Pastoral Support Assistant Teaching/Child Support - Full-time
Required from 1 September 2017
The successful applicant will safeguard and promote the welfare of boarders and act as a point of contact for their parents/guardians and staff. You will help monitor the boarders' personal hygiene, guide and encourage them to keep their living areas clean, tidy and organised and generally assist the Houseparents and Assistant Houseparents in the day-to-day running of the boarding houses, including significant administrative duties.
Boarding staff should enjoy the company of young people from different cultures and have an understanding of their needs.
The well-being of boarders, their daily routine and organisation.
Boarders from age 10 to 18 make up about 30% of the student population of the Senior School and represent over 15 different nationalities. The largest single group are currently from China and Hong Kong. The boarders are fully integrated into the life of the school and, during the school day, all boarders join one of six houses with day pupils. We operate a 5-day teaching week and so the boarding staff provide care and activities in the evenings and at weekends. Teachers contribute to a programme of activities for boarders.
There are three boarding houses, which vary in size from 30 to over 60 resident children who are looked after by at least three resident staff in each House and other boarding staff.
Each House is led by a Housemaster/mistress - all of whom are teachers with other school responsibilities so support is needed in the day-to-day running of the House.
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Ashford School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the DBS.
Ashford School is a member of United Learning Registered Charity No.
Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 17 July, 12 noon
Interviews: Thursday 20 July
Information about the school
Ashford School is one of the UK's leading coeducational, independent schools and was voted Independent School of the Year 2010/11 and again in 2014/15. The School was endorsed as outstandingly successful in every category during the most recent inspection in 2014. In September 2014, Ashford School became a Teaching School; only one of four Independent Schools in the UK to do so.
Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.