Job Details

Pupil Support Worker (Maternity Leave Cover)

Location:                      Belmont Primary School, Rossendale

Salary:                         Up to £17,000 dependent on experience

Hours:                          8.30am - 3.30pm, Monday to Friday

Contract:                      Fixed Term, Term Time only


If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children, we have the role for you!

We’re looking for a Temporary Pupil Support Worker to join our team at Belmont Primary School, Rossendale. Someone who can deliver a holistic and integrated approach to care, education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.


About the School:

Belmont Primary School is a Single Sex Independent School, which helps educate and support boys aged between 6 - 11 who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) challenges and additional complex behaviours. Belmont Primary is located in Rossendale). This site is OFSTED rated GOOD.


About the Group:

We are part of Acorn Education and Care and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as 'Outstanding' or 'Good'.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.


About the Role:

As a Pupil Support Worker, you will work with individuals and small groups of Children on educational activities, assisting Teachers with the delivery of educational and behavioural programmes. You will encourage the social and emotional development of children, using positive approaches that help them build relationships and self-esteem.

Our Pupil Support Workers play an important part in the development of pupils, offering support and stability in the classroom, on external educational visits and during recreational time. Ultimately you will contribute to the personal, academic, social and behavioural development of children, improving their ability to cope in everyday situations and manage the transition from school to college or work environments.


Who we are looking for?

No two days are the same at Belmont so we want a pupil support worker who can work at pace to turn ‘can’t do’ into ‘want to’ and are motivated by working with children with complex needs.  You will be motivated by your belief that every child can achieve and reach their potential. Whilst previous experience of working in an SEN environment would be desirable, excellent support skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important. 

If you are looking to join a dedicated team in a school that will welcome your ideas, we want to hear from you.

Essential Criteria:

We are looking for a positive role model who would like to make a difference to the lives of our pupils and their families.   Care or Support experience would be an advantage but we would like to hear from people who have caring and nurturing qualities coupled with good levels of positivity, resilience and tenacity, who would like to utilise these skills to support the children attending Belmont School.

This is a great opportunity to join a team that make a positive difference to children’s lives every day.

Why work for us?

  • Social activities
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters"
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Pension
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of children and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path

Applications are invited online though the Acorn Education & Care Website ( If you have any further questions regarding how to apply please contact us on 01706 222609 or email

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.

We expect all our employees to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for