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Pastoral Welfare Leader - Barnsley

Pastoral Welfare Leader
Specialist school in the Barnsley area of South Yorkshire
£130 per day.
Working Type: Full time; Monday - Friday (term time only).
Contract Type: Temporary to Permanent

Unique School Solutions are recruiting for a Pastoral Welfare Leader to join a specialist school in Barnsley.

Duties include:
● Secure improvements in pupils’ welfare, behaviour and attendance
● Establish strong relationships with parents and carers
● Work with relevant professionals in response to the needs of pupils and their families.
● Develop and deliver interventions
● Support pupils at times of crisis through the effective use of TeamTeach and other strategies

The successful candidate will:
● Build a whole picture of every child in your school area to support their needs in school, in the community
and in the family home.
● Support the admissions and transition process.
● Plan, deliver and evaluate personalised intervention and enrichment programmes to improve welfare, behaviour and
● Complete referrals to other agencies and work collaboratively with all stakeholders.
● Use specialist SEN and behaviour strategies to support self-regulation and de-escalation in accordance with school
● Liaise with taxi and transport companies to support good attendance, collecting pupils from home when required.
● Supervise pupils on visits, trips, out of school activities and lunch/break times as required.

Family Support
● Work closely with parents and carers, keeping them informed of their child’s needs and progress, sharing sensitive
issues when needed and securing positive family support.
● Support parents by helping and challenging them to improve their parenting skills by, for example, running basic
and specialist parenting classes, interventions and signposting appropriately.
● Ensure parents feel confident to engage with their child’s learning by facilitating and arranging family learning
opportunities including open days and other events.
● Identify, with parents, reasons for their child’s non or low attendance, and work with them and others to achieve
regular attendance including supportive home visits.
Support for the School
● Train and fulfil the role of Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
● Be responsible for maintaining and updating records, information and data in line with school policies, contributing
to reviews and producing analysis and reports as required so that pupils are appropriately supported
● Lead and attend a range of meetings related to pupils’ behaviour, welfare and attendance
● Keep up-to-date on the range of agencies working locally in order to maintain knowledge of services to which
parents might be signposted
Management of Staff
● Be responsible for the day-to-day management, training and supervision of staff including ISWs andTeaching
● Provide guidance and appropriate leadership to staff including performance, development and review; support and
supervision and other relevant processes
● Ensure support staff are effectively trained in relation to welfare issues

Essential Criteria
Education & Training
● GCSE English/Maths grade A to C or equivalent
● Level 3 qualification or willingness to achieve within a specified period of time or proven ability to work at this level
● Commitment to all CPD offered


● Relevant experience in a school or similar setting
● Experience of working with children and young people with additional and/or special educational needs
● Experience in deploying a range of strategies to support pupils at times of crisis and challenge

Knowledge and Abilities
● Ability to demonstrate the school’s values
● Ability to work constructively as part of a team
● Ability to learn about the needs of pupils’ in order to support them effectively
● Ability to respond calmly and use initiative, responding effectively to unexpected or unplanned situations
● Working knowledge of relevant safeguarding, child protection, equality and health and safety policies, codes of
practice and legislation
● Growing knowledge of SEND, SEMH and child development
● Ability to relate well to children and adults and to build positive relationships with all
● Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
● Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality
● Ability to use a variety of IT software after training (including the maintaining and use of databases)

Additional Requirements
We expect all our adults to:
● Uphold and promote professional standards including the Trust and Academy’s code of conduct and values.
● Establish constructive relationships with all and understand and respect the position of all within the Trust.
● Contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the school.
● Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
● Work as a member of a team to provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment.
● Be warm, consistent and reliable.
● Attend to pupils’ personal needs (including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters) according
to the school’s policies and procedures.
● Provide children with a ‘secure base’ in school by:
○ helping them to regulate their emotions
○ modelling the role of a trusting adult
○ supporting them to form and maintain trusting relationships with others
○ maintaining a calm and consistent approach and asserting appropriate boundaries
○ encouraging children to reflect on what goes wrong but not in a way that induces shame.
● Provide an on-call response for pupils.
● Administer and assess routine tests and invigilate when required.
● Undertake administrative tasks relevant to the role and according to the systems of the school.
● Assist with the supervision of pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required.
● Supervise pupils at lunch and break times.

All applications will be subject to a stringent registration process including completing an Enhanced DBS check and gaining references. Please note, Unique School Solutions are acting as an employment agency on behalf of the school.*All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.7% statutory holiday pay.

Employment Type
Beginning of employment
September 2024
Duration of employment
Temp - Perm following a successful 12 week placement
SEND School
Job Location
Working Hours
Monday - Friday Term time only
Base Salary
£130-£130 Per day
Date posted
May 22, 2024
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