Full-Time Equivalent Salary: £18,933-£19,698


Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) comprises schools from all sectors: Mainstream (Primary and Secondary) and Specialist.  AAT secures outstanding achievement and improved life chances for all our pupils.  Our Academies have “High Expectations” as the focus of their work.  We are strongly committed to supporting career development and offer excellent CPD opportunities.

We currently have the following vacancies at Longspee Academy.

Longspee Academy is an Outstanding Specialist Provision and we are seeking to employ an enthusiastic, skilled and experienced Pastoral Assistant to support vulnerable learners.

The successful candidate will have a flexible approach, knowledge and experience of working with children KS1-3 who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties and autism.

The post requires someone who is highly resilient, able to work well as a member of a successful team and someone who has highly developed interpersonal skills and a good sense of humour. In addition, they will be highly organised and have excellent communication skills.

We are looking for candidates who are passionate and ambitious with a drive and commitment to improve the life chances of our young people.  You will have a dynamic, exceptional and creative approach to improving the teaching and learning in a way that benefits all children.

Duties will include working closely with the Behaviour for Learning Team, providing Teaching Assistant support to vulnerable learners and assisting the Pastoral Support Manager in engaging parents in their pupils’ education including supporting the systems and procedures of safeguarding and family pastoral work, under supervision.


It is the intention of Ambitions Academies Trust to use its resources flexibly to meet the needs of pupils.  All staff are therefore allocated to a place of work, however, Ambitions Academies Trust reserves the right to require staff to support the needs of our pupils throughout the Academy as appropriate.  This may involve re-location.  This is not anticipated to be frequent or indeed regular but you should be aware of this requirement.

Application is by Application Form to Longspee Academy, outlining experience and skills relevant to the post.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Gavin O’Connell, Principal.


Closing date for applications: Thursday 22nd April 2021 at 09.00am

Interviews will take place: w/c 26th April 2021 (virtual or face to face as advice dictates)

Start Date: 1st May 2021

For an application form please contact Mel Stirling on [email protected] or visit our website

Please note we DO NOT accept application by CV

 Ambitions Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks.


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