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Pastoral Care Worker

19 Nov 2020   |   Springwell Learning Community   |   FTE SALARY £20,092 TO £21,748 (ACTUAL SALARY £ 15,638 TO £16,927)
Hours 33 Hours per week
Work Commitment 39 Weeks (TT plus 5)
Salary FTE SALARY £20,092 TO £21,748 (ACTUAL SALARY £ 15,638 TO £16,927)
Closing Date Monday 30th November 2020
Interview Date Later that week
Applications Completed applications should be e-mailed to


Exciting opportunities are available for people looking for a career in education or in a fresh challenge in an inspiring learning environment at Springwell Learning Community, where we provide children and young people with ‘second chance’ learning. It couldn’t be a more exciting time to join the Barnsley and Kirklees Special Provision Partnership.  We’re a new, bold partnership, formed through the collaboration of Springwell Learning Community, Greenacre School and Joseph Norton Academy.  Through our collaboration we are able to provide unique opportunities for our children, our staff and the communities we serve.

These posts will suit candidates who have the commitment, passion and resilience to make a difference to pupils who have a range of social, emotional, mental health and special educational needs. Pastoral Care Workers work under the guidance of senior staff within an agreed system of supervision, working flexibly across the Academy in response to the needs of pupils. As part of a specialist team, Pastoral Care Workers play an important role in helping to create a stimulating, safe and structured environment for pupils with complex needs.  In particular, Pastoral Care Workers provide an on-call service for pupils at times of crisis, proactively supporting pupils in their self-regulation to enable them to settle and learn.  When pupils are regulated, Pastoral Care Workers support pupils’ long-term development through the planning and delivery of interventions, coaching conversations and therapeutic activities or by providing general support in the classroom under the guidance of a teacher.

Successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • Establish positive, productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and promoting restorative practice
  • Support pupils with consistent, unconditional positive regard, identifying and responding to their individual needs
  • Use judgement and creativity to plan and deliver interventions according to the needs of pupils and small pupil groups
  • Develop a deep and wide ranging understanding of the reasons behind different behaviours
  • Use specialist SEN and behaviour strategies, including TeamTeach, to support self-regulation and de-escalation in accordance with school policies to effectively support pupils at times of crisis

Post holders require:

  • At least level 2 qualifications in English and Maths
  • Experience of working in an educational setting
  • The ability to build positive relationships and have unconditional positive regard for children and young people
  • Understanding and experience of strategies to support children and young people with SEMH and SEND desirable
  • Ability to personalise learning
  • Driving licence desirable for possible traveling between sites.

About us

Springwell Learning Community

Our aim is to provide the best possible care and education for children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.  Unconditional Positive Regard is at the centre of what we do.  As an academy we are welcoming, caring, safe, warm and believe that all our pupils can be supported and empowered to succeed.  We create individual and personalised pathways for pupils that are built around their varied needs.

We believe in working closely with our families and carers and welcome their support, but also realise that at times they will need our support too.  We work closely with other agencies and schools to make sure we do all we can to make learning and life the best it possibly can be.

Wellspring Academy Trust

At Wellspring Academy Trust we believe that every school is unique, because it has a unique history, it serves a unique community context and is full of unique individuals.  We value and celebrate the unique identities of our academies.  We encourage them to innovate, create and develop their uniqueness because we want others to learn from them.  Excellence is about diversity, not conformity.  We do not believe that one size fits all.

If you would like to discuss or find out more about this post, please contact Steve Tighe, Executive Vice-Principal, via email

Completed applications should be e-mailed to

Your letter of application should outline why you feel your experience makes you a strong applicant for this exciting opportunity

The closing date for this post is: Monday 30th November at 8am.

We expect that interviews will take place later that week.  

Springwell Learning Community is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced disclosure and barring services check.


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