Job Description

We are looking for a Pastoral Support Tutor to support staff and students at Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, promoting a safe environment with excellent levels of behaviour so everyone is entitled to learn. To overcome barriers to learning using a range of techniques, including pupil counselling, focusing on the academic, social and emotional wellbeing of the pupils.

About Us

Harris Academy Chafford Hundred is an outstanding school with an excellent reputation. It is an oversubscribed 11-18 school where staff are supported to become the best through an investment in excellent professional development.

Main Areas of Responsibility

Your responsibilities will include:

  • To assist with the management of the Sixth Form building with regard to routines and expectations.
  • To work alongside the Director of Attendance to ensure that all sixth form student absences are recorded and actioned accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • To work alongside the Director of Attendance to process, monitor and provide attendance and punctuality data to meet statutory requirements as required by the Director of Pastoral Support / Achievement Director Sixth Form / SMT.
  • To follow up attendance issues by meeting with students and parents.
  • To attend school safeguarding meetings and link with the 11-16 pastoral team.
  • To coordinate pastoral support for students with personal and emotional issues.
  • Overseeing access arrangements for students with SEN and liaising with the school SEN team and external agencies as appropriate.
  • To monitor behaviour and pastoral issues.
  • To have oversight of students’ emotional wellbeing and to organise interventions where they are required in liaison with the Pastoral and Sixth form teams.
  • To collect work in the case of illness or exclusion.
  • To monitoring dress code and liaise with parents when dress code is persistently not adhered to.
  • To check all Sixth Form work areas on a regular basis.
  • To organise registers for briefings.
  • To be a member of the Sixth Form Tutor Team.
  • To monitor signing in and out registers.
  • To keep a record of student timetable changes.
  • To attend Sixth Form events as requested.
  • To prepare EHCP documents and other administration required to gain support for students.

Qualifications & Experience


  • Good level of education
  • Good communication skills verbal and non-verbal
  • Keeping a clean, tidy, well ordered environment


  • Working in a busy school environment
  • Working within a team
  • Working with children and young adults
  • Managing conflict

Personal Qualities

  • Full working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice
  • Understanding of principles of good student attendance and punctuality
  • Ability to plan effective actions for students with poor attendance
  • Effective use of ICT to secure good attendance
  • Understanding of a range of welfare issues that may be effecting students and their families.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills to be able to relate well to a wide range of people
  • Work constructively as part of a team whilst being able to demonstrate initiative
  • Good communication skills
  • Have commitment to own personal and professional development
  • Commitment to equality and diversity
  • Empathy with the aims and objectives of the Harris Federation

Next Steps

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please send us an email, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. This will be helpful for you when completing your application, and throughout the recruitment process.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we may interview and offer to a candidate before the closing date. Please note that we only accept applications submitted before the closing date via our careers website.

Professional Development & Benefits

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level.

In addition to the opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan including access to a virtual GP, electric car scheme, 26 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays) for staff who work across the full year, and many other benefits. Learn more about our benefitson our website.

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

Equal Opportunities

The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

We value the diversity of our staff and students, and everyone at the Harris Federation is equally valued and respected. We aim to be an inclusive employer that reflects the communities we serve. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment.

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