Job Details

Job Title:               Pastoral Support

Location:               Overton School, Ludlow

Salary:                   £19,000 per annum

Hours:                   40 hours per week

Contract:               Permanent

As part of our continued growth, we have a fantastic opportunity for a Pastoral Support Assistant to join our close-knit team at Overton School.  If you are looking to join a dedicated team in a school that will welcome your ideas and re-engage our young people, we would like to hear from you.

About the Role

Working as a Pastoral Support Assistant you will enhance the learning environment for our pupils, supporting them and working to promote personal development and well-being for all. You will help be part of an outstanding team, working to develop the school as a high-quality specialist provision through providing the highest standards of pastoral care of all pupils, of all abilities in a safe and orderly learning environment which provide high standards of behaviour.

It is essential that you will be able to support the teaching team in addressing the needs of all pupils but especially those pupils who need particular help with behaviour management to overcome barriers to learning. Safeguarding the welfare of the young people in our care will be your primary responsibility.

Educated to a minimum GCSE C and above in English and Maths, you will be calm, engaging, resilient, and have an innovative style of teaching, motivated by helping every child to reach their potential.

About us

Overton School provides specialist care and education for young people aged. We are located in the beautiful Shropshire countryside on the periphery of the market town of Ludlow. The school is situated in a large characterful Victorian building sensitively adapted to meet the varying needs of our young people. Our school offers a modern education block with dedicated academic and vocational learning spaces which compliments the school’s capacity for providing high quality care and learning where students are supported to enjoy and achieve.

The Benefits

In addition to the competitive salary and bonus and In return for your commitment, passion and hard work, we can offer you:

Generous annual leave scheme with enhancements for service

  • Personal Pension
  • Life Assurance (after 12 months)
  • In-house L&D team offering robust ongoing training
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Options Overton is part of the Outcomes First Group, we are determined to allow our employees the opportunity to develop and progress within our organisation. We have structured development pathways available and we actively encourage all staff to achieve their full potential. We have a professional, friendly and supportive culture company wide. We work together with excellence, integrity and respect to continuously allow better futures for the children and young people that call Options Overton home.

All applicants are required to complete an application form prior to attending 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) and will be expected to maintain a DBS update membership. Full employment references are also required and comprehensive background checks completed.

Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in our care and therefore this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check where suitable references will be sought prior to your employment start date.