Starting salary will be £12,850 Grade D, Scale Point 5 (FTE £19,312)


Part Time/Term Time

Job Term




Job Description

Level 3 Pastoral Assistant – Fixed Term September 2021 to August 2022


The Trustees of Riviera Education Trust and Governors of Oldway Primary School thank you for your interest in the post of Level 3 Pastoral Assistant at our Outstanding school. The successful candidates for these positions will be expected to take up post on 1 September 2021.




The Governors and Trustees of Oldway Primary are looking to appoint a full-time  Pastoral Assistant (Level 3) to join our successful and oversubscribed, Outstanding primary school.  This is a temporary, fixed-term post to support the recovery curriculum and to expand our provision within the inclusion team.  Oldway is a large, 3-form entry, inclusive primary school and nursery in the heart of Paignton, Torbay.


The position will involve working within a team of Pastoral Assistants under the guidance of the SENCO and Family Support Worker to provide support in addressing the needs of pupils to overcome barriers to learning, including social, emotional and mental health needs.  This may include pupils whose progress and emotional well-being is impacted by:


  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement, separation and loss
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Social communication skills
  • Health
  • Attachment
  • Parental support and engagement
  • Learning difficulties
  • Disability
  • Mental health


These exciting and rewarding post would suit potential candidates who have:


  • Recent experience of supporting pupils with additional needs, particularly within the areas of social, emotional and mental health
  • Experience of supporting pupils with social communication difficulties, i.e. autism
  • Excellent, caring, professional relationships with pupils
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to reflect
  • Resilience and flexibility
  • A sense of humour
  • An inclusive, child-centred approach
  • A positive approach to behaviour management
  • A range of interests and skills to engage and enthuse pupils
  • Recent, relevant training and qualifications, including counselling, art, play or drama therapy or Thrive


Oldway Primary School is a founder school of Riviera Education Trust comprising Roselands Primary School and Shiphay Learning Academy. The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Therefore, all successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check and all relevant employment checks.


Visits to the school are strongly encouraged.  For more information about the position or to arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Kate Mullen (Pastoral Manager):


The working hours are 28.75 hours per week  (8.45am- 15.30pm). The starting salary will be £12,850 which is Grade D, Scale Point 5, for 39 weeks per year (Full Time Equivalent £19,312). 


Closing date: Friday 25th June 2021 @ 9.00am


Interview date: Wednesday 30th June 2021

The application form and job description can be found below or on the school website and completed applications should be sent directly to:


HR Department,
Riviera Education Trust,
Oldway Primary School,
Higher Polsham Road,
Paignton, TQ3 2SY

Email address:


Please note, in line with our Safer Recruitment policy, references will be requested after shortlisting as part of the selection process.


Riviera Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils. As this post meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, all applicants who are offered employment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and references before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions.

Riviera Education Trust Support Staff Application Form

Pastoral Assistant Job Description

Job Details

  • Organisation
    Other Organisations
  • Work Location
  • Work Postcode
    TQ3 2SY
  • Reference
  • Occupational Group
    Education Support
  • Salary Details
    Starting salary will be £12,850 Grade D, Scale Point 5 (FTE £19,312)
  • Job Term
  • Appointment Type
    Part Time/Term Time
  • Hours
    28.75 hours per week, 39 weeks per annum
  • Closing Date
  • DBS Check Required