Pastoral Lead, Exeter - Maternity Cover

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Pastoral Lead to join ACE Schools, part of Transforming Futures Trust, at our base in Exeter. This vacancy is to cover a period of maternity leave. 

ACE schools is an alternative provision academy based across Cornwall, Plymouth, and Devon. We support up to 500 pupils each year ranging from Year 1 to Year 11. Pupils that we work with often have complex needs and as a result of this don’t currently attend mainstream or special schools’ settings. Our aspiration for all pupils is that we can support them to return to a specialist or mainstream settings and our focus is providing our young people with the skills necessary to make this transition successful.   

As Pastoral Lead at Exeter, you will be monitoring and supporting our learners and supporting their behaviour and attendance. You will be directly involved in shaping the lives and education of children who receive a bespoke education provision in a nurturing environment.  You will also be responsible for the line management of staff and supporting them so that they can work with our students effectively.  

In conjunction with the team on the base you will play a key role in ensuring each young person’s safeguarding and behavioural needs are met and that they are provided with as many enriching curriculum and extra-curricular experiences as those young people who are in traditional education settings.   

As well as overseeing each young person’s safeguarding, behavioural and SEMH provision you will be pivotal in the high-quality delivery program for each child by providing targeted interventions through a trauma informed approach to the pupils on the base.  

We welcome applications from staff who specialise in trauma informed approaches, have a keen interest in safeguarding and working with vulnerable pupils. Other areas we focus on are understanding of multi-agency working and knowing what agencies can support our pupils.  

We are keen to meet candidates from special and mainstream settings that want to take on the challenge of supporting young people whose needs can only be met by the exceptional staff at ACE.   

You will be at the forefront of making life changing differences to a group of young people who deserve the same high level of education as their peers.   

How to apply 

Please send a completed application form in Word format to Unfortunately, we are unable to accept CVs. Please ensure your application is fully completed.