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Nurture / Pastoral Support Assistant

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Blundeston CEVC Primary School
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Salary details:
£17,173 - £19,819 pro rata
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Full Time
Fixed Term
Closing date:
21 January 2019 09:00 AM
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37 hpw, term-time only.

Fixed term to 31 August 2020.

Blundeston CEVC Primary is a thriving, popular and aspirational Church of England school in rural Suffolk. We are looking to appoint a combined Nurture / Pastoral Support Assistant to support our children and families. This is an exciting new role, which you will have the opportunity to develop.

We are looking to appoint a flexible and committed person who:

  • can provide high quality care and support for children with a range of social, emotional and behavioural needs, enabling them to flourish
  • can build positive relationships with children
  • has experience of a nurture and / or pastoral role within a school or other setting (Children's Centre etc.)
  • understands, and can demonstrate, the principles of nurture, using a range of effective strategies and by creating a calm and secure learning environment
  • can actively promote a nurturing approach across the school, including leading training of other staff members
  • has experience of offering early help to families, including CAFs
  • is confident and calm when dealing with parents, but can also be firm when needed
  • is able to use their own initiative
  • can work collaboratively by liaising with other members of the school community, including the SENDCo, safeguarding team, external agencies and parents
  • can liaise with teachers about the needs and progress of children receiving support
  • can demonstrate the ability to develop children's basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • will support the school's aims and values
  • is warm, reflective and patient with a positive outlook
  • has mathematics and English GCSE (or equivalent) at grade C or above
  • enjoys working as part of a team.

We can offer:

  • a fantastic opportunity to work in our successful and forward-looking school
  • the opportunity to shape this new role
  • a school with a strong Christian ethos
  • a cohesive and experienced staff team
  • a school with a caring and inclusive ethos, often commented on by parents and visitors
  • delightful, keen, creative and well-behaved children who contribute much to their school and the wider community.

Roll: 200 (4-11)

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged. For further information, or to arrange a visit, please contact Elayne Hilton, Office Manager, via email at: e.hilton@blundeston.suffolk.sch.uk or by telephone on (01502) 730488.

An application pack can be downloaded from the related information section.

Completed forms can be emailed to: e.hilton@blundeston.suffolk.sch.uk or sent to the school at Blundeston CEVCP School, Church Road, Blundeston, Suffolk NR32 5AX.

Interview date: 28 January 2019.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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