Pastoral Assistant

Within a Year Team

For 1 September 2020 start

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Salary range: £21,215.53 - £23,559.34, based on term-time only plus 7 training days

Cheney School is a popular, high-performing school located in the heart of Oxford serving a diverse community of students who are eager to learn and to be challenged. You can read the outcome of our recent Ofsted inspection here: Ofsted Report and a welcome message from our Head of School here: Head's Welcome

The school is part of the Community Schools Alliance Trust - a small MAT with one secondary school, one primary school and another due to open in September 2020. The Trust’s common vision is to improve every learner’s life chances.

We are committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities. We are also mindful of the competing demands people face in their lives and are happy to consider part-time applications. If you are not familiar with Oxfordshire, we would recommend that you take a look at: Living in Oxfordshire – Information for Teachers

We wish to appoint a Pastoral Assistant to play a key part in providing students with the pastoral support they need to achieve their best potential during their secondary school education and to assist with the management of health and welfare provisions at the school.

The role suits a candidate who is passionate about working with children. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Empathy with young students;
  • Attention to detail and ability to work under pressure;
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to be flexible;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to help liaise with students, parents and staff across the school;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Docs.

The post is for 37 hours per week (if full-time), term-time + 7 other days. Starting salary at Grade 8 (Points 18 to 23) with actual salary of £21,215.53 - £23,559.34, based on term-time only plus 7 days.

The position comes with membership of a comprehensive Healthcare Benefits Plan.

Visits to the school prior to interview are warmly welcomed. To arrange a visit or if you would like more information about the role please contact Liam Bampton, Assistant Head teacher - Pastoral at:  or on Tel: 01865 755309

How to Apply:

Please complete our online application form. This will open in a new window.

If you have any questions about the application form or the recruitment process do not hesitate to contact us

Oxfordshire Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.

Closing date: Monday, 13 July, 8am                      Interviews: W/c 13 July