Job Details

Pastoral Support Worker

Location:          Belmont Secondary School – Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire.

Salary:             Up to £17,000 dependent on experience

Hours:              37.5 hours per week

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 motivated and inspiring Pastoral Support Worker to join our close-knit team at Belmont School in Rossendale.

About the School:

Belmont is an independent specialist day school for boys 11 to 16, catering for children with a wide range of 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 conīŦdence 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 the Acorn Education and Care Group and can promise you plenty of challenges and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Education and Care provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of the young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.

About the Role

The school is seeking to appoint a Pastoral Support Worker to join this thriving specialist SEMH School. Responsible to the Pastoral Lead, you will be an enthusiastic, flexible and determined individual who shares our values and is looking to develop their career in this specialist area.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for a Pastoral Support Worker.  Whilst experience within an SEMH/SEN specialist provision would be desirable we will consider applications from those who are currently working in a mainstream school or other professional setting. Further training and development will be provided for the successful candidate in line with the identified needs of the school, the skills of the individual and their prospective career progression.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Support class groups and teaching staff in classroom environments
  • Provide individual pastoral and behavioural support to pupils
  • Manage class behaviours effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to pupils’ needs in order to motive them and to ensure a good and safe working environment
  • To support pupils emotional, social and behavioural wellbeing
  • Assist with the development, implementation and monitoring of systems relating to attendance and integration.
  • Provide appropriate administration support e.g. phone calls; dealing with correspondence; completion of data/information on attendance and exclusions.
  • To have professional integrity in relation to the overall function of the school, staff and pupils’ confidentiality.

Essential Criteria

  • Ability to prioritise and manage workload under pressure
  • Experience of working with children and their families
  • Have a good standard of GCSE English and Maths
  • Commitment to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people
  • Fully enhanced DBS and satisfactory references
  • Full driving licence
  • Flexible working days and hours

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
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Pension
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Free School Meals

This position is due to commence on the 4th January 2021 (subject to approved reference/DBS checks).  Full Job description is attached.

Applications are invited online through the Acorn Education and Care website   If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please contact Kelly Walden at If you would like to visit the school for an informal look around, please contact the school on 01706 221043.

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 a fully Enhanced DBS.

Please complete the application form in full with no gaps of employment from the age of 16 years.