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Pastoral Support Assistant


  • Salary – Scale F, £13.69-£14.91 per hour (£26,421-£28,770 FTE)
  • Permanent
  • 37 hours per week
  • Term time plus 1 week
  • Required January 2024


Angel Road Nursery/Infant and Junior Schools are looking for a passionate, highly motivated, skilled Pastoral Assistant to join our dedicated safeguarding and pastoral team for the start of the spring term 2024. You will join a dedicated and friendly pastoral team who support parents and children in our school. This is an exciting opportunity to work with families with the aim of improving attendance and pupil outcomes.


We are looking for people who:

  • Are committed to safeguarding children and have worked as a DSL (or willing to undergo DSL Training)
  • Experience of supporting families and running Family Support Plans
  • Genuinely care about improving children’s life chances and have high aspirations for all children.
  • Have English and Maths qualifications to Level 2 (GCSE A-C)
  • Have a desire to continue own professional development.
  • An excellent communicator who can build positive relationships with children, parents and colleagues
  • Can work well as part of a team.
  • Are able to manage behaviours and a range of emotional and social difficulties.
  • Can run interventions and nurture groups to support children (experience of ELSA or willing to train as an ELSA)


You can expect:

  • To work as part of an experienced, committed and hardworking team
  • To be well supported by school leaders, staff, governors and our Trust
  • To work with fabulous children and families from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • To have your workload and well-being respected
  • To develop as a professional with excellent CPD opportunities within our trust
  • To fully contribute to school improvement


The role will involve:

  • Leading social skills groups/nurture provision;
  • Maintaining accurate records of pupil incidents, conversations with parents and children;
  • Assisting with supporting positive behaviour across the school;
  • Supporting children in class with their learning;
  • Responsibility for running a nurture group for part of lunchtime for vulnerable pupils;
  • Supporting with pupil school Attendance;
  • Working alongside parents with the potential to offer parent workshops;
  • Be part of the DSL safeguarding team;
  • Running a young carer group;


If you are interested in this position and would like further information please discuss with Mrs Deborah Henderson, Headteacher. 


How to apply

Please download an application form and once completed please return to

No CV’s will be considered. 


Closing date:              Tuesday 12th December 2023, 9am
Interview date:          Monday 18th December 2023


Our school is strongly committed to the safeguarding of children and equality of opportunity. Any applicant must expect to comply fully with enhanced DBS checks.


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and you will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced DBS check with barred list. If you have information to declare it may be protected under the Exceptions Orders and you may not be required to declare it. You will be asked to make a criminal conviction declaration if you are shortlisted for the post. Shortlisted candidates will have their name searched online as per the updated statutory requirements.


This school is very strongly committed to safeguarding, preventing extremism and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share and promote this commitment.


Teaching Assistant


  • KS1 or Lower KS2
  • Pay scale: Scale D £12.18 – £12.39 per hour (£23,500– £23,893 FTE)
  • Temporary until 19th July 2023
  • Part time 28.75 Mon-Fri (term time plus 1 week)
  • To begin: As soon as possible


The children at Angel Road Infant and Junior Schools require passionate, highly-motivated adults to help unlock their amazing potential.

This an exciting time and opportunity to join our committed school community set in Norwich. We benefit from being part of Evolution Academy Trust who are strongly committed to supporting the characteristics of its member schools.

The role will require the ability to be able to provide learning support for children with a wide variety of needs including those with significant SEND.


We are looking for candidates who:

  • have a level 2 or 3 teaching assistant qualification
  • can demonstrate skills in delivering targeted interventions or working with children with SEND who have adapted curriculums
  • have secure knowledge, understanding and experience of delivering either Key Stage One, Two and/or EYFS curriculum.
  • have experience in improving outcomes for children in Reading, Writing and Maths, including the teaching of phonics
  • can demonstrate strong positive behaviour management strategies
  • always put the interest of the children first and want them to achieve to the very best of their ability
  • have a genuine passion about the power of education to improve lives
  • can communicate well with children, parents and colleagues
  • are team-players
  • have a good sense of humour.


You can expect:

  • To work as part of an experienced, committed and hardworking team
  • To be well supported by school leaders, staff, governors and the Trust
  • To work with fabulous children and families from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • To work in the centre of a wonderful city that statistically reports high levels of happiness
  • To have your workload and well-being respected
  • To have access to high quality training as part of Evolution Academy Trust
  • To fully contribute to school improvement
  • To feel valued, fulfilled and purposeful


If you would like further information or to arrange a visit please ring the school on 01603 427113 or email:


How to apply

Please download and complete the application form. Once completed please email to

Closing date for applications: 9am Tuesday 12th December 2023
Interview date: wc 18th December 2023


Please do not apply if you are unable to attend on the published interview date or fulfil the start date.

Please note that if you are selected for interview, we shall contact you by telephone or email, but if you have heard nothing a week after the closing date for applications, we regret that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for interview. We take this opportunity to thank you for your time and interest in our school.


This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  To this end, you may be required to undergo pre-employment checks.


This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.