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St Mary’s C of E Primary School

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We are currently seeking a Pastoral Support Worker for St Mary's C of E Primary School (details are below).


St Mary's is a vibrant, welcoming Church of England school with a strong Christian ethos. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the children. Enhanced DBS checks are required for all posts at St Mary's Church of England Primary school.


Pastoral Support Worker

Required from September 2024 (or earlier if possible)


St Mary’s C of E Primary School, Hadleigh, IP7 5BH


The Governors are seeking to appoint an energetic, enthusiastic Pastoral Support Worker to join our committed, forward-thinking team.  St Mary’s is a Church of England school with a strong vision of love and compassion for all.  The successful candidate will share our inclusive, caring, Christian ethos.     


Salary: Grade 3 point 7 (£24,293 FTE) to Grade 4 point 11 (£27,334 FTE)

Hours: 19.5 hours per week 8:30am – 4:00pm, 3 days per week or flexible working will be considered.

Contract: Permanent (term time only)


The successful candidate will:

  • support and encourage pupils positively, with a compassionate approach to meeting their needs;
  • work with pupils directly, one-to-one and in small groups, to support their wellbeing;
  • be a point of contact for parents;
  • have a clear understanding of safeguarding issues and will be one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads;
  • have an understanding of children’s emotional wellbeing and mental health needs;
  • work closely with senior leaders and other pastoral staff to support pupils and families on a day-to-day basis;
  • be creative, adaptable and resilient when managing workload and responding to the needs of pupils and families;
  • be able to work in a team, have good interpersonal skills and will communicate effectively with pupils, parents, colleagues and other agencies;
  • be involved in liaison with, and making referrals to, other agencies;
  • attend multi-agency meetings to support pupils and families;
  • be committed to continuing professional development;
  • promote the school’s vision and values.

While you may have worked in a school, we also welcome candidates with a range of experiences, such as those who have worked in inclusion, social services, early help, therapeutic services or attendance. 


St Mary’s C of E Primary School is a warm, welcoming church school at the heart of the community.  At St Mary’s, there is a strong emphasis on pastoral support and caring for the wellbeing of everyone in our school community.  Our approach includes the deployment of dedicated pastoral staff and incorporates Thrive.  You will join our valued and supportive team, and will work alongside a SENDCo, a Thrive Practitioner and a Service Children’s Champion. External services provide regular therapeutic support for children in school.  Caring for children’s emotional wellbeing is at the heart of the school’s vision and your work will be central to our provision.  We offer a well-resourced school and a commitment to ongoing professional development.


We are proud to be part of the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Multi Academy Trust, which offers networks of support for leaders at all levels.


How to apply:

You are welcome and encouraged to visit the school and meet our pupils and staff. Please telephone the school office on 01473 823268 to arrange an appointment or for further information.


Further information about the school and application forms can be found on the school and Multi Academy Trust websites (;  CVs will not be accepted.

Applications should be returned to the Headteacher, Andrew Frolish, via email, post or hand. 


Post: St Mary’s C of E Primary School, Stonehouse Road, Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 5LD


Closing date: Midday, 15th May 2024

Interview date: 22nd May 2024


St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.