Ark Ayrton Primary Academy Portsmouth 

Tel: 02392 824828  

Fax/Email: l.dunning@arkayrtonprimary.org. 

Job details

Salary - Grade 5 - £16,510 to £18,964 (FTE £18,795 - £21,589)

Closing date - 12.00 pm Friday 22 November 2019

Do you have a passion for working with children in a school environment? Do you want to join a fast-growing organisation with excellent opportunities for development and professional growth? Then we have a great opportunity for you to join a vibrant Ark academy in Portsmouth.

Ark is a fast-growing education charity committed to giving every child, regardless of their background, the chance to succeed in the career or university of their choice.

 Our highly-successful network of 37 schools educates over 27,500 students across Portsmouth, Hastings, Birmingham and London. They are achieving some of the best results in the country despite being largely in areas of historic academic underachievement.

Ark Ayrton Primary School and Ark Ayrton Nursery is a popular school in the heart of Portsmouth.  It has been graded as ‘Good’ in all areas by Ofsted and as part of the Ark network of schools, we are committed to making sure that every child has access to a great education and real choices in life.

We are looking to recruit a Pastoral Support Worker as part of our Inclusion Team to join our committed team of ambitious staff who will support pupils, parents, teachers and the school to establish a supportive and nurturing learning environment in which children thrive and make good progress.

Applicants should be experienced in working within a school, have good, proven interpersonal skills, a confident and professional manner, very good literacy and numeracy skills and suitable skills or experience.    

Ideal Candidates will:-

  • Have experience of establishing successful learning relationships with a variety of pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • Have experience in play therapy, counselling or other similar skills
  • Be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations and no excuse
  • Have a genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every pupil
  • Have experience of working pro-actively with parents and carers

 We can offer you:

·                     A supportive school

·                     Friendly staff and children

·                     Opportunities for Professional Development

 By joining the Ark schools’ network, you will gain access to an exclusive range of benefits including comprehensive CPD, training and best-practice sharing opportunities, reduced gym membership, large retail discounts as well as the unique opportunity to apply for international exchanges and other scholarship prospects.

Interested in this exciting opportunity?  Would you like to visit our academy? Please contact the school on 023 9282 4828, or email l.dunning@arkayrtonprimary.org for more information.

Location:                       Portsmouth

Start date:                     ASAP

Contract:                    Permanent, term only

Hours:                            36 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Salary:                            Ark Support Scale (Outside London) Grade 5 £18,795 - £21,589. Actual Salary £16,510 to £18,964

Closing date:                12.00 pm Friday 22 November 2019

To apply please go to http://arkayrtonprimary.org/vacancies Please submit your application by 12.00 pm on Friday 22 November 2019 ensuring you have provided clear contact details for referees, including full name, address, telephone number and email details. If you have any queries please contact Lynda Dunning on 02392 824828 or at l.dunning@arkayrtonprimary.org. 

Please note Ark Schools communicate all correspondence to applicants through their website and emails, therefore please ensure you check your email accounts regularly for interview details and other information. Also note that when using a "free" email account such as hotmail or yahoo, please ensure you check your "junk mail" on a regular basis as well as your inbox.

For some posts, we are receiving large volumes of applications, on these occasions we may close the post early, therefore you are strongly advised to submit your application as soon as

 Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies.  In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.