Pastoral Manager

Job Title:         Pastoral Manager

Location:         Wetheringsett Manor, Suffolk

Salary:             Up to £30,000 per annum

Hours:             40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Contract:         Permanent

Are you committed to improving the lives of children and young people?

We are looking for an experienced Pastoral Manager to join our fantastic team at Wetheringsett Manor, Suffolk.

 As a Pastoral Manager, you will take a creative approach to teaching pupils according to their educational needs, ensuring delivery of the school curriculum in a way that maximises children’s achievement and ability to develop.

This is a great opportunity for a Pastoral Manager who wants to be actively involved in the support and monitoring of student behaviour. You will implement agreed strategies to improve the communication and behaviour of our students and monitor and analyse this behaviour using our online system. You will support and work with our teachers and Senior Leadership Team to provide essential guidance to our SEN pupils who have learning, behavioural, social and physical disabilities. You will build positive relationships with pupils and parents to promote interaction and a constructive learning environment.

Our Team here at Wetheringsett Manor are encouraged to take a creative approach, seeking ways to positively engage with and motivate pupils through their day, which promotes learning and raises levels of attainment. You will assist with the organisation of a reward system to promote student responsibility and build a purposeful learning environment that meets each individual educational need. We would like you to be a familiar face throughout the school’s community and be a point of call for students, teachers and parents.

We are looking for someone who is personable, resilient, organised and determined. You must have experience working within a challenging educational environment and of building relationships with SEN pupils. You must be ICT literate, English and Maths Level 2 qualification preferred, have excellent communication skills, be organised and able to work on your own initiative.

When it comes to looking after our children, we never settle for second best. We are looking for a Pastoral Manager who shares our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.

Whilst previous experience of working in an SEN environment would be desirable, excellent teaching skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important.

Educated with at least 5 GCSEs, you will be calm, engaging, resilient, and have an innovative style of teaching, motivated by helping every child to reach their potential.

About the School

Wetheringsett Manor School is a new independent day SEMH School for up to 42 pupils aged 11-18. Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.

Wetheringsett Manor School site is going through significant refurbishment and is based in Suffolk, East Anglia. The Manor House is located in 17 acres of parkland with wooded boundaries and sits on the edge of the village of Wetheringsett. The accommodation also provides several other buildings including a converted stable block, a cottage and two industrial units.

We pride ourselves in steering children in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them both academically and socially to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build confidence in our students so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.

About the Role

We are looking at someone to guide our already fantastic staff to better support pupils in their learning in school. This varied job ranges from operational responsibility and organisation to analysis of trends to dealing with our pupils on the front line.

Your time will be divided between working with pupils directly and working with staff to get the best out of every learning opportunity. You will have a sense of humour, be resilient and you will be someone that pupils can turn to support them through difficult times.

We want the young people to retain as much responsibility over their lives as possible and develop over time. We want to create safe and nurturing environments for our children and young people and you will support us in ensuring the physical, emotional and personal care needs of the children are met.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for people with the belief that they can make positive changes.

You will be a responsible, friendly and thoughtful individual who has a passion for caring for and ultimately, making a difference to young lives. You will ideally understand some of the challenges that you could be faced with as it will be a challenging yet rewarding role.

We need someone who can be a role model, work well within a team, has great communication skills, can manage their workload and be prepared for the varying difficulties the role may present.

Why join Acorn Education & Care? 


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Holidays are equivalent to 5.6 weeks per annum
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.

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