Ysgol Treffynnon – Pastoral Coach Apprenticeship


Location: Pen-Y-Maes Rd, Holywell CH8 7EN

Subject: Apprenticeship

Hours: Full Time

Contract: Fixed Term

Salary Type: Monthly

Salary: £7.50 per hour

Start date: 05/09/2022


Vacancy description:

As a pastoral coach you would support teachers and help children with their educational and social development, both in and out of the classroom. In this role you will work with form tutors, to ensure the welfare and progress of students in their learning, personal development and at certain transition/intervention points.

Job roles will include:

  • Working within a Secondary school full-time in a support role.
  • Help to maintain high levels of attendance and punctuality, and interventions to improve it.
  • Be the first point of contact for students and families when personal matters affect learning
  • Support students’ progress by monitoring attendance and punctuality and acting effectively to improve it
  • Work with agencies in school and beyond to support students and their families
  • Maintain school records on attendance, progress, interventions and communications for evaluation, accountability, and statutory purposes
  • Work within school systems on safeguarding and communication to inform senior leaders
  • Contribute to students’ personal development as a mentor and coach.
  • Provide lunchtime and break supervision each day, being available for and interacting with students, whilst ensuring that good order is maintained.
  • Be involved with sharing information on Student Services
  • Working with children aged 11 to 18 years
  • Ability to conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times whilst working in schools

Essential criteria:

  • Understand the importance of inclusion, equality and diversity and to promote equal opportunities for all.
  • Uphold and promote the values and ethos of the school.
  • Uphold all policies procedures and codes of practice of the school.
  • Take a proactive approach to health and safety to minimise and mitigate potential hazards and actively contribute to the security of the school. 5
  • Participate in workplace learning and development opportunities and work to continually improve own and team performance.
  • Undertake such other duties of a similar nature as the Headteacher may reasonably require

Desirable personal qualities:

  • Any previous experience working with children
  • Strong English & Mathematics
  • Communicational skills relevant to both children and adults
  • Experience of record keeping
  • Understanding of positive and sensitive intervention strategies
  • Competent skills in numeracy, literacy and ICT
  • Ability to self-manage and organise own time
  • Personal qualities
  • Reliable
  • Smart appearance
  • Empathetic
  • Professional attitude
  • Ambitious and hard working
  • Desire to be a positive role model to young people


The apprenticeship includes both on-the- job learning and off-the-job training which leads to nationally recognised qualifications.


Minimum A*-C GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Maths

Apprenticeship to be undertaken:

Supporting Teaching and Learning level 3


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