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Level 3 Teaching Assistant and School Pastoral Lead

  • Employer: St Thomas CE Primary School
  • Reference: 05819
  • Published: Wed 15/05/2024, 13:46 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/06/2024, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 28.3 hours per week, Term Time Only
  • Salary: Grade E, SCP 7 - 11, £24,294 - £25,979, Actual £16,075.94 - £17,190.94
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: St Thomas's CE Primary School, Merseyside

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Outstanding Christian Primary School.

Title: Level 3 Teaching Assistant and School Pastoral Lead
Salary: Grade E Point 7–11 £24,294 - £25,979 (actual £16,075.94 - £17,190.94)
Hours: Permanent, term time only, full time 28.3 hours per week
Accountable to: Executive Headteacher/Head of School
Location: St Thomas Church of England Primary

We are a very successful, happy primary school built on Christian beliefs and values. Our mission statement of, Jesus said, ‘Come, follow me, live your life the way God wants you to’ is at the heart of everything we do and reminds to always strive towards being the very best version of ourselves.
Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust (LDST) is a rapidly growing multi-academy trust at the next crucial stage of its development. It was established in 2017 by the Diocese of Liverpool to provide its schools with a Multi Academy Trust that has the vision and values of the Church of England at its heart. All of our primary schools are rated at least Good by OFSTED.

We are looking to appoint a suitably qualified Level 3 TA and School Pastoral Lead.

Main Duties
To work with and supervise groups of children or individual pupils under the direction/ instruction of teaching and/or senior staff. Assist and support with classroom and lunchtime behaviour management, preparation of work and the learning environment.                                                    Contribute to the raising of standards in pupil achievement. In addition, depending on the skills of the successful candidate, the role may include opportunities to lead extra-curricular sports clubs e.g. school football team.

Pastoral Lead
• Provide emotional support and guidance to students, promoting positive mental health and well-   being.
• Implement pastoral support plans for students with specific needs.
• Liaise with parents, teachers, and external agencies to provide holistic support for students.
• Maintain accurate records of pastoral interventions, safeguarding concerns, and student progress.
• Prepare reports on student progress and well-being as required.
• Assist in identifying and reporting safeguarding concerns according to school policies and       procedures.
• Support the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) in managing safeguarding cases, including   attending meetings and contributing to case conferences.
• Maintain accurate records of safeguarding concerns and interventions.
• Keep up to date with best practices in pastoral care, safeguarding, and education.
• Supporting the implementation and management of attendance systems, including monitoring   registers and tracking student attendance data.

Actively contribute to Safeguarding team meetings, supporting DSL with decision making and action planning

Support for Pupils
• Establish good working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model.
• Have an understanding of a range of strategies and interventions that can be used to support   individual needs
• Be aware of and respond appropriately to individual pupil needs ensuring effective interaction.
• Ensure pupils’ safety whilst supporting access to learning activities.
• Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
• Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
• Promote self-esteem and independence through targeted interventions
  Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under the guidance and     direction of the teacher.

Support for the Teacher
• Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment, in accordance with lesson   plans.
• In liaison with the teacher, utilise strategies such as individual and small group interventions to   support pupils in achieving learning targets.
• Report pupil achievements, progress and issues as appropriate in agreed format.
• Undertake pupil record keeping as requested.
• Administer routine primary tests.
• Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents and encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour in line with established school policy.
• Establish constructive relationships with parents and carers.

Support for the Curriculum
• Undertake as required structured and agreed learning activities/learning programmes, taking into   consideration pupil learning styles.
• Undertake literacy/numeracy programmes, recording achievements and progress and providing   appropriate reports and feedback for the teacher.
• Prepare, maintain and use equipment/resources required to meet the lesson plans/relevant learning activity and assist pupils in their use.

Support for the School
• Support SLT in further developing a strong positive culture of safeguarding and wellbeing for staff   and pupils
• Be aware of and comply with school policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection. Report all concerns to the appropriate person (as named in the policy concerned).
• Ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
• Contribute to the school ethos, aims and development/improvement plan.
• Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
• Attend relevant meetings as required.
• Participate in training and other learning activities as required.

Assist with the supervision of pupils out of directed lesson time, including before and after school if appropriate and within working hours.
• Contribute to the wider life of the school e.g. PTA events such as fairs and discos.
• Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required

To book a visit please contact the school office on 0151 531 9955 or email gill.mccaldon@ldst.org.uk
A candidate information pack and an application form can be downloaded from our website:

Liverpool Diocesan Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment to keeping children safe. Any offer of employment will be subject to statutory pre-employment checks including satisfactory references, online checks, Enhanced DBS, and Barred List checks. This post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended in 2013 & 2020) and shortlisted candidates will be required to disclose any relevant criminal history prior to interview.



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  • Employer: St Thomas CE Primary School
  • Reference: 05819
  • Published: Wed 15/05/2024, 13:46 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/06/2024, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 28.3 hours per week, Term Time Only
  • Salary: Grade E, SCP 7 - 11, £24,294 - £25,979, Actual £16,075.94 - £17,190.94
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: St Thomas's CE Primary School, Merseyside

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