Job Details

Pastoral Support Worker

Location:          Longdon Hall School, Longdon Green, Nr Lichfield

Salary:              Up to £19,000 dependent on experience

Hours:              37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Contract:          Permanent, 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 and young people, we have the role for you!

We now have a fantastic opportunity for a Pastoral Support Worker with SEN/ASC experience to join our close-knit team at Longdon Hall School, Lichfield. Someone who takes a more creative approach to teaching and leadership would be perfect for this role.

About the School:

Longdon Hall School is an independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 18, catering for children with a wide range of social, emotional and mental health needs. Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.

We pride ourselves in steering children in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them both academically and socially to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build confidence in our students so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.

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:

We are looking to appoint a dynamic, passionate and committed team player to join our educational staff to help support and motivate pupils to achieve positive outcomes. 

To work with schools, parents, key agencies and the young people with varying needs and to ensure effective and successful inclusion of pupils with an additional diagnosis of ASC within Longdon Hall School.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with young people with a range of complex learning needs. You will be able to demonstrate a working understanding of how these needs impact upon learning and behaviour in the classroom. You may have specialist knowledge and experience of working with autistic spectrum disorder or children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. 

Who we are looking for?

We are looking to hear from dynamic and passionate individuals with experience of working with young people with a range of complex learning needs. We are looking for someone who knows how to bring a creative and innovative approach to improving performance and support for our pupils and their families.

An excellent communicator, you will act as an ambassador for Longdon Hall School. If you are a truly inspirational, highly motivated and forward-thinking teacher, with the energy and passion to change lives coupled with proven experience of whole school development and improvement, this could be an excellent opportunity for you.

In return for your experience and commitment we offer outstanding career opportunities, access to a network of great senior colleagues within the Acorn Care and Education Group and the chance to shape the future and ongoing development of the school.

Essential Criteria:

  • NVQ Level 3 or above 
  • Must have experience in all Key Stages
  • Resilience and Leadership
  • Experience with working with and teaching children with complex needs

Why work for us?


A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:

  • Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
  • Company Pension (not Teacher's pension)
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Free School Meals onsite
  • Your 'Wellbeing Matters”
  • Employee Rewards Hub

Closing Date:   1st December 2020

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Daniel Pallett, Head teacher on 01543 491051.

This position is due to commence as soon as possible (subject to approved reference/DBS checks).  

Applications are invited online through the Acorn Education website www.acorncare.co.uk.