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Job Salary
Grade 5 £27,803 to £30,296 pro rata
Heritage Park School
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Are you passionate about supporting children and young people with special educational needs? Can you build positive relationships? Can you engage and motivate children and young people to inspire a love of learning? If so, we’d like to hear from you. 
Heritage Park is situated next to Norfolk Park in Sheffield.

Heritage Park is looking for a nurturing and inclusive Pastoral Team Member to support our children and young people with their learning.  

You will be a person who thrives on a challenge, who is emotionally resilient and able to build positive, professional relationships with children and young people with special needs.

We welcome applications from experienced teaching assistants or pastoral education staff who have previously worked in mainstream or special needs schools. You must have a broad knowledge of SEN and able to respond to the emotional, social and mental health needs of our children and young people ages 6 to 16.  

Staff who join us at Heritage Park will be provided with high quality professional development which will include a robust induction programme and a mentor.

Heritage Park staff share the same commitment, to ensuring that all our children achieve their full potential and can support our school values:
Heritage Park School is committed to providing care and support to some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children in city. You would need to be flexible and committed to working as part of a team. We can offer you an opportunity to work in a welcoming school with a supportive and caring ethos where everyone is valued.

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to join our Pastoral from April, as a Pastoral Team Member. The Pastoral Team member role is an essential role in ensuring that high expectations and routines and maintained in school. Successful candidates will be confident in de-escalation techniques and have excellent relationship with staff, pupils and parents. 
Interested candidates should contact the school on 01142796850 if they would like to visit or meet with Senior staff.

Purpose of Post:
•    To work under the guidance of teaching/senior staff/pastoral team leads and within an agreed system of supervision.
•    To support pupils in their self-regulation to enable them to settle to learn,
•    To implement agreed behaviour intervention programmes with individuals/groups, in or out of the classroom.
•    To support teachers in the personalisation of activities to improve settled behaviour for learning.
•    To develop a deep and wide-ranging understanding of the reasons behind different behavioural difficulties through personal development, research and training in order to provide a range of personalised strategies in response.
•    To ensure learning environments are organised.
•    To train in team teach.
•    To support pupil review meetings.
•    To monitor the recording of behavioural incidents within their area.
•    To understand therapeutic approaches.
•    To skilfully use active listening, empathic understanding and unconditional positive regard.
•    To be flexible in response to need across other key stages.
•    On occasion this role may require supervision of a class in the short-term absence of the teacher.
As a successful candidate you will: 
•    Have experience of working with students with special educational needs.
•    Have knowledge and understanding of SEN and how it may impact on pupils learning.
•    Be able to deliver a range of interventions to small groups or 1 to 1.
•    Be inclusive, professional, engaging and reliable.

Please return your completed application form to the HR Manager Judy Douglas by email to: 

Visits to the school are encouraged and should you like to make an appointment or obtain more information about the role please contact Judy Douglas.

Please return your completed application form to the HR Manager, Judy Douglas by email or by post to Heritage Park School, Norfolk Park Road, Sheffield, S2 2RU.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. We welcome applications from everyone.  Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

The Council is not responsible or accepts liability to the reader, for information included in this job advert. If you have any queries or concerns, please speak to the school.