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Pastoral Teaching Assistant

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Job Advertisement: Pastoral Teaching Assistant - Primary School in Northamptonshire

Dunbar Education is collaborating with a reputable primary school in Northamptonshire to recruit a compassionate and dedicated Pastoral Teaching Assistant. This rewarding role focuses on providing essential support to students' social, emotional, and behavioural well-being within a nurturing and inclusive school environment. If you have a genuine passion for helping students thrive and grow, we encourage you to apply and make a positive impact on their educational journey.

Position: Pastoral Teaching Assistant Location: Northamptonshire Recruiting Agency: Dunbar Education

About the School: The primary school we represent is committed to creating a supportive and inspiring learning environment for all students. With a strong emphasis on holistic development, the school fosters a sense of belonging and ensures that every student feels valued. The dedicated staff and leadership team work collaboratively to promote positive well-being and help students reach their full potential.

Job Description: As a Pastoral Teaching Assistant, your primary responsibility will be to provide crucial support to students' social and emotional development. You will work closely with individuals and small groups, promoting positive behaviour, resolving conflicts, and assisting with their overall well-being. Your role will involve liaising with teachers, parents, and external agencies to ensure a coordinated and effective approach to pastoral care.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build positive and trusting relationships with students, providing them with a safe and nurturing environment.
  • Support students' social and emotional development, assisting with self-esteem, resilience, and behaviour management.
  • Implement pastoral intervention strategies, including mentoring, counselling, and targeted support.
  • Collaborate with teachers to identify and address specific pastoral needs of students, ensuring their well-being and engagement in learning.
  • Assist in the implementation of behaviour management plans and provide guidance on appropriate behaviour choices.
  • Liaise with parents, carers, and external agencies as necessary to support students' well-being and progress.
  • Contribute to the school's overall pastoral provision and participate in staff meetings, training sessions, and school events.


  • Relevant qualifications and certifications in education, child development, or a related field.
  • Previous experience working with children in a pastoral or support capacity.
  • Empathy, patience, and excellent communication skills to engage effectively with students, colleagues, and parents.
  • Strong understanding of child development, behaviour management strategies, and safeguarding procedures.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and contribute to a positive and inclusive school environment.
  • Enhanced DBS check or willingness to undergo the process.

How to Apply: If you are passionate about making a difference in students' lives and are eager to contribute to a positive and nurturing school community as a Pastoral Teaching Assistant, please submit your application