Pastoral Support Assistant

(Temporary until 31/08/2019)

Scale D (points 14 – 17)

Term time, plus one week

16.25 hours a week

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Pastoral Assistant to join our Pastoral Support team, at our vibrant, creative and exciting school.

Applicants should have experience of implementing agreed work programmes for individuals or groups of children in or out of the classroom, supporting the emotional and behavioural development of identified children.

Duties will include:

  • Working with the SENCo and other members of the Pastoral Support Team in planning curriculum for groups or individuals
  • Running group or individual nurture/emotional development sessions
  • Responding to situations where intervention is necessary for the wellbeing of the child
  • Supporting children who have been bereaved or are in difficult family circumstances
  • Being responsible for keeping and updating records and communicating with staff and parents.

Experience in the following areas would be advantageous:

  • EYFS
  • Nurture group experience principles
  • Sensory/therapeutic play
  • Emotional regulation techniques
  • Working on your own with vulnerable children

Avenue Junior School is a 4 form entry Junior School located in the ‘Golden Triangle’ area of Norwich. We have wonderfully enthusiastic children with a stimulating and creative curriculum with a good record of academic achievement.

We are proud to have supportive staff, an active PTA and a strong Governing Body.

For further details, please contact the Headteacher, Mrs Debbie Dismore. Please submit applications via email finance@avenuejunior.norfolk.sch.uk

Closing date for applications: Friday 30th November

Interview date:  TBC

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A full DSB check will be required and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations.

MSA Required

Scale A, £7.78 per hour

10 Hours a week, Monday – Friday 11.30am – 1.30pm

Term time only

We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly and hardworking MSA to join our team and help with the supervision of our fantastic children at lunchtimes. The role involves taking an active part in supervising and managing outside play and promoting good relationships with positive behaviour.

You must:-

  • Be kind
  • Be approachable
  • Be calm and patient
  • Be flexible
  • Enjoy the company of children
  • Like playing games

We have a great team of MSAs who work hard to ensure all our children are happy, safe and inspired at lunchtime.

Duties include

Setting up and clearing away furniture for lunchtime (some lifting of tables and benches)

Supervising children eating their lunch

Providing play activities and/or supervising free play on the playground

Experience of working with children in either a paid or voluntary setting would be an advantage. Training will be given but a genuine love of working with children is essential.

Being an MSA allows you to really get to know our school and has been the starting point for many of our teaching/classroom assistants.

Avenue Junior School is a 4 form entry Junior School located in the ‘Golden Triangle’ area of Norwich. We have wonderfully enthusiastic children with a stimulating and creative curriculum with a good record of academic achievement.

We are proud to have supportive staff, an active PTA and a strong Governing Body.

Please use the Educator Solutions Support Staff application form. Please return by email to Jennie Woodhead , School Business Manager: finance@avenujunior.norfolk.sch.uk.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A full DSB check will be required and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations.

Closing date for receipt of applications is: Friday 30th November 2018