Vacancy Summary

Pastoral & Learning Assistant

Start Date: September 2024

Band 8 - SCP 17-22 (actual salary £23,513 to £25,633)

Hours: 35h per week, Term Time Plus 5 days


‘CAT employs rolling recruitment methodologies, with shortlisting and interviews for some roles taking place as and when applications are received. This may mean that some roles are recruited to before the closing date, and therefore advise that applications are made without undue delay’.

Vacancy Information

Carlton Keighley is a small community secondary school, set in an attractive semi-rural location. The school has made rapid progress since joining the Carlton Academy Trust in 2018, gaining its’ first ever ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted in January 2020. Since then, standards in the school have continued due to our culture of high expectations, resulting in some of our best exam results ever and a rapidly expanding school roll. Although a remarkable journey, this is not the limit of the school’s ambitions as it aspires to the Trust motto of ‘Excellence for All’ and become an outstanding school over the next few years. As such, aspirations of all students are high and don’t allow the significant disadvantages that they face to be an excuse for poor outcomes. Teaching and learning is the focus of everything we do, investing in staff through regular, high-quality research-led professional development.

Carlton Keighley is a great place to work with helpful, friendly, and supportive staff and excellent standards of student behaviour and conduct which promote a calm, purposeful atmosphere within lessons and around school. Staff welfare is a priority, and we strive to preserve a proper work-life balance through small class sizes, early Friday finishes, with meetings and paperwork kept to an absolute minimum.

We hope you are excited by the schools’ improvement journey and look forward to welcoming applications from colleagues who share our values and ambition to deliver excellence for the young people of Keighley.

We are looking to appoint a Pastoral & Learning Assistant. The successful candidate will work closely with the SENCo and colleagues to remove barriers to learning so that all students achieve excellence, through acting as a key worker for students with specific pastoral needs which can impact on their learning. The post will also involve running small interventions with students to address pastoral needs and support mainstream education provision.

If you are student-focused and ambitious for what all young people can achieve, we would welcome your application. We ask that you have a positive attitude to change, intelligence, high levels of integrity and the capacity for sustained periods of hard work. Alongside a commitment to a culture of continuous improvement within an inclusive environment, you will have the ability to motivate and inspire students and possess a high level of interpersonal and communication skills.

Employee welfare is important to us and see them as the Trust’s prime asset. Therefore, we look after our staff and offer a comprehensive range of employee benefits through our Carlton Cares programme.

Employee Benefits - Carlton Academy Trust

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please follow below link:

Pastoral & Learning Assistant, Keighley - Tes Jobs

We welcome visits to the school; to arrange a convenient time please contact Anita Riedel, Recruitment Manager.



Closing date for applications: 10am, Monday 24th June 2024

The School has adopted the principles of Safer Recruitment and will safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to do the same.  Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and subscribe to the DBS update service. Carlton Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

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