Job Details

Job Title:               Teaching Assistant, Senior Pastoral Coordinator

Location:               BMC Smallbrook School

Salary:                   £20,808 - £26,322 per annum

Hours:                    37.5 Hours per week

Contract:              Permanent

Are you a Pastoral Lead committed to improving the lives of children and young people?

We are looking for an experienced Pastoral Lead to join our fantastic team at Smallbrook School. As a Pastoral Lead, you will support our Teachers to take a creative approach to teaching pupils according to their educational needs, maximising children’s achievement, and ability to develop.

This is a great opportunity for a Pastoral Lead who is looking to start or continue their career in Education and is motivated to inspire learning in children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a school where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.

When it comes to looking after our children, we never settle for second best. We are looking for a Pastoral Lead who can work with individual and small groups of children. You will Take a lead role in managing and delivering pastoral support to pupils, manage, supervise, and direct those pupils working to a modified timetable through periods of off-site education. 

You will provide advice to pupils relating to their social & emotional wellbeing, health, hygiene, and emotional support, establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and establish constructive relationships with carers and home managers exchanging information, facilitating their support for their child’s attendance, access and learning and supporting home to school and community links.

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.

We need people who share our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.

Educated to GCSE grade C or above in Maths and English, you will be calm, engaging, resilient, enjoy working as part of a team, and be genuinely motivated by helping every child to reach their potential.

About us:

Smallbrook School is an SEMH specialist provision which caters for up to 50 students working in groups of up to 3 students per class from 7 - 18 years of age. Our teachers are not overburdened by marking and our emphasis is on outstanding planning in a nurturing environment and building strong relationships with our students. Our School is based halfway between Shrewsbury yand Wem in Shropshire and the majority of our students are looked after children in the care of Bryn Melyn Care's residential care homes.

As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join us?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.

As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.

Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.


The closing for applications is Sunday 11th July 2021.

For further information and to apply please visit our website at

All applicants are required to complete an application form prior to attending an interview, as part of our commitment to Safer Recruitment. In addition, successful applicants will be required to hold an enhanced plus barred DBS check (which we will pay for). Full employment references are also required and comprehensive background checks completed.

Please note having a positive DBS disclosure result may not automatically bar you from working with our organisation, however, a full risk assessment will be conducted prior to making a decision on the suitability to work with our young people.

Bryn Melyn Care is proud to be an equal opportunity employer & we look forward to welcoming you on board! 

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