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Pastoral Support Coordinator

Salary: Grade G, SCP 19-23, pro rata
Location: Blaydon-On-Tyne
Company: St Thomas More Catholic School
Contract type: Contract
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Pastoral Support Coordinator

St Thomas More Catholic School, Blaydon, Tyne and Wear, NE21 4BQ

Grade G, SCP 26 - 29, pro rata

37 Hours per Week - Term Time Only, Fixed Term Contract Commencing 1st September

General Description

St Thomas More Catholic School is seeking to appoint an effective Pastoral Support Coordinator to support in maintaining high standards of behaviour and support students in developing excellent learning habits. The successful candidate will establish positive relationships with students, parents, carers, staff and outside agencies in line with the school’s vision and values. You will need strength of character and determination, the ability to multitask under pressure, and the skills and attributes to deal with vulnerable pupils.

The Pastoral Support Coordinator will work with the school’s pastoral team including the Deputy Head Teacher, Assistant Head Teacher, Heads of House and the Attendance and Welfare Officer in order to promote the positive behaviour of pupils and ensure that behaviour and pastoral related policies are effectively implemented.

The Pastoral Support Coordinator will manage the school’s internal exclusion unit and monitor lateness. You will also carry out supervision duties as part of the school pastoral team before school, after school, break times and lunchtimes in order to manage the behaviour of pupils during these more unstructured times of the school day. It is desirable that candidates have experience working with pupils who have behaviours that are challenging.

Head Teacher: Mr. J. Parkinson

St Thomas More Catholic School is a co-educational Catholic Academy which provides for the education needs of 11-18 year old pupils from the west of Gateshead L.A. Our school aims to provide a stimulating and encouraging environment within which students can attain the highest standards of which they are capable, and to assist them in taking their place in the world outside school in a useful and fulfilling career, with a firm sense of Christian commitment.

The school was awarded Teaching School status in 2011 and was described as “outstanding” in its October 2013 Ofsted inspection. Application forms, job descriptions and further details may be obtained from the school website:

E-mail applications to: Or contact the recruitment team on 0191 499 0111 for further information.

The Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced disclosure.

Closing Date: Thursday 8th July 2021

Interview Date: Tuesday 13th July 2021

Additional Information

St Thomas More Catholic School is part of Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust, a family of 5 secondary schools and 21 primary schools from across Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham and Northumberland, in the west of the Diocese. The Trust will expand to 30 schools by the end of 2021 and reach a total of 48 schools by 2022.

In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we wish to ensure you are aware of the purpose for which we are requesting your consent to collect and process the data we have asked you to provide on this application form. For further information on the data we collect and the reasons for this, please refer to the ‘Notes for Applicants’ document.

Equality Monitoring

Applicants are not required to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, however, if they do, they will be helping the school to fulfil its obligations under the Equality Act 2010.

The Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form will be used purely for monitoring and statistical purposes and will not form part of the application or the recruitment process. The persons involved in the recruitment process will not have sight of the completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Emailed Applications are Acceptable

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the interviews for this position may be remote, therefore if you are able, we would encourage candidates to hand sign any documents which require signature and then email the scanned version to the school. Original documents should be signed as soon as circumstances allow.
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