Job Details

Position:          Achievement and Pastoral Development Leader

Location:          Bramfield House School, Halesworth, Suffolk.

Salary:              £28,000 - £35,000 per annum

Hours:              37 hours per week

Contract:         Permanent


Are you great at planning and organising? Are you brilliant at record keeping? Do you combine this with a really clear understanding of how to support young people with the analytical skills and a fastidious approach to make sure things get done?

You will be someone who does things right and has an eye for detail.

Due to the development of Bramfield House School and expansion planning, we are now looking for a dynamic and energetic Achievement and Pastoral development leader

There is a certain kind of person who combines the skills we need for this new and exciting post. Your experience and passion for young people will bring about enhanced life opportunities for boys through your management of intervention programs across the school and through the invention of a pastoral approach.


About the Role:

This is your chance to make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of boys experiencing educational (and potentially other) difficulties. Supported by a brilliant and dedicated team, you’ll work closely with parents, young people, carers and the local authority to explore the circumstances and see how collaborative, effective, life-changing resolutions can be agreed and put into place. It will also be up to you to coordinate how they get the support and intervention they need, you will oversee our whole pastoral approach. You’ll draw on your broad knowledge of resources and approaches to help direct staff to provide the support that they really need.

You will oversee a team of Pastoral managers and will co-ordinate their work with the work of social intervention assistants. You will drive the pastoral system and sit at the top table when advising how to get the best out of young people.

You’ll definitely have Care experience to at least level 3 and will have recent experience of working on risk management, positive behaviour support planning and documentation. You will be driven by genuine empathy and understanding.

You will be able to spot details that others can’t see and you will enjoy working on documentation as much as with the young people. You will have management experience.

One thing is for sure, you’ll be a very positive and emotionally intelligent person who is striving to achieve excellence and wants to progress within the organisation.


About the School:

Bramfield House School is an independent residential special educational needs school for boys aged 7 – 16 years who have social, emotional, mental health, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviours, located in rural Suffolk. The School has a committed and innovative multidisciplinary team, extensive site and excellent facilities to support both learning and extra-curricular activities; we are in a great position to provide our pupils with the best education and care possible.

We need highly-motivated and intelligent people to help make a difference and to work with us to develop the school in its next exciting challenge.


About the Group:

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

Acorn Education and Care can 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 young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.


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
  • 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
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters”
  • Employee Rewards Hub


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

If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please contact Davina Bell, Headteacher at Bramfield House School on 01986 784235.


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.