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Type of Position:Pastoral Mentor
Subject:Not applicable
Salary:VTG8, SP22-25 starting salary £22,473 per annum, pro rata (actual starting salary £19,222 per annum) + Health Care Cash Plan and Benefits Package
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: Wednesday 1st December 2021 at 9:00. Interviews: Week commencing 6th December 2021.


Permanent, full time (37 hours per week) term time only to start as soon as possible

VTG8, SP22-25 starting salary £22,473 per annum, pro rata (actual starting salary £19,222 per annum) + Health Care Cash Plan and Benefits Package

Venturers Trust is a dynamic and focused multi-academy trust based in Bristol, formed in September 2017 through the merger of CGS Trust and Merchants’ Academy Trust. The Trust is responsible for eight academies, 3,500 pupils and 750 staff with a commitment to making a significant and lifelong difference to the lives of young people from some of Bristol’s most disadvantaged communities.

The Trust is sponsored by the Society of Merchant Venturers and the University of Bristol. Both sponsors seek to ensure that all our young people receive a truly inspiring education. Their support, challenge and expertise are greatly valued.

We are looking to recruit staff who are genuinely inspired to work within a strong, supportive team, delivering high quality provision for the children within our care; staff who are energised by thinking outside of the box and making learning fun and fabulous.  Cross Trust working with both the secondary school and our other primary schools gives us the opportunity to share resources and expertise.

A unique and exciting role has come up at Barton Hill Academy. We are looking for an energetic and dynamic practitioner who has a passion for working with school-aged children. The role include the following: 

• You will be working with children who need additional provision with social, emotional and behavioural support using a supportive program. You will be planning activities to help children thrive within the school environment. You will liaise with classroom teachers, other staff members and parents so that a holistic approach is used for the child. You will support individual staff members with action planning for children they work with and quality assuring those strategies. You will also work with children who are consistently late or who have poor attendance and collaborate with the Family Support Worker to help families improve attendance.  At break time and lunchtime you will provide supervision and structure support for those children who find those parts of the day trickery. 

• You will be involved with the paperwork and monitoring of safeguarding, attendance and behaviour. You will collate all safeguarding concerns into a chronology, respond to attendance concerns, analyse attendance data and support with referrals. You will develop your knowledge around social, emotional and behaviour support and look outside school for more complex cases. 

• You will support with clubs to support child with social, emotional and behaviour difficulties. This will also be in collaboration with our Pastoral Family worker. 

We are looking for someone who can develop excellent relationships with children, particularly those who need additional support. The successful candidate will need good knowledge of Word and Excel and be organised. 

In return you will join a wonderful team and have every opportunity to further your professional development and career with an excellent benefit package including; Wellbeing Health Cash Plan, Retail Discounts, ICT Loans, Professional Induction Incentive plus others.

The successful candidate will have:

• GCSEs at Grade C or above in English and maths (or equivalent qualifications).

• NVQ3 in teaching and learning/equivalent qualification 

• Recent and relevant professional development for example; Counselling  or Thrive Approach

• Experience of working effectively supporting children in a learning environment.

• Experience of working with children in need of social, emotional and behavioural support with proven impact


Closing date: Wednesday 1st December 2021 at 9:00.

Interviews:   Week commencing 6th December 2021.


Please note due to the expected volumes of applications it may not be possible to acknowledge or respond to all applicants.

Barton Hill Academy is part of Venturers Trust and is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all staff.

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